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A Secret Admirer
February 5th, 2010

Dear Entourage,

You are not the least bit romantic.  You are not soft-spoken or sensitive.  You do not whisper loving affections into my ears.  You are more interested in one-night stands than good-night kisses.  And yet, I am so in love with you.

I love you for your characters.  Vince, who, whether shoulder-deep in success or failure, is never too proud to stand up for his values or his friends.  E, who takes Hollywood’s beatings ad nauseum and always comes back swinging.  Drama, who is loyal to a fault, and beloved by his friends in spite of his overzealous efforts and embarrassing misadventures.  Turtle, who is steady and reliable, always willing to take one for the team.  Ari, whose ruthlessness makes me simultaneously cringe and cheer, but whose devotion to his family is unbounded.  And Lloyd (oh, how I love Lloyd!) whose committment to his boss is surpassed only by his care for their clients.

I love you for your glitz and your glamour.  On evenings when I am at home in my pajamas and ponytail you whisk me away to celeb-studded parties, movie shoots, and high-powered lunches.

I love you for your 26-minute running time with no commercials.  Just long enough to eat dinner, and with a built-in bathroom break before cueing up the next episode.

I love you for your humor.  You spare no one your insulting jabs.  Your barbs are jagged and harsh, but well-intentioned and filled with love.  Never unexpected but always inspired, they are funny because they are true.

I love you for your smooth social skills.  You always know what to say.  Whether it’s an awkward encounter with an ex, a fight with a friend, or a sexual escapade gone sour, you never stumble over your words and you always land on your feet.

I love you for your tender moments.  They are not frequent, but they are genuine. 

I love you for your cameos.  Mary J. Blige, Anna Faris, David Schwimmer, Tom Brady, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, and Bob Saget all playing themselves.  It makes me feel like you are, perhaps, a little bit real.

I love you for your tirades.  Ari, you are an explosive egomaniac and I love you for it.  I could never say the things that you do.  But I secretly want to.  I live vicariously through your wrath and righteous indignation. 

I love you for your depth.  Despite the hot cars and hotter women, you remember where you came from.  You went back to Queens when Hollywood let you down.  And you know that for all the see-and-be-seen emphasis in your life, you are more than your review in Variety or your photo in People.

And most of all, Entourage, I love you for your rerun marathons on HBO so that I can record you on DVR and watch you all over again.

Starstruck,
Gale

This post is part of the Valentine’s Day  Love It Up blog challenge issued by Jen and Sarah over at  Momalom.  You can find other bloggers’ love letters linked on their site. 

8 Responses to “A Secret Admirer”

  1. Anne Says:

    Well, never having seen Entourage I don’t share your passion and devoted love. But it sure makes me reconsider our Netflix queue:)

  2. Bridget Says:

    Once again, you take the words right out of my mouth (and rewrite them to be much more eloquent and grammatically correct). Amen, sister.

  3. TheKitchenWitch Says:

    Ari is the greatest. He just makes me shake my head and laugh. I, too, wish I had the guts to say what he does!

  4. Jana Says:

    I returned to Entourage after a long hiatus and fell in love the second time around. I think the reason the show is so good is that the guys don’t have real problems. Does Vince make some money on this movie, or more money on another? It’s fun and escape, nice and short. I do wish that there was a more sympathetic, smart woman character that isn’t all about T&A, though. (My only beef.)

  5. Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities Says:

    I love Entourage too. Even though it paints a not-so-flattering image of life chez Hollywood, I think the characters are very redeeming. And nothing is better than kicking back on your couch and entering a intriguingly foreign and fabulous world.

  6. Sarah Says:

    Well, now. It seems I really must tune in to Entourage. Everything about it sounds flattering and intriguing. I can’t think of a TV program that I could write an entire love letter to, so this has GOT TO BE something special. Seriously, smooth social skills? Hard to meet a person, let alone a TV drama, with those. :)

  7. Jen Says:

    I, too, have not seen Entourage. But I could have written this to ER a few years back. Oh how I miss Dr. Carter and the gang.

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