Saturday, October 18, 2008

What I'm Watching: Entourage

Entourage: Season 5, Episode 6 "Redomption" (C+)

This isn't a bad episode, this show just doesn't really feel like it's going anywhere. I could have told you that Turtle as Drama's assistant wouldn't work out, and while it's briefly amusing, it's tired. The unexpected, somewhat random return of two season three characters in the same episode provides a jolt of nostalgia, though neither character is really as exciting as they once were. Dom, whose bad news guest spot a few years ago was a decent enough detour for the gang, is back here, calling Vince of all people to bail him out. He's a changed man, but he's going back to prison. Too bad for him. That whole plot sort of just meandered, and the relationship between E and Dom is very much the same as it was before. The return of Bob is a disappointment because he really was a terrific character when he was a well-intentioned, boring guy, but as an obnoxious, mean guy here the gimmick doesn't work as well. The idea that hatred for Ari could kill someone is amusing, but it comes off as completely out of left field. I don't really know where this show is heading, but it's going to need to pick itself back up soon to regain some of the quality it used to have.

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