The Deuce

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Title: The Deuce

Genre: Drama

First aired: 2017-09-10

Creator: George Pelecanos, David Simon

Cast: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback

Overview: The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence of the area.
 

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[SERIES][TVPOSTER] View attachment 124369 [/TVPOSTER][SERIESWRAP][EPISODENAME]The Deuce[/EPISODENAME]

Genre: Drama

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Overview: The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence of the area.[/SERIESWRAP][/SERIES]

David Simon brings double the Francos to our first look at HBO’s The Deuce

Getting closer!
 

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A preview that almost shows nothing. Will watch though.

 

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Clicked this thread wondering what this was.

Realized I started the thread.

Brain aint not working no good no more.
 

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David Simon is back !
Pilot was awesome, got that The Wire vibe to it. Also James Franco is excellent.
 

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Yeah I thought the pilot was pretty damn good. Will definitely watch the next episode.
 

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This is gonna rock. *Shakes fist like McQuaalude*
 

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I enjoyed the pilot episode, I thought it did a good job creating the scene that was 1970's NYC.

On a side not, I HATE the "parent trap" same person plays two characters gimmick.

This is just a pet peeve of mine, nothing particular to do with the show.
 

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someone remind me to watch this tonight.
 

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I enjoyed the pilot episode, I thought it did a good job creating the scene that was 1970's NYC.
I never visited NYC until 2012 or so and by then it was really cleaned up. I have read that it used to be a real dangerous and ghetto shit hole. I can't imagine anything in NYC looking like what's depicted in this show these days.
 

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The Deuce's NYC reminds of films like Serpico or French Connection, how characters run the scenery while "the city" is the big giant lying around. I just hope the show wouldn't get too under the radar like Treme did. David Simon work really need recognition, since it never did during The Wire.
 

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I never visited NYC until 2012 or so and by then it was really cleaned up. I have read that it used to be a real dangerous and ghetto shit hole. I can't imagine anything in NYC looking like what's depicted in this show these days.
Thank you Giuliani
 

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Dinkins and his anti police corruption moves and, especially, Commissioner Bratton.
 

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Man... I dunno. This show needs to start going somewhere. It's pretty much just "day in the life of" stuff without the forward momentum that The Wire had.
 

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Man... I dunno. This show needs to start going somewhere. It's pretty much just "day in the life of" stuff without the forward momentum that The Wire had.
Yeah heavy on the meandering and predictable in the 3rd episode. Admittedly, I fast-forwarded a few minutes of the first 30 minute half. Mostly the Maggie Gyllenhaal stuff just isn't interesting anymore after Episode 1. I'm not in the demographic of who that character was written for, so no big deal.

Getting existential vibes from not necessarily the plots but the editing and directing, not so riveting in Episode 3. The characters are great, however.
 

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Abby makes no sense as a character. Miss an exam at university. Drop out and become a prostitute.

Got it.
 
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Man... I dunno. This show needs to start going somewhere. It's pretty much just "day in the life of" stuff without the forward momentum that The Wire had.
I felt that way during the first episode. It was just a bunch of random stories. Moving very slowly. Will give 2nd episode a try. But the first episode felt like 7 hours long.
 
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