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Hung 'Pilot': Did Ray Drecker Leave You Satisfied? - Featured

Ron Burgundy's straight-forward hung-humor may tell us, "Don't act like you're not impressed," but when it came to the Hung Pilot, I didn't have to do any acting to not be impressed.



Sadly, I was not left longing for more of Ray Drecker's sad life compensated only by his "one winning tool."


While I like the concept of Hung, which is basically Weeds with a penis instead of pot, the first episode's meant-to-be clever lines, storylines, and main character were not as appealing and "dark comedy" alluring as expected.


A show like this needs a charmingly disastrous main character, and Ray is disastrous, but not in a charming or "I'm on his side" sort of way. Why, may I ask while probably revealing too much about my high school self, would we sympathize with the high school jock whose life fell apart? Sure, we're not all those adults still obsessed with high school to the point where we really want those jerks from high school to utterly fail in their lives, but at the same time, even all Ray's failures and disasters displayed in the pilot didn't make me care.


Maybe it's just the pilot and Ray will become more interesting and endearing, so I'll give it another chance, but I'm feeling very skeptical. What did you think? Were you left satisfied by Ray Drecker in the Hung pilot, or like me were you left longing for much more real dark comedy and personality?


Comments

Default avatar cat
Aug 10, 2009 12:58PM EDT
I'm 6 episodes deep and it HAS NOT gotten any better. I feel as though they should develop his lady side kicks character and leave him as background. The show is boring and it honestly is a time killer between True Blood to Entourage for most. HBO knew what it was doing with the time slot.
Default avatar cat
Jul 16, 2009 12:56AM EDT
I thought it was really boring in the first few minutes, but it picked up soon after. Admittedly, I don't feel for the character but I am interested in his story. Hopefully Ray will become more likeable in the next few episodes.
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Jul 2, 2009 3:11PM EDT
A solid start. I do admit it was kind of disappointing, but hopefully it will get better soon.
Default avatar cat
Jun 30, 2009 3:02AM EDT
So far, it hasn't done a thing for me and I was so hoping it would. I'll give it a chance to get going, though.
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Jun 30, 2009 1:58AM EDT
think this will be dropped soon cant see it getting any better
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Jun 30, 2009 12:45AM EDT
disapointing...
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Jun 29, 2009 7:45PM EDT
20 Minutes in I was so bored the I did the dishes but kept the TV on Hung for back ground noise. I thought it was going to so much better then it was.
Default avatar cat
Jun 29, 2009 3:13PM EDT
I thought the episode as a whole was slightly disappointing, i was expecting much more from all the previews that i'd seen.But I will still give it a chance and hope it gets better.
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