When Bryan Greenberg (Ben Epstein) tweeted Sunday night that this week’s episode of How To Make It In America was going to be hotter than last week’s…I took his word for it. And he didn’t dissapoint!
Ben hooks up with their potential business partner Nancy at the end of last week’s episode…and then continues on in the beginning of this week’s. When they see each other at the office a few hours later…the boys are ready to make their deal with the two blondes who want to order 5000 Crisp hoodies. Then, surprisingly we find out that the company whose going to be actually making the hoodies- is Nancy’s husband. Turns out he’s some huge guy in the fashion world…super rich…and he handles all of Nancy’s clients orders.
Awkward for Ben who didn’t know Nancy was married…just divorced. They meet up for lunch and discuss what happened the night before…Nancy tells Ben it was just another drunken night and that she’s happily married. Ben agrees with her but obviously isn’t as thrilled…clearly they’re going to hook up again. Ben confesses to Cam that he hooked up with Nancy, but he promises for the sake of Crisp that it will never happen again.
Cam’s uncle has to deal with the pressures of the Jamaican community coming down hard on him for marketing a ‘racist’ brand like Rasta Monstah. He basically meets with this community worker…and tells him to f off. Then the guy shows Rene the spray weed bottle…and says he’ll show the police what Rene is really sending..and its back to jail for Rene. Except that Rene has no idea what the spray weed bottle is…because it was Kid Cudi who starting making them without permission. Uh oh!
Seems like Cam and LuLu are enjoying each other. And it looks like the boys are loving their lives right now. When they finally meet Yoshi (Nancy’s husband) he couldn’t be any cooler. He gives the guys a bonus for signing each $10,000. He then invites them to his birthday party that night…on a boat!.
When the boys arrive to the party…all seems to be going well. Yoshi seems to love the boys, and they’re getting along perfectly. Then Yoshi tells Cam to find Ben so they can take shots together…and then we see Ben and Nancy hooking up again…for the last closing scene!
Things about to get cray cray!!
On this week’s episode of How To Make It In America Ben finds out his longtime on/off girlfriend Rachel is actually hooking up with one of his best friends (Kid Cudi). Ben’s usually the cool and calm guy…but he actually loses it when Rachel tells him she’s been seeing Cudi. After Cudi lied to Ben and didn’t tell him they were actually ‘dating’ Ben calls out Cudi…and they’re no longer talking to each other.
When the lady from Barney’s looks at Ben’s look book…she tells him to get someone else to model…other than Ben and Cam. (Totally predicting a fling between her and Ben) Anyways, in the end Ben and Cam take pictures of Lulu’s father whose some famous painter in NYC. The pictures look really cool…especially because her father’s obviously older…and he’s wearing their clothing that looks really fashionable on him.
David Kaplan (Guy from American Pie) confesses to Ben that he’s under investigation from the government…and that he probably will end up in jail…losing all his money. Uh-Oh!
The season’s just getting hotter so make sure you tune in!
If you’re not already watching this show, well then you need to. How To Make It In America is amazing…especially if you’re looking for a show that can be a replacement for Entourage.
The one character I don’t like is- Rachel. She doesn’t even look the part of her character who is supposed to be Ben’s love interest. She looks like she’s 40, she has man brows…and her nose could serve as a coat hanger. She’s just ugly and since the first episode I’ve never liked her and Ben together. When Ben and his current girlfriend (blondie) break up…Rachel thinks it might be a chance for her and Ben to get back together. Last season they broke up…her decision because Ben wasn’t taking life seriously and she had a rich boyfriend. Once he started up his fashion company she began taking him more seriously…but too late. Anyways, so Ben tells her he’s happy they can be good friends instead of two lovers always hurting each other. Lonely and depressed she calls the neighborhood weed guy (Kid Cudi)…and they end up hooking up.
Awkward because Ben and Kid Cudi (his character’s name is Domingo)…are actually good friends.
Cam and his crush LuLu have a lunch date with her dad whose actually some rich painter. They’re dynamic is really cute because they’re complete opposites…but he’s totally crushing on her and she doesn’t know if she’s 100% into him. Anyways the dad really likes Cam- who wouldn’t. Cam really wants to impress LuLu and ends up renting his own apartment in the projects.
The Barney’s woman who Ben and Cam met last week is totally hitting on Ben. After allowing the ‘Crisp’ guys to design a shirt for her son’s private school…she tells Ben that she’ll have something lined up for him in a few weeks. And then compliments him on his ‘cute’ ears.
It’s about to get a whole lot better.
If you’re suffering from Entourage withdrawal and are anxiously waiting for the movie…try watching another HBO hit by Mark Wahlberg called How To Make It In America. It’s in the second season (started 2 weeks ago) and it’s definitely picking up real fast.
I guess I should explain what the show is about. It’s kind of like Entourage…but instead of the movie industry it’s the fashion industry. Two best friends (One Jewish,One Dominican) born and raised in NYC start their own clothing line called ‘Crisp’. It started off with a pair of denim jeans…and now they’re into hoodies and shirts. At the end of last season the boys set off to Japan to learn more about different fabrics and gain more experience. They sort of live a rockstar lifestyle while they were there (as shown in the season opener)…but once they return to NYC they realize they have to work really hard to build their empire. There’s a lot of competition…and the boys learn quickly that it’s not about what you design or how much you know- but more about who you know.
Yes…that’s Kid Cudi in the picture.