Entourage

Season 2 Episode 6

Chinatown

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Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Jul 10, 2005 on HBO
8.7
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The boys are starting to get low on cash and to help pay the bills, Ari lands Vince a gig appearing in a lucrative foreign commercial. Meanwhile, Turtle decides to make his own money by entering an Xbox boxing tournament, but he gets ousted early on by a young gaming prodigy. Eric needs to get a copy of “Queens Boulevard” to James Cameron so he can see Vince’s work, but Walsh refuses to screen it before he shows it at Sundance. Luckily, the A-list director agrees to attend the Sundance screening of the film, offering hope that Vince may still end up with the "Aquaman" role.moreless

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  • Review

    7.2
    The boys are starting to get low on cash and to help pay the bills, Ari lands Vince a gig appearing in a lucrative foreign commercial. Meanwhile, Turtle decides to make his own money by entering an Xbox boxing tournament, but he gets ousted early on by a young gaming prodigy. Eric needs to get a copy of "Queens Boulevard" to James Cameron so he can see Vince's work, but Walsh refuses to screen it before he shows it at Sundance. Luckily, the A-list director agrees to attend the Sundance screening of the film, offering hope that Vince may still end up with the "Aquaman" role. This episode kind of drifted away form the main plot a little as it focused a lot around Turtle and his attempts to win an Xbox tournament. If Vinces deal had all ready been done, I think that would have been a better time to have a filler episode like this. The Bxox scenes werent all that funny and the drug trick wasn't even comical. The chinese commercial was pretty boring, as another woman falls for Vince is about the way to sum it up. Aqauman hardly advanced other then the direcotr is going to watch Queens Boulavard. The plot didnt advance and this episode wasnt funny...pretty much sums it up.moreless
  • I've never been this jealous!

    9.3
    Not having seen the title of this episode, I dived into the world of Entourage without a blank mind. And oh how did my mind fill up with pleasure during the course of this episode.



    The thought of getting $500,000 just to have my pretty face put on the cans of a Chinese Redbull makes me jealous, but oh my, all those Chinese women! This episode was littered with them! And no, not just women, but the type of women one rarely ever gets the pleasure of seeing. That! made me jealous.



    I don't get it though, Vince has a new girl every episode. The girl in this episode, the one with the unpronounceable name, is assigned to Vince to show him the moves, and ten minutes later they're all being cute and cuddly with themselves and their XBox? I might sound bitter, but I admit I wish I was like him.





    And haha, Turtle got his butt whooped by a little black guy. Everyone hates Chris, haha.moreless
  • Perhaps not the best episode, but certianly not the worst

    8.7
    Although some of the plot devices in this episode felt slightly clunky, overall i really did enjoy it.



    The best thing would have to have been some of the funny lines. The Tarantino line in particular had me laughing out loud. Ari in his meeting, once again showing himself to be a complete and utter bastard, also had me laughing. I keep feeling worse and worse for loving his character so much. And the advert at the end had me in histerics. Look out especially for the guy in the blonde old lady wig. Priceless.



    Perhaps most interesting about this episode is the fact that you actually get to see Vince acting in this ep. Both a scene from Queens Boulevard and the advert at the end. Man, this guy really can't act. Walhberg really has modelled him on himself...moreless
  • The upward spiral stops.

    6.0
    I believe that ever since its fourth episode, Entourage has been on a steady incline. Each episode is better than the one before, always improving the series in character and/or plot development.



    But last Sunday's episode Chinatown ended that streak. It's not that it was a bad episode, but it was noticeably lacking in moving ahead the characters or the plot. It was a detour and no character really had to face any conflict. It was mostly Drama and Turtle playing the fools while Vince continued to enjoy the perks of stardom.



    But what I found most infuriating about this episode was how it ended. Ari shows up and apparently the whole Cameron mess is resolved. Cameron is cool with seeing the print at Sundance and he's willing to meet with Vince because of the serendipitous involvement of Sharon Stone (like she would honestly be able to push Cameron towards Vince. Total number of movies they've worked together on? Zero. Hell, Vince would be better off if Michael Biehn played Aquaman's mother). The ending of this episode robbed us of the resolution to this conflict. We didn't see a single scene of Ari or Eric fighting for Vince and that makes the resolution of this episode, unearned.



    Also, with the exception of Drama's small role, Vince's commercial was pretty unimpressive.



