The Deuce - 209 - Inside the Pretend

A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
Director: Minkie Spiro
Writer: David Simon

Comments

  • After finding S1 to be a bit of a slog, I binged S2 this weekend and enjoyed it immensely.  The accompanying BMTV podcasts have been fantastic as well.

    Super excited for the season finale!
  • Those patented Simon finale montages are just so freaking good. Really loved the finale. In fact, I think this has easily been the best show on TV this year. I hope it doesn't take too long to come back. 
    Teresa from ConcordTxSandMan
  • Eileen trying to pick up her son was heartbreaking. 
    At the same time, she rejected her "safe" boyfriend for crossing a red line one time, and didn't allow him to explain himself. But she compartmentalized so easily, like a light switch— she made sure it didn't affect their working relationship.  
    She can see long-term so well when it comes to work and it'll make her big bucks, but she seems helpless when it comes to her son. She's given him up during his critical years...can she count on him rediscovering her when he gets older, like so many boys do with absent or always-working fathers?
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    Really enjoyed this season and can't wait for the next. My one ask is perhaps David Simon can reduce the number of individual stories. This season felt a bit crowded and some storylines (like Paul's) felt rushed and somewhat unnecessary. 

    I had a slightly different take on Candy. Her relationship with her son is sad, but we don't see her considering him AT ALL when agreeing to go on TV. And now the poor kid has to deal with being teased and beaten up because his mom's a porn star. The high school years are hard enough and cruel, and you know the teasing won't end soon. Sorry, but the son is way better off with the grandma. Candy is all about making movies.

    And who doesn't think Joey is a creeper!!

    I wonder how many years they'll be jumping? 
  • Dummy said:
    Those patented Simon finale montages are just so freaking good. Really loved the finale. In fact, I think this has easily been the best show on TV this year. I hope it doesn't take too long to come back. 
    Yes the "Simon wrap-up montage" is the best in the business. Yet another reason Jim and ARon need to watch Treme at some point when they get a chance! It may have some of the best montages of all of his shows, just because of how important music is to the show.
    Dummy
Sign In or Register to comment.