I got rid of HBO after "The Sopranos", a brilliant show that went into a gradual decline after the third season, dwindled out to its controversial finale, so I've been watching each season of "Entourage" on DVD. Which I'm glad I did because I don't think I'd want to wait a week or so for a new episode.
Actually, I've watched five seasons in two weeks. Usually one show right after the other.
I've been completely drawn in by the entire production.
As much fun as the series is to watch, I can feel a day of reckoning coming for Vincent Chase: so far he's been a pretty boy who's been handed everything...but, hopefully, his character will develop along the lines of many, many Hollywood actors--some merely flash-in-the-pans, some the real deal--who hit the wall and have to really give themselves to what they do. It seems to me like his older brother, Johnny Drama, was once on that path--and he's blown it over and over again. Vince will need to do something to either achieve superstar status, crash-and-burn like his brother, or just end up as the "frivolous" Chase brother.
The laugh-out-loud scenes still belong to Ari Gold with a wonderful assist from Lloyd, his gay Asian secretary. I hear Jeremy Piven has won several Emmys from this role and he richly deserves them. His foul-mouthed tirades are as shocking and inappropriate as they are hilarious.
This is a show that sounds like it knows exactly what it's talking about.