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Old 02-28-10, 01:23 PM
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How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

"Paper, Denim + Dollars"
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Rene tries to buy out his marketing partners. Rachel rethinks her future when she sees Ben. Ben and Cam work on finding a tailor for their denim business.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

I'm still on board.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

Count me in, very enjoyable.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

I think I'm out. I've given it 3 episodes and still could give a rat's ass about any of the characters.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

I think I'm out. I've given it 3 episodes and still could give a rat's ass about any of the characters.

AND they didn't drink the Absinthe properly in episode one = BAIL.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

Rene is really the only interesting character so far. Ben is ok, but Cam is annoying.

Rachel just seems to be filler so far.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

Also, was making jeans really the most interesting career goal the writers could come up with for the main characters? I find it way more entertaining watching them try to sell crap on the streets.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

I'm concerned about just how many pairs of jeans that one roll of denim can make?
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

Originally Posted by MrX View Post
Rene is really the only interesting character so far. Ben is ok, but Cam is annoying.

Rachel just seems to be filler so far.
Luis Guzman doesn't play any other character besides the interesting ones. He's one of the best character actors working these days.

I find Cam annoying, but interesting in his annoyingness.

I can't put my finger on what it is about this show that makes me like it enough to come back week to week, but so far, it is bringing me back week to week.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

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I think I'm out. I've given it 3 episodes and still could give a rat's ass about any of the characters.
I am close to dropping it as well. The only thing I find remotely interesting is seeing them figure out how to start the jeans line, but I feel that would almost make for a better reality show than a drama.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

held my attention so I think i will stick around a bit longer
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

Since I know NYC decently well, and try to watch shows that are shot there, I will watch for another ep or two. I like Greenberg and Guzman, but the show is not really that compelling.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

So far it has been pretty enjoyable but I am not really sure quite why. I sort of see the Entourage comparisons in style but it doesn't have the humor.

Lake Bell is oddly quite attractive as well.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

Next weeks episode is the best of the series I thought but there can't be a thread about it yet. So maybe I'm not gone yet, but really making jeans is not anywhere on my list to give two shits about.
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

Agree with most around here - sure this ep was better than the first two but if the show had been truthfully titled "HOW TO MAKE JEANS IN AMERICA" I never would have tuned in. There's only so much goodwill I'm willing to give these producers because of Entourage (and even that has been fading...)
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Re: How to Make It in America - "Paper, Denim + Dollars" - 2/28/10

I usually give the hour long cable shows (ie. Dexter, Breaking Bad, etc) 3 or 4 episodes to determine if I like it. But these 25 minute shows require more episodes to make a good assessment on it - unless it's horrible right from the start. I'll give it till the end of the season.

So far it's "ok".

I don't find Rachel intesting at all, and she's not that great looking - average at best IMO. I'm tired of seeing shows with romantic conflicts wasting time - especially with a show just starting out. This whole pining over the ex has been done to death - kill it already. I wish they would just concentrate on the business at hand and ignore all romantic elements until later on in the season or next season.

Based on the character's history, I'm assuming the jeans thing will be dead down the road and they'll be onto the next business idea. At least I hope that's the case.

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