    Still, even on a rare miss like this episode, Entourage remains a show that demands to be seen. Words cannot express how psyched I am that they're getting Cameron to play himself in the upcoming episode.moreless
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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Eric: Ari, I'm getting killed over here, Vince is not happy.
      Ari: Of course he's not happy, nobody's happy in this town except for the losers. Look at me I'm miserable, that's why I'm rich.

    • Ari: Her favorite actor in this town is you.
      Vince: Sharon Stone said that?
      Ari: Absolutely.
      Vince: She's still good looking.
      Ari: Yeah, in the right light.

    • Turtle: It looks like it's me and you in the first round, kid. I just wanna wish you good luck.
      Little kid: Yeah, you too, fat boy.
      Drama and Eric: (watching from afar and laughing hard)
      Turtle: Oh, ha-ha. Little wise-ass. (pulls the kid's controller out)

    • Drama: I still remember my first national commercial.
      Eric: Oh, what was that, Valtrex?
      Drama: Yeah it was, so f*cking what? It got me my Fiat. Plus I got a blow job from the makeup girl who put my sores on.

    • Drama: I do like the action you're getting off this thing.
      Turtle: I know, it's like I'm superhuman. I know 250 bucks is a lot to spend on a controller, but you know what? F*ck it, it's a tax deduction, right?
      Eric: You have to have an income to have a tax deduction.
      Vince: Where's Vince's income, playa? This controller, a bag of crip weed and I'm walking away with the belt.

    • Eric: Ari, I'm getting killed over here. Vince isn't happy.
      Ari: Of course he's not happy. Nobody's happy in this town except for the losers. Look at me. I'm miserable--that's why I'm rich.
      Eric: Cut, the bullsh*t, I'm serious. Vince needs a job.
      Ari: Sounds like you might too. I tell you what, Domino's is hiring. Why don't you put that little pizza sign on top of your Maserati? Now that is comedy.

    • Eric: (clearly irritated) You wanted to hire me yesterday, Drama.
      Drama: That was yesterday, bro.
      Eric: (looks off and rolls his eyes)

    • Vince: Okay, so Johnny's got his plan. Turtle's got a plan. What's your plan, Manager?
      Eric: I'm working on some things, Vince.
      Vince: You may wanna work on calling Emily back. She left three messages.
      Eric: Yeah, what am I gonna say, "I'm an idiot? I shouldn't have promised you the print of a movie I can't get"?
      Vince: I like the idiot part.
      Eric: Why don't you call Walsh?
      Vince: Ah, see, here's the thing you don't seem to be grasping. I don't make the calls. I make the movies. And I make the money, or at least I used to.

    • Turtle: I drank three bottles of water in the car for this, so could we just get this over with, please?
      X-Box Girl: This is X-box, loser…not the Olympics. We don't give drug tests. If we did, we'd be out of business, idiot.

    • Scott Wick: I swear to Christ, E, if this movie isn't genius, I am going to have him killed.
      Eric: Scott, what are you talking about? You can't even get the print of your own movie, alright? You're not having anyone killed.

    • Ari: Chang Chung is the hottest director in Hong Kong. Tarantino has already decided he's the next guy he wants to steal from.
      Vince: Cool, the guy must be good. Tarantino only steals from the best.

    • Eric: Is your dad home?
      Model: My dad lives in Tennessee. You must be looking for my "daddy."

    • Drama: I'm not going to hit a girl.
      Li Lei: Only girl in the room is the one wearing pretty yellow belt.

    • Drama: I had a small part in The Crow.
      Turtle: He was the bird!

    • Eric: Yeah, why be a movie star when you can be an international spokesperson?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Location Credits:

      "Turtle plays "Fight Night" at a store kiosk"
      Universal Citywalk
      1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
      Universal City, CA 91608

      "Ari sells Vince on the idea of doing an overseas commercial"
      Urth Caffé
      8565 Melrose Ave
      West Hollywood, CA 90069-5105

      "Turtle "fights" 12 year old Herbie Green for the title of EA's "Fight Night" champion"
      Circus Nightclub
      6655 Santa Monica Boulevard
      Los Angeles, CA 90038

    • Music Credits

      "114" by Joseph Vitarelli
      "Problem" by Seth Marcel
      "Smoko Loco" by Extreme
      "Aganju (Original)" by Bebel Gilberto
      "Absurd" by Fluke
      "We Come 1" by Faithless
      "Right On" by Freestylers
      "E Tan Pou Viv" by Wyclef Jean
      "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Night Fight" by Tan Dun
      "(HOFD) Opening Title" by Shigeru Umebayashi
      "Peonyhouse" by Shigeru Umebayashi

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