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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Air date: Feb 14, 2010
2
Air date: Feb 21, 2010
3
Air date: Feb 28, 2010
4
Air date: Mar 7, 2010
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Air date: Mar 14, 2010
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Air date: Mar 21, 2010
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Air date: Mar 28, 2010
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Air date: Apr 4, 2010

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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.

Critic Reviews for How to Make It in America Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (18)

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.

Feb 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.

Feb 14, 2010 | Full Review…

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

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

Pleasurable, amusing, well conceived and written.

Feb 14, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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All in all How to Make It had us interested. Primarily because we are in love with Bryan [Greenberg] and would watch him do just about anything.

Jun 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The road is not easy to travel... There is a fine line between a realistic show that follows characters throughout their day while still being compelling and the show being boring.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It never feels genuine, just generic. It's so blatantly cut from the same pattern as Entourage, merely made with inferior fabric.

Jun 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A loose and affectless (but not devoid-of-charm) half-hour, How to Make It in America is either a mostly laugh-less comedy, or an entirely stakes-free drama.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's like Entourage, but with people who haven't made it yet: perfect for anyone young, unemployed and enterprising.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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It takes a while to catch on to each character's motivations, and the no-frills script doesn't do a lot of hand-holding. But by the end of the first episode... you feel certain that America may, in fact, be going somewhere.

Jun 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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