The Deuce Season 1

Release Date, Episode Guide

The Deuce season 1 started airing on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S1E1 Pilot

S1E2 Show and Prove

S1E3 The Principle is All

S1E4 I See Money

S1E5 What Kind of Bad?

S1E6 Why Me?

S1E7 Au Reservoir

most recent episode S1E8 My Name is Ruby

How many episodes are in season 1 of The Deuce?

The season consists of 8 episodes.

VIDEOS: TRAILERS, TEASERS, FEATURETTES

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The Problem With HBO's The Deuce - via Theatlantic

That’s not quite right. Things “happened” on The Deuce. They just rarely seemed to have any meaningful impact on the circumstances of the show’s principal characters. Whatever weekly misunderstanding Vincent (James Franco) might have with mob boss Rudy Pipilo (Michael Rispoli), he’d still wind up back behind the bar at his disco, Club 366, precisely the same as before. Likewise, Abby (Margarita Levieva) would reassume her spot behind the bar at the Hi-Hat. And despite their occasional extracurricular indulgences, Vincent and Abby would return to the bed they somewhat halfheartedly share.

The Deuce Season 2 Episode 8 Recap - via Comingsoon

Vincent visited his parents and brought them groceries. He spoke with his father about how he wanted a family and Abby didn’t. His father reminded Vincent that he already had a family. Vincent pointed to him sleeping around when he was younger, but his father insisted that he never thought of leaving like Vincent had done.

The Deuce's Gary Carr Got to Keep His Pimp Costume - via Vulture

Happily, Carr — who prior to pimping was best known as Lady Rose’s favorite jazz singer on Downton Abbey — was just as effusive when Vulture caught up with him on the phone from Los Angeles. Nothing would please him more than knowing he disappeared so deeply into the preening street hustler that you didn’t recognize him from the British costume drama. “The most important thing for me is to do as many roles that are as far from each other as possible,” he says.

'The Deuce' Recap: Take This Job and Shove It - via Rollingstone

* Music this week: “Dusic” by Brick (Rudy and Tommy visit the 366), Denise LaSalle’s “Share Your Man With Me” (Vince drives), “Time To Be Happy” by Michigan & Smiley (Larry’s crew is at the Hi-Hat), Boney M’s “Rivers of Bablyon” (Vince drives some more), Langston & French’s “Tumbling Down” (Leon remembers Dorothy’s order), Little Feat’s “Easy To Slip” (Vincent at the Vermont coffee shop), Barry Thomas Goldberg’s “Say Your Name Out Loud” and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Chameleon” (Vince at the Vermont bar), “Use Ta Be My Girl” by The O’Jays (pimps at the shoeshine stand), “Born To Be Bad” by The Runaways (Abby and Dave at the Hi-Hat) and T Rex’s “Rapids” (Vincent preps the 366).

The Deuce Recap: Breaking the Chain - via Vulture

The biggest story of the week involves Vincent fleeing the city for rural Vermont in order to clear his head and catch a glimpse of a possible alternative life. The episode begins with Vincent trying, once again, to convince Rudy to let him out of the parlors and the peeps so he can just focus on the bars. After dancing around the issue for a few weeks, Tommy gives him the full rundown: It’s never going to happen. Rudy likes that Vincent is involved in that side of the business, and if he, Bobby, and Abby want to stay employed in the state of New York, then he has to stay with that side of the business. “I have never seen someone so miserable about making so much money,” Tommy tells Vincent, whose hangdog expression has become an essential part of his outfit.

The Deuce was inspired in part by the career of twin brothers who were players in the Times Square world and became fronts for Mob control of the volatile and lucrative sex industry from its origins. This drama will chronicle the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s

Critics Reviews

    Producer David Simon, responsible for such classics as The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street, is back! He’s recruited James Franco and a stellar cast to cover the darker side of the 1970s and 80s New York City porn and prostitution industry. <...> - by TVandCity,com [Keith Noakes]

    This show definitely had the right people involved in David Simon, James Franco, and Maggie Gyllenhaal along with a great premise involving the 1970s porn industry. It’s depiction of 1970s New York was excellent from the set design, costumes, score, etc. The great atmosphere this creates made it very easy to get <...> - by Keith Loves Movies - Season 1 [Keith Noakes]

    En route from her directorial triumph to the premiere of Deep Throat, Candy spots her friend Ruby (Pernell Walker), the sensible, funny prostitute known as Thunder Thighs, who has returned to the streets from the massage parlors to find more work. Candy calls to Ruby from her cab, but Ruby’s getting into a <...> - by Slate - Season 1 [Willa Paskin]

    Civilized viewers and readers can agree that violence against women should never be used as a pretext for any TV series — even though many series do precisely that. What, then, is compensatory about “The Deuce?”  While the “deuce” of the title refers to 42nd Street, it really refers to the duality of human <...> - by Newsday [Verne Gay]

    Indeed, while The Deuce is being billed – beneath the names of James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal – as a kind of history of the '70s porn boom, pornography is almost peripheral in the early episodes. Many viewers will find that focus too soft. Whether it's the innocent-looking Lori (Emily Meade) fresh off <...> - by Sydney Morning Herald [Brad Newsome]

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Beth "Soon To Be Famous" Spierer
Beth "Soon To Be Famous" Spierer
1 year 10 months ago

I cannot wait to see this show. Oh, did I mention that I worked on many episodes? Look for me, I play a prostitute. The cast and crew were so very amazing. I wish you all continued success.

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