Ballers gets a bad rep for being your typical “bro” show. It’s considered by many to be an Entourage wannabe focused on drugs and partying more than actual plot development. And you know what, that’s a fair criticism.
But not every show has to be complex and cerebral like Game Of Thrones or Breaking Bad. Sometimes, you just need to turn the brain off. Ballers is on Sundays at 10pm right after Thrones, which means viewers shift from non-stop action and trying to figure out what the hell is going on in Westeros to eating potato chips, paying about 60% attention, and watching Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson chug his bottle of pain pills for the 100th time.
I’m all in on Ballers. Not because it’s a “great” show, but it allows viewers to sit back and be neanderthals for a half hour before the Sunday scaries really kick in. Sign me up.