The Hard Times of RJ Berger is a high school comedy about an odd, teenager who is well endowed, and how his entire high school finds out about it.The show is rooted in crude, locker room humor that is based on the antics and ackward situations that RJ and his friends find themselves in. At it's core, Hard Times seems to have the potential of being something clever and endearing, but the insistance of the creators to make RJ's trouser snake the main attraction, not only hurts, but potentially dooms the show to an early grave. Like Cavemen, Harper's Island and other shows that tried to hinge on a singular joke or concept to carry it, Hard Times seems destined to become a member of that group of "one trick pony" shows, that are quickly dismissed by audiences. Being on MTV might be the shows only saving grace for a longer future. MTV has shown a constant tendancy to keep programing on the air longer that it should. The network also has a teenage fan base that will always give their programming a "fair shot", but like most teenagers, their attention span is short lived and unforgiving if they are not captivated by what is in front of them. MTV has and will give a great deal of marketing support and screen time for Hard Times, in the hopes that the show will grow into something, but based on what I have seen so far, I think they will be greatly disappointed. But for a first attempt at a scripted show, I applaud MTV for taking a chance on a show with such a raunchy premise. Hopefully they will keep their "maverick" thinking to future shows they produce or pickup, because as well all know to well, "controversy sells". If you don't believe me, you obviously have never seen Jersey Shore, True Blood, Dexter or Californication. And if that's the case, you are either dead or in a coma.