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How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

"Pilot"
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In the premiere of this comedy about Brooklyn entrepreneurs hustling their way to prosperity, Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) need a quick infusion of cash to pay off a loan to Camís cousin Rene, who just got out of prison. Meanwhile, Benís ex, Rachel, is moving on with a new boyfriend, while his old high-school friend, David, could be an important investor.


Premieres tonight after Big Love. Reviews have generally been positive.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I like Bryan Greenberg, so I'll be giving it a shot.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

Has this place really gotten so spoiler sensitive that even episode summaries have to be hidden?

Not sure about this one. The weird thing about HBO comedies is that they're either on one end of the spectrum or the other. Awesome or horribly unwatchable. At least that leaves out mediocrity.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

Paying for HBO so I'm watching it.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I've been a fan of Bryan Greenberg for awhile as well and I've been following the development of this show for awhile with curiosity. The reviews are borderline rave so I'm kinda excited.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I liked it. As expected, it was reminiscent of Entourage, but doesn't try to imitate it. I will watch it again next week.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I liked it as well
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I DVR'd it. Wanted to read some feedback first.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I can tell that this is the kind of show that will need a few episodes to fully flesh out its characters. It probably should be an hour long, but I guess they want to portray the show as a "comedy," though it's more entertaining that laugh-out-loud funny (not to there aren't plenty of comedic moments).
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

Originally Posted by Eddie W View Post
Has this place really gotten so spoiler sensitive that even episode summaries have to be hidden?
It has been this way for a long, long time. Have you really become so lazy that you can't even click a button?
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I'm with Brack, it'll take a few eps to flesh out the characters, but i like it so far.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

It was worth giving one or two more chances (as if I need yet another show to watch)
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I liked it. I'll keep watching.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

Quite liked it. liked the music, liked each of the characters, from what I saw of them.

Luis Guzman is great!
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

had to watch in online but liked it. Will continue to as well
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I quite enjoyed it. I think the premise is relatively interesting and the characters are entertaining enough. I agree that it seems like the kind of show that will take a few episodes to really get going.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

I've been recording the shows and finally watched the pilot. Will give it two more episodes to get better. Laughed out loud only once during the show.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

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I've been recording the shows and finally watched the pilot. Will give it two more episodes to get better. Laughed out loud only once during the show.
It's not really comedy like that. I don't know how I would explain it. It's sort of like an hour drama masquerading as a half hour comedy. If you're looking for laughs you probably won't find many.
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Re: How to Make it in America - "Pilot" - 2/14/10

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
It's not really comedy like that. I don't know how I would explain it. It's sort of like an hour drama masquerading as a half hour comedy. If you're looking for laughs you probably won't find many.
If it's a dramedy, then I can understand that. However, the previous posts made it sound like it was supposed to be a straight-up comedy.

I'll give it a shot.

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