Friday, July 13, 2007

Entourage vs. The Sopranos




After catching up on last week's edition of Entourage, I finally have the ask the question. At what point can we say that Entourage is a better show than the Sopranos? I agree that the Sopranos certainly wins in the longevity category...but about half way through the fourth season, and not showing any signs of decline, I think Entourage will be around for a good long time to come. Way back when Sopranos episodes used to be off the hook, they had naked chicks, people getting mauled, backstabbing, the occassional tittie cameo from the Bada Bing girls, Ralphie stabbing everybody in the back, Christopher being Christopher, and some classic lines from Paulie Walnuts. But in its later years, I don't think there is any denying that the show lost its touch. With occassional gems thrown in from time-to-time, most of the episodes seemed to drag on with mundane character/plot development that we didn't care about and had really nothing to do with the actual story line. Am I wrong?

Entourage, on the other hand, seemingly packs 10 lbs. of sh*t in a 5 lb. bag so to speak. And what I mean by that is...while I'm watching an episode and I think that it must almost be over due to the amount of action that has gone on, I look at the clock and its only 10:15! In other words, tons of crap happens in that half hour and I don't remember the last time I saw a 'slow' episode. Not to mention, Entourage provides a wide array of ridiculously smokin' hot chicks (Jessica Alba, Jamie Pressley, and countless no name smoke shows) and hilarious cameos (i.e. Bob Sagat, Seth Green, James Woods, etc.). Ari could personally carry on an episode by himself.

So in closing...I know Entourage has its work cut out, but in my opinion I think it gives you more bang for your buck when compared with the Sopranos. Sorry T. Thoughts?


Orlando

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

all good points, norman. my stance is that only time will tell. it's too soon to say that entourage is better -- given the smaller body of work it has under its belt -- but for my money, there's no better show on TV right now than Entourage. I already can't wait for Sunday night. And let's not short-change Johnny Drama -- he too could carry an episode. What a gem of a character... and the similarities between him and Chieftain are undeniable and hilarious.

SlowStuff said...

Wow I couldnt have said it better my self Norman! Entourage def. has its work cut for it, however, what is this the fourth season? Entourage is killing it! Best show on Television!! My only thing is how long do you think they can keep this $hit up, I mean the show is reeeeeediculous so it would be hard for the episodes to stay as hype as they are!!! Your heating up Norman!! YOUR ON FIAAHHH!

Anonymous said...

HA! what a great call, Chieftain is exactly like Drama with less confidence

Simply Suds said...

Johnny Drama buggin' out on herb was the funniest thing I've ever seen.

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