Hung (2009–2011)
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Great Sausage or Can I Call You Dick? 

Marketing Ray as a high-end "happiness consultant," Tanya tracks down former law-firm colleague Lenore, who agrees to take Ray for a test ride in exchange for the names and numbers of ... See full summary »


Craig Zisk


Colette Burson (creator), Dmitry Lipkin (creator) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Thomas Jane ... Ray Drecker
Jane Adams ... Tanya Skagle
Eddie Jemison ... Ronnie Haxon
Charlie Saxton ... Damon Drecker
Sianoa Smit-McPhee ... Darby Drecker
Anne Heche ... Jessica Haxon
Rebecca Creskoff ... Lenore Bernard
Gina Hecht ... Principal Rhonda Barr
Gregg Henry ... Mike
Stefan Umstead Stefan Umstead
Karen Chmielnicki ... Natasha
Joyce Greenleaf ... Female Teacher
Jordan Weeks Jordan Weeks


Marketing Ray as a high-end "happiness consultant," Tanya tracks down former law-firm colleague Lenore, who agrees to take Ray for a test ride in exchange for the names and numbers of wealthy women. Jessica's obsessive behavior grates on her kids, who push Ray to fix his fire-damaged house. A contractor promises Ray a "wolf pack" discount for repairs, but money mismanagement has Ray strapped for cash. That could change after Ray's session with Lenore - or so he and Tanya hope. Written by HBO Publicity

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

12 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Thomas Jane played himself in an episode of Arrested Development (2003), the plot of which had him preparing for a movie role. In the fictional movie role, he would be playing a homeless man looking for a new job because he's lost custody of his children. His character repeatedly says, "I just want my kids back." In "Hung," Thomas Jane also plays a newly homeless man taking on a new job to regain custody of his children. In episode 2, he even says, "I just want my kids back." See more »


Principal Rhonda Barr: Is that a hickey... on your neck?
Ray Drecker: Ugha, from where am I gonna get a hickey from? I'm divorced.
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My Dick
Written and Performed by Mickey Avalon
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Entertaining but not inspiring ; good performers and characters ; short format but intriguing story
1 February 2010 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

This second episode wasn't as interesting as the first one. It was still entertaining but not as funny even it should make you laugh enough. But what I really missed were the sad and smart elements of the pilot that allowed us to relate to the characters. In fact it mostly focused on the pimp arc and not really how the protagonist is going to get things back right on track. So I really hope it won't become as superficial as shows like Weeds and Californication. Moreover as it not even lasted a half hour I worry that the episodes duration won't allow the writers to properly cover essential topics like character development.

But even if I was slightly disappointed by it I can only recommend it because I think the show has potential. The acting is good and even Tanya grew on me. There's also something intriguing going on with the mum and their children. In fact they're so ugly that they reminded me of the King in the film Dragon Heart. I also enjoyed how the plot was reverse designed because it's often surprising to know the end first. All the new characters revolving around Ray should also bring up some spice to his story even if I really hope it won't make him less authentic.

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