I'm a big fan of HBO's "Entourage"--it's more than a guilty pleasure, it's become a favorite and this season is definitely funnier (only two episodes but still...). Without a doubt my favorite character is Johnny "Drama" Chase (Kevin Dillon); he's always been the Everyman character and I'm sincerely hoping he wins an Emmy this Sunday. I interviewed the show's producer last year because, as you might notice, the show is a fun travelogue of a certain "aspirational" part of Los Angeles. New clubs, venues and this week the historic Orpheum theater are shown off and seamlessly integrated into the story lines. Locations with views are a signature feature.
Vinnie Chase's (Adrian Grenier) former pad had jetliner views of the basin: in real life it's the wow home of L.A.'s nightlife kingpin and soon-to-be hotelier Sam Nazarian. During the summer, I sat on Sam's fab built-in deck and took in the city lights while sampling star chef Jose Andres' elegant paella and smooth cocktails. No Turtle or E in sight, but I could just imagine that they would have dug it too!