Sunday, October 5, 2008

5.05 - Tree Trippers - Review

What Happened This Week? Because life isn't on Vince's side, he and the crew travel to Joshua Tree and embark on a mind altering trip and must ultimately decide on the direction of Vince's career. Meanwhile, back home, Lloyd and Tom wreck Ari's house with a rave.

The Funniest Line? A massive chunk of this episode has line after line that have become more hilarious by the second. So I won't choose this week, and leave only with this: "And I'm even happy to see E!"

What Made This Episode? Irregularity. This episode is the curveball this season. It's weird, it's funny, it wonderfully includes science in the most wacky way possible. It's a risky move when a character is high for an entire twenty-nine minutes, but it worked well.

Moment Of Surprise? Ari and Lloyd having a heartfelt moment between one another. It's been bubbling up for the longest time.

Gripes? I can't say I loved this episode, but it certainly isn't the worst. Ari managed to grow a little more as a character and Vince decided that he'd rather die before making an animated film. One especially focused around a dog… in the snow.

Greatest Cameo? Considering that he was in a third of the episode, it's hardly a cameo, but Eric Roberts exceeded expectations and even became a guru of sort.

Next Week? It's the week we've all been dreading. Dom is back. Turtle is now Drama's assistant. And what may be the worst situation for Ari, he must convince Alan to cast Vince. Next week. Be there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i haven't seen the episode yet, but I assume when you say animal you mean an animated movie. That's funny if Vince really thinks that considering in season 3 I think, he was talking about being in Madagascar 2.

October 5, 2008 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Actually no. Benji is a live action film, but as for the reader not to be confused, it's been changed to animated, as it's really more of a hybrid of human and dog.

October 5, 2008 at 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't lovin' this one- kinda left me feeling high and dry like the desert itself. Here's my full review:

October 6, 2008 at 3:09 AM  
Blogger J.A. Zolla said...

I thought the episode was terrific. Really interesting seeing Ari in that state-of-mind and having a special moment with Lloyd. Hilarious episode.

October 6, 2008 at 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was pretty impressed with this episode. E not being able to talk was hilarious. Next week I believe things will be getting even more interesting. Also, where has Bow Wow been? I thought he was going to be a regular in the season?

October 6, 2008 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Brandan said...

I didn't think it was perfect nor was it terrible. It did however, exceed expectations. The summary for it seemed plain, but they pulled it off well. E definitely stole the show. "Call your mother in the morning Turtle." It was the perfect line to say at the time. I think all the characters did great, and I can already see Jeremy Piven's next Emmy win.

October 6, 2008 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was easily the worst Entourage episode so far.
I don't really know why, but it wasn't funny at all.
Actually the first episode which pace was way off.

November 4, 2008 at 4:57 AM  

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