HBO is doing it right.
The channel that brings you "Boardwalk Empire," and brought you "Entourage," is once again bringing you "How to Make it in America." Season Two debuted last night.
Why make so much noise? This isn't HBO Latino we're talking about. It's the main HBO channel and three of the six main actors on "How to Make it" are Latino. Now that's something to write home about.
So you have your Dominicano, Victor Rasuk, and your Puerto Rican, Luis Guzman. The Blaxican (half Mexican, half black) is rapper Kid Cudi.
I can't remember the last time an English-language TV program (broadcast or cable) had 50% of its lead roles with Hispanic actors.
And the show's title is so right on the mark for today's urban Latino youth, who are increasingly asserting themselves. Yes, it's that proverbial aspirational theme. It's not about the pursuit of fame and fortune of "Entourage;" it's about pursuing your big dreams.
So let's hear it for Cam Calderon (Rasuk's character), Rene Calderon (Guzman's character) and Domingo Brown (Cudi's character), as they go about making it in the Big Apple...in America.