On HBO’s new show, Ballers, Spencer finally lands the contract he wants, but there are strings attached.
Our special contributor Ralph S. knows his TV and gives us his take on the new HBO show, Ballers.
When we first encounter Spencer Strassmore (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) he’s waking up after a dream recounting what appears to be an unpleasant experience from his glory days on the gridiron. He ambles into the bathroom to down a handful of painkillers in order to begin his day. Spencer was a star defensive back for the Miami Dolphins who is now retired and trying to make it as a financial adviser to the star athletes he once played with.
Introducing our new feature, Get Into It. It’s where some of our writers tell you about the shows you missed the first time around but that you should catch now. First up, and new to the blog, Ralph Spencer tells you about The Wire, which