Thursday, September 15, 2011

Entourage Season Finale: thank you producers, for completely giving up..

Yeah, I'm taking a break from book reviews to write about something I'm really not too pleased about: the season finale of the HBO series Entourage.

SPOILER ALERT! I will be talking about what ends up happening. If you don't want me to ruin it for you, STOP READING NOW!!! Come back to my blog when you've watched the episode. I warned you..

This season was not nearly the best season of Entourage. Aside from there being only 8 episodes, it was rather blah. Turtle failing at doing things on his own, Drama having no talent, and so on and so forth. What happened to the days of partying and getting movie deals? This season, and the prior one, were more about the personal lives of all the guys.. That's real life. I want to see Vince acting in movies, and throwing crazy parties. Not graduating rehab and helping Turtle start up a restaurant in LA.

The season finale of Entourage was very disappointing. I feel like this entire season was rushed, and the season finale was a prime example. How, after multiple episodes of Sophia looking down on Vince and being blatantly uninterested, does Vince come back after his first real date with her engaged? And how did he get into her pants that quickly? Very unrealistic, even by HBO series standards. Making a video of how your ex flings adore you would NOT get someone to change their opinions that quickly. I agree with Sloan, 'he was single last Wednesday.' You don't jump from single to married in less than 24 hours unless you're drunk and high in Vegas. Not even if you're a celebrity.

I am a huge fan of Ari Gold, and even more so of his wife Melissa. Their marriage, while a complete mess, is realistic. There's conflict and fighting, but there is so much passion and love between the two of them, you just can't help but root for them to work out. That being said, I'm not pleased that all it took was a special guest appearance by Il Volo for Ari to realize how much he cared about his family, and for him to quit his job and woo his wife back. (And again, having 3 teens who can sing opera will not automatically get you your wife back. Points for having an awesome guest appearance, but points deducted for such a quick and dirty resolution to one of the show's dilemmas, just to end the series).

I feel the same way about Eric and Sloane. Why on earth is it that all it takes is ONE person, and ONE speech by that person for any character to do a complete 180 on this show? Sloane hates E, but once Vince shows up and talks to her, she's hopping on a plane with E to go to Vince's random wedding in Paris. Oh, and she's preggers?! Of course, because having angry break-up sex with your ex one last time automatically results in pregnancy. Otherwise, there wouldn't be a show! Nevermind that they were together throughout most of the series, and never had that problem. NOW is the time for them to be unsafe and wind up with a baby. Really? I'm calling shenanigans.

If her baby bump started showing, the show would have lost a LOT of viewers --->

I am a huge fan of Entourage, and I am not happy that the producers rushed through the last season like they did. The loose ends were tied up very haphazardly, and I'm not pleased with that. If you know you're ending a show, you try to do it on a high note, and I don't think that's what happened here. There should definitely be an Entourage movie, just to delve further into all these things that they threw together and hoped nobody would scrutinize.

But seriously, Sophia? You don't go from cold hearted journalist to celebrity wife in 24 hours. You just don't. I don't care who's wooing you. That's just a very badly developed character.

So yeah, that's that. Unless the season premiere of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' gives me something to really talk about, I'll probably stick with book reviews :P

- Justin

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