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Times Square, 1977. Vincent is now proprietor of a new mob-backed disco. Abby has brought the nascent punk-rock culture into the Hi-Hat. Frankie remains a problem, “borrowing” money from Show Land to pay off his debts. Candy looking to make more artful, ambitious adult films. C.C. pulls a con on the director of a porn film to get Lori more money. Paul looks to sever mob ties from his current bar. Alston is approached by a civil servant appointed by Mayor Koch to clean up Times Square.
The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Deuce from 794 votes.
Confronted with the changing realities of prostitution and porn, C.C. doubles down on his assets, while fellow pimp Larry Brown eyes a new opportunity. Growing creatively frustrated, Candy turns to Genevieve Furie, a onetime porn director who’s graduated to slasher films, for filmmaking advice. After a customer is mugged outside his bar, Paul is approached by Matty the Horse, a rival of Rudy’s, who promises Paul the mob protection he deserves. Following a nostalgic road trip to Coney Island with Vincent, Abby attends a meeting of activists, and recognizes a familiar face from Times Square.
The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Deuce from 639 votes.
Vincent moves into a seedy hotel and contemplates an offer from mob capo Rudy Pipilo. Bobby hopes to take advantage of Vincent's new connections. Filmmaking intrigues Candy. C.C. shows Lori the benefits of having a pimp. Larry feels unsettled.
The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Deuce from 1770 votes.
Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino navigate their way through the rough-and-tumble world of 1971 Times Square. Vincent crosses paths with other midtown denizens while plotting to improve his situation. Abby gets enlisted to buy amphetamines.
The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Deuce from 2208 votes.
Temporarily flush with cash, Frankie is tapped by Candy to be a co-producer on Red Hot. Lori eyes a plum role in the film, but still feels the burden of being under C.C.'s yoke. With Rudy's blessing, Big Mike and Black Frankie hit a gambling house in the Bronx. Bobby finds himself stigmatized at home and at the Hi-Hat after a surprise raid overseen by Alston. Paul encounters resistance to his elaborate renovation plans. Out of rehab, Shay is convinced to move in with a nurturing Irene. As she and Abby deliver on their promise to provide medical care to sex workers, Ashley decides to confront her past...and doesn't blink.
The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Deuce from 543 votes.
Frankie takes his amateur porn business to the next level and ends up in a confrontation with Rudy, who pushes Vincent to up his profits. Candy brainstorms a new film based on the experiences of her fellow sex workers and finds that her new beau Hank is not shaken by her past. Abby and Loretta take care of Shay when she shows up to the Hi-Hat in bad shape. Lori is advised be more compliant after she dares to stand up for herself on set. Alston is tasked with finding the mysterious owner of a prime piece of Midtown real estate. With the future of his businesses up in the air, Paul worries about his partner Tod's health.
The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Deuce from 435 votes.
Abby befriends a graffiti artist named Pilar and takes a surprising trip downtown. Candy sets a firm line with Hank when it comes to money. As Todd’s health worsens, he reexamines his priorities and asks for Paul’s support. Melissa is forced to face her past. Alston explores different strategies for getting a shady SRO owner to sell. Bobby pays Joey a visit on Wall Street as Joey’s latest money-making scheme grows bigger. Tensions rise between Frankie and Rudy as a buyer complains about Frankie’s product.
The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Deuce from 429 votes.
The appearance of an unexpected partner surprises Vincent. Rudy buys into a rival's plan to reconfigure the Deuce. Candy considers entering the filmmaking business. Abby languishes in her new job. Darlene works overtime to compensate Larry.
The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Deuce from 1580 votes.
On the eve of 1985, a worn-out Vincent reconnects with his ex-wife, Andrea, as his open relationship with Abby grows more distant. Despite becoming a family man, Frankie continues his risky side hustles. With the newly dominant VHS format shaking up their industry, Candy and Harvey travel to Las Vegas for an adult film convention where they disagree on how to navigate a fast-changing future. Fresh out of rehab, Lori is put back to work. Alston makes a very specific request of Goldman in their quest to revitalize Midtown. Now a bartender at the Hi-Hat, Loretta becomes an active member of Women Against Pornography.
The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Deuce from 451 votes.
Looking for a way out of his construction gig, Bobby tries to change Vincent’s mind about Rudy’s offer. Darlene returns from a trip home with a new girl, disappointing Abby. Roughed up by a john, Candy contemplates a change of careers. After getting busted, Paul explores the underbelly, and the exhilaration, of gay life in the city. With an assist from Alston, Sandra scores a key interview with a pimp.
