Fresh from saving people from an earthquake in San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson arrives on the small screen in the form of Spencer Strasmore, a defensive end forced into early retirement who now looks after the financial interests of fellow pigskin warriors. The Miami-based series features plenty of automotive and beachside real estate escapism, but underneath lurks a funny, fast-moving skewering of the same types of headline-grabbing controversies Roger Goodell would like you to forget. Anchored by the endlessly erupting volcano of charisma that is Johnson, Ballers provides all the thrill and allure of the NFL without fear of domestic violence or devastating head injuries. A–

source: EW