How to Make It in America Review: "Unhappy Birthday"

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How to Make It in America had some sweet music last night to kick off Rachel's birthday. Birthday Sex happens to be one of my favorite songs and the throwback to Uptown Baby by Deja Vu? Great music! We were grooving in our seats the entire episode.

"Unhappy Birthday" warmed us up a bit to Rachel's character - just a bit - although we still aren't a huge fan of her, but her boyfriend is super cute!

We liked the speech Daren gave about delaying his flight purposely so he could celebrate her birthday. And then taking it back and saying he was only kidding - awesome! It shows that Daren is not only a cute face, but has a funny personality as well. His speech about things happening for a reason was also very charming. We can all relate to that.

Rachel's Birthday

Eddie is highlarious! How awesome (and strange) is it to have your boss roll a couple joints for your birthday party? We can't wait to see what crazy antics she will be up to this season. She's like the Karen Walker to Grace Adler only a pot head instead of the alcoholic - this is just too funny!

David finally got to go hang it with the boys in the club. It amazes me how someone with so much money would have such a hard time getting in anywhere. Cash is king, so why wouldn't he be able to get into Avenue without Ben's help?

In any case, we really like David's character. He's a bit awkwardly dorky, yet extremely wealthy, and unable to really process how much things have changed for him. Hopefully, the money won't go to his head and make him turn into a jacka$$.

Rene was surprisingly absent from this week's episode. We wonder what he is up to with this energy drink? So far, his character is all business and it would be nice to see him kick it in the clubs as well.

It was nice to see the boys take a beak from making their dreams come true. But, we have to admit, their struggle to make It really is the best plot-line of the show.

Until next week, we leave you with a few of our favorite How to Make It in America quotes after the jump!

Daren: Here's to things happening for a reason. | permalink
Cam: Man I know you better than you know you. | permalink
Ben: It's still early David - relax. | permalink
Eddie: I'm gonna get you so high before dinner you are not going to tell them apart. | permalink
Eddie: You're getting closer to that age you will be when you die.
Rachel: Jesus Eddie. | permalink
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It took me this many episodes to warm up to the show and am feeling the way yo do. And just like Will and Grace, I am liking the "supporting" actors (Cam, Edie, Darren, David) way more than the main characters. I don't really like Ben but I guess I am going to have to warm up to him, I am hoping that this thing with Rachel will go away or morph into a cute friendship because I want her to stay with Darren (LOVE!). Maybe she can marry Darren at the end of the season which will break Ben's heart just as his business is taking off? Then maybe she can disappear next season and resurface in season 17 or something.... BTW, NYC really is like that with getting into a hot club. You have to know someone. I once got into a club and later found out that an hour later Keanu Reeves tried to come in and they turned him away. It's crazy, but it usually has less to do with money than connections.I must say that as shallow as it truly is, it is really life affirming to have the rope lifted and be let in while others stay outside. And, yes, like the show depicted, oftentimes you walk in and it is not even that awesome.


"deja vu" is an alternate song name, not the artist name. the artists are Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz.

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