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How to Make It in America: Season 1 (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Although it tries too hard to be hip, How to Make it in America is satisfying, well conceived and superbly penned.

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Season one focuses on a pair of twenty-something entrepreneurs who try to hustle their way to achieving their version of the American Dream in New York City's fashion scene by using their street smarts and often shady connections. Highlights include: Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) try to get their jeans line started, and a Japanese buyer gives them unexpected feedback.

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Critic Reviews for How to Make It in America: Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (16)

I had few expectations for the series, in part because of the lack of buzz from HBO, and I found myself pleasantly surprised by the early episodes.

February 14, 2010 | Full Review…

I think How to Make It in America has a lot going for it, if show creator Ian Edelman can keep from indulging in New York hipster cliches.

February 14, 2010 | Full Review…

Everyone in How to Make It isn't a winner. But the show looks to be just that.

February 14, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Pleasurable, amusing, well conceived and written.

February 14, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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If you're not a fan of hipster posers and the New York young bohemian scene, there's much about How to Make It to rub you the wrong way.

February 14, 2010 | Full Review…

The best thing is the terrific song in the opening credits: Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar." It has the sort of itchy desperation that should have driven the whole show.

February 14, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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