HBO Renews How to Make it in America
Deadline Hollywood reported last week that How to Make it in America was just renewed for a second season. HBO ordered eight new episodes of the Mark Wahlberg-produced series, scheduled to return in summer 2011. That means filming will likely resume in the neighborhood sometime in the near future, and with it, plenty of inconvenience.
Given the last go-round of filming across the Lower East Side, we gave the show the benefit of the doubt and followed from start to finish. The verdict – underwhelming. It’s sleek and looks nice, but ultimately does not deliver. Each episode is stacked with pretty faces, cameos, and an overabundance of nabe-dropping, as if to distract the viewer from the mediocre dialog and screenwriting.