HBO HF TV: Let's End This Now

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If your office is anything like the DealBreaker one, there's been a cloud of emotions hanging over it since the tragic events of 6/10. Some of us feel robbed, others vindicated, others ill. For the most part, no one here will ever trust another human being again, either because we'll never have it as good with anyone else as we did with David Chase or because that guy screwed us.
Which is why when we came across an interview with Doug Ellin discussing his new show for HBO about hedge funds, something deep within made us scream, "Fuck this." (Bad Thai on West 4th). First, because Ellin apparently has a problem with "Harvard-educated medical doctors who would rather work at an investment bank than try to cure cancer" and second, because we don't have the energy to go on another emtional roller coaster ride, invest our time, and then have it taken away from us with two minutes of a chick having difficulties parallel parking her car and then the screen going to black (because it was brilliant or a cop-out? We don't even know anymore. Damn you, Chase). So let's just do this now and get it over with and move on with our lives: How is the series finale of Sex and the City/Entourage for Hedge Funds going to end:
- The main character, a brash young trader named Ryan Munter will make a bad bet on weather and the fund will lose $6b in a month
- The 4 best friends, all quant guys, will retire with a few billion each, go teach math at Harvard and score some major grad student tail
- Two minutes of a chick having difficulties parallel parking her car and then the screen going to black
- No series finale: show gets cancelled after half a season. No one notices because television shows about finance suck.
- Other
Fistfull of Dollars [NYT]

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