Entourage: The Complete 6th Season
Cast: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Perry Reeves, Rex Lee & Jeremy Piven
Creator: Mark Wahlberg
New York University '00
"I don't think you're dumb... I just think at times you're under-exposed to information." -Murphy Brown
Entourage: The Complete 6th Season
Review By: Dan Deevy
I know I sound like a broken record to anyone who consistently reads my Entourage reviews but I can’t escape the fact that Jeremy Piven steals this show episode by episode year after year and remains the only reason to keep tuning back in.
Year five of this romp through young Hollywood was by far and away my favorite year because horrible things finally started happening to the boys. Super star Vince was unseated as King of Hollywood and one by one their dreams started to fall apart. Call me crazy but after four straight years of watching them get their way over and over again I was dying to see some cold water splashed on their smug faces.
Unfortunately for me, season six sees the crew back on top of their game and Vince’s star has risen brighter and higher than ever thanks to a miracle career saving phone call from director Martin Scorsese at the end of season five. Things are right again in the world of Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and the boys are once again living it up with gorgeous models, race car driving excursions, private jets, trips around the world, appearances on Leno, the whole shebang.
So what in the world is there to talk about when conflicts and obstacles have become a thing of the past? Good question. For Vince, aside from a brief run in with a would-be stalker there’s nothing. So we move on and pay attention to the other boys trying to make it on their own outside of the Vincent Chase shadow. Eric (Kevin Connolly) contemplates the future of the one man ‘Murphy Group’ and the on again off again romance with the gorgeous Sloane (Emmanuelle Chriqui), Drama (Kevin Dillon) muddles through life on a television show that wants to see him tortured week in, week out and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) struggles with having a girlfriend that’s so far out of his league no one can believe they’re together (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) plus he tries to make a go of it on his own as a college student and young entrepreneur.
But as always the best moments of the season happen in the office of the Miller Gold Talent Agency. Ari (Jeremy Piven) has taken on a new partner in Andrew Klein (Gary Cole) who starts an uproar in the office and in Ari’s personal life when he starts sleeping with one of the junior agents (Autumn Reeser) and sends his now soon-to-be x-wife (Jami Gertz) over the edge causing him troubles at home with is own wife (Perrey Reeves). On top of all of that his faithful assistant Lloyd (Rex Lee) is finally demanding the promotion to full agent that he so obviously deserves – but that he won’t get without a real fight.
Anytime the story line strays from Ari and all things
The special features on this set include the awesome season recaps which I still think should be a feature that all television show DVD’s should come with. You can get completely caught up on what you may have missed or forgotten about going all the way back to the very first year of the show. There are a few audio commentaries that I never listen to, A Day at the Race Track that goes behind-the-scenes of the boys living out yet another childhood fantasy of being race car drivers for a day and also Life at the Top which is a really good making-of featurette focusing on season six as a whole with great interviews with the cast talking about how their characters have grown over the years and in this season in particular. There’s also a short featurette of Matt Damon directing a PSA for a children’s charity that’s pretty funny as he berates Vince for not being able to read 5 lines in an honest way to the camera. This was by far my favorite feature and one of my favorite moments of the entire season. Matt Damon playing himself as an overly passionate humanitarian and acknowledging how bad an actor Vince actually is, was awesome.
This wasn’t my favorite season of this show but I also watched it all the way through when it was first airing on HBO and I enjoyed watching it again when it came time to review the DVD so I guess I can’t dislike it too much. Right?