“Hung” is a new show premiering on June 28th that stars Thomas Jane as a high school teacher with a big penis. Sounds like the beginning of a pretty good porn, but it’s actually an HBO original series intended to be a dark comedy.
Ray Drecker (Jane) is underpaid, uninsured, and embittered that his wife of 20 years (Anne Heche) has left him for her dermatologist. After a fire damages the run-down Detroit home [Is there any other kind? -Ed.] he inherited from his parents, Ray’s fortunes reach an all-time low when his twin children, who had been living with him, move in with their mom and her clean-freak hubby. Lonely, run-down, and at wit’s end, Ray attends a local self-help class whose mantra is to identify a “winning tool” to market for financial success. [HBO]
The series is directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways), and I can firmly say that this looks a little flaccid. I’m not trying to be a dick, but I have a bone to pick with the writing: the main character is too impotent, leaving the viewer unsatisfied. Boner cock throbbing erection.