(SPOILER SPACE: If you don’t want any of last night’s episode of ‘Entourage’ spoiled for you do not scroll past the picture of James Woods)
The third season premiere of Entourage was a formulaic, perfunctory, yet entertaining half hour of television. Life is good for Vincent Chase (when isn’t it?) ‘Aquaman’ is set to premiere and he’s buying clothes and jewelry by the boatload and banging jewelry store girls and banging every skank in Hollywood. But for his premiere date he needs to bring someone that will have impact as this premiere will be seen by millions. Instead of picking a girl and stuck being perceived as involved with her, he invites his mother who is afraid of flying. At first she balks but when Eric invites his and Turtle’s moms to convince her to go.
Ari is in business for himself without an elevator and an office cleaning staff on strike. He manages to keep at least two high profile clients. Chase and man’s man James Woods who is brilliant in his cameo appearance. Ari’s major problem is his agency startup costs are putting him and his wife in serious debt. It’s not hard to figure out Ari’s struggles are going to be a main if not the only plotline to this season.
I really wish HBO would give Entourage an extra half hour and go deeper than the usual Vincent gets laid, Ari goes nuts, Eric, Drama and Turtle question their roles plots. If season 3 is the same as seasons 1 and 2 in this respect, people are going to turn on this show quickly. I’m almost considering not doing a recap for this show because it’s too short and too predictable. For you, I will continue at least through next week.
I stayed up to watch the two shows HBO debuted after Entourage and here are my quick thoughts.“Lucky Louie”-
very funny for the first five minutes, after that I was wondering what I was doing watching it. The show should be retitled “A Sitcom with Dick and Fart Jokes and Cursing, Because We Can”. I don’t expect it to have a long run, so I won’t go into the plot details.“Dane Cook’s Tourgasm”
- I watched this because I wonder if something is wrong with me that I seem to be the one person in America that doesn’t think Dane Cook is funny. It might even be illegal to say “Dane Cook’s not funny” over the internet. I put him in the category with Jack Black and Robin Williams as people who aren’t funny but “act weird well”. I don’t enjoy these people as much as some. The show is a reality drama with Cook and three comics (Bobby Kelly, Jay Davis, and Paul Guttman) on a tour bus across the country doing an act. Immediately Davis and Kelly get into a spat over of all things, porn. I found this entirely missable as well.