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Title: The Deuce
Post by: wilder on May 31, 2017, 06:10:09 PM

The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.

Created by David Simon (The Wire)
Premieres September 10, 2017 on HBO
Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: Robyn on September 14, 2017, 03:10:00 PM
So? (I haven't watched it yet)
Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: Drenk on September 14, 2017, 05:54:27 PM
I have nothing clever to say about it. It was well directed. The seventies come back to life on screen. It also bored me.
Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: polkablues on September 14, 2017, 10:58:21 PM
Sounds like everything David Simon has done post-Wire. "It's really good. Just wish I liked it."
Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: RegularKarate on September 15, 2017, 02:40:05 PM
It's just one episode in, but I liked the pilot.
There are moments that definitely feel like the Wire, but I thought the Wire was boring the first couple of episodes.
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Post by: WorldForgot on September 15, 2017, 03:17:25 PM
Really enjoyed the Maggie Gyllenhaal bits. Gonna stick with it, because David Simon likes to take his time and two James Francoz is quite generous.
Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: RegularKarate on October 19, 2017, 12:39:21 PM
Anyone else stick around for this? I really like it.
It really should have been someone not James Franco, but I get that they probably needed a big name to get the budget.
It's worth watching for it's recreation of the scuzzy 70s alone, but it's also finally all coming together in a way similar to the Wire.
Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: jonas on October 19, 2017, 01:31:25 PM
David Simon & George Pelecanos Outline Three Season Plan For THE DEUCE

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/10/19/david-simon-george-pelecanos-outline-three-season-plan-for-the-deuce (http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/10/19/david-simon-george-pelecanos-outline-three-season-plan-for-the-deuce)

Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: wilberfan on October 28, 2019, 11:58:20 PM
For some reason, I found this series less engaging than I thought it would be over the last couple of seasons--but I felt ALL of the finale tonight. 

Spoiler: ShowHide
I don't think the Franco-in-old-age-makeup completely worked, but I felt his complex nostalgia completely.   I kept pausing the playback because I didn't want it to end. 
Title: Re: The Deuce
Post by: Drenk on October 29, 2019, 03:38:01 AM
There's something with Simon shows that particularly bore me. Season 4 of The Wire is great and season 3 is very good, but despite all of the intelligence I find most of the show tiresome. I tried Treme. Twice. I didn't watch beyond the pilot of The Deuce. (Franco doesn't help.)