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Ballers: The Complete First Season, now available on Blu-ray/DVD

 

Ballers The Complete First Season Blu-ray DVD

Now available on Blu-ray and DVD is the popular HBO series, Ballers. 

I have seen the show when I am scrolling through the channels, but I never stopped to watch it, nor has my husband. It wasn’t until recently I learned that the show is about football players. We are a football loving family. Had I known that we would have stopped to watch the show a long time ago.

Here is more information about the series;

Ballers, “the next great HBO series” (Crave Online) which has become the network’s biggest comedy in a decade, is set to make its Home Entertainment debut on June 14, 2016.  Starring Dwayne Johnson, the “funny, fast moving” comedy (Entertainment Weekly) follows a group of past and present football players trying to figure out where the game ends and life begins, all while keeping their cool and having each other’s backs. Ballers: The Complete First Season will be available to own on Blu-ray with Digital HD ($19.95) and DVD ($14.95) and includes behind-the-scenes looks into all ten episodes.

Spencer Strasmore (Johnson) is a retired football superstar who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami. His inner circle includes Ricky (John David Washington, former pro-football player), a talented but volatile wide receiver who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles (Omar Miller), a reluctantly retired lineman who’s finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and Vernon (Donovan Carter), a player with a rookie contract, whose promise never to forget “where he came from” brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble. Though they’re pros when it comes to playing the game, each one has a harder time navigating life off the field.

Other series regulars include Troy Garity, Rob Corddry, London Brown and Jazmyn Simon. Ballers was created by Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage); executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs; and co-executive produced by Hiram Garcia.

I received the first season to review with my husband. This is NOT a “family friendly” series, so we made sure to watch it when our kids were off doing other things.

This is very much a “guy’s show.” It has everything guys are into – football, expensive cars, sexy women, brawling and guys being tough. For us ladies there is the “eye candy” aspect – Dwayne Johnson (that man has a great body!).

I watched a few episodes. My husband is almost done with the whole first season. He takes the set to work with him and watches and episode on his lunch break (each episode is about a half hour long).

I would consider this show mostly a drama, but there is plenty of comedy in each episode, most especially between Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry. In fact, I initially thought the series was going to be an actual comedy because Dwayne Johnson does comedy so well and Rob Corddry is known for his comedy.

You don’t have to be a fan of football to appreciate this series. It’s really thought out and the stories flow together perfectly. It doesn’t jump around to the point where you have no clue what is going on.

HBO Ballers Screen Shot

I like how the show gives you a bit of insight into what goes on “behind the scenes” with professional sports players. It’s not just all about the game. There is a lot that that goes on when it comes to fame and fortune. I don’t know how much of this is true, or strictly written for the show, but the lives of sports players can be totally different than what you believe them to be.

The soundtrack is really good too. The music is very fitting for each scene.

My husband LOVES this series and wishes he knew about it sooner. He even talks about whatever episode he watched on his lunch break at the dinner table (without giving away too many spoilers for me).

Personally, I really enjoy the show and I am looking forward to the second season. This time around when I see Ballers appear on the television guide, instead of clicking past it I am going to stop and watch.

If you would like to learn more about the show visit HBO.com/Ballers.

Look for Ballers: The Complete First Season where ever Blu-rays/DVDs are sold.

Below is the trailer for the first season AND second season for your enjoyment.

 

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. My boyfriend loves this show. He watches it all the time. To be honest I never had any interest in watching it. I thought it was all about football and nothing else. I am not a fan of football. However, now that I know a little more about the show I’ll check it out.

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