The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Deuce from 1374 votes.
Rudy dangles a lucrative offer in front of Vincent. Longo uses strong-arm tactics to restore order among Bobby’s unhappy construction workers. Candy attracts unwanted attention and is intrigued by a legitimate suitor. Paul questions his place at the Hi-Hat. Frankie hits a hot streak. Darlene gets a gift from Abby. Alston sees through Sandra. Bristling after a police shakedown, Vincent adds muscle in the person of Black Frankie, a Vietnam War vet.
The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Deuce from 1446 votes.
With his club shuttered, a distraught Vincent follows a lead down a dangerous path. Paul reaches out to Tod's parents. Candy battles Harvey over her latest script and reunites with her estranged son, Adam. Lori hits the feature dancing circuit with mixed results. Abby reflects on her choices when she gets an unexpected visitor. Bobby does right by Black Frankie. Alston defends the plan to clean up Midtown. Gene reckons with his conflicted personal life.
The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Deuce from 387 votes.
Lori envisions a sunny future in LA after attending the AFFA Erotica Awards with Harvey and Candy, who’s looking to connect with west-coast producers who are willing to turn her fairy tale into reality. Paul and Kenneth approach Vincent about a loan for a new nightclub, free from mob ties. Goldman visits Alston’s precinct to share the mayor’s vision for cleaning up the Deuce. Frankie wins a hand of poker, but risks losing his job. Back in NYC, Ashley pushes her reform agenda on Abby, while trying to avoid C.C.. Larry Brown and Darlene learn a bitter lesson about supply and demand. Rudy sends a message to his rivals, but invites retaliation.
The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Deuce from 592 votes.
An end-of-the-year crackdown by police in and around The Deuce sparks Vincent and Bobby. Candy tries to persuade Harvey, her adult-film director, that she can do more than act. Rudy witnesses a pivotal lower-court ruling on obscenity, and enlists Frankie and Big Mike to protect his interests in the peeps. Alston tries to convince Sandra that he’s not just a “source.”
The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Deuce from 1298 votes.
Trapped by his own success, Vincent envisions an idyllic rural life with Abby. Candy is frustrated by her mob backers' misogyny and weighs telling her son, Adam, what she really does for a living. Shay reverts to form, to Irene's dismay. Joey falls in love. Darlene deals with unexpected news. Lori hits a roadblock in her quest for adult-film stardom. Alston faces a dilemma involving his old partner, Flanagan. Paul and Kenneth arrive at a crossroads.
The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Deuce from 517 votes.
Ashley and Abby resolve to track down the identity of a 16-year-old sex worker killed in a recent fire. Vincent is shaken after witnessing the brutal side of Rudy’s operation. Frustrated by the progress on her new film, Candy recruits new faces to help with the production. Frankie finds his dry-cleaning business a less-than-perfect fit. Larry Brown shows off his improvisational skills. Lori looks to forge a deal with Kiki while keeping C.C. in the loop.
The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Deuce from 556 votes.
In the wake of a personal loss, Candy finds the emotional core of her latest movie. Abby confronts Vincent after she makes an alarming discovery. Paul turns to activism as the AIDS epidemic continues to ravage New York's gay community. Vincent tips off Rudy to Tommy's disloyalty. Lori realizes she's on her own when both Greg and Kiki let her down. Bobby learns why the women who worked for him have abandoned the French Parlor.
The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Deuce from 384 votes.
Lori returns to New York for an audition and runs into some familiar faces. While searching for actors for her new film, Candy speaks to her critics at a Women Against Pornography meeting. As things heat up with Jennifer, Alston takes a drastic step to deliver for Goldman. Melissa leaves the city. Abby grows closer to Pilar as her relationship with Vincent wanes. Vincent and Frankie celebrate an eventful birthday.
The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Deuce from 410 votes.
With police pushing their business off the streets, C.C., Larry, Rodney and other pimps worry about becoming obsolete. Candy eyes a different job on Harvey’s set as Lori struggles with the demands of porn acting. At her wit’s end, Ashley hangs out with Frankie and, later, washes up on Abby’s door. Bobby is smitten with an employee while dealing with shakedowns, flare-ups and a medical emergency. Frankie is tasked by Rudy to turn a peep-show concept into reality. Alston finds himself singled out by the 14th Precinct’s new captain, McDonagh. Abby asks Vincent to be her escort at her family’s lavish party.
The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Deuce from 1260 votes.
