Originally Posted by Eason
That's a good point, how about writing for the show? And really, really drama isn't funny or entertaining. He's only not annoying when he's being totally hated on- any time he acts like himself, it just makes me wonder how his character is supposed to have any friends at all and why he gets so much airtime for his completely uninteresting and annoying subplots. The key with a character like him is that he needs to develop as a character- but all they show is just more and more of an annoying guy with a ugly personality. That's not the way to do it unless you're going to have him killed, very soon.
1. I wish I could write for the show, but I think writing for Ari is an insanely difficult task. He was too brilliant the first two seasons, not everyone just wants to be knocked off their feet by him again. Maybe it's asking too much. I watched a compilation of his best scenes on Youtube last night and I'm thinking that may be it.
2. I do know what could roughly fix the show:
a. Either make Vince a real superstart with several hits in succession or make him do several critically acclaimed but small films in a row. Either he buys in wholly to hollywood and makes bank or he (temporarily) goes his own direction and earns respects all while whoring and partying of course (adds some depth to him while keeping it fun).
b. E needs to quit being a twerp and get 1 or 2 decent clients beyond Vince. Get engaged to Emmanuelle Chriqui too. And move out for good. More development for the character always being shit on for being short and Irish.
c. Bring the old Ari back.
d. Give Drama a hit a show (like he already does) and make turtle his full blown assistant. Tone down his psycho ness (though there seems to be tons of viewers that like it) but still make him a pain in the ass to be with.
e. give turtle something to do beyond being a screwup. He can still be Drama's assistant who is always looking for [financial, drug induced, vagina-related] angle for himself.
f. show more of Ari's wife in a bikini.
g. Easy with the lame celeb cameos. Give them 40 seconds airtime if they're unfunny and pointless like Mickelson, lil bow wow and Eric Roberts. The previous seasons were able to toss in LArry David, Jessica Alba, Gary BUssey and the dude from full house and make it fun. The former two wear brief and great, the latter two were longer but hilarious. Gotta find a balance.