How to Make It in America

Series Summary
Despite the best efforts of two 20-something friends from Brooklyn, their chase of the American Dream seems to always end up short of the finish line. After striking out hustling a skateboard-deck business, graphic designer Ben Epstein agrees to partner with his friend, Cam Calderon, in the production of leather jackets and retro jeans. Using street smarts and associates, including Cam's cousin Rene and their well-connected friend Domingo, the enterprising duo will do almost anything to overcome the many obstacles they encounter to make it in America.

Air Dates: 2010 - Present

Genres: Comedy

Network: HBO

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : What's in a Name?Nov 20, 2011

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    Ben wants to piece CRISP back together; Domingo and Cam work to clear a name; Rachel gets advice.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : The FrictionNov 13, 2011

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    Ben and Cam debate the future; Rene hunts for the origin of the tincture; a setback for Rachel.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : I'm Sorry, Who's Yosi?Nov 6, 2011

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    Ben and Cam meet a manufacturer; Rachel pursues an edgy story; Rasta Monsta causes a protest.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : MofongoOct 30, 2011

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    Ben and Cam charm two young buyers; Rene tries to make amends with Debbie; Rachel turns her life around in a single day.

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : It's Not Even Like ThatOct 23, 2011

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    Ben and Rachel's friendship is tested; Cam lands a great location for a CRISP photo shoot; Rene collects on a debt.

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  • The authentic New York locales and voices really make this new half-hour dramedy fly. Show More

  • "How to Make It in America" is, like "Entourage," more entertaining than actually funny. You're not going to burst out laughing at anything, but there are plenty of comic moments. Show More

  • As a portrait of struggling Manhattanites, How to Make It effectively hones in on that hope-filled effervescence historically associated with the idealized American dream. Show More

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