My name is Matt Mitovich, and it is my pleasure to be guest-blogging the season finale of
Entourage because, well, this show represents the
dream, baby. Outside of sports, it's perhaps the best TV-candy for men.
It was a real seesaw tonight as the boys entertained big offers from people they had little interest in doing business with and little offers from bigger fish with better distribution. In the end, they were forced to take the absolute littlest offer - Harvey's singular dollar - and while that was a bit sad, I prefer that finale to a truly happy, $75-million outcome. It was somewhat validating to see "Medellin" actually pegged as the crap it appeared to be in the fleeting glimpses we got over the past season. To have had the Cannes crowd come forth, unified, and proclaim Vince sporting bad prosthetics and worse acting to be the bee's knees would have been very tough to swallow.
It's funny: In his TVGuide.com Q&A earlier this week, Adam Goldberg teased that moneyman Nicky was in a bad place. I just never thought having two naked bombshells draped on each other was that "bad."
One of my favorite recurring themes in
Entourage is the Ari-Dana relationship. I almost wish we could get a prequel spin-off chronicling their torrid past, because each run-in between them sheds such an interesting (if vulgar) light on what they once had.
"I was full of s--t when I told you I had a condom at Live Aid; this is real."
"She made me split the abortion."
I read in every tune-in alert that Drama would draw some attention in Cannes for his "Viking Quest" run, but never did I think it'd be in the form of such a sweet insta-love story. And he got the girl in the end! I'd love to see Jacqueline return to L.A. Our little Johnny is in love.
All in all, a pretty darn good cap to the split season, and I'm sad to bid the gang adieu for another several months. Before I bid
you adieu, some bullets:
" The episode did a superb job of selling me on the boys actually being at Cannes (perhaps because they actually shot there during the film festival). Things like that make
Entourage seem all the more genuine.
" The asides to Lloyd's vacation with Tom were fleeting blasts. A shame I cannot recount here Ari's specific directive on how to hype "Medellin" à la JT.
" Ari to Yair: "Not unless you still have the Mossad on retainer."
" The ice sculpture pouring Lloyd his drink - oh my!
" Ari "hugging" Harvey to goose Dana into dealing
" That was one cool white Yankees hat Turtle was sporting!
" Ari professing to Dana, "I
am Nicky" - only to realize that when it comes to Yair's speed dial, he isn't.
See you next year, boys!
My name is Matt Mitovich and it is my pleasure to be guest-blogging the season finale of Entourage because well this show represents the dream baby Outside of sports its perhaps the best TV-candy for menIt was a real seesaw tonight as the boys entertained big offers from people they had little interest in doing business with and little offers from bigger fish with better distribution In the end they were forced to take the absolute littlest offer Harveys singular dollar and while that was a bit sad I prefer that finale to a truly happy 75-million outcome It was somewhat validating to see Medellin actually pegged as the crap it appeared to be in the fleeting glimpses we got over the past season To have had the Cannes crowd come forth unified and proclaim Vince sporting bad prosthetics and worse acting to be the bees knees would have been very tough to swallowIts funny In his TVGuidecom QA earlier this week Adam Goldberg teased that moneyma