No more Four Seasons dining and rejected second novels. The only television show currently on the air developed by a Brooklyn novelist returns for a second season with an episode branding print publishing as a bad breakup and/or dungeon fetish.

As the audiences is greeted by Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman) teaching night school, the first discussion of a struggling publishing world comes in the form of admission.

Even George (Ted Danson) isn't reading anymore.


Later George goes on to semi-selling out his high profile New York magazine into the hands of what we can only guess are Libertarian religious tea-partiers.

Is (the real) Jonathan Ames trying to tell us something, is it a plot device, or is it something HBO productions assumes we already know? Will the last bastion of "life imitating television" go digital, or will it be completely vanquished by the ironic metaphor in "saying grace?"