There's always a market for male escapism. The Fast and the Furious franchise is just the next in a long line of films to prove this. The problem with escapism on television is that what we can fall into for two hours may not hold over a full season, let alone eight.
With no interesting characters save Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Ari Gould (Jeremy Piven), no real stakes, and no women with more personality than a wall calendar, Entourage quickly revealed its true colors. While a season of popcorn-light comic scenarios and bro blunders was fun, watching these men pathetically chance into more and more money and women while doing nothing grew stale well before HBO pulled the plug.