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#1 of 51 ONLINE   TravisR

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Posted July 25 2011 - 01:57 AM

I thought the opener was OK. Since they unfortunately went down a more dramatic path last year, they do need to tie those things up. The characters have grown over the years and you can play more serious stories with them but Vince's drug addiction was too dramatic for the show. I hope the drama quickly takes a back seat this year and they get closer to the original idea of best friends having fun in Hollywood and set up happy endings for the guys as the series concludes.

#2 of 51 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted July 25 2011 - 07:56 AM

Drama was the highlight for me, as usual.



#3 of 51 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

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Posted July 25 2011 - 02:42 PM

Originally Posted by JonZ 

Drama was the highlight for me, as usual.


Really?  I usually like Drama but he was incredibly annoying in this episode.  I really hope this is the worst we'll see this season.  I can't think of one positive thing to say about the episode.



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Posted July 25 2011 - 05:52 PM

I actually thought this episode was quite good and hope they remain at this level or better. Poor Ari.

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Posted July 26 2011 - 01:15 AM

Really?  I usually like Drama but he was incredibly annoying in this episode.

Johnny Drama/Kevin Dillon can do no wrong in my book so I thought his overzealous protection of Vince was funny. Trying to be objective though, it was the same basic joke over and over.

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Posted August 02 2011 - 12:06 PM

0-2. I'm hoping it's a slow start, but it sucks to have wasted two episodes like that. Do they even think they need to write a joke once in a while?

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Posted August 02 2011 - 05:25 PM

i'm assuming this is as good as this season gets...keep your expectations really low.

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Posted August 08 2011 - 05:27 AM

If you can't laugh at a coked-up Kim Coates pulling a "Deer Hunter," then you have no soul.

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Posted August 08 2011 - 05:48 AM

^ Do you think that was intentionally funny though? Funny is in the eye of the beholder (and Kim Coates is awesome) but that scene was supposed to be a big dramatic moment. I want to love Entourage (especially since it's at the end of its run) but I don't understand why they keep making their comedy series a drama. Suicide, drug addiction, divorce? I laugh much more at Breaking Bad which is about a drama about two guys who manufacture meth for a blood thirsty cartel and are contsantly on the verge of being murdered than I do at Entourage which was a comedy a couple seasons back.

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Posted August 08 2011 - 01:08 PM

Originally Posted by TravisR 

I want to love Entourage (especially since it's at the end of its run) but I don't understand why they keep making their comedy series a drama. Suicide, drug addiction, divorce? I laugh much more at Breaking Bad which is about a drama about two guys who manufacture meth for a blood thirsty cartel and are contsantly on the verge of being murdered than I do at Entourage which was a comedy a couple seasons back.


I completely agree with this.  Through that whole scene where he was in the bathroom I knew he was gonna blow his head off but kept telling myself I hope they don't go there.  It reminds me a little of when 'Friends' stopped being a comedy and became a soap opera.




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Posted August 09 2011 - 03:00 AM



Originally Posted by joshEH 

If you can't laugh at a coked-up Kim Coates pulling a "Deer Hunter," then you have no soul.


I do have a soul, maybe that's the problem.


What, exactly, is funny about a recovering drug addict, who is expreriencing a relapse, committing suicide?


I can watch, and enjoy celebrity rehab, but I don't find any humor in the way "Entourage" is dealing with drug addiction and suicide.



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Posted August 09 2011 - 04:51 PM

This has been really bad, the creators should be glad they put out this junk now when it has a following because if this was a newer show, it wouldn't get picked up. Turtle wanting to sell his stock in an up and coming Tequila company is just so stupid, and him wanting to sell now so he can bring east coast clams to southern california should get him a punch in the face. Just moronic. It's even worse than Dice wanting to holdout before his show even airs. So, we meet a character and in 20 minutes he commits suicide, and we are supposed to care why?
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Posted August 09 2011 - 04:56 PM

The part with Turtle is incredibly stupid.  He owns if I remember right 5% of a company that Mark Cuban is now taking public.. and he wants to opt out before that happens at the 'earliest' in order to do a restaurant or something?


This entire thing is RIDICULOUS.    It's obvious they couldn't sign the girl who was his girlfriend, but this is just a really dumb storyline.


Not quite as dumb as Lloyd all of the sudden being head of TV at Ari's agency, which is insanity.


The entire season frankly has sucked.

Originally Posted by Jeremiah 

This has been really bad, the creators should be glad they put out this junk now when it has a following because if this was a newer show, it wouldn't get picked up.

Turtle wanting to sell his stock in an up and coming Tequila company is just so stupid, and him wanting to sell now so he can bring east coast clams to southern california should get him a punch in the face. Just moronic. It's even worse than Dice wanting to holdout before his show even airs.

So, we meet a character and in 20 minutes he commits suicide, and we are supposed to care why?





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Posted August 10 2011 - 07:46 AM

The show has become very boring. Outside of the plot not working, where did all the girls go? It's like a weekly sausage party. Turtle may be the dumbest character written. I don't care how stupid he is, who bails on an IPO with Mark Cuban?

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Posted August 22 2011 - 09:40 AM

Well Mike, after this week I'm betting your gone. This show is just lowering the bar week after week after week. Wow.. just.. I could see the second hand click by.

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Posted August 22 2011 - 11:41 AM

If they do go ahead with a movie, I'm guessing straight to dvd. they missed that opportunity by a few years

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Posted August 22 2011 - 01:18 PM

Maybe this show is as superficial as some people in the industry? I agree that this season, while an improvement, still doesn't hit the highs of the first two seasons. Still, how can a show be about the uninteresting people that follow a supposedly-interesting celeb? It's a frat-pack show, that obviously has paper-thin writing. All my friends who like this show really never take it at face-value. They watch it, wish they had Vinnie's life, and then move on. It's porn, basically, that blew its load a long time ago.

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Posted August 24 2011 - 11:31 AM

Maybe this show is as superficial as some people in the industry? I agree that this season, while an improvement, still doesn't hit the highs of the first two seasons. Still, how can a show be about the uninteresting people that follow a supposedly-interesting celeb? It's a frat-pack show, that obviously has paper-thin writing. All my friends who like this show really never take it at face-value. They watch it, wish they had Vinnie's life, and then move on. It's porn, basically, that blew its load a long time ago.

So you are basically saying Entourage has jumped the C*ck?

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Posted August 29 2011 - 11:07 AM

Episode 7 (which airs next week) is up on On Demand and I assume HBO Go already. I haven't had a chance to watch last night or next week's episodes but it's cool that HBO put the upcoming ep already.

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Posted August 31 2011 - 02:26 PM

Thank goodness there are only a few episodes left of this awful show. The writers...*facepalm*
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