A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.
Reviews
Popularity
14 ( 3)

The Transformation of James Franco

Love HBO's "The Deuce"? Check out James Franco's varied career on and off the screen.

See more Franco

Episodes

Next Episode


Today
S1.E3 The Principle Is All
7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Vincent is blindsided by an unexpected partner after putting the finishing touches on his new bar, causing Frankie to blow a gasket.


Most Recent Episode


Sunday, September 17
S1.E2 Show and Prove
8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Vincent's failing marriage forces him to move into a seedy Times Square hotel, but his success drawing customers to a struggling Korean bar brings a tempting offer from Mafia capo Rudy ...


Previous Episode


Friday, August 25
S1.E1 Pilot
8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2017   Unknown  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rellik (TV Series 2017)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

DCI Gabriel Markham and his team are working to find a serial killer, when a break in the case leads them to a potential culprit.

Stars: Reece Ritchie, Richard Dormer, Jodi Balfour
The Orville (TV Series 2017)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald
Mr. Mercedes (TV Series 2017)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired detective who tries to bring him down.

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Jharrel Jerome
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes based on the works of Phillip K. Dick.

Stars: Gumuliauskas Vaclovas, Juke Hardy, Alona Leoine
The Sinner (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young mother tries to find out what's causing her to have violent tendencies.

Stars: Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, Dohn Norwood
Liar (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

LIAR is a 21st-century take on modern-day gender politics, family life and the insidious corrosiveness of deceit - wrapped up in the taut narrative structure of a compelling emotional thriller.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper
Get Shorty (TV Series 2017)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of mobster-turned-movie producer Hollywood. TV show based on Elmore Leonard's novel and subsequent film.

Stars: Sean Bridgers, Carolyn Dodd, Isaac Keys
American Vandal (TV Series 2017)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Stars: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro
Ozark (TV Series 2017)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A Chicago-based financial advisor secretly relocates his family to the Missouri Ozarks when his dealings with a drug cartel go awry.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz
The Vietnam War (TV Series 2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in history as never told before on film. Visceral and immersive, exploring the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Max Cleland, Karl Marlantes
Room 104 (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in a single room of an average American hotel, telling a different story of the assorted guests who pass through.

Stars: Melonie Diaz, Clark Duke, Jay Duplass
Snowfall (TV Series 2017)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.

Stars: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Candy (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Abby / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Frankie Martino / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Larry Brown (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 C.C. (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Darlene (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Chris Alston (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Lori (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Rodney (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Barbara (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Tommy Longo (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Danny Flanagan (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Ruby 'Thunder Thighs' (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Leon (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Bobby Dwyer (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Paul Hendrickson (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Sandra Washington (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Rudy Pipilo (8 episodes, 2017)
Emmanuel Akoto ...
 Actor (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Business Man (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Shay (7 episodes, 2017)
...
 Melissa (7 episodes, 2017)
...
 Claudette / ... (7 episodes, 2017)
...
 Prostitute (Core) / ... (7 episodes, 2017)
...
 Ashley (6 episodes, 2017)
...
 Gentle Richie (6 episodes, 2017)
...
 Rizzi (6 episodes, 2017)
Josephine Pizzino ...
 Homeless Old Lady (6 episodes, 2017)
Christian Paul Sherwood ...
 Homeless Man (6 episodes, 2017)
...
 Officer Haddix (5 episodes, 2017)
...
 Terese (5 episodes, 2017)
...
 Officer Jeanty (5 episodes, 2017)
...
 Harvey Wasserman (5 episodes, 2017)
...
 Lieutenant Gerald Sweeney (5 episodes, 2017)
...
 Big Mike (5 episodes, 2017)
...
 Carlos (5 episodes, 2017)
...
 Ellen (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Adam (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Joan (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Officer Grossman (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Fat Mooney (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Fran Dwyer (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Officer Salvatore (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Pedestrian (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 George (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Bar Patron / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Bernice (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Loretta (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Lonnie Harris (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Pedestrian (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Tiffany (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Todd Lang (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Seedy Guy / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Jocelyn (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Greg (3 episodes, 2017)
Teague Shaw ...
 Eldest Dwyer Son (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Marty Hodas (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Suzi (3 episodes, 2017)
Ngozi Jane Anyanwu ...
 Rochelle (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Waitress (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Bernie Wolf (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Louis (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Lynda (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Lisa (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Rico (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Eddie (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 James Schuster (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Detective (2 episodes, 2017)
Kevin Francis Brodie ...
 Pornographer (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Jack (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Carmine Patriccia (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Times Square Pedestrian (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Vinny (The Chin)Gigante (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Peep Show Owner (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Driver (2 episodes, 2017)
Vin Hamilton ...
 Seedy Business Man (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Mental Patient (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 The Sweeper (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Arthur Laurent / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Capt. Peter McDonagh (2 episodes, 2017)
Angela Palmer-Haibach ...
 Adrianna / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Matty 'The Horse' (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Harvey's Cameraman / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
Edit

