I know some of you out there watch HBO's ENTOURAGE. Yeah, you. You enjoy all the snarky little references to real-life Hollywood gossip. You love Ari Gold the agent and his snake-oil ways. But did you like last the season finale?
I think I did. And I only say I "think" because I'm still not sure. The episode flew by for me, and all the business dodging and feinting by Ari as he attempted to secure a big movie deal for his client, Vince, was really inspired. But the ending left me sort of cold. I mean, who are they kidding in making us think that ENTOURAGE is going to leave Ari out of Vince's everyday life next year? The man just won an Emmy last night, for Heaven's sake, and he's the heart of that show. He's the reason I watch, to tell you the truth. Sure, maybe they're setting Ari up as the "begging guy" or the man who's going to try to win Vince and the boys back into his good graces, but I'm not that excited about this development. I like my Ari naughty and ethically challenged, not redeemed.
Or maybe the ending felt lifeless because it was truly depressing: Vince, our "hero," is at a low point in a career that looked to be gaining strength and superstar power. Ugh, sucker punched by life.
I can't wait six moths, HBO. Gimme my Ari back soon....