Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Entourage: An "Entourage" fan salute

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! 


Pat said...

That ledge was terrifying...I wonder how many starlets Sam and Adrian combined have lost over the edge.

Kathy A. McDonald said...

I wouldn't want to speculate but if they all drank as much as I did that night....could be quite a few.