HBO’s new smash hit Ballers, is already three episodes deep into its first season (Note: I use the term ‘smash hit’ very loosely here). Some people like the show and a lot of people don’t. And then there are those who are undecided about A) whether they should watch it or B) whether they should keep watching.
To those people, fear no more! I’ve laid out the top five reasons why you need to watch Ballers and why, at the very least, it’s worth 30 minutes of your precious time every single Sunday.
5. The Name Of The Show
First off, who doesn’t want to be known as a baller? If I were to list all of the titles that I would like to have associated with me, the term ‘baller’ has to be in the top five.
Think about it. When you first hear about a person and someone refers to that person as a ‘baller,’ your perception instantly changes. Why are they a baller? What kind of car does he drive? How’d he get so rich? Is he going to pick up the bill for lunch? These are all reasonable questions to ask yourself once you get introduced to a ‘baller’.
You are probably not a baller. I am certainly not a baller. However, everyone on this TV show is a baller (or at the very least, is trying extremely hard to be).
This show could be named anything, but thankfully it’s called Ballers. If it were called “Working Class Folk,” I’m not really sure it would have the same cache.