Ballers is one of my favorite TV shows on HBO, but it is definitely not a show for everyone. However, for the specific audience that this was intended for (people who are interested in sports, in particular the NFL), it is a perfect show. The Rock plays the role of a former football player turned sports agent, Spencer Strasmore. The show also stars Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington, as one of the main characters. Overall, the acting and production in the show is really great; however, just as a warning, there is a lot of profanity and action.
Throughout the five seasons of the show, it is interesting to see the development of all the characters, and it seems like a relatively accurate depiction of sports, entertainment, and the NFL. Even though plenty of scenes are exaggerated and over the top, the core scenes are well portrayed.
I would highly recommend watching this show if you have any interest in sports, if you want to learn more about the NFL, being a sports agent, or how the entertainment industry works. Furthermore, there are plenty of guest stars throughout the show, such as Odell Beckham Jr., Russell Brand, and many more. It is a combination of both a drama as well as a comedy, and it never really gets repetitive or boring throughout the show.
If you have HBO already, I would at least give the first couple episodes a try, and see if it is something you could watch for another 40+ episodes.
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!