'Survivor's Remorse - The Complete First Season'
(RonReaco Lee, Mike Epps, Jessie Usher, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: 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."
DVD Verdict: I guess I would like to start off by saying this show is way better than I expected it would be. I heard Lebron James' name associated with the production so I figured this show would have no adult themes to it - being that Lebron is usually in it for the kids; but boy, was I wrong. There is plenty of foul language and sexual themes for anyone thinking this show was okay for their kids to watch, so beware!
The show is basically about a kid from the inner city who made it big playing basketball and now has all these issues to deal with due to now being mega rich. The show basically shows what it's like to be a basketball player off the court and all the things they go though. Ethics play a huge role in this incredible series as the main character has to decide how to deal with situations with the help of his manager/cousin.
Mike Epps is pretty solid and funny at times and Tichina Arnold, who plays the mom is a hoot - just like she always is, of course. She plays a hard nose woman that tells the truth and does not let anything slide. Watch this show if you are tired of the same old stuff that's already on TV as it is new, refreshing, and somewhat of a peak behind the curtains of the NBA and the players therein. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
Meet the Cast