Nice timing, "Entourage."
Just hours after news broke that "Black Swan" producer Mike Medavoy will produce a movie about the Chilean miners' rescue, the HBO comedy returned for its final season Sunday with an episode in which lead character Vincent Chase — fresh from rehab — pitches his own miner movie.
On the show, everyone around Vince (Adrien Grenier) agrees it's a terrible idea, but doesn't want to say so for fear of undermining his sobriety.
Medavoy shouldn't take the criticisms of the mining story personally — Vince's idea is about miners in Romania, not Chile. (A girl at a party tells him the Chilean miners have a more compelling story, and Vince eventually tweaks his plans.)
"Entourage" always plays with real-life events: One fan waiting for Vince to leave rehab holds a sign that says, "Winning!" But episodes are rarely so on the nose as Sunday's premiere, written by show creator Doug Ellin.
Does this mean the "Aquaman" movie will really happen, too?