September 04, 2007

Well, At Least Paul Haggis Didn't Direct It

The the latest season of "Entourage," mercifully, ended Sunday night, completing the collapse of this once-great show. I guess this is a lesson: when you broadcast two seasons of a show back to back, the quality may very well suffer.

I don't know what was most annoying about this season: The over-reliance on Billy Walsh, the series' all-time most-annoying character. The creepy misogyny (remember the tranny? And the "best rimjob on the West Coast" episode?) The endlessly stupid Turtle/Drama escapades. The Anna Faris arc, which went absolutely nowhere.

But probably worst of all was the repeated, totally unconvincing episode construction: Vince does something dumb. E does something dumber. Turtle and Drama do other dumb things (that have nothing to do with the main plot, but keep them from getting laid.) Then, something (Dennis Hopper's bookie, Kanye West's plane, etc.) falls out of the sky and solves everyone's problems, and everything turns out fine. Sure, the finale didn't turn out that way, but who doubts that it eventually will? Pretty much everything that didn't involve Lloyd totally sucked.

I'm about ready for 'Curb' to start, how about you?

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 4, 2007 04:11 PM

Yes, I totally agree. The Lloyd and Ari stuff was great. Everything else sucked. My goal right now is to be a less queeny Lloyd!

Posted by: A at September 4, 2007 06:48 PM

the highlight of the season was "Harvey Weinstein." awesome. also, Ari is the man. i'm waiting for the show to come up with his brother, the (supposedly) straight ballet-dancing congressman.

Posted by: LilB at September 5, 2007 12:03 PM

Few silver linings in that season. E may be as annoying as Billy Walsh. Vince adds nothing. Ari is starting to become the Costanza where he is a caricature of himself, although the Ari storylines were the only good thing about the season.

At least there was always Flight of the Conchords to look forward to.

Curb has gone way down hill (Seinfelditis), so hopefully it can rebound.

Posted by: J. Lichty at September 5, 2007 05:36 PM
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