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Old 08-12-18, 03:56 PM   #1
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Ballers (HBO) -- Season 4 Thread -- premieres 8/12/18





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BALLERS returns for its fourth season SUNDAY, AUG. 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The show looks at the lives of former and current football players, following former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson), who has reinvented himself as a financial manager. This season, Spencer and Joe (Rob Corddry) take their skills to Los Angeles as they look to expand their roster and horizons in the world of action sports. Other cast members include John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. Created by Steve Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs and Karyn McCarthy.
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Old 08-13-18, 07:58 AM   #2
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Re: Ballers (HBO) -- Season 4 Thread -- premieres 8/12/18

Most amusing part of last night's episode was that the LA Rams would actually hire Charles Green to be their GM. They actually mentioned the real GM "Les" saying he left.

So looks like its mostly the same show, but with a minor reset in Los Angeles now. I wonder if this show will get some extra eyes now that JD Washington has a big movie in theaters simultaneously as this is airing. I mean this show isn't some heavily serialized piece. A new viewer could jump in now.

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Old 08-13-18, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: Ballers (HBO) -- Season 4 Thread -- premieres 8/12/18

Of all the nonsense this show has produced in 3+ seasons, Charles Green becoming the GM of anything is probably the most ludicrous plot-line ever. I loathe this show, yet I watch.
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Old 08-13-18, 04:49 PM   #4
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Re: Ballers (HBO) -- Season 4 Thread -- premieres 8/12/18

This show just flat out sucks, which is really too bad. It has all the worst parts of Entourage without the couple of good characters to carry it. It is a juvenile imagining of how people in this walk of life behave, where everyone talks and acts like a complete douchebag. Either the people making the show have literally no knowledge about the subject matter, or they think their audience are idiots under the age of 13.

How is any of this supposed to be funny or entertaining in any way? Russell Brand fit right in this episode and that's all you need to know about that.
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Old 08-14-18, 08:11 AM   #5
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Re: Ballers (HBO) -- Season 4 Thread -- premieres 8/12/18

I don't hate the show, but regardless of whatever conflict is presented - it still doesn't feel like much is happening... and yet I still watch mainly because it's just there and kills 30 minutes.

Agreed about the absurdity of Charles becoming the GM. Not sure how that would happen with what little front-office experience he has. They're trying too hard to keep the character around - why don't thy just make him work at Spencer's company doing something?

The agent continues to be a pointless character. You know he's useless when I can't even remember his name.

Does Spencer have any other clients? We keep seeing the same clients/friends, but we rarely ever see any other clients.

So I guess the writers gave Spencer a dead older brother this season.
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Old 08-14-18, 08:55 AM   #6
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Re: Ballers (HBO) -- Season 4 Thread -- premieres 8/12/18

The dead brother plotline is ridiculous. His brother was a USC QB who killed himself, and his coworker and best friend never knew about it? Come on.
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I don't hate the show, but regardless of whatever conflict is presented - it still doesn't feel like much is happening... and yet I still watch mainly because it's just there and kills 30 minutes.

Agreed about the absurdity of Charles becoming the GM. Not sure how that would happen with what little front-office experience he has. They're trying too hard to keep the character around - why don't thy just make him work at Spencer's company doing something?

The agent continues to be a pointless character. You know he's useless when I can't even remember his name.

Does Spencer have any other clients? We keep seeing the same clients/friends, but we rarely ever see any other clients.

So I guess the writers gave Spencer a dead older brother this season.
I agree with all of this. I'm not sure why I keep watching, but I do.

After the episode is over, I don't think I could tell you what the overall plot of the episode was.
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Old 08-15-18, 12:54 PM   #8
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Re: Ballers (HBO) -- Season 4 Thread -- premieres 8/12/18

I didn't realize it was back. I'll need to go watch it.
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Old 08-15-18, 01:26 PM   #9
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I agree with all of this. I'm not sure why I keep watching, but I do.

After the episode is over, I don't think I could tell you what the overall plot of the episode was.
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