Sunday, August 30, 2009

6.08 - The Sorkin Notes - Review

What Happened This Week? Eric met with Sloan; Vince hired a security expert.

The Funniest Line(s):

What Made This Episode?
Let me take a moment to, uh, absorb what exactly happened in this episode.

Okay. I’m ready.

Where to start? Everything was pitch-perfect tonight -- from the writing to directing and, of course, the acting from everyone -- but Gary Cole toward the end of the episode was heartbreaking, especially with Sorkin understanding his pain.

That’s not to say that Vince’s story didn’t also intrigue. I loved Peter Stormare as Aaron and the advancement between Eric and Sloan worked aswell.

Favorite Moment?
Andrew Klein driving his car into his wife’s house? You couldn’t help but feel bad.

Gripes? None tonight. I really loved this episode.

Overall Opinion? As I said above, the episode was fantastic.

Next Week: Adam Davies is back.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

6.07 - No More Drama - Review

What Happened This Week? A break-in at the Chase house; Eric started his new job.

The Funniest Line(s): “Ari Gold sent them. The delivery guy said to tell you good luck and that you are no a longer a pizza boy, you’re a pizza man.”

What Made This Episode?
Drama trying restlessly to find a way back on the lot worked for me, and I loved Eric’s meeting with Bob Saget. Seeing Kate Mara as Eric’s new assistant (I think) and Scott Caan as a rival agent was a nice touch to the episode as well.

Favorite Moment?
Who didn’t love Drama being found with a wire? I can’t wait to see what Coaxley has up his sleeve.

Gripes? I wanted more Ari. For the time that he had this episode, Piven excelled.

Overall Opinion? A great episode following last week.

Next Week: The boys ramp up security; Andrew has a meeting with Aaron Sorkin.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

6.06 - Murphy's Lie - Review

What Happened This Week? Drama ran into some trouble with an executive; Eric made a decision about his career.

The Funniest Line(s):
“Go. You so much as eye-fuck another agent in this building, I will deport you naked to the Taliban.”

What Made This Episode?
I know this is a complete cop-out, but literally everything. It was the best episode of the season. Marlo storming into Miller Gold was pitch-perfect -- you felt her pain. Eric finally making a decision about his future as a manager worked perfectly.

And, of course, Drama and Dan Coaxley. Obviously it’s easy to predict that Drama’s chokehold won’t bode well for him, but I hope they make it even more interesting than Coaxley’s dislike for Drama.

Gripes? It’s hard to have a gripe about the best episode of the season.

Favorite Moment?
Many contenders -- but Marlo in Miller Gold was hilarious and at the same time saddening.

Honorable Mention: For this week, it’s George Segal as Murray. He’s great in the role.

Overall Opinion? As I said, best episode of the season.

Next Week:
A break-in at Vince’s house; Eric starts his new job.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

6.05 - Fore - Review

What Happened This Week? The gang played in a charity golf event.

The Funniest Line(s): “You broke Tom Brady’s club? You asshole. Sorry about that, Tom.”

What Made This Episode?
The constant belly-aching of Drama over his skills as a golfer. He really stole the show for me tonight -- though Ari and Tambor ran a close second with their quarrelling.

Plot-wise, the season seems to be moving forward. Eric and Sloan fighting was some real development and I do hope Eric takes the job that was offered to him.

Favorite Moment? What to choose from? When you have Tambor, Wahlberg and Brady, it’s impossible to pick. Narrowing it down, however, it’d have to be when Drama snapped Brady’s club: classic.

Eric taking the job on the field. Right there. No questions asked. He may end up taking the job in future episodes, but I think it would have been interesting to see him jump at the chance in this episode.

Honorable Mention: Ari and Lloyd. They had some great moments in this episode.

Overall Opinion? Once again, a great episode.

Next Week: Ari has a problem; Turtle goes back to college.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

6.04 - Running on E - Review

What Happened This Week? Drama ran all over town to cast the role of his love interest; Vince tried to entertain himself.

The Funniest Line(s): “Maybe you need to add a Geography lesson."

What Made This Episode? Andrew Klein. His story has been a little on the edge for me since the premiere, but tonight finally made me love it. Breaking down in his car and having to have Ari give him some real advice -- it was a nice moment.

Favorite Moment? Drama showing up to the set of Five Towns.

Gripes? I think the only gripe I had was the Enzo Ferrari push-back. With Vince learning to drive in the premiere, I hope they still move forward with it.

Honorable Mention: David Schwimmer. The agency scene was fantastic.

Overall Opinion? Great episode with many classic moments.

Next Week: The boy’s golf.