Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Charm School

Entourage - Season One (2004)
rating: 3 out of 5 cravats
on DVD from Netflix

Entourage - Season Two (2005)
rating: 2 out of 5 cravats
on DVD from Netflix

Season 1 introduced a fairly thoughtful plotline by juxtaposing Vince and Johnny Drama’s separate arcs of fame. By Season 2 there was no question that Entourage aims precisely as high as Sex and the City for guys. I watched Sex and the City, so I’m probably hooked, because Drama and Turtle are endearing, because I love Los Angeles, and because I like TV with room to spare - that is, low aspirations and dumb. Ari has been the biggest surprise by dint of the show’s best lines, but it probably says something that the tie-in College Humor skit was funny after only six episodes of Entourage. It means we can all be winners, if you want to look at the glass half full.