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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 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
    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
    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
    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. Feb 27, 2011
    I find this show funny and fascinating. The scenario also seems pretty realistic to me. I love how it portrays and explores a variety of types of relationship and the characters negotiating and navigating around/through individual boundaries (their own and each others). And I love watching Tanya and Ray, in all their naivety, trying to figure out the world of professional prostitution. It's oddly sweet. Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2010
    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
  3. Nov 3, 2010
    Very well done comedy. This show is funny and smart in a pretty crazy way. Who could imagine a show about a male prostitute could be funny and smart? only HBO could pull this off. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2010
    Jane Adams' character is supposed to be the good one but you cannot help but hate her because she plays it in such a way that annoys the piss out of you. The writing is average. The story itself is a bit stupid but draws you in at first, until it ultimately lets you down when nothing happens in the show. Very average show that I would tell others not to bother with. Expand

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