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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Thomas Jane ...  Ray Drecker 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Jane Adams ...  Tanya Skagle 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Charlie Saxton ...  Damon Drecker 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Sianoa Smit-McPhee ...  Darby Drecker 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Anne Heche ...  Jessica Haxon 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Rebecca Creskoff ...  Lenore Bernard 28 episodes, 2009-2011
Gregg Henry ...  Mike 25 episodes, 2009-2011
Eddie Jemison ...  Ronnie Haxon 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Lennie James ...  Charlie 15 episodes, 2010-2011
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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

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USA

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English

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28 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Tanya Skagle (by Jane Adams) has a tattoo on her left wrist that reads "proust." See more »

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Funny, Smart, and Dark
31 August 2009 | by bondgirl6781See all my reviews

HBO continues to air innovative shows reflecting aspects of life whether they be vampires living in the South, Hollywood hotshots trying to survive show business, a polygamous family, or it's latest concept about a man taking on the oldest profession in the world which is "Hung." Ray Drekker (Thomas Jayne) a Detroit high school teacher and basketball coach was once the school's most popular boy with an athlete's scholarship and married the most popular girl in school. All falls apart when he is injured and years later his dream girl wife, Jessica (Anne Heche), leaves him for a well-to-do dermatologist. Being a high school teacher and basketball coach does not pay very well. To make things even worse, his house catches on fire forcing him to live in a tent in his backyard and his twin teenage children move back with their overbearing mother. Ray goes to one of those scam "get rich quick" seminars and finds what he is also good at and the "tool" he has: sex and very...ahem..."hung." He meets failed poet and corporate temp, Tanya Skaggle (Jane Adams), and enlists her as his pimp. The two embark on a business they hope will be successful in "fulfilling" women with happiness...will they successful? The show reflects on the subject of the economy very heavily and it's about time a show finally did. "Hung" is set in the backdrop of the economically beaten down but not out Detroit amidst layoffs and the public school system being federally underfunded. Thomas Jayne is perfect as Ray. He is your typical everyday average Joe trying going through economic hardship and through the profession of male prostitution he begins to have an understanding of women and of the direction of his own life. He continues to go on despite the ex-wife, his uptight next-door neighbor, and the economic hardships. Jane Adams is also wonderful in the part of passive aggressive but insightful Tanya. She doesn't face the same hardships as Ray, but she is lonely and sympathetic. Anne Heche is hysterical at times as Ray's overbearing ex-wife who is also going through hard times when her husband's finances take a huge a hit in the stock market. "Hung" is a show that reflects on the current economy and talks about the subject matter of male prostitution without making it look glamorous or fake.


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