How to Make It in America, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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In the bohemian subculture of downtown NYC, two twenty-something friends plot a series of entrepreneurial strategies to short-circuit the traditional route to success--and achieve the American dream on their own terms. Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk star in Season One of this HBO comedy series that focuses on the adventures of aspiring designer Ben and his free-spirited best friend Cam--a would-be future mogul committed to getting Ben back in the game after a bad breakup. Lake Bell co-stars as Ben's ex, with Jason Pendergraft as the handsome hotelier she's now dating. Also with Scott Kid Cudi Mescudi, Shannyn Sossamon, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Martha Plimpton and Luis Guzman.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||When his skateboard-deck business venture hits the wall, 20-something graphic designer Ben agrees to fund a 'sure thing' leather-jacket hustle proposed by his good-times best friend, Cam. The partner's scheme morphs into downright desperation when Cam's cousin Rene gets out of jail, looking for payback of an old loan. Meanwhile, Ben is bummed to discover that his ex-girlfriend Rachel is now dating a hot hotelier named Darren, and finds little comfort in his horny pursuit of a sexy young thing during her late-night party. With Rene threatening bodily injury if Cam and Ben don't pay back the loan, a schoolmate-turned hedge-fund millionaire named David ends up saving the day...at least for the moment.||28:23||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCrisp||Using $3G they got via yet another (very) high-interest loan from Rene, Ben and Cam buy up a roll of (hot) premium-denim material, then hit a series of dead ends in their search to find a manufacturer to make samples of their 'Crisp' brand of retro-70s jeans. Along the way they parlay a crashed late-night dinner with a top fashion designer into a brainstorming meeting that may, or may not, hold the key to their entrepreneurial success. Meanwhile, both Ben and Rachel realize that they haven't totally 'moved on,' and vow to try harder in the future.||25:11||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPaper, Denim + Dollars||While Ben and Cam track down a tailor to re-imagine some 1970s-era jeans, Rachel (who works at an interior-design boutique for an eccentric boss named Edie) rethinks her future after reconnecting with a friend who works abroad for the Peace Corps. Eager to get a bigger marketing commitment for his fledgling 'Rasta Monsta' drink, Rene makes a buyout offer his marketing partners better not refuse. After Cam peddles some of Ben's skateboard decks to some upper-crust Manhattan kids, he and Ben round up enough money to pay the tailor, deliver the denim, and launch 'Crisp NYC.'||26:07||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnhappy Birthday||In an attempt to divert himself from the depressing fact that it's Rachel's birthday and she's being thrown an intimate dinner party attended by her new squeeze Darren (a handsome hotel developer), Ben decides to spend the night taking Kaplan to a velvet-rope nightclub. Meanwhile, Cam lands a high-paying gig bartending at a gala benefit, but decides to forfeit the job to keep a forlorn Ben--and Kaplan and Domingo--company.||26:43||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBig In Japan||After running into a successful designer on the street, Ben and Cam get hooked up with a top Japanese buyer named Hidemi, but find their business taking a surprising detour after showing him their none-too-Crisp jean sample. Meanwhile, Rene runs into some unexpected problems locating a pile of stashed cash in the basement of a woman who is divorcing his ne'er-do-well cousin Tito. And Rachel, hoping to bring some fresh energy into her relationship with Darren, is flummoxed by his euphoric reaction to the party drug Ecstasy.||24:20||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGood Vintage||Despite a fresh infusion of cash from Kaplan, Ben and Cam find it hard to meet Hidemi's vintage-tee quota of 300--until an attractive retail employee named Julie helps bail them out. Rene gets some fatherly advice on how to handle an impending schoolyard showdown with Flaco, the contractor he suspects of stealing his (ill-gotten) money. Rachel's field trip to Connecticut to check on a behind-schedule carpenter ends with Darren taking her to meet his mother Barbara--and then popping a commitment question on their drive home to Manhattan.||23:54||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoKeep On Truck'n||While Ben is getting tight with Julie, Rachel is put off by Darren's sudden offer to let her and Edie design a hotel. To pay off an overdue debt to Rene, Cam and Ben agree to hand out Rasta Monsta samples at Union Square, but cut short their job in order to retrieve their tees from the silk screener. Rene agrees to meet with John Lardner, the Jamaica-based owner of Rasta Monsta, about taking over North American distribution rights to the drink. The only problem is that Rene's parole officer, Norm, just popped in and wants to be part of the meeting.||26:41||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNever Say Die||In the Season One finale, Cam suspects Rene of having something to do with the theft of the Rasta Monsta truck filled with his and Ben's Crisp tees--but is he man enough to confront his hot-tempered cousin? Meanwhile, Rachel makes a decision that impacts the lives of Ben, Edie and Darren.||29:13||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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Soo upset that HBO decided not to return with a new season of How To Make It!! This is one of the best shows on the network!!