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Hung: Season 1 (2009)




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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Hapless teacher Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) turns to prostitution after an electrical fire destroys his home and he loses custody of his two kids to ex-wife Jessica (Anne Heche) in the first season of "Hung." Drecker runs into former one-night stand Tanya (Jane Adams) who convinces him to use his anatomical gift to help supplement his dwindling income. Ray, who is being marketed by Tanya as a 'happiness consultant', struggles to adjust to his new career path while maintaining his day job and a relationship with children Damon (Charlie Saxton) and Darby (Sianoa Smit-McPhee).


Thomas Jane
as Ray Drecker
Anne Heche
as Jessica Haxon
Jane Adams (II)
as Tanya Skagle
Charlie Saxton
as Damon Drecker
Sianoa Smit-McPhee
as Darby Drecker
Eddie Jemison
as Ronnie Haxon
Steve Hytner
as Floyd Gerber
Loren Lester
as Howard Koontz
Rhea Perlman
as Vera-Joan Skagle
Alanna Ubach
as Yael Koontz
Toby Huss
as Cliff
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Critic Reviews for Hung: Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (22)

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.

November 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Hung needed to be scabrously funny. Instead, it's just middlebrow amusing.

November 20, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

June 28, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you can get past the title, "Hung'' does offer a warm portrait of underdogs, as well as another piquant moral quandary for viewers.

June 28, 2009 | Full Review…

Being a comedy about the male anatomy-a farce with a sensibility both mordant and whimsical- Hung delights in its phallic symbols.

June 28, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

June 28, 2009 | Full Review…

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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