The Deuce: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
The Deuce

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



Critic Ratings: 89


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User Ratings: 891

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Air date: Sep 10, 2017
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Dans les années 1970, les films porno à petits budgets se vendent sous le manteau. Cette première saison met en vedette deux frères, Vincent et Frankie Martino, qui tiennent un bar et fricotent avec la mafia, Candy, une prostituée qui réalise que le secteur émergent de la pornographie offre un bon potentiel, C.C. et un souteneur qui contrôle le réseau de prostitution autour de Times Square. Il y a aussi Abby, une étudiante arrêtée pour possession de drogue, ainsi que Chris Alston, un officier de la NYPD très au fait de ce qui se passe dans les rues. Au fur et à mesure de la saison, les vies de ces personnages hétéroclites se croisent de manière inattendue et parfois dangereuse.


James Franco
as Vincent Martino/Frankie Martino
Gary Carr
as C.C.
Margarita Levieva
as Abigail "Abby" Parker
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
as Chris Alston
Chris Bauer
as Bobby Dwyer
Chris Coy
as Paul Hendrickson
Natalie Paul
as Sandra Washington
Michael Rispoli
as Rudy Pipilo
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 (89) | Top Critics (35)

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

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The story lags, but the cast never does.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 5, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Deuce is the dirty lowdown, with much of the action below the belt. There's nothing pretty here. But in the eyes of this beholder, you'll otherwise know great drama when you see it.

Sep 11, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Those compelling, artfully drawn characters keep you enthralled even as the show goes about the slow business of showing how pimps, prostitutes, the mob and police helped turn a back-alley pursuit into a billion-dollar industry.

Sep 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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There's a boundless sense of style and intrigue right from the word go that makes this worth your time to check out.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

My biggest problem with 'The Deuce' is that, once the pilot is finished, the story itself doesn't convince you to keep watching it. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The Deuce may be the best thing David Simon's given us since The Wire.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Builds methodically, creating the kinds of three-dimensional, realistic people one can't help but think about long after each episode is over.

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As both a critique of capitalism and an understated ode to multiculturalism, The Deuce is perhaps the most uniquely American show on TV.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

...During a large part of the narrative, The Deuce manages to get us hooked and interested in the characters. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Deuce: Season 1

  • Feb 10, 2020
    F@cking D.S. knows how to tell a story and expose the truth. Glad i m around to see his work
  • Jan 14, 2020
    The Deuce is dense and almost mythically fascinating; in other words, it's a perfect -- albeit bleak -- representation of 1970s New York City.
  • Dec 23, 2019
    La historia, la ambientación y los personajes son grandiosos en esta historia sobre los origines del porno en esta zona de Nueva York que se transformaría en Times Square en un par de décadas.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    The show and it characters feel so real that you basically relive the period with them. Great show.
  • Oct 21, 2019
    This is a very interesting depiction of sex and New York. I loved it.
  • Mar 18, 2019
    A very entertaining romp with a fantastic performance from Maggie Gylenhall. Having Franco in one of the lead roles is a bit of a problem for me as he comes across as quite slimey, and with the subject matter and what is going on in Hollywood at the moment, it feels a bit wrong to have him in this part. If you can get past this then it's definitely worth a watch. One thing I have to ask-did people dress like this in the 70s? Whenever there is a film/show in this era then it's like the costume designers collectively lose the plot and dress people up in some badass gear. But seriously, DID PEOPLE DRESS LIKE THIS!
  • Feb 10, 2019
    Plodding pace and some poor casting. Watchable but not recommendable.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    A powerful character drama from David Simon that remains highly watchable its entire runtime.
  • Dec 09, 2018
    EXCELLENT!!!!!! James Franco is brilliant.
  • Sep 17, 2018
    I binged watched the first season and want to set my self on fire for wasting so much time on this piece of garbage. There is a great story here but instead of using smart storytelling, writing and acting, they decided to capture their audience with porn. And not even high quality soft core porn. Yucky Maggie Gyllenhall "The Secretary" icky porn. Bleah.

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