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This comedy/drama series follows two friends, Ben and Cam, as they try to make a living in the New York fashion industry. The pair never lose their focus on the American Dream, and when each of their career schemes fails to pay off, they're quick to come up with a new one. The series aired on HBO in 2011 and 2012.

HBO
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
February 14, 2010
Comedy, Drama
7.9/10
Cast: Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell, Eddie Kaye Thomas
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  • In the season finale, Ben contemplates the rescue of CRISP and his friendship with Cam. Meanwhile, Domingo and Cam launch a PR blitz to clean up Rasta Monsta's image; Rachel seeks advice from a former mentor; and Kaplan parties one more time before going to jail.

  • The uncertain future of CRISP is a sensitive subject for Ben and Cam; Rene tries to find out who sabotaged Rasta Monsta, and discusses incarceration with Kaplan; Rachel does her best to put a job setback behind her.

  • Ben is suspicious when Nancy sets CRISP up with a manufacturer named Yosi. Headstrong on spicing up Biscuit, Rachel disregards her boss and pursues an edgy lead. The Feds catch up with Kapo, Lulu warns Cam against selling out and Rasta Monsta incites the ire of the East Flatbush Caribbean League.

  • Ben and Cam charm the buyers from a Midwestern retailer after Nancy gives her disapproval.

  • Ben finds out about Rachel's romantic life at an out of town wedding.

  • Ben hopes Nancy's job will open the door to more opportunities for her. Cam finds a way to make some extra cash so he can get his own place. Rene and Debbie bond at a video shoot for Rasta Monsta. Rachel finds out some details on Ben's love life.

  • Ben and Cam face a difficult choice between jumping an untested sales representative or wooing a more well-known one. Rene comes up with a novel way for a client to pay his debt.

  • Ben and Cam try to find a way to market their CRISP attire in New York after a promising debut in Tokyo. Rene's new Rasta Monsta billboard is a hit with everyone except his girlfriend.

  • Rene has to deal with all kinds of problems when the Rasta Monsta truck is stolen. Ben and Cam are able to make a business deal for their t-shirts with Japanese businessmen at the airport.

  • Rachel is uncomfortable when Ben and Julie get closer. Ben and Cam agree to help Rene out with handing out the Rasta Monsta drink and Rene works on getting more distributing rights for the drink.

  • Ben and Cam worry about filling their quota for Hidemi but a retail employee helps them out. Rachel meets Darren's mother and he questions her about their commitment to each other. Also, Rene wants to confront the man who stole his money.

  • Ben and Cam meet with a Japanese buyer but their jeans don't turn out the way they wanted them to. Rene has trouble locating a huge pile of cash and Rachel and Darren experiment with Ecstasy.

  • Ben is upset on the day of Rachel's birthday and is even more upset to find out Darren is throwing her a dinner party. Ben tries to occupy his time by hanging out with Kaplan, Cam and Domingo.

  • Rene tries to buy out his marketing partners. Rachel rethinks her future when she sees Ben. Ben and Cam work on finding a tailor for their denim business.

  • Ben and his best friend Cam are in their 20s, and they're going nowhere, two New York hustlers who are all talk and no income. Realizing finally that they need to do something with their lives that will generate a hard profit, they get the message sent by the universe and start looking for a deal that won't leave them crushed, in debt, unemployed and wanted by the cops -- a change from all their previous schemes. (source: aarising.com)

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