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Create an advertisement for Ray's "services" and you could win $10K! B)

 

Jen

 

Where can I call to hire Ray and his services?? :lol:

 

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Where can I call to hire Ray and his services??

 

Sign me up!! :lol:

 

 

This IS a great opening, ruggedly beautiful, come on! - as well as all the other clips quoted by Jen. I love the notion of Greek god from the waist up, middle manager from waist down. I think that fits the tone perfectly!

 

I love that! Perfect description! Suits him to a T.

 

It looks like this show might actually be HBO's next big thing (damn, there's just no getting around the size jokes!). The premiere drew 2.8 million viewers for the initial airing and the midnight airing added another 900K for a total 3.7 million viewers, which makes it HBO's biggest series debut in two years (since John from Cincinnati) and almost matching the debuts of Sex and the City and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 

Looks a real winner for TJ and Co. Let's just hope it lasts.

 

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The http://www.pimpray.com/ site for Hung is now up 'n' running

and contains a funny intro video from Tom and Jane Adams.

 

Create an advertisement for Ray's "services" and you could win $10K! B)

 

Jen

 

 

OMG!! Did you see how many ads have been created so far for this contest?! There are 44 pages right now, with, I think, 6 ads on each page... Goodness, I have no chance of winning this thing... :lol:

 

 

Jen

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It looks like this show might actually be HBO's next big thing (damn, there's just no getting around the size jokes!). The premiere drew 2.8 million viewers for the initial airing and the midnight airing added another 900K for a total 3.7 million viewers, which makes it HBO's biggest series debut in two years (since John from Cincinnati) and almost matching the debuts of Sex and the City and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 

Looks a real winner for TJ and Co. Let's just hope it lasts.

 

That's awesome news! :D It's too bad that there's no new episode this Sunday though. I would think HBO would want to keep the ball rolling... Um, nope, I did not mean that as a pun... :lol:

 

 

Jen

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Here are a couple more Hung reviews:

 

Here's another review of Hung:

 

"Jane's weathered good looks and exhausted demeanor are a great fit for the lovable loser role of Ray, and he creates genuine chemistry with the actress who plays Tanya and shares his surname as her first name: Jane Adams."

 

http://www.examiner.com/x-13515-San-Diego-...o-hang-in-there

 

and

 

"Hung’s pilot was surprisingly compelling—partly because of strong performances by each of the actors; mostly because of Alexander Payne, the writer/director behind Sideways, About Schmidt, and Election. Payne’s not responsible for the script, but he knows exactly what to do with it...and turns the pilot into a slow, deliberate character study of a man at his ultimate low, who knows he’s not smart enough to think himself back to security."

 

http://www.factualopinion.com/the_factual_...totw_63009.html

 

 

Jen

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Oh, I thought it was on this Sunday! :o

 

When's the next episode? Can't wait!

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Next episode is July 12th, dangit! Why'd they have to make us wait? I can't wait to see the next episode.

 

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The http://www.pimpray.com/ site for Hung is now up 'n' running

and contains a funny intro video from Tom and Jane Adams.

 

Create an advertisement for Ray's "services" and you could win $10K! B)

 

Jen

 

Well, I pimped Ray about 5-6 times and will probably do more if I think of a good one.

Loved the pilot and so did my hubby! Very off-beat and funny.

Ray's financial dilemma comes at a time when alot of folks can relate.

Good luck Tom and cast!

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The http://www.pimpray.com/ site for Hung is now up 'n' running

and contains a funny intro video from Tom and Jane Adams.

 

Create an advertisement for Ray's "services" and you could win $10K! B)

 

Jen

 

Bleh... Only for residents of the USA..... Booo....

 

 

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Next episode is July 12th, dangit! Why'd they have to make us wait? I can't wait to see the next episode.

 

 

I just saw the too. Shit, or as Ray would say "Fuckers" ;)

 

Oh well, I'll have to check out the pilot again.

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Just did mine. Titled it "Fun with Ray and Jane." Innuendos, puns, and references all rolled into one!

 

Subject: "Ladies, I can do push ups with you on me and both hands behind my back. Other positions available."

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Just saw the first one and loved it! Freaking awesome show! Again Mr. Jane has put him self in somthing orginal and so very Entertaining! Cant wait for the second one!!!!

