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How To Make It In America

October 1, 2011 by Post Team 

How To Make It In AmericaHow To Make It In America, While other television programs focus on reminding us what the American dream seemed in the 60′s, there is a program that is trying to show the public what it looks today.

And as one (is difficult) 20-odd years, I’m pretty sure HBO’s “How to Succeed in America,” premiering its second season on Sunday, is right.

The show focuses on two friends trying to succeed in the fashion scene in New York, and the concept of hustling – do what you have to do to “get it” – is the underlying theme. From the first episode of a season, which is manifested in the histories of our potential customers and bottom, Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk).

If you are a New Yorker, some 20, or none of the above, chances are you’ve run into a Ben or a Cam. Ben is the kind of creativity that have left the fashion school and now works in Barney, the bad mood in the memory of her beautiful, successful interior designer ex-girlfriend, Rachel (Lake Bell).

Cam is the volume of collected artist who never seems to sleep in the same place every night and has no health insurance, but is always ready to hatch the next get rich quick scam. Both characters are flawed, but it is also what makes them endearing.

The dream of two of starting a line of denim called Crisp, and design talent of Ben and Cam marketing value, set all the city was rocking his pants in no time. Of course, this is America, and aside from winning the state lottery or “American Idol” success does not come easy.

In almost every episode, we see Ben and Cam take a step forward only to see them fail again. And therein lies the heart of this show. As anyone who has ever dreamed of things I can say, moving forward and upward, not without a backward step. Even people who look the part that say they have it all figured out.

Over varying degrees of success, we are all working to end our history we can be happy with it, and “Making” uses his characters to convey that persistence.

Having the character of David “Kappo” Kaplan (Eddie Kaye Thomas), for example.

Kappo went to school with Ben and now runs a hedge fund. He has the financial accoutrements, but has no social life and is still paying for entertainment, women and friends, even when they have to. But for him, success means finding acceptance of their lower income, trendier counterparts.

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