Hung: The Complete First Season

Hung
The Complete First Season
(HBO Video)

HBO has managed to make an entire TV show out of a guy with a huge wang.

Ok, it’s a little more than that, but that’s certainly the set up for “Hung.” In the HBO series, Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) is a high school coach in Detroit, a divorced dad of mopey twin teenagers who is desperate for money after his uninsured house burns down. With few assets to his name (aside from the aforementioned appendage), he decides to become a prostitute on the side to make ends meet.

Jane does a decent enough job as the series lead, as does Anne Heche, who plays Decker’s wishy washy, but oddly sympathetic ex-wife, but it’s the brilliant Jane Adams that makes the show worth watching. She plays Tanya, a neo hippie poet who stumbles into the job as Drecker’s pimp, and completely steals the show.

The premise of “Hung” is interesting and despite a few weak episodes up front, the show finally gets comfortable with itself toward the end of the first season. Things are tied up nicely for “Hung” to start generating the type of hype HBO TV shows have a reputation for creating.