Storyline

A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Once upon a time in America, pleasure became a business.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fülledt utcák  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Maggie Gyllenhaal spoke to porn star Annie Sprinkle as a means of doing research on her character. Moreover, Gyllenhaal also read the book "Porno Star" by Tina Russell as further research for her role. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pilot episode nails it, this is very promising
12 September 2017 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to cast a vote just yet on this show, it needs time to settle and introduce the other characters. But from what i saw from the pilot episode, this show is very promising.

The reason i watched the pilot was because of David Simon, as he has proved time and time again that he knows his craft down to a science. "The Wire" is what i consider to be the best TV show of all time, only matched by "Breaking Bad", so you might say Simon has big shoes to fill. But it's pretty much his own shoes, he constantly delivers a level of complexity to the overall story of his TV Shows that few others in the business can match.

So what do i think after this pilot episode? Well to begin with. Maggie Gyllenhaal is absolutely amazing, she is the front runner for the Emmy's, mark my words. I just know she is going to nail this, though we didn't see enough of her character yet, but we got to see enough, how this broken woman barely keeps it together.

James Franco might be delivering the performance of his life here. I was very skeptical when i saw him, and it took some time for me to let go of some of the work he has performed sub par, but as i saw more and more of him, he started to transform into the character. I'm not ready to say yet, but as the episode ended, he was not Franco anymore, he was starting to become the character for me. I'm going to give him more time, but this looks to be the best performance he has ever given.

And the cinematography is fantastic, the set pieces, the backdrops, the clothing, the atmosphere. They really nailed it. Just like HBO impressively recreated the 1920's with "Boardwalk Empire", they do the exact same here, with the 70's. One memorable scene is when you see the twin towers being constructed, and then camera pans down. Really nice. HBO is in their own league when it comes to recreate time periods, they are the best, quite simply.

The director of the pilot episode, Michelle MacLaren, has directed and produced a great amount of episodes for "Game of Thrones", "Breaking Bad", "Better Call Saul", "The Walking Dead", "The X Files", "Westworld" and many others. She was also the director who's originally set to direct "Wonder Woman", which was later given to Patty Jenkins. Though the studios might have had their doubts about Michelle and her ability to direct a big summer blockbuster, here she once again proves that she at least have the expertise to pull of TV shows and episodes. Because there is nothing negative to say about the directing of this pilot episode, she has great attention to detail, great attention to characters, and great attention to pacing. She knows what she is doing, and it shows.

The Script is also fantastic. This is just what you expect from Simon. Rich characters with various motives and directions. And the characters slowly start to collide with one another, as their worlds come together to form what this show is later going to be all about. The dialogue is deep and interesting, and not only was Gyllenhaal and Franco great, but all the actors who had screen time in the pilot did an amazing job, every single one.

So this might sound like a 10/10, but it's too early to tell. I didn't feel like it was 10/10 just yet, but all the pieces are there, i will just let the show sink in for at least the first season, and see where this is going.

Though i am pretty sure that from what i have seen so far, this is going to be a wonderful ride, spanning several seasons with deep complex characters. And we are going to witness the birth of the mammoth and famous 70's porn industry. This show is going to have quite a bit of nudity in it, so if that's something you find offensive, yeah then this show is not going to float your boat (Pun intended). Already in the pilot episode we have something like 5 penises and quite a bit of naked women.

So there you have it. This show is definitively not going to be for everyone, first of all it's only for "grown ups" and many of the grown ups will find it offensive and repulsing. But i find it intriguing and mesmerizing. I can't wait for more, this might seem like a risky project for HBO, but as they have shown time and time again, they can pull of almost anything, and Simon has never failed me.

So simply put, take your time, and watch it!


6 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?