Sunday, October 26, 2008

What I'm Watching: Entourage

Entourage: Season 5, Episode 7 "Gotta Look Up To Get Down" (B-)

This whole Vince/supermodel plot is a lot like treading water. There's not really anywhere for Vince to go at the moment because there's nothing for him to do. As a result, he spends the whole episode lusting after a girl he only met once. This was by far Jason Isaacs' most bizarre role, as a flamboyant, flashy fashion mogul who isn't guy but still wants Vince. The man from "Brotherhood" and "The State Within" doesn't strike me as the type to play that character. Regardless, the important action here is all about Ari. Alan Dale, not content to have played pretty much the most powerful characters on "24," "The O.C.," "NCIS," "Ugly Betty," "The X-Files," and "Lost," is now the most powerful character on this show, offering Ari the coveted job of studio head, something he's wanted all his life and where he can put Vince in any movie he wants. This could not only be the saving grace for Ari but also for the show as a whole. TV Guide reported Gary Cole will be joining the cast as an agent next season - I think Ari's going to get this job, and Cole's going to be Vince's new agent. Frankly, I'm excited. Enough things have gone wrong for the guys on this show, and it's about time that things start looking up.

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