‘En­tourage’: Still, and Very Much, a Player

The Washington Post Sunday - - Sunday Source - By Tom Shales

An an­gry writer could take the ma­te­rial that goes into each episode of HBO’s “En­tourage” and make of it a bit­ter, scathing as­sault on Hol­ly­wood and the ran­cid val­ues it pumps into Amer­ica. But “En­tourage” is no as­sault; it’s a party, a spree, a pic­nic on the beach. It’s a se­duc­tive cel­e­bra­tion of ex­cess and in­dul­gence, not a guilty plea­sure but a gilt-edged one.

Re­turn­ing tonight at 10 with the first of eight new episodes (the “sec­ond part of its third sea­son,” HBO con­fus­ingly says), “En­tourage” is at least as good as ever and maybe bet­ter, even though its two ad­ver­sar­ial he­roes, Vince the movie star and Ari the agent, have been sep­a­rated. For at least the first five episodes, they are monar­chs of par­al­lel do­mains, each stub­bornly try­ing not to go crawl­ing back to the other.

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