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Interview with Hung creators Dmitry Lipkin and Colette at MonstersandCritics.com:

 

"Jane’s prowess as an actor makes you feel deeply for him as he has to ask for money from an ex wife who left him for a wealthier man, and when he has to deny his son some cash for a trifling expense because he just doesn’t have the extra to spare. "

 

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscr...0KUwClmXE&D

 

or?

 

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscr...urson_interview

 

 

Jen

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Some more articles:

 

this site reveals the plot of up-coming Hung episodes in July:

http://www.examiner.com/x-4819-Cable-TV-Ex...-guide-for-July

 

and a nice article about Hung:

"The male lead is Ray Drecker, played by the muscular and attractive Thomas Jane."

http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayA...s.asp?eid=10495

 

and another nice one:

"Thomas Jane embodies the complex emotions of Ray so perfectly and precisely..."

http://blog.beliefnet.com/idolchatter/2009...-hbos-hung.html

 

and another short article about Hung:

http://67.59.172.92/article/George_Christy..._07032009/64800

 

Jen

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"Pre-Official" pre-order of Hung DVD on Amazon! :lol:

 

From what the blurb says, HBO hasn't given any official word on Hung DVD availability, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from listing it:

 

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hung-Season-1/12231

 

 

Jen

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Blogger review of pilot episode of Hung:

 

"...if there is a reason to see where Hung is headed, it's Thomas Jane, who shouldered the whole episode very well and made for an identifiable and likeable protagonist."

 

http://danowen.blogspot.com/2009/07/hung-11-pilot.html

 

and

 

another blogger review:

 

"Masterfully directed with intense visual innuendos crammed into almost every other shot, clever verbal suggestiveness packed into the dialogue, downright insane double entendres and a damned brilliant performances by Thomas Jane and Jane Adams."

 

http://drakonskyr.xanga.com/706237344/ever...s-big-ol-dicks/

 

and

 

Hung gets a B:

 

"Jane is likable, Adams is, too, and so - believe it or not - is "Hung.""

 

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/ny...story?track=rss

 

 

Jen

 

 

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HBO is airing the 2nd episode of Hung, 1/2 long, on Sunday, July 12 at 10pm EST in USA, with a repeat at 11pm EST that same night.

 

Check your local listings for any differences.

 

 

Jen

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Review:

 

"Thomas Jane is a formidable man. Whether you're watching him kick butt as Mickey Mantle in 61* or kick even more butt as The Punisher in 2004, there's just something about him that speaks to the audience, unlike most of his action hero counterparts who seem to be all muscle and no brain. ...

Oh, and he's also absolutely perfect as Ray Drecker, a desperate, burned-out high school basketball coach nursing a failed marriage, two socially unsettled kids, and a seriously bruised ego."

 

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1..._episode_1.html

 

and

 

Review:

 

"HBO’s Hung is a fun show. The first episode is more about how much it sucks to be Ray than anything else. Ray thinks it can’t get any worse, but he’s a high school teacher who wants to be a male prostitute-so yeah, it can get worse."

 

http://www.ifyouwriteit.com/2009/07/hbos-h...what-its-about/

 

and

 

"I watched the première of Hung, HBO’s new series about a male-for-female escort. ...It wasn’t bad. Frankly, it was much better than I thought it would be. The lead actor, Thomas Jane, plays the character of Ray Drecker with a deft touch."

 

blogger called mistress matisse

 

 

Jen

 

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Saw another neat featurette on HBO last night called The Women of Hung, with short interviews with Thomas, as well as many of his female co-stars like Jane Adams and Anne Heche among others. They were all talking about the character of Ray and how clueless he is about women. Cute!

 

Btw, if a female prostitute's client is called a "john", is a male prostitute's client called a "jane"? :lol: ;)

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I know I mentioned this before Tom but let me add my thoughts here in print as well.

Congratulations!

You really deserve the spotlight the show is bringing.

You are a hard working sonofabitch and you've been very picky about your career choices with good reason.

It's a hard road to stick to your guns, turn aside easy paydays in high profile summer blockbusters, direct a small film when you have a chance in your lap to star as every fanboy's favorite or second favorite WATCHMEN. There are lots of other examples. But you do what you have to do to be you and I respect the hell out of you for that.

 

I hope you're taking a moment to enjoy this if only for a little bit.

The show is great, you and the rest of the cast are wonderful in it, and I'm proud as hell of ya.

 

Well done amigo.

Now just remember, you don't have to wake up at 4:30AM every morning, not 'till next season starts rolling ;)

Get some sleep and the next round is on me.

 

xo - TB

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