The Complete Second Season (2016/HBO Blu-ray Set)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: C
Johnson returns in Season 2 of Ballers - an HBO
''drama-edy'' from the creators of Entourage, co-starring Rob
Corddry and Andy Garcia the show transports you to the high stakes
world of pro football in Miami. Johnson plays a retired football
superstar who has taken over a new position of financial manager
where we get a look into the life of football players and their
families, friends, and handlers. In essence, the show reminds me a
lot of Tom Cruise's Jerry Maguire (reviewed elsewhere on this
site), only without the romance and charisma of that film.
episodes span two Blu-ray discs, which include Face of the
Franchise, Enter The Temple, Elidee, World of Hurt, Most Guys,
Saturdaze, Everybody Knows, Laying in the Weeds, Million Bucks in a
Bag, and the season finale Game Day.
quality at least gets a bit of an uptick versus the debut season we
reviewed a year ago, in the presentation here in a sharp 1080p high
definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1, with a fantastic
sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track, the show looks
and sounds better than its original broadcast with impeccable detail
throughout. Also included is a UV copy.
the Episode bonus segments that give the play-by-play on all 10
episodes, featuring interviews with executive producer Evan Reilly,
star Johnson and more.
you're a fan of Johnson and football, then you may want to check the
series out as it lives up to HBO's high production standards and has
considerable talent behind it. Someone like me that doesn't really
care about football, tended to get a little lost.