Entourage is to men what Sex and the City is to women. It follows the lives of four male friends who come to Hollywood in the search of fame, friendship and family.
Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) is a rising star in Hollywood, his first movie ‘Head On’ was a box office smash and he has aspirations to go further. Joining him are his friends Eric Murphy (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), and his brother Johnny Chase (Kevin Dillon). All of them believe in him and know that he can go further, an ideal also believed by his agent, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven).
The first season deals primarily with Vince’s newly found fame status and how his friends adjust to it. The second and third seasons deal with Vince returning to mainstream Hollywood and his friends finding their own niches in their lives. The fourth season deals with Vince seeing the bad side of Hollywood as he learns what it is to fall out of fame.
A recurring theme in Entourage is the might of friendship and its importance over work, which makes it seem inspired by the super hit Sex and the City.
Although the show may be about Vince, it is the character of Ari Gold that has gained much appreciation by fans and critics. Jeremy Piven has won three Emmys and Golden Globes for his portrayal of the character and continues to be the strength of the show.