• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 14, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 25
    Rather than art re-creating and explicating reality, How to is art mimicking reality shows, with all their annoyances and posing.
  2. This sad sack of a show plays like an East Coast, economically challenged version of his HBO hit “Entourage.”
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Feb 20, 2011
    10
    love how to make it in america! it has a fantastic visual style! i also like the music! story is great and the characters and their actors very convincing!
    and i can't wait for season two to air!!
    Full Review »
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    8
    This ia a great show! I'm so glad it's being shown on a HBO cos if this was on a huge American network it would of been axed by the second episode!!! I'm kind of surprised a lot of people are comparing this show to Entourage cos I hate Entourage lol.........I would recommend this show to anyone who likes a dialogue driven slow burner!!! The writing in this show is fantastic. Full Review »
  3. Jun 30, 2013
    9
    Luckily I'm still young and ex-art school student enough to enjoy this show.
    It's a shame that its third season was cancelled but it is
    understandable because the target audience is very specific and small. Full Review »