The Deuce: Season 1 Reviews

  • 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!

    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.

    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.

    A powerful character drama from David Simon that remains highly watchable its entire runtime.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    EXCELLENT!!!!!! James Franco is brilliant.

    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.

    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.

  • Jun 17, 2018

    It's hard to get past the constant, gratuitous smoking by every actor, not to mention the blatant marlboro product placement. another sell-out movie to the tobacco industry.

    It's hard to get past the constant, gratuitous smoking by every actor, not to mention the blatant marlboro product placement. another sell-out movie to the tobacco industry.

  • Mar 11, 2018

    Really enjoyed this show. Really good characters, amazing dialogs and dense atmosphere. Intelligent and fun to watch!

    Really enjoyed this show. Really good characters, amazing dialogs and dense atmosphere. Intelligent and fun to watch!

  • Feb 05, 2018

    Excellent - very well acted. Each episode is a trip through the 70's underbelly of New York and you end each episode feeling that little bit more seedy and dirty.

    Excellent - very well acted. Each episode is a trip through the 70's underbelly of New York and you end each episode feeling that little bit more seedy and dirty.

  • Jan 23, 2018

    As with 'The Wire', David Simon keeps you interested in the characters.

    As with 'The Wire', David Simon keeps you interested in the characters.

  • Jan 01, 2018

    I have to love this show. You just never know what is coming. I can not wait for more, more, and more.

    I have to love this show. You just never know what is coming. I can not wait for more, more, and more.