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HBO’s Sunday Night Boys: HUNG & ENTOURAGE

July 20, 2009 by  

I don’t know about you, but on Sunday night’s my TV is set to HBO.  With the 1-2-3 hit of TRUE BLOOD, HUNG and ENTOURAGE, HBO is where all the cool kids hang out on Sunday nights.

Philboy already shared his thoughts on last night’s TRUE BLOOD, so let’s have a quick chat about HBO’s other Sunday night shows.

Despite having enjoyed the pilot more than most, I’ve been disappointed in HUNG over the past two weeks.  I’m really going to need the show to pick up the pace a little bit if I’m going to keep watching. Not much of anything has really been happening.  Hopefully Ray’s new “clients” will mean this show will actually start going somewhere. Storywise, there’s nothing to really sink your teeth into. Tanya is borderline pathetic. Ray’s problems with his neighbor are boring (although if the neighbor’s wife starts looking for a little “happiness” it could get interesting). And am I the only one that thinks the scenes with Jessica and the kids are pointless? I love, love, love the casting of Ray’s kids and I’m really to take on a bigger role in the series.

I’m not understanding how the show can drag this much in only the third episode. I’ll be sticking with it for now, but mostly because it’s sandwiched in between two can’t-miss series. Here’s to hoping the show adds a little spice. Given the subject matter, it shouldn’t be that hard (oh come on…it’s killing me not to add a ‘that’s what she said’ here…wait, I just did.)

Hopefully the writers and producers of ENTOURAGE have learned their lesson – despite how realistic the ups and downs of Hollywood may be, a downtrodden Vinnie Chase does not make for good TV.  But our boy is back on top and so is ENTOURAGE. I know it’s only two weeks into the new season, but I like the direction the show seems to be taking.  I think it’s going to be great for these guys to start having their own lives.  Drama is a somewhat successful TV actor. Eric’s career is starting to take off and he finally has his own place, and hopefully Sloane will come around soon (because seriously, I can’t watch the anorexic actress they have stalking E. Are we supposed to ignore her hideous eating disorder?) .  Turtle and Jamie Lyn seem quite happy. And Vince is back on top – where he should be.

As a big fan of the Lloyd/Ari dynamic, I hope to see their “battle” played up over the next few episodes. Ari, while usually entertaining, hasn’t really grown much since the beginning of the series.  It’s becoming a little stale.  Entertaining, but still stale.

The highlight of the episode was the unexpected appearance of Autumn Reeser as Lizzie Grant. Here’s to hoping we see more of her this season…I’m a big fan.  But please spare me any sex scenes with her and Gary Cole.  I beg of you.

Having almost blown off the show during its long hiatus, I’m glad that ENTOURAGE has once again become must see Sunday night TV for me!

Where my HBO watchers be at?! Thoughts on HUNG and/or ENTOURAGE? Any predictions on where the shows will go this season?


8 Responses to “HBO’s Sunday Night Boys: HUNG & ENTOURAGE”

  1. HBO’s Sunday Night Boys: HUNG & ENTOURAGE | Joe Hosting on July 20th, 2009 10:40 am

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  2. GMMR on July 20th, 2009 4:59 pm

    I thought more people would be watching both these shows. Hmmm.

  3. Kristi on July 20th, 2009 8:05 pm

    I am enjoy “Entourage” and I’m glad Vinnie’s back on top, as well! I have never seen or heard of “Hung” but I will look into it!

  4. Kristi on July 20th, 2009 8:05 pm

    I am enjoying “Entourage” and I’m glad Vinnie’s back on top, as well! I have never seen or heard of “Hung” but I will look into it!

  5. Emily on July 20th, 2009 11:17 pm

    I always love Entourage, but I’m also ready for that girl to go away – I actually really like E and Sloan together. I just dont but E as a womanizer. And I agree that it’s much better when Vince isn’t in a funk.
    And Hung, hmmm, not sure yet but I’m really close to deleting the season pass.

    I know someone else is writing the recap but I’m actually more interested in what you think about True Blood right now.

  6. Nicole on July 21st, 2009 12:00 am

    Just watched Entourage (after almost ditching it myself this year) and I too am pleasantly surprised that I’m enjoying it so far. I think you’re right – it’s nice that everyone is doing relatively well for once. And yes, the actress playing the stalker neighbour is problematic – her extreme thin-ness is totally distracting (not to mention the fact that she looks all of sixteen).

    I like E and Sloan – I’m sure it’s heading there eventually. Also, double thumbs up for Autum Reeser – it’s great to have her back on tv. I’m already dreading the sex scene with her and Cole – love him, but Cole in a sex scene will always remind me of the gross/hilarious sex scene dream sequence in Office Space (“hmmmm….yeeaaahhhhh…..”).

  7. big mac on July 21st, 2009 9:30 am

    Lloyd is awesome!! I don’t think they could have picked a worse actress for E’s stalker. She does look very young and thin that it is not fun to watch at all.

  8. stringer on July 21st, 2009 7:15 pm

    This blogger does a nice job analyzing overarching themes in “Entourage:”
    Show just isn’t what it used to be