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Every single episode has made me laugh,
This review is from: Entourage: The Complete First Season (DVD)Having heard about Entourage for a couple years now, I decided to finally give it a shot after prolonging it for quite some time. The show didn't look that appealing to me and the main actor who plays Vincent, Adrian Grenier, just seemed like a `B' actor to me. But after I kept hearing my friends talk about the show, I decided to pick it up at a store here in Iraq. It has all 4 seasons in it for like 30 bucks... hehe.
After a few episodes I was really into the show. It's definitely funny and that's what I wanted. To truly enjoy the show, you must let common sense go, because it just doesn't go well with this show. One prime example is that Vincent Chase is a lead star that's just had a huge movie premier. He's a big name actor (sorta) now and he's got a pretty boy face to go with that role. But he can go anywhere he wants around town and never seem to get swamped with fans or the paparazzi. If you can let the little things go, I believe you'll truly enjoy the show.
Now Vince is an up and coming star and he has his boys from high school with him along with his old brother Johnny `Drama' Chase. Drama, as most call him, is what you would call a `B' actor. Most of his stints have been not big characters on some popular shows such as Melrose Place and Viking Quest (which I'm thinking is supposed to be Hercules) and some not so known shows as well. Turtle is one of the good friends, and his main job is to be a driver and do certain errands Vinny needs. He's not Vin's slave by no means, but this is how he earns his keep so he doesn't have to be a full blown moocher. Eric is Vince's best friend and has been since they were about 6 years old. Eric has his head on his shoulders and is here to try and help Vince with his career. He's not trying to be a mooch, but just trying to help his friend. Vince makes Eric his manager to help with scripts and to make his life easier. And when I say easier...I mean it as in Vinny doesn't have to talk to Ari Gold (played BRILLIANTLY by Jeremy Piven), a cold hearted, hard as nails, wise cracking, smart butt, genius, and on the top of his game agent. Ari and Eric's arguments are some of the best parts of the show. Both hard headed and both trying to help Vincent, but in somewhat different ways. The whole cast is great and definitely grow on you as the season(s) goes on. Along with the cast you also have a LOT of big name cameos. I was quite surprised to see so many.
What I love about the show is that it makes life seem so fun being rich. Once Vinny makes millions from his first movie, he buys a huge house for him and friends to live in. Cars for them. They take trips when they want. Just hang out and do things we all wished we could do. And when someone like Jessica Alba talks to them, everything is so nonchalant. If it was me, I don't think I'd be able to even speak. Ok maybe I would, but my words would come out all Jibba Jabba like.
And yes there is a story that goes with the show. In season one the big thing is getting Vincent another movie while he's hot. Eric puts a hurting on that because Ari just wants whatever will get Vincent big money, while Eric wants to help get Vinny a good script regardless of the money. Like other shows, it has one `main' theme for the season, while each episode has a mini-story itself.
All in all, I'm very happy I tried this show out. Very funny and I highly recommend it. Especially to guys, even though I know a lot of girls like it too. But like another reviewer mentioned... Entourage is sorta like a Sex in the City for guys.
The show does have a LOT of language that isn't suitable for children in my opinion. Some nudity (though not much) is also in here...like boobs!
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Initial post: Apr 22, 2008 3:54:16 AM PDT
Boobs? I'm sold! Heh-heh, I actually got this as a gift a couple years ago. It's pretty funny. Life as a celeb would be cool, but also would really suck sometimes. Plus the temptations, it'd be a real test for some to keep Jimmy contained. Britney and Heath would be excellent examples of why not to get mixed up in the drug life though.
Sex in the City for guys, nice analysis. Later homie....
Posted on Apr 22, 2008 3:07:32 PM PDT
sex in the city for guys...man! am I missing out since I stopped HBO and Showtime. Well, I guess when I take a break from asian cinema I have tons of stuff to see to keep me busy.
Thanks, M.B, take care in Iraq, see you back in Vegas!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2008 7:35:43 PM PDT
Hey MB great write up. I havent seen this show yet, I barely ever watch TV.
Talk to ya later bud.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008 4:29:58 AM PDT
! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b says:
I have heard a lot of good things about this show, but have yet to see an episode. I will have to check it out.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2008 3:01:49 PM PDT
Mike Liddell says:
Entourage is a good time. I've seen pretty much every episode it's like a guy version of Sex and the City. I actually liked Flight of the Conchords on HBO more this time around, maybe cause it's so new.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008 4:40:58 PM PDT
' Groovin' guy says:
I agree with everybody, good as sold.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008 4:50:18 PM PDT
M. B Cole says:
Thanks GG and Mikey
Posted on Mar 7, 2009 10:12:39 AM PST
Great show man with a great review.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009 4:02:50 PM PDT
Wes Man says:
i love entourage. i have been a fan of this show since i saw the previews of the first season on the wow cable commerical. adrian greenier who plays vince chase is my favorite charater on the show as well as johnny drama eric and some of the guest stars. i love jessica alba and legiton messter who plays justine chaplin. i love entourage more than the sopranos and six feet under. hbo i give you props. i am enjoying watching the new episodes of season 6 . i do not have hbo. but i watch it on the internet. victory.
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