I have to say, Alan Ball completely fucked the "Entourage" premiere over, because who the hell wants to watch some dumb half-hour Hollywood comedy after watching that trauma for well nigh on twenty minutes?
I mean, WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT ABOUT? David picks up some random freakshow, drives around with him for five minutes of screen time, and then gets taken hostage, robbed, beat up, forced to do crack, and nearly set on fire? For real, why did we have to watch this for almost half an hour? I don't have a problem with the show trying to be like, "Look, David is insecure and prone to random hookups and Keith is off on tour with that crazy Michelle Trachtenberg character, and this is what he gets for picking up a stranger like a moron." I have a problem with the show drawing the plotline out for half the show, no commercials or interruptions or breaks or relief of any kind, and turning the show into a complete horror movie. Basically, it was as if the show itself had been hijacked--as if the viewer were, too--and while I'm sure that's envelope-pushing and ground-breaking and great television and what the fuck all, I feel angry for having sat through the whole thing.
YOU MADE MY BEST FRIEND CRY, HORS!