Review: 'How to Make It in America' Brings a Scruffy Energy to Season 2

Given how many new and returning shows are coming down the pike right now, I'm not sure why HBO, in its apparently finite wisdom, decided that now would be a good time to bring back 'How to Make It in America' (10:30PM ET Sunday, HBO).

It would be a shame if the scruffy saga of two would-be streetwear magnates got lost in the fall shuffle, but then, HBO seems to be content these days to let its generally low-key half-hour programs find their own audiences and perk along under their own steam.

Having said that, 'Bored to Death,' which also has a nicely detailed and lived-in New York atmosphere, would be a better 'HTMIIA' companion than the dour 'Hung.' Certainly the best thing about 'HTMIIA' -- aside from its terrific opening credits -- is the authentic feel of the lives of strivers who wouldn't dream of living anywhere else.


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