I’ve thought the start of this season was particularly strong. It feels like the writers have largely gone back to their roots with the show.
Over the last couple seasons they really went away from the womanizing and the T & A that was the icing on the cake for the comedy. So far this season that’s back as a driving force for the guys and for the viewers.
I like that Vinnie is back to caring about his career. For a while there he was trending towards the eccentric, uncooperative prima donna. Now that he’s willing to work and extend himself to get what he wants it is reminiscent of the first season. The over confidence might have been accurate for a up and coming actor, but it wasn’t as much fun to watch.
I like that Ari is being honest with Vince about his acting ability. For the first time he’s not getting smoke blown up his ass. We’ll see if this comes back to bite him, Vince could suddenly get the Yips if he becomes too unsure of his ability.
The scene where Ari slaps Adam Davies is just priceless. I loved the whole drag racing and escalating pranks story and then Ari going all medieval.
I wonder if the downfall of Vince’s career will mean more real world actors will make cameos as costars or rivals as well as Ari’s clients. The show has been very insular since the Aquaman storyline so perhaps this will be a return to form. I liked when the show was the “It show” for IRL Hollywood actors to be on.