Hung Commentary: Dancing in the Dark…With Trannies

Episode Commentary:What’s Going on Downstairs? or Don’t Eat Prince Eric!

The transformation Ray has in this episode is almost tear-inducing. Going from a stereotypical man to someone tired with convention, this episode had an almost “Wonder Years” feel to it. To see Ray fight his inner feelings and simply help Kyla was completely unexpected. But that’s what this show has become- a solid, well-written and unexpected gem.

After two seasons of middling and showing peeks of promise, “Hung” has finally found the g-spot.

There was more than that one storyline in this episode though. It was special for a few reasons. With the great soundtrack [The “Air Supply” scene was beautifully shot.] and scene changes, with multiple storylines being developed, this was easily one of the best episodes of the season.

Other storylines have just as much charm. Tanya’s ideas are conflicting with Jason’s fiancée’s. These two are going to have it out. It’s only a matter of time. There’s good news though; the fun this leads to is of “Seinfeld” proportions. Charlie, as always, offers his words of wisdom [“Sometimes hoes steal; they hoes.”] and all of a sudden, the situation is taken care of. His actions later in this episode however may see his exodus from the series and put Tanya in more trouble than she can handle right now.

Lenore’s antics continue, as she continues to stir the pot. Ever the catalyst, her actions can and will shape the rest of the season. Especially considering how nothing and no one in Ray’s life seems to be off-limits to her.

Because of all of this, there’s no telling what can happen the rest of the season. That’s why this show is so damn good.

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