While I’ve always been a fan of Entourage I always recognized its flaws: There were many episodes where nothing happened, the characters took awhile to develop and sometimes the plot lines leaned way too heavy on the star cameos.
That being said there was a lot about Entourage I loved: 1) Three words – Ari Fucking Gold, 2) the fact that these guys came from nothing, got everything and always had each other’s backs and of course 3) the clever lines such as:
Johnny Drama: “It’s like when they killed off Brandon Walsh in 90210, destroying any chance of a movie.”
Through all the movies, the revolving door of women, all the cars (Maseratis, Ferraris, etc.) and the constant wheeling and dealing, the show was about four friends who would do anything for each other which is why viewers continued to watch over the years. So to honor the show that is notoriously referred to as the male version of Sex and the City, here is my final list.
What I will remember most about Entourage:
-Ari’s hilarious monologues which he was constantly screaming at mock 10
-Billy Walsh’s transformation from psychotic asshole to smart and creative artist/writer
-Vince “officially getting out of control” after getting in a horrendous fist fight with Eminem and subsequently being caught with drugs
-Johnny Drama’s ridiculously erroneous statements that he was always blurting out with such vigor that you almost believed him
-Turtle’s relationship with Jamie-Lynn Sigler
-Drama as Billy Walsh’s brilliant character, Johnny Bananas
-The Martin Scorcese cameo
-The James Cameron cameo
-Gary Busey playing a nutjob (i.e. himself)
-Ari constantly trying to beat out everyone in his quest to become the biggest agent in the universe
-Drama going Point Break on some surfer guy on the highway
-When Ari makes Josh Weinstein feel like the biggest bitch in Hollywood
-Val Kilmer as a crazy Sherpa
-Ari getting fired and then his subsequent comeback tour
-The consistently impressive soundtrack
-The Mark Wahlberg cameos
-When the Mandy Moore arc was over
-The relationship between Ari and Lloyd
-The look on Ari’s face in the final scene of the final episode when he gets a call in Italy to literally be the biggest agent in the universe.
See ya at the movie theatre…..