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How to Make It in America

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Feb 21, 2010 on HBO
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Ben and Cam find themselves in debt again to Rene and search for investors to get their jean line off and running. Later, Ben meets with Rachel to discuss their latest encounter.

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  • crisp

    The second episode of this show answers the question I posed in my review of the pilot: will this show be a full-fledged comedy or a drama with a few laughs in it.

    Clearly it is the latter as I laughed three, maybe four times tonight and that was by design. There were a few failed jokes, but for the most part this was an episode to set up future storylines and not have you rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL as the kids say.)

    The show is very well-written though, as is just about everything on HBO not titled True Blood. The dialogue is believable, and as someone who lives in NYC, I can relate to it.

    How to Make it in America is interesting, but I'm still hesitant toward saying I "like" this show. My jeans are all 5 years old, can I really relate to a show about fashion? This was almost like a guy's version of MTV reality series The City.moreless

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    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: April 27, 2010 on HBO
      United Kingdom: February 17, 2011 on Sky Atlantic

    • Although credited, Shannyn Sossamon (Gingy Wu) and Eddie Kaye Thomas (David "Kapppo" Kaplan) do not appear in this episode

    • Featured Music:
      "Brand New Watusi" by Quantic
      "Me and My Baby Brother" by War
      "My Pen and Pad" by Blacklicious
      "Get Em" by Todd Gregory
      "Don't Sweat the Technique" by Eric B & Rakim
      "M.E.D." by Rhymes With an L
      "Can I Kick It?" by A Tribe Called Quest
      "The Numbers Game" by Thievery Corporation
      "That Old Black Magic" by Louis Prima and Keely Smith
      "Rastaman" by Toots & the Maytals
      "Black Generation" by Richard Hell & The Voidoids