Hacks

2021

Eat your heart out Celine, there's a new Queen of Vegas. Max Original "Hacks" explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old (Hannah Einbinder). In addition to Smart and Einbinder, "Hacks" stars series regular Carl Clemons-Hopkins and recurring guest stars Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Paul W. Downs, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter and Rose Abdoo.

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‘Hacks’ Finale Review: I Think She Will

This post contains detailed spoilers for Hacks "Interview" and "I Think She Will."   Check out our last review here. Ghosts haunt Deborah Vance’s (Jean Smart) world and the idea behind her final Las Vegas show at the Palmetto Casino is to breathe new life into her career by confronting the past. Death bookends the first season of Hacks with Deborah&#x...

HBO Max renews 'Hacks' for a second season

No jokes here. HBO Max has renewed Hacks — its series starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder about an aging comedian who's fighting to keep what she's got — for a second season. "I am absolutely thrilled we are picked up for a second season and I told Hannah it’s 'No more Miss Nice Guy; from now on it’s Bette and Joan! And guess whoȁ...

‘Hacks’ 1.07 and 1.08 Review: Never Forgive, Never Forget

This post contains detailed spoilers for Hacks "Tunnel of Love" and "1.69 Million."   Check out our last review here. Nothing brings a family together quite like birthdays, weddings, and funerals, which the Hacks creative team understands as we head into the final run of episodes. So there isn’t actually a funeral in either “Tunnel of Love ...

'Hacks' 1.05 and 1.06 Review: Making a Change

This post contains detailed spoilers for Hacks "Falling" and "New Eyes."   Check out our last review here. Generational conflict is a cornerstone of Hacks, but even with the dynamite women leading this cast it would soon become tired if that is all the HBO Max comedy had to offer. The differences are obvious from the way both women approach joke-telling — ...

Is 'Hacks' on Netflix?

Jean Smart's triumphant return has been an absolute joy to watch in Hacks. The HBO Max series tells the story of living legend Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) as she mentors young comedian Ava (Hannah Einbinder) at the behest of her agent. The unlikely partnership is solely an attempt to save the older comedian's at-risk career, but it grows into something more complex and sometimes nefarious...

'Hacks' 1.03-1.04 Review: Back to the Beginning

This post contains detailed spoilers for Hacks.   Check out our last review here. Television is awash with late-night talk shows, but no woman has held the illustrious main host position on either The Tonight Show or The Late Show. Joan Rivers was the permanent guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, but when rumors suggested Carson was going to retire, a list of 10 potentials ...

‘Hacks’ 1.01-1.02 Review: The Odd Couple

This post contains detailed spoilers for Hacks. Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) is on top of the world in the Hacks opening sequence that takes its cue from the iconic Martin Scorsese tracking shot from Goodfellas and switches New York City's Copacabana nightclub for a Las Vegas performance hot spot. The camera follows her glorious sequinned back as she finishes a killer set and walks through the ...

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