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Old 12.21.2018, 09:52 PM   #2301
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Old 12.24.2018, 11:38 AM   #2303
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Old 12.25.2018, 09:35 PM   #2304
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Old 12.26.2018, 04:39 AM   #2305
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The Deuce: Season 1

David Simon's take on the Times Square porn scene in the early 70s.

The look and dialogue seem spot on (thanks largely to the involvement of Richard Price and George Pelecanos) but, just three episodes in, what it lacks is any real story to hang it all on. It also gets a bit preachy sometimes, although that's to be expected from the guy behind The Wire and Treme. So what you're left with is an HBO take on a blaxploitation film that feels like it was written by the staff at Democracy Now.

 
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Old 12.26.2018, 07:19 AM   #2306
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So what you're left with is an HBO take on a blaxploitation film that feels like it was written by the staff at Democracy Now.
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daaaaaamn lolololo

i haven’t seen it, but... it sounds right

still gonna watch it when i get a chance though, cuz in spite of it all im a sucker for this variety of teevee moralism (sorkin as well—i’ll get high on his sermons for days)

didnt know this existed, so thanks.
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Old 12.26.2018, 10:39 PM   #2307
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the wire season 5!

 


this will be over soon and i'll be so sad
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Demonrail!

Miss you around these parts, man.

Hope all is well \m/
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Miss you around these parts, man.

Hope all is well \m/

Hey thanks! And you too. Glad to see you back.

Persevering with The Deuce as best I can but still waiting for the big wow moment to arrive (other than James Franco's moustache.)
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Old 12.27.2018, 05:08 AM   #2310
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still on the wire season 2

cottage cheese chest ass motherfucker XD XD XD

That one seems to get a bit of hate but it's probably my fave series of the lot.
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Old 12.27.2018, 08:22 AM   #2311
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That one seems to get a bit of hate but it's probably my fave series of the lot.
yeah i remember you like that one best.

for me it’s been way more enjoyable on rewatch because the shock of being taken off the streets was no longer there. i understand the connection. so there was space in my head for frank and nick and ziggy and beadie and everyone else in it, and i could relate better to the whole thing and feel sorry for the poor fuckers trying to survive change and getting their grain pier built at all costs.

ziggy is still a complete imbecile though lolololol.
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Old 12.27.2018, 02:52 PM   #2312
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Funny... then, like, hella depressing. Hopefully funny again soon.

Also HOMECOMING on Amazon with Julia Roberts is *extremely* good.
It’s a drama but it’s in like 20-minute episodes bookended by extended rolling cuts. Very weird, but goddamn well done man.

Shit.
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Old 12.30.2018, 06:18 PM   #2313
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wire season 5 is the saddest but also the one with the greatest buffoonery
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Sneaky Pete on Amazon.

Binging like fuck post-workathon.

I’m thinking Red Oaks next but not sure
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hahaha red oaks. funny show

sodherberg and david gordon green exec produced

dgg and hal hartley and amy heckerling directed a bunch of episodes. even gregg araki did some. and for a while, it was great

final season was slapped together a bit for closure though—o well. was good while it lasted.

more of a summer show but ymmv
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So I finished season 1 of The Deuce.

In the end it felt like a prelude, a pilot that'd been stretched out over an entire 8 episode season. I dunno, David Simon was apparently guaranteed 3 seasons by HBO so he had that space but taking 8 episodes to set the scene for season 2 (which I've not seen yet) is a bit much. Beyond that, the whole thing just fell flat for me: Too preachy and too many characters that're either too boring to care about or too cliched to believe in.
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So I finished season 1 of The Deuce.

In the end it felt like a prelude, a pilot that'd been stretched out over an entire 8 episode season. I dunno, David Simon was apparently guaranteed 3 seasons by HBO so he had that space but taking 8 episodes to set the scene for season 2 (which I've not seen yet) is a bit much. Beyond that, the whole thing just fell flat for me: Too preachy and too many characters that're either too boring to care about or too cliched to believe in.
how much like tremé was it for you?
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Its tone is definitely more like The Wire than Treme, but it just doesn't go anywhere. Especially weird given the calibre of writers working on it. Treme was just one long cringe for me. That isn't the case here (although it certainly has its moments) more just a lack of interest in the characters and the situations they find themselves in. Again weird given there's some excellent actors here. No one as flat-out annoying as Steve Zahn's Davis, though.
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Its tone is definitely more like The Wire than Treme, but it just doesn't go anywhere. Especially weird given the calibre of writers working on it. Treme was just one long cringe for me. That isn't the case here (although it certainly has its moments) more just a lack of interest in the characters and the situations they find themselves in. Again weird given there's some excellent actors here. No one as flat-out annoying as Steve Zahn's Davis, though.
reason i asked you was that i remember you didn’t like tremé, but i loved it and would rewatch in a heartbeat.

true enough, tremé was not much of a “story”, it was more of a survey of local color, and characters weaving in and out of camera, but ultimately i just wanted to go live there.

i know i’m in the minority here (low ratings being the reason the show was cancelled), but still, i can appreciate your assessment without necessarily sharing it.

not in a hurry to watch the deuce though. too much teevee right now and can’t afford the addiction.
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I'm really just scrabbling around looking for a series to get into for a little while. The Deuce won't be it but I have season 1 of Sons of Anarchy, up next. I got through the 1st few episodes a while back and quite enjoyed them, but life got in the way so I stopped. Hopefully it's something I can stick with. Otherwise it's back to my Starsky and Hutch Complete Series boxset.
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