ENTOURAGE SEASON 5 REVIEW
It’s over. Season 5 is officially over. I’m not sure if we’re going to see another continued season like they’ve done in the past but if not then it ended the right way. ENTOURAGE is the only show I watch on Sundays. It’s been that way for awhile now. When the pilot episode ended with ‘LUCIFER’ from Jay-Z’s the BLACK ALBUM, I was hooked. The show was a male SEX AND THE CITY; four friends sitting around talking about life, love, and everything in between. Now while I couldn’t stand or relate to the squawkings of Carrie and Co. I could relate to the Entourage. I cared what happened to these guys, they were old school friends who were set on taking over Hollywood on their own terms. Now they’ve had some ups (AQUAMAN) and some downs(MEDELLIN) but they’ve always remained a solid front. Now with this season they were at their lowest. Vince couldn’t get a job and was off on a beach in Mexico with Turtle. Now Eric and Drama were actually florishing and everything was turned upside down. I know every season has some quick change in the status quo but this time it lasted much longer than expected. We actually got to see a lot of things that I and other fans of the show always mentioned in the same breath as how awesome the show was. When’s Turtle actually going to have a girl and something to do? When is Vince going to show some real emotion? When is Eric going to have a client other than Vince for more than two episodes? When is Drama going to get put in his place?(the last of which doesn’t happen, but I hope it does soon) Those comments must have been heard because we got everything, except the Drama stuff. Vince shows that he’s not happy with his new found D-List status, and Turtle finds a lady that actually wants to be with him for him and not for Vince. Eric also finds a new client, Bow Wow in a recurring role, to usher into super stardom. I can’t even begin to talk about Entourage without mentioning some of the guest stars: Martin Scorcese, Jaime Lynn Siegler(Jerry Ferrera-Turtles’ real life girlfriend), Gus Van Sandt, Eric Roberts, Frank Darabont, the women of The View, Seth Green(again) and a bunch of others. This season was great from start to finish. I have to say that my sundays will be pretty light now that it’s done. But at least I’ll be getting a season six. Well time to take HBO off my favorites list until Entourage comes back.
CHARLES’ GRADE: A
PROS: THE ENTIRE SEASON WAS GREAT, JEREMY PIVEN WAS STELLAR, SETH GREEN’S COMEBACK
CONS: WISH THE SEASON WAS LONGER THAN 12 EPISODES, WANTED DRAMA TO GET PUNCHED BY TURTLE A FEW TIMES