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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ray Drecker's life is a mess: his wife has left him, he makes little as a high school coach, and then his house goes up in flames. After attending a get-rich seminar, he decides to market his biggest personal asset.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Jane and Adams' interplay, the willingness to let the story gradually unfold and the project's disarming sensitivity (exemplified via a splendid fourth-episode guest shot by Margo Martindale) helps elevate Hung well above its gimmicky title--and gives HBO another improbable series that actually looks well worth hanging onto.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    What's new here? Nothing, really. Jane is likable, Adams is, too, and so--believe it or not--is Hung. That's another problem. Hung needed to be scabrously funny. Instead, it's just middlebrow amusing.
  3. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    75
    Hung is worth watching. There are worse ways to spend your nights than with Ray Drecker: male prostitute.
  4. 70
    This promising series is really about a failed optimist, driven by the recession and his own midlife depression to sell his body to rich ladies.
  5. 63
    Its virtues have been buried under the kind of meandering plots and underpowered dialogue that mark so many TV comedies these days, which seem unable to decide whether they'd rather be unfunny comedies or insufficiently serious dramas.
  6. 60
    Since the show steadily improves as the first few episodes progress, Hung can hardly be written off as a failure.
  7. 50
    Hung, despite some droll humor and the occasional dry insight, is even more of a disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. pat
    Jun 29, 2009
    10
    Transformers 2 to scores 37% and earns $200million. This starts Thomas Jane & Jane Adams and is produced by Alexander Payne and it only gets 67%? Can I please go back to the real world because I'm tired of living on Bizarro Earth. Expand
  2. ChrisL
    Jul 20, 2009
    10
    It has a weeds quality to it. It is a show that has legs.
  3. KittyC
    Aug 23, 2009
    10
    I love this show. Thomas Jane is humble and likeable. Jane Adams is excellent and quirky It has kind of a coming of age sort of quality. Im a fan and hope they continue to air this series. Expand
  4. Bobbie
    Jul 18, 2009
    9
    Love this show this guy is awesome. hes cute , quirky, and the illusion he is "hung'is a desirable attribute.
  5. Aug 6, 2010
    8
    Flipping through the channels, I assumed Hung was the second coming of a new Westerns age. I was mildly unsatisfied with the outcome; however, the show about a male escort is original and funny in its own quaint way. Some may feel the short length a bit lacking, but for this show, any longer would make things repetitive and dull. Expand
  6. JoeB
    Aug 2, 2009
    7
    'Hung' has an interesting plot, but it doesn't seem to have found its stride. The reason I like it is because of Thomas Jane who has a very likable quality about him. He isn't given the best range to work with here. The writers of the show haven't come up with amazing scripts. The supporting characters don't really fit in. I still have high hopes for this fledgling comedy. Expand
  7. MikeM.
    Jul 2, 2009
    1
    Reverse Sexism at its best. Most men have had about enough of this garbage. No wonder why mail order brides are onb the rise. The women in the US are all size queens. Nothing in this show for a human. Expand

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