How to Make It in America (2010– )

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A group of 20 somethings living in New York City. Ben and Cameron work on starting a fashion company, while enjoying their lives in the greatest city in the world.

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 Ben Epstein (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Cameron 'Cam' Calderon (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Rachel Chapman (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 David 'Kappo' Kaplan (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Domingo Brown (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Rene Calderon (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Edgar Garcia ...
 Eddie (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michael Imperiale ...
 Mike (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Jabar (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Gingy Wu (8 episodes, 2010)
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 Nancy Frankenburg (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Tim (7 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Debbie Dominguez (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Lulu (7 episodes, 2011)
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A group of 20 somethings living in New York City. Ben and Cameron work on starting a fashion company, while enjoying their lives in the greatest city in the world.

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Buscarse la vida en América  »

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The opening title sequence was created by Isaac Lobe and directing duo Josh & Xander. The theme song, "I Need a Dollar", was performed by Ã'loe Blacc. It was shot in New York City, the sequence comprises a video and photography montage, bringing together the show's underlying themes of "grit, hunger, ambition, the multicultural whirl of New York and the culture-transcending pursuit of the almighty dollar" See more »

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Just a great, great show
17 April 2010 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I've just seen all eight episodes in 4-5 hours and I just want more!! The characters, especially the main character Ben, are great, but maybe the writers should limit them a bit more as it sometimes gets to much with all the characters. Apart from that I think this show is awesome, and just very realistic and more authentic then other similar shows like Entourage. I was very surprised when I read that HBO were sitting on the fence regarding making another season. How To Make It In America are one of the best new shows I have seen in the last couple of years. I feel this could be something really big...

I just hope HBO renews it for a second season, because this show has HUGE potential.


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