Originally Posted by Silock
So what about now that he's addicted? How does that change your view? You said that they would never do that, but now that they have, does it positively or negatively impact the show, in your opinion?
Personally, I think it would fit better on another show. This isn't light hearted any more, which was the appeal to begin with.
First off, I don't think he's "addicted" per se, I just think he's a user. But with that said, I think the point that Doug Ellin is trying to make is that Vince hasn't grown up.
Turtle's onto his business, Johnny's got a TV show specifically for him, Eric's moved on and is in a battle to assume control of the agency owned by his fiance's godfathter, and even Billy Walsh is clean, productive and creative. All of these guys from Season One, except Vince, have all matured and moved well beyond their childhood symbiotic relationship. They're still friends, but they don't rely on each other for everything
Without these guys, Vince is a mess. He's not an adult capable of making adult decisions on his own. He's living in a fantasy world.
And Ari is paying dearly for his childish behavior as well. He lost out on the NFL and may have lost his wife in the process.
I think the final six episodes have the potential to be very, very good. But, I still think a movie would be years off, if ever. I just can't see many people flocking to see these people in 90 minute film.