Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Can't Knock the Hustle

Day after day we read about double dip recessions under headlines that read "Is the American Dream Dead?" Not gonna lie, it's a little depressing soul crushing.

And that is why How To Make It In America is capitalist porn.

It's fascinating to watch two recovering slackers launch a fashion line in NYC and it's impossible not to cheer for them to succeed. And even though we're writers and not entrepreneurial designers, I can identify with their aspirations for greatness. I love that they're chasing their dreams against all odds and I'm right there with them.

Bryan Greenberg is hot, but the real star of the show is New York City. I've never seen the city captured quite like this before. I might be a Cleveland girl, but like so many writers my dreams are tied up somewhere in NYC.

Can't knock the hustle.



8 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's awesome. So are the grass roots protests in New York and other cities against corporate greed, which is preventing some of the rest of us from having a decent life. Thanks for sharing something positive.

Katie Anderson said...

Capitalist porn is right. I might have to get HBO just for this.

Matthew MacNish said...

Hell no you can't.

storyqueen said...

I've not even heard of this show! Would love to watch it sometime...but that would mean being done with stuff i am not yet done with. Sigh.

Shelley

Hardygirl said...

Dammit. It's on HBO.

My hubby and I have GOT to have a heart-to-heart. All of the good shows are on HBO these days . . .

sf

Neri said...

I LOVE this show, everytime I watch it I feel inspired to do something more and not give up. :)

Marsha Sigman said...

I HAVE HBO, I HAVE HBO, I HAVE HBO.

You had me at capitalist porn.

Jonathon Arntson said...

So I personally feel the American Dream is but a myth, but I'll let my forthcoming novels give you the details.

I think the idea of "making it" in America is a fascinating one. I imagine short stories narrated by members from various corners of our society.

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