Entourage: Season Three, Part 1
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44 of 49 found the following review helpful:
Victory!!! Feb 27, 2007
By Buck Smith
Best season so far. Don't be fooled by the `Part 1' tag, you are still getting the same number of shows as the first 2 DVD sets. These episodes have great cameos (Seth Green was hilarious) and they built up to a good break in the story. It was very satisfying as a stand alone season, so who really cares if HBO wants to call Season 4, "Season 3, Part 2?" I can't wait for `Part 2.'
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
This series just keeps getting better Apr 09, 2007
By Steven Scott
The third season may very well be my favorite so far. Not to imply that the other seasons aren't great. We left off last season with Vince getting ready to shoot Aquaman and now we're back after the movie has wrapped and is ready to premiere. This season has character development in spades and the cast are given equal screen time to shine (save for Debi Mazur who's pregnant this season). To go into detail would ruin the experience.
Another of my favorite aspects of this show are the amount of locations. This show shoots all over Hollywood and you get to see a lot of it in this season, from the Aquaman premiere in west LA, to the Warner and Universal lots, to a house party in Encino, this show is always on the move. We even catch a glimpse of Vince in the Aquaman movie at the Santa Monica pier. Best of all is when the boys hit Vegas and bump into Seth Green and his entourage. By far my favorite cameo. Other notables are James Woods, Paul Haggis and Ed Burns.
Overall, a very entertaining show with a continually developing storyline. It's very funny, with plenty of industry inside jokes, but it's also got some great drama(and I don't mean Johnny, but he's good too.) Despite it being Part 1, it's got an excellent cliffhanger ending to reel you in for more. I caught the new episode tonight and it's hard to wait week to week instead of one after another on dvd, the way this show is meant to be watched, like one long movie. Can't get enough of this show.
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Season 3, Part 1 is Awesome. Mar 08, 2007
By R. Meade
I recently purchased Entourage Season 3, Part 1 from a BJ's Wholesale Club on 3.6.2007 and as it seems it's not supposed to of been sold until April. This dvd is Amazing, and don't be worried about it being a part 1. This dvd box set pretty much leads right up to the next episode that will be aired in April it has 12 episodes on the discs just 2 episodes short of the amount on Season 2 Box set and 4 more than the season 1 box set. This show is amazing.
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Excellent start to season 3 Feb 05, 2007
For one this season started out great and I'm looking forward to April when the rest of the episodes will start airing.
HBO has broken up seasons before, not sure why people are acting like this is something new (i.e. Sex and the City, Sopranos, etc...).
I agree that HBO box sets are a bit pricey. Though when you think about it you are getting your money's worth with the quality of HBO programming.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
The Best of the Series Yet May 04, 2007
Vince and the gang are back for another round. "Aquaman" is a major hit and sends Vince into the ranks of becoming a bona fide superstar. But as the Hollywood establishment soon learns much to Ari's chagrin, Vince is more concerned about acting and being an artist than he is in making tons of money and being famous. Not that he doesn't like fame, because he obviously does as do all the boys in the entourage. Ari and Eric spend most of their time trying to get Vince his next movie (though Eric gets sidetracked by having a threesome), Drama finds himself landing the lead role in pilot directed by Eddie Burns, and Turtle struggles to strike out on his own as rapper Saigon's manager. Beside trying to get Vince a job, Ari also has his hands full as he begins a new major talent agency.
My favorite episodes in the series include:
Episode 1: "Aquamom" & Episode 2: "One Day in the Valley"--these two episodes basically go together and flow nicely if watched back to back. "Aquamom" revolves around the premier of "Aquaman" and "One Day in the Valley" has Vince and the gang heading into the Valley on opening day to watch the movie in a local theatre as they wait and see if Vince's film can become the highest grossing opening day movie in history.
Episode 8: "The Release"--Ari, Eric, and Vince get word that QUEEN'S BOULEVARD is going to get a major national release. But there's a catch, the studios have colorized the film making the black and white masterpiece into a monster of color that makes Willy Wonka look drab.
Episode 10: "I Wanna Be Sedated"--Ari tries to get rid of both Eric and old-time legendary producer Bob Ryan (Martin Landau). Eric & Bob get along well and end up finding Vince's next movie, a biopic about The Ramones.
Episode 11: "What About Bob?"--Ari, Eric, and Bob go to the studios to pitch The Ramones film for Vince, but Ari wants to leave Bob out of the meetings while he deals with the big boys.
Episode 12: "Sorry, Ari."--upset about Ari's handling of The Ramones biopic, the Entourage begins shopping around for possible new agents and have to decide between Ari's friendship and the success of Vince's career.
Like the previous seasons of ENTOURAGE, this one is chock full of guest stars including James Cameron, Seth Green, Penny Marshall, Paul Haggis, James Woods, and Martin Landau to name a few. Martin Landau is an amazing talent and he steals every scene he is in. Episodes 10 & 11 are watching for his performance alone.
Though ENTOURAGE has now become a hit cable series, the show is still essentially a soap opera for guys. However, in this season, there's a lot more dramatic action that occurs. For instance, Vince becomes a superstar but struggles to find the balance between fame and remaining true to his artistic sensibilities. Ari finally begins his own powerful talent agency, but struggles between his responsibilities as Vince's friend and his affection for him as his friend. Of the three seasons available, Season 3 is the best one out.
The DVD includes commentaries on three episodes with executive producer Doug Ellin and stars Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara and the "Vegas Baby, Vegas!" featurette about the making of the Vegas episode.
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