Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Entourage Season 6

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Entourage Season 6 - 3 out of 5

HBO, unlike broadcast television and most other cable networks, knows when to end their shows before they become stale and repetative...sadly, Entourage is the only show they have failed in preventing this from happening. Two seasons ago, I watched as this show started to take its nosedive and this season only cemented the fact that this show has gone on past its expiration date and should consider calling it quits very VERY soon. The story is no different than anything else we've seen the last 5 seasons and, at the beginning, the characters are still the same. Turtle is still a wannabe gansta who offers little more than annoying comic relief with his partner, the dimwitted tough guy, Drama. Eric is still the sensible one and voice of reason and Vince is as pointless as ever on the show. Maybe they should consider changing the show's name because calling it Entourage forces Vince to be on the show because without the "celebrity" there is no entourage, hence, without Vince, there is no Eric, Turtle, Drama and, more importantly, Ari. Vince delivers nothing to this show anymore except a reason to see a girl naked and even that isn't that great because it's always him having sex with the girl. And I'm sorry but the gag where Vince is doing business on his cell phone while some random girl is doing him reverse cowgirl style is played out and tiresome. IT'S BEEN ON EVER FLIPPIN' SEASON! This gag, like the show itself, has to come to an end. Like the last few seasons, this season commits the same crime of starting storylines and story arcs that start strong and suddenly disappear with no real conclusion or, at best, a weak conclusion. I don't know if the writers were trying to revamp this season but during the second half of the season, all the characters undergo changes that actually HURTS the show. Drama softens up and no longer gets worked up over the trivial stuff that sent him into Incredible Hulk like rage. Turtle becomes a beaten down slave to his character's girlfriend and Eric becomes a this wimpy, love struck fool doing everything he can to get back with his ex-girlfriend, Sloan. And Vince...well, Vince is still just a walking piece of scenery. Basically, at the end of this show, every guy has become a woman. The only character who doesn't change is Ari and Jeremy Piven is the only reason I didn't give this season a 1 or a 2. Last season, one of my favorite actors; Gary Cole, joined the show and every scene with him and Piven are great and are very entertaining. There is also some nice evolution between Ari and Lloyd that, sadly, didn't get the exposure it deserved this season. In fact, every scene of Vince screwing some random broad should have been taken out and more time telling the story of Ari and Lloyd. Overall, this show has reached the point where it's become a mockery of its own self creative cliches and it maybe time for HBO, with so many other comedies that keep it fresh (Eastbound & Down, which is returning, and Curb Your Enthusiasm) to make the decision to end this shows run.

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