"What caught my attention first of, was the running time per episode, 30 minutes for a drama these days, is a very rare thing".
Having watched all 10 episodes in the space of about 4 days, (it is very addictive) I can tell you that Ballers has got everything a modern day sports drama needs; temptation, unfulfilled potential, infidelity, unresolved family issues, the fear of sports related death and a down on his luck protagonist hoping to recoup his losses. What caught my attention about Ballers was the running time per episode - 30 minutes for a drama these days, is a very rare thing. But what this does, is force the show to move at a faster pace and pack each unfolding episode with only what is necessary. This leaves you both full, but hungry for more. Ballers is definitely scoring a touchdown.
Season 1 Rating: 9/10