Monday, July 10, 2006

Shark Sighting

One of my favorites shows on TV is Entourage. The show revolves around Vincent Chase who is an up and coming star in Hollywood. Vincent has an entourage of three which consists of his half-brother, friend who acts as his manager and friend who acts as a schlepper.

The show was the idea of Mark Wahlberg and leant heavily on his experience of being a babe in the Hollywood woods.

The first two seasons many of the episodes dealt with this and all the mishegas that comes with that. Throw in quite a number of cameos from famous celebrities (Val Kilmer, Hugh Hefner, Ralph Macchio, Bob Saget, Brooke Shields, Jessica Alba, et al) as well as a sprinkling of T&A and you had the makings of a great show.

The show couldn’t have Vincent as a pisher the whole time otherwise the audience would get frustrated. But at the expense of this the show’s writer have ignored their roots and the foundation of their success and I am sorry to say this but I think the show has jumped the shark.

After watching three episodes of the new season, think it is all over the place, especially the character of Ari who is their trump card.

I’m happy to be proven wrong but they are going to have to overhaul things drastically if they are going to turn it around and salvage the situation.

12 Comments:

Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

most shows built on a simple premise like that jump the shark earlier than other shows.

J.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember who turned you onto the show. Dont be a fair-weather fan; stick with it, and they wont let you down. DRAMA !!!!

2:21 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Is it dubbed in hebrew?

2:46 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

JC - True

Anon - Even you would have to conceed that the show has slipped ever since Mandy Moore came on.

K - Not sure.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shes no longer on. And as long as E still gets in his one liners to Ari, and theres a chance he MIGHT strip, I'll watch.

And no - no Hebrew. How do translate " Get the fuck outta here, you fat fuck " ?

3:08 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

thanks to wikipedia I've become an expert on tv lingo.
I like that expression:jumped the shark

3:14 PM  
Blogger Datingmaster, Jerusalem said...

everyone come over for kosher kama sutra. oh yeah!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Anon - How about "!עוף מפה"

Prag - You don't need wikipedia - just ask me!

DMJ - Not sure to laugh or cry when you turn up? You still peddling that piece of crap you call a blog?

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

I dont know if you have already seeen s03e05, but give it a shot. I did not really like the two episodes with Dom (s03e03,04) but I am glad hes gone and the show is getting back on pace.

6:59 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

hmm
no comment :)

oh and btw.. im still waiting!

9:14 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

oops .. nevermind, not waiting anymore!

but still no comment.. i dont know that show :)

9:16 PM  
Blogger ifyouwillit said...

Your blog does a great job of keeping me up to date with TV and film that I miss.

8:58 AM  

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