Another episode of Entourage is in the books, and once again I’m feeling a bit unsatisfied. Maybe writer Ally Musika is trying too hard – she tried to cram everything men love into a ~30 minute show.Once again we saw cars, gadgets, watches, women, crude jokes (Ari discussing flexibility), and Budweisers. She even threw in football this week. I can’t believe she didn’t talk about bacon! She had the perfect opportunity to tie in every man’s favorite food when Eric, Turtle, and Drama were at the diner – instead she chose to focus on hash browns. Missed opportunity! (Bacon side note: if you haven’t tried Bacon Hot Sauce, you should pick some up. Trust me. You want it).
On the car front, there wasn’t anything too exciting to report. We saw Ari rolling around in his 7-series BMW and E parking his Aston Martin. In a surprise turn of events, even a Chevy Camaro made a cameo (USA! USA!). Clearly we’re going to see a few Ferraris in the near future. Stay tuned.
The gadget battle was DOMINATED by Apple. Vince had an iPhone 3, Turtle had a MacBook Pro, and Ari’s agency was full of iMacs. It’s only a matter of time before we see an iPad and an iPhone 4, right?
Unfortunately there wasn’t too much to report on the watch front. It looked like Turtle was still wearing a Panerai and Drama was still wearing his unidentified rectangular watch. Ari’s watch made a brief appearance, and it looked like he was wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph – it was definitely tough to tell, though.
As usual, Entourage did not disappoint on the female front. First it was a poolside scene with one billion bikini-clad models and then it was a strip club scene with plenty of topless dancers. No worries – there were also plenty of women who played roles that were relevant to the storyline.
Once again we saw Dania Ramirez playing Turtle’s disgruntled ex-employee. Looks like she’ll stick around for a few episodes – there’s no way that storyline has played out in its entirety.
Maria Menounos also made an appearance as herself (can’t believe you actually get paid for doing that) – she interviewed Vince about his upcoming Ferrari movie. I hope I’m wrong, but she probably isn’t going to stick around for too many episodes.
It was nice to see that Perrey Reeves played a more prominent role this week. I think her character is often overlooked and under-appreciated.
Eric’s assistant Jennie, played by Janet Montgomery, also made a big splash. Something tells me that she and Vince are going to spend some time together in an upcoming episode. The groundwork was laid with a little office flirting.
And finally, Autumn Reeser played a prominent role as an agent at Ari’s firm. Judging from the previews for next week’s episode, she’d about to get canned. Hopefully that doesn’t mean her time on the show is finished.
And speaking of previews, I’m excited for next week’s episode. I thought the 30 seconds worth of previews were more interesting than all of episode 2. I hope it lives up to my expectations.
What did you think of episode 2?
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