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So we can expect 2nd season out when??

 

From what I recall hearing in an interview Tom recently did (I don't know which one now), he said it would air in the summer, probably pretty much like the shedule of the 1st season of Hung. Of course it's all up to the head honchos at HBO, so there's nothing official yet from them, as far as I know...

 

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Here's an in-depth Hung article from UK titled: 'Hung: Never mind the length, feel the quality':

 

"Hung is a quirky and surprisingly tender odyssey through both the male midlife crisis and the female sexual psyche."

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertai...ty-1799711.html

 

 

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UK Review of Hung, 1st episode:

 

Thomas Jane has a gravelly, lethargic voice that is quite at odds with his chiselled appearance but quite magnetic, too. His relationship with Tanya (Jane Adams)...has intriguing promise."

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertai...ng-1803374.html

 

and another UK Review of Hung (at end of article):

 

"Hung tells the story of Ray, played with just the right balance of pathos and poise by Thomas Jane"

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertai...e4-1804631.html

 

and

 

UK blurb about debut of Hung with lots o' peeps comments:

 

http://watchwithmothers.net/2009/10/15/new...ight-on-more-4/

 

and

 

Blogger blogs a short post about Hung, pilot episode (interestingly enough it sounds like this person saw the "first draft" of the show, when actress Kristin Bauer was in it, before Anne Heche, if I recall the casting changes correctly - unless the person can't recognize Anne Heche...LOL):

 

"Thomas Jane was excellent as Ray Decker & in 95% of the episode made me feel really sorry for the Characters plight."

 

http://simplytelevision.blogspot.com/2009/10/hung-pilot.html

 

 

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Tom what's the deal with season 2? When does that kick in gear? And is there anything I might be able to audition for since you shoot just minutes away from my home when you're in Detroit!? :D

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Review of Hung from Ireland:

 

"a nicely wry take on Ray's woes and on his Midnight Cowboy aspirations. The performances by Thomas Jane, Anne Heche and Jane Adams are engagingly quirky, too."

 

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tv...tt-1923587.html

 

 

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Review of Hung, 2nd episode of season, with spoilers:

 

"Thomas Jane is a wonderful choice for a lead actor..."

 

http://danowen.blogspot.com/2009/10/hung-1...i-call-you.html

 

 

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Tom what's the deal with season 2? When does that kick in gear? And is there anything I might be able to audition for since you shoot just minutes away from my home when you're in Detroit!? :D

 

we start shooting in march of '10. no idea what's in store. but i'm pretty sure it'll be great.

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Can't wait for that 2nd season! :D

 

 

In the meantime, here's a link to an Interview with Tom at the official HBO Blogspot and this is the part where they talk about Hung (otherwise the talk focuses on Dark Country):

 

"Would you ever direct an episode of “Hung”?

JANE: I don’t think that’s my strength. That kind of comedy directing…there’s so many guys out there who can do it better than me that I don’t feel I have anything unique to give to “Hung” except as an actor. So I’m gonna let the guys who direct things like “Hung” direct that and try not to step on their toes. If I directed the show, it would be very odd. A very strange episode, outside of what people have come to expect [laughs]."

 

http://hboblogproject.blogspot.com/2009/10...about-dark.html

 

 

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Some news about Hung from Ireland:

 

"The critically acclaimed series is now being screened on 3e every Monday night at 11.30pm -- and is expected to gain a large Irish following."

 

http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/tv-radi...ng-1926311.html

 

 

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Neat review of the second episode, which has just started airing in the UK. This guy seems to get it. Good review.

 

 

Thomas Jane is a wonderful choice for a lead actor; handsome enough to be plausible as a male escort, affable enough for everyone to immediately like, and sympathetic enough for the guys to want to watch.

 

I like this part :lol:

 

I'm not expecting full-frontal nudity here, but the boys get to see breasts and the girls can relish Jane's artfully poised backside.

 

 

 

http://danowen.blogspot.com/2009/10/hung-1...i-call-you.html

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Thanks for that MediumFan. Here's another nice review of Hung:

 

"Thomas Jane is excellently cast..."

