Much like the other cable networks out there Starz has been churning out the original programming as well with shows including Spartacus, Power, and Black Sails. Now Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing another of Starz series home for fans to step onto the court with Survivor’s Remorse The Complete First Season.
In the series through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston. But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having “made it.” The series features a great cast including Jesse Usher, RonReaco Lee, Erica Ash, Mike Epps, Tichina Arnold, and Teyonah Parris and while may seem a bit heavy plays up on the lighter side. Despite this being a sports themed show the focus is off the court and with the inner workings of their growing brand and those involved. There are some of the hanger on’s that show up looking for the payoff, but what is refreshing about this show is that none of the main cast are there to screw anyone over. This is a group of family that is looking out for one another despite unintentionally screwing things up from time to time. The show plays as a half hour dramedy as opposed to the heavy hour long shows that are so popular and this is the perfect set for it. Sure there are some clichéd moments that have been played out in every athlete turning pro story that has been made, but they have crafted a set of characters that are all likeable and interesting to watch making you interested in what they have to offer. This first season kicks you right into the meat of things and allows you to take the journey through his early rises as they figure out where they are going with the brand allows you to get involved with all the characters all while giving plenty of obstacles for them to keep you entertained.
This show isn’t breaking the mold on anything as of yet as it plays it pretty safe trying to create something of its own, but only time will tell if they are able to push it into more intriguing directions. This is also a pretty quick watch with this set including all six episodes of the season as well as a ‘Meet the Cast’ special featurette. If you find yourself enjoying the game then be on the lookout for the all-new season in August but until then grab your copy of Survivor’s Remorse The Complete First Season on DVD.
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