'How to Make It' star Luis Guzman on cancellation
December 21st, 2011
03:30 PM ET

'How to Make It' star Luis Guzman on cancellation

Three of HBO’s shows got the ax on Tuesday, and heartbroken fans are speaking out. (HBO is owned by the same parent company as CNN.)

The network canceled “Hung,” “How to Make It In America” and “Bored to Death," and to say fans of the canceled series are shocked would be an understatement.

“Bored to Death” creator Jonathan Ames has even offered to console fans with a round of drinks in Brooklyn (at the Brooklyn Inn at 10 p.m. tonight, if you're interested!).

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'How to Make It In America': On their own
November 21st, 2011
01:33 PM ET

'How to Make It In America': On their own

Time flies when you’re sleeping with cougars, warring with Jamaicans, eating tomatoes with Neanderthals and looking at hard time in a medium security prison.

That’s the past eight episodes of “How to Make It” in a nutshell, as the much-improved, fast-paced adventure that was season 2 came to an end Sunday night.

We kicked things off with Ben and Cam not being on speaking terms. As Cam tells his girlfriend and the show’s nominee for best- and worst-dressed character, Lulu, "Honestly, I have nothing to say to him.”

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'How to Make It In America': Things fall apart
November 14th, 2011
12:25 PM ET

'How to Make It In America': Things fall apart

Friendships were tested and 'shrooms were eaten during last night’s explosive prelude to "How to Make It's" season finale.

We began with Kappo prepping for a stint in a medium security prison. The fact that we got next to no explanation of why Eddie Kaye Thomas’ character is headed for lockup (OK, insider trading, whatever) almost made it hard to care that he was leaving.

At the same time, I do wish we had more of him to go around this season. Regardless, Kappo wanted to talk with Rene about how to handle life behind bars, and wanted Cam to set it up.

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'How to Make it in America': Sex, hoodies and Yosi
November 7th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

'How to Make it in America': Sex, hoodies and Yosi

Today I’m shaking my head for two reasons. One, still no N.B.A. And two, my favorite show about American up-and-comers living in New York City is getting out of hand in the best way possible.

Last night’s "I’m Sorry, Who’s Yosi?" let us know that all jokes aside, things are about to get serious for everyone.

Like back-to-back episodes of "True Blood," we pick up where we left off: in the middle of a sex scene. Now that Ben and Nancy are knocking the boots, you get the feeling it’s only a matter of time before things go from affair-hot to fallout-cold.

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'How to Make It In America': Here's to you, Mrs. Gershon
October 31st, 2011
12:08 PM ET

'How to Make It In America': Here's to you, Mrs. Gershon

It makes sense that an episode titled “Mofongo” would mix the various "How to Make It In America" plot lines into a TV dish that only an HBO dramedy could pull off.

We learned last night that our favorite gangster turned aspiring CEO, Rene, wasn't doing so well. Despite the fact that the viral video of Wilfredo has the young kids going nuts, and the buzz for Rasta Monsta is growing, all Rene could think about was Debbie. She was still giving him the silent treatment after the whole fake diamonds fiasco from last week.

Not even a trip to New Haven’s “second-best” strip club could take his mind off an aching heart. The scenes of the flawed, desperate Rene are my favorite.

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'How to Make it in America': Everybody hates Domingo
October 24th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

'How to Make it in America': Everybody hates Domingo

In my 27 years of living, one thing has always been true: Your boys are your boys until a girl comes into the picture. I’ve seen many strong friendships fall to the wayside when a little estrogen is thrown in the mix.

So let's begin with Domingo and Rachel, who start last night's episode in bed together. I could get used to this couple, but with Rachel's working for the man/woman and Domingo's weed-pushing/dog-walking gig, I'm not convinced they’ll make it past the friends with benefits stage.

In another bedroom, Rene is getting some early morning delight in the form of great response to his viral video, along with a little “breakfast in bed” from Debbie...or at least I like to think that’s what the kids are calling it these days.

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