For Vince, Eric, Drama, and Turtle, life in Hollywood's fast lane can be an intoxicating ride. In Season Five, can the guys put the Medellin fiasco behind them and orchestrate a career comeback for Vince?
"I am 82 years old and this series has kept me jumping. The first three season were great, but the boys really hit their stride in the fourth season. The humor in this segment with Drama and Turtle is some of the best I have seen. The sub characters which are inserted from time to time are well cast. Dom and Billy come to mind. Outstanding in his ongoing role is Ari's secretary. I like the way in which Doug Ellin keeps two to three stories going within each segment, but ties them all together. The fast pace is a key element in holding your interest. I feel the best defined parts are Ari, Drama, Vince and Turtle. There is something lacking in E. I like him, but he needs to become less boyish. I hope I don't run out of steam before the series ends. How about another 7 or 8 years. If you guys will hang in I 'll certainly try. RD"
Closing in on the Finale
J. McQueen | Hartford, CT | 07/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The funny thing about HBO series is that they all seem to get incrementally better over time. While I thought the second season of Entourage which focused on a tremendous career setback for Ari Gold was the best, this season was excellent on its own right because it finally starts to show the unraveling and human side of Vincent Chase. Chase has been allowed to remain an aloof enigma for most of the series. It seemed that he didn't care about money, power and any of the other benefits of being a celebrity. He alienated producers, directors, agents and fellow stars on a whim seemingly without there being any negative ramifications to him. In Season 5, the crows have started to circle around Chase and his place amongst the Hollywood up-and-coming stars is questioned. Does Chase have the drive to succeed or was he just a pretty-boy whose had some lucky breaks? Is his presumption that money will continue to flow in as long as he keeps a detached but positive demeanor still valid? What will happen to his relationships with his agent, Ari and publicist, Shauna as his star starts to dim? And most importantly, will the end of the series be Vincent Chase resigned to the same fate as his older brother, Johnny Drama --- an actor who could have been a star but whose idiosyncracies and arrogance derailed him? In essence, I like Season 5 because, as funny and cool as it was, it reminds us subtly that Hollywood is just as much a rat race city as any other place; there's just better scenery."
Cruising On Success of Past Entourage
W. T. James | Atlanta, GA USA | 11/14/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This season is decent. I was entertained, but I don't know how good it would be for someone who hasn't seen the rest of the series. Nothing of serious interest occurs in this season, since none of the characters except Drama have a job. They kind of bum around the entire time.
You do start to see a different side of Vince in the later episodes when he gets frustrated that he cannot find a good film to work on. But in general I feel like the characters just kind of ride on what they've already built in past seasons.
Still, it's like Ocean's Eleven. Not much has to happen, but it's fun just to watch the characters talk to each other."
Movie Lover | Seoul, South Korea | 09/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I will admit I was less than impressed with Entourage - The Complete Fourth Season; it seemd to me that the crew was really just coasting, that they weren't really challenged. This season did just that and renewed my interest in this show. While Adrian Grenier may be the star of this show, Jeremy Piven continues to steal every scene he's in, managing still to shock me with his outrageous determination to make sure his client stays on top. This one is a keeper."
Strong consistent season- minus finale
janascally | Los Angeles, CA USA | 08/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was really debating on buying this season, as I still hadn't had a chance to view it. Season 4 left me lukewarm. Too much Medellian overkill and some wandering storylines with Drama/Turtle and Eric- Anna Faris etc. I was wondering if the show was winding down to its end.
But with the really great deal on Amazon ($14) for a season, it wasn't too much risk to purchase. My fave season so far was Season 2.
I thought season 5 was a pretty consistent tracking of Vince's grappling with actual career failures. And for us to see Ari's full range of abilities as a really strong agent beyond the aggressive kiss-ass facade he puts foward. He really does fully breathe and live the movie business and does know what real talent and quality is- He is also turned out to be the strongest family man. Unlike most agents in HW, he is really devoted to Vince's success and happiness. Usually mangers are the ones who really fix themselves onto clients and babysit their emotional self-esteem needs. big time agents rarely focus so much time/attention on one client, even superstars.
Seeing Vince battle Jason Patric, and the dictatorial German director, was a really great insight to the on-set struggles actors can endure. Yes they're sometimes paid the big bucks, but it can be grueling, emotionally wrecking work to put up with. I thought the last few episodes disk 3 were really really strong. It was refreshing to hear more honest opinions of Vince's career potential from other directors, agents etc. The finale as mentioned, was way too compressed to have any real emotional impact. Vince quick rise back to his normal star status felt really false way to end the season.
From the general tv bloggers, Season 6 is off to a not great start, feeling a bit too dated. Maybe they can recover or maybe this signals that the end is near for the Entourage gang. And it will have been a great fun ride while it lasted.