Vince and the gang are back for another round. "Aquaman" is a major hit and sends Vince into the ranks of becoming a bona fide superstar. But as the Hollywood establishment soon learns much to Ari's chagrin, Vince is more concerned about acting and being an artist than he is in making tons of money and being famous. Not that he doesn't like fame, because he obviously does as do all the boys in the entourage. Ari and Eric spend most of their time trying to get Vince his next movie (though Eric gets sidetracked by having a threesome), Drama finds himself landing the lead role in pilot directed by Eddie Burns, and Turtle struggles to strike out on his own as rapper Saigon's manager. Beside trying to get Vince a job, Ari also has his hands full as he begins a new major talent agency.
My favorite episodes in the series include:
Episode 1: "Aquamom" & Episode 2: "One Day in the Valley"--these two episodes basically go together and flow nicely if watched back to back. "Aquamom" revolves around the premier of "Aquaman" and "One Day in the Valley" has Vince and the gang heading into the Valley on opening day to watch the movie in a local theatre as they wait and see if Vince's film can become the highest grossing opening day movie in history.
Episode 8: "The Release"--Ari, Eric, and Vince get word that QUEEN'S BOULEVARD is going to get a major national release. But there's a catch, the studios have colorized the film making the black and white masterpiece into a monster of color that makes Willy Wonka look drab.
Episode 10: "I Wanna Be Sedated"--Ari tries to get rid of both Eric and old-time legendary producer Bob Ryan (Martin Landau). Eric & Bob get along well and end up finding Vince's next movie, a biopic about The Ramones.
Episode 11: "What About Bob?"--Ari, Eric, and Bob go to the studios to pitch The Ramones film for Vince, but Ari wants to leave Bob out of the meetings while he deals with the big boys.
Episode 12: "Sorry, Ari."--upset about Ari's handling of The Ramones biopic, the Entourage begins shopping around for possible new agents and have to decide between Ari's friendship and the success of Vince's career.
Like the previous seasons of ENTOURAGE, this one is chock full of guest stars including James Cameron, Seth Green, Penny Marshall, Paul Haggis, James Woods, and Martin Landau to name a few. Martin Landau is an amazing talent and he steals every scene he is in. Episodes 10 & 11 are watching for his performance alone.
Though ENTOURAGE has now become a hit cable series, the show is still essentially a soap opera for guys. However, in this season, there's a lot more dramatic action that occurs. For instance, Vince becomes a superstar but struggles to find the balance between fame and remaining true to his artistic sensibilities. Ari finally begins his own powerful talent agency, but struggles between his responsibilities as Vince's friend and his affection for him as his friend. Of the three seasons available, Season 3 is the best one out.
The DVD includes commentaries on three episodes with executive producer Doug Ellin and stars Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara and the "Vegas Baby, Vegas!" featurette about the making of the Vegas episode.