Critic Consensus: Hung admirably uses sex as a springboard into deeper stories and more complex themes -- although its reach is occasionally beyond its grasp.
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as Ray Drecker
as Jessica Haxon
as Tanya Skagle
as Damon Drecker
as Darby Drecker
as Ronnie Haxon
as Floyd Gerber
as Howard Koontz
as Vera-Joan Skagle
as Yael Koontz
While HBO struggles to find its next signature series to succeed The Sopranos, this hour will do nicely. Hung may not have the staying power of that mob drama, but it is similarly intent on ferreting out uncomfortable truths about a changing society.
Hung needed to be scabrously funny. Instead, it's just middlebrow amusing.
HBO bills "Hung" as a comedy, but it uses comedy the way it uses sex - to set up darker, more interesting and complex points. It's amazing how many of those are out there.
If you can get past the title, "Hung'' does offer a warm portrait of underdogs, as well as another piquant moral quandary for viewers.
Being a comedy about the male anatomy-a farce with a sensibility both mordant and whimsical- Hung delights in its phallic symbols.
Amidst all the sniggering humor about how Ray has been taught to "do your best with the gifts God gave you" is some smart comedy about the state of 21st century America in general, as well as a superb lead performance from Thomas Jane.
Audience Reviews for Hung: Season 1
A broke teacher decided to capitalize his best asset, in prostitution. With the help of his one night stand, he managed to get more income but he has to hide this secret from everyone he knows, including his ex wife and children. I enjoyed it immensely, sex does sells. The story developed in complexity as it goes and the jokes were great, but sometimes it did felt a bit short.
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