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The Deuce: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: The Deuce again demonstrates David Simon's masterful grasp of urban grit, while never losing detailed sight of its colorful characters.


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This drama series is set in New York City in the early 1970s and explores the rise of the porn industry. Season 1 features Vinnie and Frankie (James Franco), twin brothers working for the Mob; Candy (Maggie Gyllenhall), a prostitute who realizes that the emerging pornography industry is something worth investing into; C.C. (Gary Carr), a pimp who controls the prostitution ring around Times Square; Abby (Margarita Levieva), a college student arrested for drug possession; Chris Alston (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.), a NYPD officer very much aware of what goes on in the streets. As the season progresses, their lives intertwine in unexpected and at times dangerous ways.


James Franco
as Vincent Martino/Frankie Martino
Margarita Levieva
as Abigail "Abby" Parker
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Larry Brown
Chris Bauer
as Bobby Dwyer
Chris Coy
as Paul Hendrickson
Natalie Paul
as Sandra Washington
Michael Rispoli
as Rudy Pipilo
Method Man
as Rodney
Pernell Walker
as Ruby "Thunder Thighs"
Daniel Sauli
as Tommy Longo
David Krumholtz
as Harvey Wasserman
Ralph Macchio
as Officer Haddix
Don Harvey
as Danny Flanagan
Kayla Foster
as Barbara
Brian Muller
as Grossman
Thaddeus Street
as Black Frankie
Gino Vento
as Carlos
Ed Moran
as Capt. Peter McDonagh
Zoe Kazan
as Andrea Martino
Stephen Gevedon
as Bernie Wolf
E.J. Carroll
as Fat Mooney
Diana Bologna
as Fran Dwyer
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Critic Reviews for The Deuce: Season 1

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (27)

The oppressive male menace that so pervades shows like Top of the Lake is almost entirely absent.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The Deuce is intelligent, sensitive, and fun, a show about exploitation that is not exploitative, a blast that's also a tragedy.

December 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The story lags, but the cast never does.

September 5, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Deuce takes a frank approach to sex, a clear-eyed view of the past and a steady style to human storytelling. Ultimately, HBO deals aces to viewers.

September 5, 2017 | Full Review…

You may not realize it while it's happening, but The Deuce will make you take a good look in the mirror - and think long and hard about what you see.

September 5, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The Deuce demands you dive in to its vice-filled world. You may feel a little dirty and tainted afterwards but it is so electrifying, you won't be able to resist its sinful charms.

September 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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