Ballers (2015– )
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Machete Charge 

Spencer and Joe try to defuse a huge potential publicity fiasco for Vernon. Charles turns to Ricky for moral guidance in his marriage while Ricky attempts to resolve his conflict with Alonzo.

Director:

Seith Mann

Writers:

Stephen Levinson (created by), Steve Sharlet | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Spencer Strasmore
John David Washington ... Ricky Jerret
Omar Benson Miller ... Charles Greane (as Omar Miller)
Donovan W. Carter ... Vernon Littlefield
Troy Garity ... Jason Antolotti
London Brown ... Reggie
Jazmyn Simon ... Julie Greane
Rob Corddry ... Joe Krutel
Victor Cruz ... Victor Cruz
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Maximo Gomez
Anabelle Acosta ... Annabella
Antoine Harris ... Alonzo
Zashia Monique Santiago Zashia Monique Santiago ... Sammy
Todd Allen Durkin ... Cop / Uncle Frank
Andrew Delice Andrew Delice ... Troy
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Storyline

Spencer and Joe try to defuse a huge potential publicity fiasco for Vernon. Charles turns to Ricky for moral guidance in his marriage while Ricky attempts to resolve his conflict with Alonzo.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Quotes

Spencer Strasmore: Well, you better start sharpening your 'machetes', 'cause I never fucking retreat. That's how I operate!
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Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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Best People In The World
Performed by Elliphant
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Boy Who Cried Wolf
22 July 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

This was the first week that I wasn't overly entertained by Ballers. The episode pinpointed why I don't know how this show can survive for a long period of time by the way they are telling the story. I believe the season is going to be 12 episodes long but it should have been 6 or 8 if that. It just seems like they are using the same story lines over and over again each week and milking them out.

For instance, the Ricky-Alonzo drama has gone on for too long. And although it seems like it has come to a close, that doesn't necessarily mean next week Alonzo wont turn on him yet again. Or the bickering back and forth between Spencer and Vernon and Reggie. It just seems like those story lines have run their course, do something else. Of course, Reggie and Vernon come running for Spencer's help now that they are in deep trouble. It was the clichéd "boy who cried wolf" storyline.

So overall, it wasn't Ballers best outing. Some highlights here and there with the occasional laugh, but I didn't feel it was as genuine as the show has seemed over the first 5 episodes. It's still one of the more entertaining shows to watch, they just need to find other things to do.

6.5/10


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