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      Season 2 – The Deuce

      2018 Drama TRAILER for The Deuce: Season 2 Trailer List
      99% 104 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who also collaborated on HBO's "The Wire" and "Treme," the semifictional drama series "The Deuce" tells of the germination of the sex-trade industry in the heart of New York's Times Square. It's the early 1970s, and the porn business begins a shift from organized crime-backed parlors to a legitimate, culturally accepted enterprise. A cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife seekers centers around twins Vincent and Frankie Martino (James Franco, in a dual role), who navigate the sex business after meeting well-connected mobster Rudy Pipilo. Their storyline, among others, merges with that of prostitute Candy, whose ambition and intelligence lead her to a more prominent role in the industry. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered May 10 Buy Now

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      The Deuce — Season 2

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      Critics Consensus

      The Deuce's excellent character-driven drama returns with even more immersive world-building and a welcome focus on its leading ladies, carried by a tour de force performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 9, 2018 Our Raison d'Etre Vincent becomes the proprietor of a new mob-backed disco, Club 366; Frankie "borrows" money from Show Land to pay off his debts; Candy plans to make more artful, ambitious adult films; Paul looks to sever mob ties from his current bar. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 16, 2018 There's an Art to This 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; Candy grows creatively frustrated; Abby attends a meeting of activists. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 23, 2018 Seven-Fifty Lori envisions a sunny future in Los Angeles after attending an awards ceremony with Harvey; Goldman visits Alston's precinct to share the mayor's vision for cleaning up the Deuce; Rudy sends a message to his rivals, but invites retaliation. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 30, 2018 What Big Ideas 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; Frankie finds his dry-cleaning business a less-than-perfect fit. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 7, 2018 All You'll Be Eating Is Cannibals Temporarily flush with cash, Frankie is tapped by Candy to be a co-producer on "Red Hot"; with Rudy's blessing, Big Mike and Black Frankie hit a gambling house in the Bronx; Paul encounters resistance to his elaborate renovation plans. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 14, 2018 We're All Beasts Candy shoots her opus guerrilla-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. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 21, 2018 The Feminism Part Trapped by his own success, Vincent envisions an idyllic rural life with Abby; Candy becomes frustrated by her mob backers' misogyny; Joey falls in love; Darlene deals with unexpected news; Lori hits a roadblock in her quest for adult-film stardom. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 28, 2018 Nobody Has to Get Hurt Rudy and Matty the Horse buy Lori away from C.C.; Ashley is warned about the dangers of her aggressive activism; Goldman shares his plans for cleaning up the Deuce with Alston; Vincent turns to his father for relationship advice. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 4, 2018 Inside the Pretend As "Red Hot" premieres, Candy, Harvey and Frankie get caught between competing investors; Vincent and Abby must deal with an unexpected loss; Paul turns to a familiar source to help finance Tod's dream; Darlene comes clean. Details

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      Matthew Gilbert Boston Globe Maggie Gyllenhaal, as an ambitious self-pimping prostitute who goes by the name Candy, is altogether excellent. Dec 13, 2018 Full Review Rebecca Nicholson Guardian None of it bodes well for the long-term future of the Life, as it is known, but it makes for very good drama indeed. Rated: 4/5 Dec 13, 2018 Full Review Matt Zoller Seitz New York Magazine/Vulture They're more comfortably settled than in season one, which tends to happen when you aren't looking over your shoulder every second. Their minds are abuzz with schemes to evolve. The show evolves with them. Dec 13, 2018 Full Review Taylor Baker Drink in the Movies Episode 13: Raison D'être Rated: 85/100 Sep 1, 2021 Full Review Susan Kemp Consequence Maybe more powerfully than any show on air, it shows the futility so many women face when their ambitions get stalled by Harvey Weinstein-esque gatekeepers. Dec 13, 2018 Full Review Marc Muñoz El Pais (Spain) 'The Deuce' expands its value with a second season that shines the signs with which David Simon distinguishes his creations. [Full Review in Spanish] Nov 16, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gareth v The second season improves on an excellent debut season by developing the arc of the key characters, particularly those of it's female leads. Must see TV. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/28/23 Full Review Doug B Watched S1 when it aired and never finished. Love this perspective of NYC. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review jack z Season 2 has a noticeably different focus than the first, and that's what makes it fundamentally not as good, and at times a bit stodgy due to a sloppy first few episodes. However, I can't help but remain invested in these characters and the grimly anecdotal moments of their lives, and the '70s NYC representation has never been recreated this perfectly. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Los personajes toman mas fuerza y la historia explica un poco mas el desarrollo urbanístico de Manhattan. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The best of my life thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I think this show is underrated by those who turned it off because of the subject matter. They missed out on great character driven stories. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Tanya Hamilton, Minkie Spiro, Steph Green, Tricia Brock, Alex Hall, Zetna Fuentes, Susanna White
      Executive Producer
      George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco, Nina Kostroff-Noble
      Screenwriter
      Richard Price, David Simon, Megan Abbott, Will Ralston, George Pelecanos, Carl Capotorto, Stephani DeLuca
      Network
      HBO
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 9, 2018