“Entourage” fans, say it ain't so! With the grapevine buzzing and rumors running rampant, I was forced to take matters into my own hands. So, I googled "Entourage ending?" to get a confirmation. Egad!
HBO has indeed officially announced the series' eighth season next summer will be its last. While this news is not entirely shocking, Ari Gold, Vince Chase and his boys from Queens (and their shenanigans) have been a fixture in my summers like tall drinks with umbrellas (and ice). I'm pretty sure the show's writers feel like the boys have done all they could possibly do, and I guess I'll have to learn to deal with that.
Actually, I'm starting to think these "network decisions" have something to do with me. I seem to have a strange affinity for shows that end up winding down. First Fox's "24" ended, and now this?
Welcome back “Entourage” fans.
You know, from time to time people ask me various questions - such as how my weekend was or what do I think of the new Lady Gaga song - and I can answer with the same general canned response: "meh." (The word "meh" is like the debit card of conversational currency; I love it because it can be used anywhere.)
But for any of the feelings of "meh" I've experienced at certain points in the seventh season of “Entourage” thus far, "meh" was NOT the word I’d use to describe last night’s episode.
Welcome back “Entourage” fans - it's a glorious day in the land of blog-dom. Today is officially the day after I watched an episode of "Entourage" that had the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and ask to be counted!
Those aforementioned hairs are a fickle, particular bunch and don't respond to just anything. They demand the utmost in stimulation if they are actually going to be moved, and last night, "Entourage" delivered.
I have an idea as to why the show was downright fun to watch, and I call it "The Ari Factor.” Any show that features Mr. Gold (played by Jeremy Piven) and revolves around his storyline is going to be a good time. Simply put, the writers brought forth a truly entertaining "Ari-fied" (copyright, Dereyck Moore) episode last night.
As "decent" shows go, I think I've seen my share. This term applies for any "Entourage" episode described as "nice," "...it was OK..." and/or given the dreaded "...meh" label.
With that said, this week's show, "Tequila Sunrise," was better than "decent" and certainly moved the meter beyond "...meh" - but more on that a bit later.
As of late, "Entourage's" identity has undergone a transformation of sorts. Each of the main characters' storylines have been routinely focused on the development of their own identities (dare I say sans Vince). Each guy in the coattail-riding crew from Queens is largely handling his own business these days, with Drama making steady progress, but still trailing the pack some. Even Ari Gold's business ventures have swung largely in the direction of becoming the actual "King of L.A.," as opposed to his former role on the show as "superstar agent TO the 'King of L.A.'"
“Entourage” fans, I have to tell you: I had a great weekend, and not because I was out basking in the glow of 90 degree-plus temperatures here in sunny Hotlanta. I'm a tropical kind of guy, but it just wasn't that kind of party. My weekend was great thanks to the “Entourage” season two DVD set!
That's right people. I wasn't confined to the couch because of bad weather or some quirky summer head cold, it was by choice. I purposely made the move towards a nice-sized order of honey BBQ chicken wings (with fries on the side, sprinkled with A1 steak sauce – delicious!), the remote control and being holed up in seclusion with 14 great episodes from arguably the show's finest season.
Such activity for hours on end is just good for the soul sometimes, but while it’s a gift, it can also be a curse.
Welcome back "Entourage" fans! Let's jump right in.
As business-like (and generally "meh") as last week's season premiere episode was, this week's show was a fast-paced party that delivered a nice dose of that old familiar magic. (Wait a minute....did I just make the first two episodes of the new season of "Entourage" sound like a mullet haircut?)
In last week's blog, I took a moment to list some items I wanted larger doses of this season while also mentioning a few things of which I could see less. Apparently, the same HBO gods that delivered my Ari Gold, "we're going to hell, so bring your sunblock," screen saver also heard my cry, and saw fit to grant me more Shauna Roberts!
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