Two distant critics on two radically different takes on L.A. offered by Hollywood. The comments below are on, respectively, the Kevin Spacey film Shrink and HBO's Entourage series. The truth, no doubt, lies somewhere in between. Somewhere.

“Like smog settling over Los Angeles, a creeping sense of anomie haunts the Hollywood power players and parasites sidling nervously through “Shrink,” a portrait of a disenchanted therapist to the stars and his clientele.” (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

Credit: HBO

Credit: HBO

“The return of E's girlfriend Sloane cranks up the hot factor and after watching this half-hour of honeys, it makes you wonder why anyone in the world ever lives outside of Los Angeles.

It truly is the city of angels.” (Paul English, Daily Record UK)

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