Spencer makes a last-ditch effort to get back what he's lost. Ricky awaits a call that could define his future. Vernon takes a road trip. Siefert offers Charles a big opportunity, but it comes at a ...
Andre's surprise visit to the office sends Spencer scrambling to stay one step ahead of his rival. Meanwhile, Joe learns some unsavory secrets about his partner; Ricky tries to make up with his dad; ...
Ballers is a half-hour comedy series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.Written by
It basically exploits the airwaves to bring you every unimaginative, unoriginal, stereotypical male fantasy cliché in existence.
It follows the same formula that has been recycled ad nauseam:
1. Flashy men strutting around, boasting "bling," fancy cars, young blonde girls on their arms.
2. Limit women's speaking roles mainly to young s/x objects or angry wives and limit their screen time to degrading positions. Give these roles to very young, pretty women with slender physiques. Fill the rest of the background with decorative artifacts in the form of 19 year old extras.
3. Reinforce over and over again that a man must be rich to be admirable. Make sure there's no question of what makes a man a man: material items and unlimited women.
4. Make sure that it's obvious that being a faithful partner who makes an honest living is totally uncool.
5. Repeat module over and over again for at least 60 years.
This garbage pushes an agenda of keeping society so incredibly in the dark about financial responsibility and a decent, upstanding lifestyle. Brought to you by wealthy Beverly Hills execs who know how to keep a STEADY flow of money, assets and resources in their pocket and who for the most part have a wife and children. They have a healthy, full life and continually make money by exploiting YOUR boyhood fantasies of womanizing and frivolous extravagance. I'm sure they are forever indebted to you for your immaturity and naivety. For the rest of us who grew up somewhere between age 11 and 14: we're not drawn in by this crap.
Funny thing is, it won't show you where these players end up: broke and alone. Let's watch that series.
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