HBO Renews Enlightened - Cancels Hung, Bored to Death, How to Make It In America

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  1. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
  2. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    I am disappointed they canceled Hung. It wasn't the best show on TV but it was entertaining. I did find the season finale to be very lackluster. I wish it could have stuck around one more season and got a real ending.

    They should have used Lenore more. She was a fantastic character.
  3. Mike10

    Mike10 New Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    lake bells boobs couldn't even save her show
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    The Hung finale sure seemed like a series finale, so I was not surprised. A little surprised about Bored To Death, one of my favorites. Oh well, two more SPs I can clear off to make room for the January stuff
  5. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA


  6. Tracy

    Tracy Truly

    Mar 12, 2000
    Galena, IL
    I'm thrilled about Englightened!
  7. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I tried a couple episodes of Hung and Bored to Death. Didn't care for either.

    I've never even heard of the other two shows. I usually give about any HBO show a chance. I need to look into them.
  8. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

    Sep 17, 2001
    This show gets no love here, but I like it too. I'm not sure if I would watch if it was an hour, but in small doses I enjoy it. Glad to see it's coming back.
  9. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    My usual luck. A network cancels the three shows I enjoy and keeps the one I dislike.

    Bored to Death surprises me the most of the cancels. I thought it had good ratings to go with excellent reviews.
  10. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
    Xbox Live:...
    I'll miss Hung, but then again I've missed it most of the last few years and had to catch up on it by buying the Blu-rays of it.
  11. nycmiddle

    nycmiddle New Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    As someone who lives in NYC, the loss of HTMIA makes me sad.
  12. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 30, 2003
    I tried Hung and Bored for their initial seasons and just didn't fit for me. Never watched How to Make It, but have all the Enlightened so far on DVR and plan a run on them all in a row.

    Having Thing 4 (9yo) makes it tough to watch many HBO shows during non bedtime hours and I am so old that by the time it is bedtime for Thing 4 it is bedtime for me too. :)
  13. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    Well as someone who watched and liked both shows, I can pretty much tell you where they went wrong on both of them. (IMO of course)

    Hung, it stopped being about the pimping as much as the drama with the other ho and his girlfriend. Neither of which was very appealing as characters. Then add in his ex-wife's change in life and her drama that half the time left the main characters (Ray, Tonya) off the screen too long.

    Bored to Death, they stopped showing him being a PI and made it all about his quest to find daddy. Did he even have any actual cases outside the first episode that left him hanging from the clock?? Oh and they cut his hair. Shouldn't matter but for some reason it made him far less charming. Then as much as I love Zach, they totally ruined his character. We watched all last season while he tried to get back the woman he loves just for him to cheat on her at the beginning of this season?? Really? The only character they got right this season was Ted Danson. He was just on fire with the whole restaurant SL and his daughter's old husband to be. Loved that.
  14. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Now with 2.6% Fewer Organs TCF Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    I enjoyed Hung and I'm sorry to see it go, but you have to figure HBO execs were looking down the road and saying that the show's premise had run its course. There wasn't much left to explore except how Ray's wife was going to fit into the show. Maybe she would have become another employee at Tanya's center for orgasmic living and the business would have gotten shut down by the cops. We'll never know.

    Loved the show's theme song and the hot naked chicks, though! :up:
  15. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    I, too, have enjoyed Hung. It has gotten kind of weird but I was hoping they would reel it back in this next season. Not so much, I guess. :(

    I just got into Bored To Death this season, so was hoping to see more. :( :( Love Ted Danson and I thought it was a pretty decent show.

    As for Enlightened - I'm not sure what to think about this show. My problem is that I find the main character, played by Dern, to be so profoundly irritating that I want to kill her right through my tv screen. She's not only irritating, but she's just icky. Otherwise, I could see promise and always liked Ladd (although I would like to see her with a different wig...that one always looked to me like it was going to jump off her head and scurry across the floor).
  16. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
  17. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    I was kinda bored with Hung. Too much of it centered around the continual conflict with Lenore. They should have wrapper her up a long time ago and moved on.

    I enjoyed How To Make It, so I'll miss it. It's seasons were too short. It always felt that as soon as it started airing, it was gone again.

    Didn't watch the other.
  18. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    San Diego
  19. Tracy

    Tracy Truly

    Mar 12, 2000
    Galena, IL
    I liked Bored to Death, but somehow I missed the start of this last season--actually my DVR recorded the first couple of episodes, but they were in Spanish and then I just didn't bother to remedy the situation. With a show like that it is hard to even remember where the story left off last season, a year ago.
  20. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    I'm not surprised Hung was cancelled, this season it just petered out.

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