Rave reviews for HBO’s The Deuce – only on Showmax

21 December 2017

Rave reviews for HBO’s The Deuce – only on Showmax

HBO’s The Deuce has received top-class reviews from major critics and viewers alike, a second season has already been confirmed and lead actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently nominated for a Golden Globe. And Showmax is the ONLY streaming service where you can watch it. Watch now »

Still need convincing? Take a look at this.

The numbers

The world’s leading movie and series rating websites agree – The Deuce deserves an A+

The charts

The Deuce has featured in numerous best-of lists for 2017. Here are just a few:

https://time.com/5037916/top-10-tv-shows-2017/

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/dec/11/the-best-50-tv-shows-of-2017-no-7-the-deuce

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/lists/20-best-tv-shows-of-2017-w512711/the-deuce-hbo-w512716

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/12/the-best-tv-shows-of-2017/547376/

https://www.vox.com/2017-in-review/2017/12/19/16779454/best-tv-2017-shows-twin-peaks-leftovers-good-place

The reviews

Wall Street Journal: “It’s the kind of storytelling – ebullient, moving, brutal and informed with human mystery – whose every chapter only whets the appetite for more. … A smashing work all around.”

Entertainment Weekly: “The Deuce is an absorbing, resonant chronicle about the evolution of dehumanizing skin trades and the mainstreaming of adult entertainment.”

Collider “What really makes The Deuce so good, though, are its conversations, the cadence and truth of its dialogue, and its both bold and vulnerable performances.”

Vox.com: “It’s impeccably acted, written, and directed, and no matter how ridiculous ‘a series about the 1970s porn industry with two James Francos’ might sound to you, this is somehow not just the best possible execution of that idea, but the most thoughtful one, too. It’s the best show of the fall, by a wide, wide margin.”

CNN: “In The Deuce, producer David Simon tries to do for the sex trade and 1970s evolution of pornography what “The Wire” did for drugs. After a slow start, this engrossing, characteristically nuanced HBO drama mostly serves up aces.”

So what’s it about?

Beginning in 1971, the show follows a cast of New York barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife denizens as they swirl through a world of sex, crime, high times and violence, as the porn business begins its climb from Mafia-backed massage parlors and film labs to legitimacy and cultural permanence.

The Deuce was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who previously collaborated on the HBO series The Wire, widely hailed as “the best TV show ever.”

Get ready for a world where sex, drugs and dreams fuel everyday life for the star-studded cast including James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

You can watch every episode of The Deuce on Showmax right now.

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