I've had several requests to write about this week's "Entourage," including one from a reader who exclaimed it was "the best episode in AGES." I have to say that I'm still not feeling it, but I'll say a few spoiler-y things after the jump, then open it up to the rest of you masochists...
A lot of things that could have been interesting have happened over the last few episodes, but they've all been executed in the same lazy, status quo-protecting fashion that keeps the "Entourage" engine running somehow. Ari taking over a major movie studio would have been an intriguing departure for the show, whether he succeeded or did a Mike Ovitz-like crash-and-burn. Or, if they didn't want to do that, they could have given us a glimpse of Ari working his deal-making skills like never before to somehow get Dana Gordon the job when Alan Dale seemed so dead-set on hiring an agent to run the place, but instead the show just waved a magic wand and said that it happened. Boring. As with so many things about "Entourage," they spent a whole lot of time and not much effort on getting us back to where we started from.
As for Turtle getting, um, friendly with Meadow Soprano? Snooze... First, I have some plausibility issues. Yes, in life-imitates-art fashion, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jerry Ferrara are reportedly dating, but Ferrara's social standing and, hopefully, personality, are a lot higher up than Turtle's. Beyond that, though, it was the same juvenile (and unfunny) snickering the show often gets into when girlfriends are involved, and predictable as hell. Was there any way that Drama's big mouth wasn't going to get the news back to Sigler?
I'm still watching for unknown reasons, but it's same as it ever was.
What did everybody else think?