 

and

 

"Crucially, for a show about an anti-hero with his life in the toilet, Hung is refreshingly jocular. With such mirth to match its girth, Hung is about as much fun as you can have..."

 

http://totallydublin.ie/blog/?p=684

 

 

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Blogger Review of The Pickle Jar episode of Hung, with spoilers; the reviewer really likes this ep:

 

""The Pickle Jar" dealt with an issue that all startup prostitutes must face: how do you perform when you're not sexually attracted to a client?

 

http://danowen.blogspot.com/2009/11/hung-14-pickle-jar.html

 

 

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I agree, k-skye. The reviews have all been highly positive for Thomas' performance and I have a feeling there could be some well-deserved love from the HFPA in his future. Don't want to jinx it, but I'm hoping for him.

Just had to do a quick drive-by to say that Tom is FANTASTIC in Hung! :P

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Hung overview from Australia, where it's going to air, or recently has started airing:

 

"There is truth here that rises above any instant gratification over the blatant title and bold premise."

 

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/11/hung.h...ntent=Bloglines

 

 

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we start shooting in march of '10. no idea what's in store. but i'm pretty sure it'll be great.

 

 

Oh my!! I personally can't wait until 2nd season! I look forward to seeing what Ray Drecker has in store for all us fans!! I'm sure you'll leave us (especially me..LOL) wanting more and looking forward to more seasons to come...Kudos!! :P

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...here's link to an article online about Hung. It's airing in Australia asap:

 

""Ray's not in any more of a desperate situation than most men find themselves in their middle 40s," says Jane, who recently attained the big 4-0 himself."

 

http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/t...8824661178.html

 

 

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Australian article on Hung, with pic of Tom:

 

"As an actor, Jane says, he can identify with Ray's history of career ups and downs, exhilarating highs followed by steep reversals, or vice versa."

 

http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainmen...8824747336.html

 

 

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So "awards season" is rapidly approaching, and already talk is starting to spread about possible nominees. Not surprisingly, it seems both Thomas and the show are getting a good bit of buzz. Not saying that will translate into nominations, but the bloggers and critics are making their lists, and I've seen Hung and/or Thomas on a couple of them.

 

Hopefully that will turn into a nomination. It would be well-deserved. Here's hoping.

 

 

 

If I were a one-man Hollywood Foreign Press Association, though, I'd seriously consider supporting nominations to Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara (and possibly Rico Rodriguez too). I also wouldn't be shocked if Thomas Jane picked up a nomination for his work on "Hung."

 

 

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/20...t=Google+Reader

 

 

This one mentions Hung in a list of new shows that could be possible contenders.

 

 

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111801259...t=Google+Reader

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WOW! It's starting already. The WGA Awards nominees were announced today and Hung was nominated for Best New Series.

 

It's got some pretty stiff competition, but hey, at least it's gettin' noticed.

 

 

NEW SERIES

 

Glee, Written by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy; Fox

 

The Good Wife, Written by Angela Amato Velez, Corinne Brinkerhoff, Ted Humphrey, Dee Johnson, Todd E. Kessler, Michelle King, Robert King; CBS

 

Hung, Written by Colette Burson, Ellie Herman, Emily Kapnek, Brett C. Leonard, Dmitry Lipkin, Angela Robinson; HBO

 

Modern Family, Written by Paul Corrigan, Sameer Gardezi, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Brad Walsh, Caroline Williams, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

 

Nurse Jackie, Written by Taii K. Austin, Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Evan Dunsky, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive, Jennifer Hoppe, Mark Hudis, John Hilary Shepherd, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander; Showtime

 

 

While I'd love to see the show win, I'd be surprised if it did, given the shows that it's up against. My money's on Glee or Nurse Jackie taking the awards this season. But let's keep our fingers crossed anyway.

 

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=aw...id=VR1118012709

 

 

http://www.wga.org/content/default.aspx?id=3888

 

Here's another article about the Golden Globes and its possible contenders, who will be announced tomorrow morning.

 

Eastbound and Down and Hung

 

HBO is also a big favorite, and while it's doubtful that these shows will earn multiple nominations, Danny McBride and Thomas Jane could both get into the Lead Actor race.

 

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/glee/2009-...-wha-33276.aspx

 

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