Ballers: Season 2

      review by Bobby Blakey

The busiest actor in Hollywood Dwayne Johnson returns for a second season of his hit series Ballers on HBO. The series blends comedy and drama all wrapped in the world of football and financial investing to perfection. Recently it was announced that season 2 was getting the digital release and now HBO is bringing Ballers: The Complete Second Season to Blu-ray and DVD.

Ballers follows ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players in sun-soaked Miami. In Season 2, things are getting more competitive and complicated for Spencer. As the lines between professional and personal blur in his pursuit of lasting success and glory, he must face demons from the past when he goes head-to-head with the biggest business manager on the scene. Like most people these days I am a big fan of Dwayne Johnson but did not know what to expect when this series originally premiered. It ended up offering up equal parts drama and laughs to deliver a really great show that is perfect for him and all the rest of the cast. This season shook things up and took a lot of the characters and story arcs in some great new directions while keeping all the same drama and fun intact. This season was even better than the first with everyone now in their full stride and all the characters fully fleshed out.

This is a character tailor made for Johnson and his onscreen partnership with the always great Rob Corddry is the heart of the show and with the issues between them this time around made it all the better. The rest of the cast area all great as well, with John David Washington and Omar Benson Miller getting some great story arcs and moments. As a whole this show delivers so much with each thirty minute episode that you will be eager for more at the end of each of them. This season ends once again with things shaken up and will no doubt have fans ready to get back on the field for another season.  

This release not only includes all ten episodes of the season but also inside the Episodes features featuring interviews and bonus segments taking fans further behind the hard hitting sports finance dramedy. Grab your copy of Ballers: The Complete Second Season when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on January 31st.

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