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Haven't seen the latest episode yet, but it must have been good. Hung scored it's second highest ratings to date with 3.4 million viewers. That's excellent. Even though we know it's already been renewed for a second season, it's still awesome to see that it's doing so well in the ratings. Hope that translates into a few more seasons, and more success for all involved.

 

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/08/04/no-bl...n-viewers/24161

 

http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/08/and-yet-ano...ngs-record.html

 

 

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I'm glad it does so well. Proofs that there are lots of people with good taste out there. :)

 

Love the merchandise too:

 

http://store.hbo.com/index.php?v=hbo_shows...=PRF-TV2-800748

 

 

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The merchandise is cool, but the only shirts they have are for men. I'd like to see a ladies tee-shirt with the "Happiness Consultants" logo on it- you know, the smiley face with the wink.

 

I'd buy that. :P

 

 

Maybe the ladies shirts should have a "Happily consulted" or something on them.... ;)

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I think the logo with the winking smiley face would say it all. ;)

 

:lol:

 

So, I wonder: why is there nothing for the ladies?? After all, that's who "it's" for?

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Has this Access Hollywood interview been posted yet?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRQRe0iwdzA

 

It's nice to see TJ so relaxed and, not to mention, so handsome. :P

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The webs are getting tangled. Was it just me, or did it seem like Damon has a thing for Tanya? Hmmm.

 

The ending to each episode is bitter-sweet for me. I hate to see the 30 minutes are up, but at the same time, I'm really digging a lot of the songs they choose for the ending credits.

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Review and plot spoilers for latest episode of Hung:

 

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.s...re_we_rich.html

 

and

 

Short review of Hung:

 

"Thomas Jane is phenomenal as Ray Drecker, a former star athlete turned high school coach who never really found his niche."

 

http://www.examiner.com/x-19466-Hung-Exami...-hang-with-Hung

 

 

Jen

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New York Times article that includes some talk about Hung: "Lust, American Style":

 

"The only place at the moment where you can see women forking over money to have sex with a gigolo is on HBO's salaciously named "Hung." "

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/19/opinion/...tml?_r=1&hp

 

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Another article, this one from the L.A. Times that also talks about Hung:

 

"With 'Spread' and 'Hung,' the boy toy resurfaces. Some call it a sign of the economy."

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"There's also the HBO water-cooler series "Hung," in which a financially desperate high school basketball coach, Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), moonlights as a male escort..."

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/...0,3095306.story

 

and

 

Anne Heche interview; she talks a bit about her character on Hung:

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/...,0,222021.story

 

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Lil blurb about Hung:

 

"I'm really liking this series, and look forward to it more than "Entourage" now. There are a ton of quirky characters, and I love how Thomas Jane doesn't play his role for laughs. "

 

http://tv.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10896/weekly-wrapup-7/

 

 

Jen

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Paste article: "Five Non-Anatomical Reasons You Should Watch HBO's Hung":

 

"Jane Adams and Thomas Jane have freakish chemistry."

 

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2...watch-hbos.html

 

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Short article about Hung:

 

"Thomas Jane is wonderful as Ray Drecker, a high school teacher and coach who feels his handle on the American dream slipping away. "

 

http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/2009/07/n...urns_an_in.html

 

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Article about "Grimidies" (grim comedies?); Hung is included:

 

"Grimedies are being manufactured primarily in the Showtime factory, with "Nurse Jackie'' as well as "Californication,'' "United States of Tara,'' "Secret Diary of a Call Girl,'' and "Weeds.'' Recently, though, HBO joined in, with "Hung.'' These are all half-hour shows, but they share a piquant, realistic spirit that isn't nearly sitcommy."

 

http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2009/..._half_the_time/

 

 

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Article on Hung:

 

"Hung is a quality presentation, well-cast, beautifully shot, cleverly written..."

 

http://www.metrotimes.com/screens/story.asp?id=14212

 

 

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Interesting Interview with Tom, who talks about his early career and working in India, Patricia, and their daughter:

 

"...being in India gave me a perspective that material things are not the end-all, be-all of what life is about," he says.

 

http://www.bnd.com/entertainment/tv/story/885889.html

 

and

 

Short commentary on Hung, possible plot spoilers:

 

"I have to say, the season started up a bit slow, but now I'm addicted to Thomas Jane's character, Ray, and his odd children."

 

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2009/08/18/hung-up-on-hung/

 

 

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Interesting Interview with Tom, who talks about his early career and working in India, Patricia, and their daughter:

 

"...being in India gave me a perspective that material things are not the end-all, be-all of what life is about," he says.

 

http://www.bnd.com/entertainment/tv/story/885889.html

 

 

 

Jen

 

 

I was really getting into this interview and out of left field, it switched to something else about Michael Eisner. What the hell?

 

Tom's stuff was good, but I could care less about what Michael Eisner is up to.

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I just love how confident the show is in it's writing and performances. This last episode kicked up the awkward meter and bent the needle for me. I actually found myself cringing for Tonya at the dinner party. I was wholly invested in the characters and events as I rarely am with TV shows.

 

 

 

 

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Hung, season-ending episode plot spoilers:

http://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/hung-tv-...-september/8006

 

and

 

a lil more talk about the Hung season finale episode:

http://www.examiner.com/x-4819-Cable-TV-Ex...ir-in-September

 

and

 

Blogger talk about Hung (starts halfway down the blog):

 

"...this hot man who struggles to not only love the people in his life, but himself as well, and accidentally starts discovering who he is along the way. I mean, we know men struggle, sure, but how often do we see it on TV or in the movies? Rarely, if ever."

 

http://www.forcesofgeek.com/2009/08/michae...ues-and-so.html

 

and

 

Short interview with Anne Heche:

http://www.winnipegsun.com/entertainment/t...0/10536041.html

 

and

 

Short article on Natalie Zea who plays Jemma on Hung:

"So I've been watching Hung ... It's proven to be a much more entertaining take on the premise than I expected. Thomas Jane and Jane Adams are simply perfect in their respective roles as the reluctant gigolo and his high-strung pimp."

 

http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/08/19/natalie-...-money-to-hung/

 

 

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Blogger's '10 Actors to Watch" article; Tom is #2!; the blogger doesn't seem to know what's Ray's job is in Hung though, and is psyched about an upcoming movie of Tom's that I don't even know is set in stone, i. e., Run:

 

"Tom once more shows that he can deliver the goods and his performance week after week in Hung is on the other side of brilliant."

 

http://moviesoothsayer.wordpress.com/2009/...h-why-part-two/

 

 

Jen

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yah diddnt want to give it away. Man talk about a Bitch!

 

Yeah, I had a feeling there was something hinky going on with her, and boy, did she do a number on him! My favorite part was when he ran into his former high school rival in the bar and they ended up in a rematch in the rain. And both of them half-drunk. :lol:

 

Don't want to get too spoilery for those who haven't seen it, but I think this was one of my favorite episodes of the season. It was funny and sweet and kinda sad too. I have a feeling there's going to be more to Ray and Tanya's relationship before the season ends.

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