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Not HBO quality,
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This review is from: Entourage : Complete HBO Season 1  [DVD]  (DVD)
I bought the DVD set of the first series of Entourage blind, on the strength of the reviews here. I also considered that with this being an HBO production, which also produces Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under, and The Wire, that it was foolproof to buy something else out of the same stable.
What can I say... I was disappointed. The first series has little depth, the humour's flat, and in no way does this series compare to some of the other sharp witty series that have come from HBO. I found myself laughing a couple of times, but generally I had little sympathy or interest in many of the characters who mostly come across as being shallow and vain - which in itself isn't a problem if the script and acting portray it well, which they didn't particularly. I would have liked snappier dialogue and more well-developed, portrayed characters (other comedies manage to portray their characters well quickly, and have you caring for them in really short spaces of time - witness 6 Feet Under, or Arrested Development for example). This show doesn't.
Having said that I did think that Ari Gold was a great character and I can't see why he didn't get used more often. Maybe he should have his own spin-off show??!
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Initial post: 6 Jun 2011, 19:10:38 BST
i must say you zapped it right with your review...it reminded me of American Pie without the asinine bravery...just an awful young male teen series, gauche, hackneyed and dull.
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