TV.com Commenter Shout-Outs: Your Recent Thoughts on Entourage, Sexist Cop Shows, and Our Age of Dragons Recap

It’s time again for TV.com Commenter Shout-Outs, where the best comments of the week are put up on a pedestal for all the world to admire!

News that an Entourage movie might actually be a viable, like, thing earned mixed reactions.

Some of you felt we were too hard on Entourage, and think that paying $17 on Fandango for Entourage: The 3-D IMAX Experience would be a fantastic use of your entertainment dollar. After all, if Sex and the City fans can have their terrible movies, why can’t Entourage fans have one too? Totally fair point of view!

Entourage Cast

robinh4 summed up that camp nicely:

I think an Entourage movie would be cool. But, only with a fantastic script. Because it can easily be a flop, based on other TV shows making movies. If they do make a movie, I'm totally looking forward to watching it. Entourage is great.


But Arch_Angel88 would like to see a different Marky Mark Production, altogether:

I have to agree with the TV.com Staff in regards to the Entourage movie. I would actually rather watch a movie with Jennifer Aniston as a single mother/bounty hunter who never told her ex-boyfriend (Walhberg)—a spy who secretly works for the CIA—that he is the father of her child. Now they unexpectedly must work together because the fugitive Aniston is chasing is involved in an international crime syndicate that Walhberg has been tasked to bring down. Secrets are shared, truths uncovered, and many plot holes laid bare in this quirky story about love and cliched romantic comedy devices. That **** would be better than an Entourage movie.


I would totally see that movie! Get to spec-writing, Arch!


Our post about NBC’s remake of Prime Suspect—and the controversial fedora worn by star Maria Bello—inspired some lively debate between the sexes.

Prime Suspect


First, Eric10301 felt the problem wasn’t with the hat, but with Bello’s character, whom he suggested behaved in a certain, off-putting way that rhymes with “itchy.”

Call me sexist but most of these "strong women" type cop shows really turn me off. For some reason most of the empowered women characters on TV come off as ****y to me. There are a few exceptions like Olivia on Fringe and Benson on SVU, but most of the time I find myself really disliking them.


Then mermayd took him up on his invitation to call him sexist:

She's a senior police officer Eric, not a porn star. She's not supposed to "turn you on." do you think Sipowiz in NYPD Blue was meant to turn people on?


Meanwhile, NormStansfiel felt the problem with the show was the out-of-touch depiction of modern-day police departments:

What's gonna doom this is not the fedora, it's the horsesh*t narrative about misogynistic male cops discriminating against the lone woman in their midst. Sorry, but this is neither the '50s nor downtown Kabul. It's just impossible for anyone living and working in the US today to buy into that premise. The NYPD homicide unit isn't going to mistreat a new detective just for being a woman. Or black. Or gay. It's just not gonna happen.

Get a new message to heavy-handedly weave into your shows, NBC. You're really not solving any problems, or bravely breaking any new ground with this one.


But just_a_name told him to wake up and smell the discriminatory coffee:

Really? Misogynistic male cops no longer exist? What alternate universe are you living in? The idea that prejudice against females or minorities in a field like law enforcement no longer exists is simply inaccurate.


Finally, our own Price Peterson sacrificed his Saturday night to watch SyFy's godawful Moby Dick-except-with-dragons-and-Danny-Glover movie and recapped the ridiculousness for our newest feature, We'll Watch It For You. If you haven’t checked it out yet, do so now! [Waiting...] Welcome back!


TrevPlatt said what all of us were thinking:

Hilarious. I get the distinct impression that your description was much, much, better than the film. I can't believe Jones and Glover were actually in this... hang on a second... yeah I can, it explains where the budget went! Keep writing these, they always make me laugh.


Arithon_UK thinks the network should consider another re-branding:

SyFy? SadFail would be a better name.

How many good things have they canceled so they can push this steaming stuff from their back passage?


That’s it for this week, everybody! Keep watching, and keep commenting.

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Aug 07, 2011
I read the comments on the Entourage movie.... Reaction can't honestly be described as mixed. About 70% of the commenters liked the idea and about 80% observed that the (male reviewers of the) TV.com staff is bunch of (rhymes with witchy) little girls! You know, like spies.
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Aug 10, 2011
Like spies! Nice Burn Notice ref. Made me laugh.
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Aug 07, 2011
Norm, I both live and work in the US and am sorry to tell you that workplace discrimination is still alive and well. I work in a warehouse environment and can personally attest to having to listen to racist, sexist, and homophobic comments on an almost daily basis. People don't always intend to come off that way but they just don't think before they speak. The building staffs about 150 employees, of which 10 are Women. One female management worker hears sexual comments about herself everyday from dozens of different men. We also have a Transgender individual who is the subject of ridicule and threats. She was threatened with slurs and violence for just enforcing a policy that everyone has to abide by according to FAA regulations. We, as employees, are subject to a $2500 fine and termination if we don't enforce it. I was once asked by another employee "How can you work next to that thing?". I hear derogatory comments made against minorities for things that have no relation to their race, gender, sexual preference. If a white person makes a mistake or behaves in a certain way, it's an individual problem. But if a minority does the same thing, it is because they are hispanic, female, or gay. That is the world I live in, friend. And if you think it's unbelievable just because they are cops, then you must not read the news very often. Some police officers are the worst scum out there. They are, after all, Human like us.
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Aug 07, 2011
I honestly can't see an Entourage movie being anything more than a two-hour episode, and masturbatory at that. I DO like the show, quite a lot for some reason, but I can't see how a movie would differ one wit from the show itself and I think therefore it is redundant.



And again, while I do like the show, and because of the nature of the content it could be drawn out for a long, long time, there are elements of it that are getting tired; Ari and his wife, for starters... the whole thing with Sloan and E, etc. Kevin Dillon rocks in the show, though.
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Aug 06, 2011
of course you guys use the only comment about the entourage movie that agrees with you. i cant wait for an entourage movie!
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Aug 06, 2011
entourage awesome, age of dragons horrible
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Aug 06, 2011
I'm way ahead of you Seth, I already have a screenplay in the works. Andy Tennant has tenuously agreed to direct, Christian Slater has been slated in as the leader of the crime syndicate, and Kristen Wiig is rumored to be playing Aniston's best friend, reprising her inspired SNL character Penelope. I also have a working title "At Least It's Not The Entourage Movie".
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