HBO Renews How to Make it in America

Posted on: April 26th, 2010 at 6:24 am by

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.

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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.

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The main saving grace, aside from seeing Finch resurface, is the opening sequence, which features the incredible song “I Need a Dollar” by Aloe Blacc. You can purchase that song here.

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