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The Deuce - HBO - *Spoilers*

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,044 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Sounds like a piece of crap.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Trailer time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,274 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Anyone Watch the "Pilot" aired last Friday.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,823 ✭✭✭ Falthyron


    corkie wrote: »
    Anyone Watch the "Pilot" aired last Friday.


    Yeah, just watched it tonight. Very enjoyable! It almost feels like a documentary of 1970s New York. The attention to detail is excellent, TVs being a mix of black and white and colour (colour being a sign of status!), the amount of rubbish around the place, etc. Naturally, it also features a lot of David Simon's talents; great dialogue, intricate story-lines, plenty of characters to follow and from different perspectives. Typical of Simon, the first episode throws you right into the middle of the times, so you might feel a little lost at the beginning. This was the same with The Wire and I have no doubt it will become more familiar in another two or three episodes.

    Basically, if you liked The Wire for what it was then you will like The Deuce.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,005 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    James Franco new show The Deuce starts on 26th September 2017 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic



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  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭ Barnavave


    Falthyron wrote: »
    Yeah, just watched it tonight. Very enjoyable! It almost feels like a documentary of 1970s New York. The attention to detail is excellent, TVs being a mix of black and white and colour (colour being a sign of status!), the amount of rubbish around the place, etc. Naturally, it also features a lot of David Simon's talents; great dialogue, intricate story-lines, plenty of characters to follow and from different perspectives. Typical of Simon, the first episode throws you right into the middle of the times, so you might feel a little lost at the beginning. This was the same with The Wire and I have no doubt it will become more familiar in another two or three episodes.

    Basically, if you liked The Wire for what it was then you will like The Deuce.

    Thought it was excellent, though I am a big fan of The Wire, so I'm always happy to see some of the cast appearing in new roles. Looking forward to the rest of the series, though would prefer to be able to binge watch, like most other series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 ✭✭✭ Ray Purchase


    Just watched it last night. Loved it! I don't think anyone can build a world like Simon. Over 5 seasons of the Wire you almost feel like you could find your way around Baltimore and I've been to New Orleans a few times - he nailed it in Treme. Can't say I've any firsthand experience of 1970s Time Square but the Deuce feels like the real deal.

    Looking forward to seeing how it unfolds. Not 100% sold on this twin thing but James Franco is pretty great. I was just thrilled to see Lawrence Gillard as the cop - one of favorite actors from the Wire just killing it with a lovely understated performance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,370 ✭✭✭ Cina


    It really doesn't flinch on the sex does it? Even by HBO standards it's graphic.

    Excellent though. Very methodical like you'd expect from a David Simon show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 ✭✭✭ Ray Purchase


    Cina wrote: »
    It really doesn't flinch on the sex does it? Even by HBO standards it's graphic.

    Excellent though. Very methodical like you'd expect from a David Simon show.

    No, pretty graphic stuff. Watched the second episode last night. The scene with the soup made me snort-laugh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,005 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,935 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Brilliant show....can't understand the lack of interest here! HBO doing what it does best - top class TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭ neirbloom


    The attention to detail is amazing from what it looks to have gone into it although I did notice one or two shots where you can kind a notice the green screen, especially as Franco was leaving the subway.

    David Krumholtz is supposed to play a sleazy porn producer and looks every bit the part so looking forward to that. A bit like Joe Spinell from Maniac, Godfather, Taxi Driver ect. from what I can tell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭ Venom


    Brilliant show....can't understand the lack of interest here! HBO doing what it does best - top class TV.


    Maybe due to the slow buildup in getting going. The Wire pretty much grabs you from its first opening scene and doesn't let go, where here its a much longer ramp up time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,861 ✭✭✭ Riddle101


    Watched it earlier today. For me I think it will be slow start to get into. Personally I thought the first episode was too long. It was like over an hour and a half. By the end of it I kind've just wanted it to end. Not sure how long the next episode will be, but I'll stick with it anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,752 johnpatrick81


    Just watched the opener on Sky. Wonderful stuff!!

    Probably the best since Show Me a Hero. I really need to check out Treme!

    Already some fascinating characters. Brilliant acting and the look was incredible.

    Can't wait for more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,999 ✭✭✭ digiman


    Watched the first episode and loved it, can't wait for some more


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,875 ✭✭✭ Unearthly


    Also watched the first episode and it's very good. The acting, the sets, dialogue...excellent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,962 ✭✭✭ LionelNashe


    I love the music from the closing credits.



  • Registered Users Posts: 922 crustybla


    Just got to watch the first episode last night, i loved it. Enjoyed the dialogue, visuals etc. Though if you're adverse to the odd willy popping up (ahem) stay well away lol. I liked Maggie Gyllenhaal in it, I'm not usually a fan of hers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,599 ✭✭✭ youcancallmeal


    Watched up to the 3rd episode now, I wasn't so sure after the overlong first episode but after some more character development it's really coming together nicely now. Looks like there is only 8 episodes for season 1 unfortunately


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,863 Fred Swanson


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    Enjoying this so far. Another hit from David Simon. Not as good as the Wire but what is to be fair? Excellent in its own right. Some brilliant lines


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    Margarita Levieva though.......sweet jesus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,428 ✭✭✭ MrKingsley


    I am loving how this is building. Some great characters and dialogue so far. Looking forward to Episode 3 already


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,752 johnpatrick81


    Yup, the future is bright, and seconded on Abbi/Margarita, whoaaaaaa!!

    Would love for this to turn into another 4 or 5 season epic. Great early signs anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭ Barnavave


    Enjoying this so far. Another hit from David Simon. Not as good as the Wire but what is to be fair? Excellent in its own right. Some brilliant lines

    Not as good as The Wire, yet, but like The Wire it's a slow burner, I've a feeling it will get there, maybe not quite as good as The Wire, but I really think this will be a classic, one we look back at in many years and compare others shows to it, just like we do with The Wire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,306 ✭✭✭ Wombatman


    Could be building up to a Studio 54 type club for Vincent. Hopefully we get a few seasons out of it and it doesn't go the way of Vinyl. Loads of room for deeper character development and backstories.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,306 ✭✭✭ Wombatman


    Wombatman wrote: »
    Could be building up to a Studio 54 type club for Vincent. Hopefully we get a few seasons out of it and it doesn't go the way of Vinyl. Loads of room for deeper character development and backstories.

    OK........ guess I was well wrong about that. Watching back on the opening credits, Studio 54 ain't never gonna happen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    Huge credit to the writers again for building such multi layered characters. Its a departure in terms of the theme from the Wire but yet there is still some similarities.

    The whole politics of the streets and how the various characters interact with each other is as excellent as it was on the Wire. Most TV shows tend to go for a 'Good cops versus the bad guys' but David Simon puts it on a more human level and demonstrates a general empathy between all characters.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,752 johnpatrick81


    The only criticism I have is with the damn audio on the dialogue. I had the bloody subtitles on this week!!

    Noticed the same actually with another HBO show recently, Big Little Lies.

    Basics like!


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