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The Best Episodes of How to Make It in America

Every episode of How to Make It in America ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of How to Make It in America!

Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of Cam's cousin Rene, who is trying to market his own high-energy drink, and their well-connected friend Domingo, the burgeoning entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.

Genres:DramaComedy
Network:HBO

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "How to Make It in America" is "I'm Good", rated 8/10 from 179 user votes. It was directed by Julian Farino and written by N/A. "I'm Good" aired on 10/2/2011 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "What's in a Name?".

  • I'm Good
    8.0/10 179 votes

    #1 - I'm Good

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-10-02

    Ben and Cam look for a way to market their CRISP attire in New York after a promising debut in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Rene's new Rasta Monsta billboard is a hit with everyone except his girlfriend; and Rachel returns from a soul-searching trip abroad, but she's still not over Ben.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: N/A

  • What's in a Name?
    7.9/10 122 votes

    #2 - What's in a Name?

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-11-20

    In the second-season finale, Ben wonders how to rescue 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Never Say Die
    7.8/10 140 votes

    #3 - Never Say Die

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-04-04

    Cam suspects Rene of having something to do with the theft of the Rasta Monsta truck.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Rob Weiss, Ian Edelman

  • Mofongo
    7.8/10 124 votes

    #4 - Mofongo

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-10-30

    Ben and Cam charm two young out-of-towners; Rene tries to make amends with Debbie; Rachel goes from lost to alive in a single day.

    Director: Miguel Arteta

    Writer: N/A

  • Money, Power, Private School
    7.7/10 126 votes

    #5 - Money, Power, Private School

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-10-16

    CRISP lands a promising but unpaid gig; Rachel gives Ben a lavish gift; Cam raises money for a river-view apartment; Rene shoots a Rasta Monsta viral video.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I'm Sorry, Who's Yosi?
    7.7/10 111 votes

    #6 - I'm Sorry, Who's Yosi?

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-11-06

    Ben senses a conflict of interest when Nancy sets CRISP up with a manufacturer named Yosi. Determined to bring some spice to 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Ariel Schrag

  • The Friction
    7.7/10 100 votes

    #7 - The Friction

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-11-13

    Ben and Cam debate CRISP's future; Rene tracks down the origin of the Rasta Monsta tincture; Rachel celebrates a setback.

    Director: Danny Leiner

    Writer: Joey Soloway

  • Good Vintage
    7.6/10 148 votes

    #8 - Good Vintage

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-03-21

    Despite a fresh infusion of cash from Kaplan, Ben and Cam find it hard to meet Hidemi's vintage-tee quota of 300, until Julie, an attractive retail employee, helps bail them out. Rene gets advice on handling an impending schoolyard showdown with Flaco, the contractor he suspects of stealing his (illgotten) money. Rachel's field trip to Connecticut to check on a behind-schedule carpenter ends with Darren taking her to his childhood home - and then popping a commitment question on their drive back to Manhattan.

    Director: Jonathan Levine

    Writer: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Ian Edelman

  • It's Not Even Like That
    7.6/10 117 votes

    #9 - It's Not Even Like That

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-10-23

    Ben and Rachel's platonic friendship is tested; Cam scores a plum location for CRISP shoot; Renee collects debt.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: N/A

  • Unhappy Birthday
    7.5/10 145 votes

    #10 - Unhappy Birthday

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-03-07

    Edie, Rachel's boss, is throwing her a birthday party, and Ben is upset to learn that Rachel's new boyfriend Darren is going to attend it. Ben tries to occupy his time by hanging out with Kaplan, Cam and Domingo.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Norman Morrill, Ian Edelman

  • Paper, Denim & Dollars
    7.4/10 151 votes

    #11 - Paper, Denim & Dollars

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-02-28

    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.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Ian Edelman

  • Big in Japan
    7.4/10 148 votes

    #12 - Big in Japan

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-03-14

    After running into a successful designer on the street, Ben and Cam hook up with Hidemi, a top Japanese buyer, but their business takes a surprising detour when they show him their none-too-Crisp jean sample. Meanwhile, Rene runs into unexpected problems locating cash stashed in the basement of a woman who's divorcing his ne'er-do-well cousin Tito. Rachel, hoping to bring fresh energy to her relationship with Darren, is flummoxed by his euphoric reaction to the party drug Ecstasy.

    Director: Joshua Marston

    Writer: Arty Nelson, Donal Lardner Ward, Rob Weiss

  • Keep On Truck'n
    7.4/10 136 votes

    #13 - Keep On Truck'n

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-03-28

    While Ben is getting tight with Julie, Rachel is put off by Darren's sudden offer to let her and Edie design a hotel. To pay off an overdue debt to Rene, Cam and Ben agree to hand out Rasta Monsta samples at Union Square, but cut the job short to retrieve their tees from the silk screener. Rene agrees to meet with John Lardner, the Jamaica-based owner of Rasta Monsta, about taking over North American distribution rights to the drink. But Rene's parole officer Norm wants to be part of the meeting.

    Director: Danny Leiner

    Writer: Sarah Treem, Rob Weiss

  • In or Out
    7.4/10 119 votes

    #14 - In or Out

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-10-09

    Ben and Cam are stuck between two sales reps and a hard place; Rene leans on a client; Rachel lands a new job at Biscuit magazine, and lights up with Domingo.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Joey Soloway

  • Crisp
    7.2/10 180 votes

    #15 - Crisp

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-02-21

    Ben and Cam find themselves in debt again to Rene and search for investors to get their jean line off and running. Later, Ben meets with Rachel to discuss their latest encounter.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Rob Weiss

  • Pilot
    7.0/10 252 votes

    #16 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-02-14

    Brooklynites Ben and Cam decide to use their entrepreneurial skills to get a hold of some quick cash to pay back a loan. Also, Ben's ex-girlfriend decides to finally move on from Ben.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: N/A