Apparently, we really need to pay our teachers more in this country. First, Breaking Bad's Walt White turned to drugs to provide for his family. Now, Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) — the protagonist of HBO's upcoming series Hung — is envisioning a way out of his underpaid, underappreciated life by rising to fame and fortune on the strength of his . . . well, you know.
Yes, Ray — reeling from a divorce from his wife (Anne Heche) and a fire that damages his home — has identified a particular, er, "winning tool" that could bring him some success. And he's going to work that asset, venturing into the worlds of male escorts, porn, and other such escapades. Let's just say this already looks like the kind of show that only premium cable could make.
Hung premieres on HBO this Summer, but you don't have to wait to see if it gets a rise out of you. (That's what she said.) (Sorry.) To check out the trailer, just