3 TV Shows I Can’t Get Enough of Watching (#2)

23 Jun

Most of the shows that I have gotten really into in the last 5 years or so have mainly been because of deployment. I would be stranded out in the middle of the ocean just dying for anything new to watch, and then the ship’s store would get DVDs of TV shows that I had kind of heard of so I would buy them and would get hooked. That’s how it was with the next show on my list of TV shows that I can’t get enough of watching:

#2 Entourage

“Entourage” is about a group of four friends, Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) who is a movie star on the rise, his manager Eric (Kevin Connolly), his brother Johnny (Kevin Dillon), and his driver Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) who parade around Hollywood trying to make their way and ride Vincent’s wave of fame. Vincent has a very eccentric and hilarious and vulgar agent, Ari (the genius and show-stealing Jeremy Piven), who creates as many problems as he solves most of the time.

To be honest, I was kind of skeptical about this show when I first saw it, thinking that it was serving as nothing more than an entertaining romp through the life of an actor in Hollywood, but about halfway through Season 3 something changed and I was hooked. The characters started becoming fully developed and three-dimensional as opposed to just static characters who we have some laughs with. Vincent’s struggle between playing the Hollywood game, maintaining artistic integrity, and staying true to his past becomes very moving at times as he will at times succeed in one aspect, but fail in the others. The show maintains a great pace as well, balancing out a majority of decadence and playfulness, with just the right amount of tension so it never seems to become frivolous.

There is a lot of walking in this show and they never have to move for anyone on the sidewalk.

An appealing aspect of this show is that it allows people to have a glimpse into that lifestyle that they read about in magazines and also lets them dream a bit about that type of success. While that is not the main appeal to me  in the show, it is still very prominent and part of the attraction.

It is a very bromantic show as well; highlighting the bond of four guy friends that has lasted decades and how above all friends and family come first. Ari is part of the bromance as well, having to balance out his business with his loyalty to the guys which provides some humorous, frustrated rants on his part.

Entourage says, "Bros before Hos"

I can’t get enough of this show and pretty much every person that I recommend it to gets hooked. There was one day, before the start of Season 6 last summer, that my girlfriend and I were going to pick up the Season 5 DVDs and watch a couple of episodes at a time so we could refresh before the new season…..we ended up watching all 13 episodes in one day. We just couldn’t stop watching. I am thinking that there might be something similar that happens this weekend before the premiere of Season 7 this Sunday.

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One Response to “3 TV Shows I Can’t Get Enough of Watching (#2)”

  1. Pest Repeller November 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    i am a fan of most us tv shows like Oprah and Ellen, i really enjoy watching tv shows

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