Candy shoots her opus guerilla-style on the streets of New York. Vincent makes a confession to Abby, along with a promise to change. Ashley and Abby help a prostitute escape the Deuce, with a little help from Vincent. Larry Brown gets a promotion. Paul celebrates the opening of his new upscale club. Bobby turns to Vincent to find work for his wayward eldest son, Joey.
The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Deuce from 543 votes.
Last updated: feb 25, 2021
Pimps hoes drugs jive talkin n tittays tunes n rides..goddamn I love the 70's
Waiting patiently for the next season
Amazing Amazing Acting across the board. The plot and characters is so moving and powerful that it reminds me of The Wire. James and Maggie were Fantastic.. there best work ever. Definitely needs more following. Can't wait for the next season.
The best way that I can describe this show is that it is a more mature and advanced version of The Wire. While that show certainly had higher highs this show was consistently good from beginning to end and actually got better from one season to the next. And unlike The Wire it knew when its ending was and was able to finish the final season appropriately. The backdrop and the stories are fantastic. The finale..... one of the top 5 in the history of television. I loved it and will miss it terribly. Follow me at https://IHateBadMovies.com or facebook IHateBadMovies
This is another masterpiece from the hands of David Simon. As always you get a lovely and very evocative description of the context in which the plot is laid out. The acting is great and the series raises serious questions about prostitution, porn and the HIV AIDS epidemic in a very thoughtful way that points to the problems of these issues without being overtly moralistic about it. The series is highly recommended if you are interested in these topics, in the 70's or 80's and if you like the works of David Simon.
Everyone already discussed the great writing, acting, etc., but it also has a fantastic collection of soundtracks. Gonna miss this show when it's over.
I went into this series knowing very little. I knew it was a period piece, set in the 70's. It had James Franco, and it was set in NYC. Everything else I learned as I went. The initial "hit" of the show was seeing how much was centered on prostitution. Halfway through the season I made the connection that one of the creators also worked on The Wire and Treme. Once this connection was made, I really started to see similarities in written dialog among groups. Overall, I really enjoyed it. The show had a way of making the viewer connected to the characters. The characters lived their lifes, and it unfolded in a way that didn't seem scripted. It just progressed forward. There was no bad guy they were trying to chase, or stop. Rather, they were just living. It's because of this, that I look forward to the next season. oh. P.S Maggie Gyllenhaal. You nailed this role. That wig ..
A really good show that cannot be binge watched. You have to watch one episode and take a few days until you watch another as this is not easy viewing. The episodes are dense and long so when you sit down you better grab your coffee and a light snack cause it’s gonna be a ride for sure.
Take The Wire, add a dash of Deadwood, a hint of The Sopranos and mix it with Taxi Driver, and you have The Deuce. That's a rather simplistic way of summarising the series but it's practically correct. I put this show off for years because I feared more than anything that it would merely be a 70s retro fetishistic event, but after a few episodes the 70s window dressing vanishes and you're simply living besides these character's lives. By Season 2 and 3, the scope broadens to encompass the golden age of porn and the efforts to gentrify midtown Manhattan, and much like The Wire you realise, as cliched as it sounds, that, true to its title, you're not watching a show about characters but a show where the city (and in this case, a certain time in the history of the city) is the character. It almost felt criminal that it had to end and not continue on for another two seasons ago and evaluate crime and crime-fighting in New York City into the 1990s and 2000s. I wish this show, even with new characters, could have gone on longer.
[spoiler]I still do not understand why Lori committed suicide.[/spoiler]
While we celebrated the Pride month just now, why not talk about some awesome TV shows focused on LGBT characters. What if you want to learn about the people at large but you realize that there is no diversity in your close social circles. That’s when a good TV series can enlighten you with the ideas and realities. It can also save you from awkward moments in the real life by providing the right insights.
In times like this, when we’re all trying to stay safe and stay home as much as possible, it is very important to enjoy ourselves and feel relaxed while doing so. Thankfully, we have Netflix to help us out in our quest, but with so many series to choose from, you might spend hours browsing and still not being able to decide! That’s why I made this list to help you out.
I remember watching a lot of “Pokémon”, “Digimon”, “Dragon Ball Z” etc. when I was growing up. Little did I know back then, I wasn’t watching cartoons but animes. Even now that I’m all grown up, I still enjoy watching them. There are many more genres to choose from and it’s always so full of action. The music in it is so great, you’ll definitely find yourself listening to songs long after you’ve finished watching.
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