The Deuce - 201 - Our Raison d'Etre

Director: Alex Hall
Writers: David Simon & George Pelecanos


  • kuman07kuman07 Kansas City
    Did David Krumholtz (Harvey) lose some weight? Looks leaner. 
  • kuman07kuman07 Kansas City
    I really enjoy the dynamic between the brothers. Have this gut feeling one of them isn’t going to make it out of this season.
  • JoshTheBlackJoshTheBlack Atlanta, GA
    edited September 2018
    Harvey lost a TON of weight. 

    Heres an an interview with David Simon somebody posted on reddit. It’s short, blunt, and bleak. It kind of sums up how I (and probably most of this forum) feel about Trump.
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    What a hell of an opening scene. Love this show.
  • Just an "establishing that time has passed and introducing new characters" episode.
  • WarpFoxWarpFox Nashville, TN
    When Detective Alston started working that homicide scene my Wire senses started tingling. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And Flanagan is still a patrolman. To me, that definitely says that Alston got with the new Captain's program but Flanagan stuck to the same old bullshit and as a result he's hitting the same old street beat. 
  • WarpFoxWarpFox Nashville, TN
    edited September 2018
    **Edit: Phone connection made my reply post twice. Whoops.
  • It really is amazing how gross dudes can be. It takes a special kind of person to make the decision to walk outside with the sole intention of jerking off. I'm not sure why I feel it's grosser to go to a peep show booth than buying a prostitute, but I definitely do. 
  • This show gives The Americans a run for its money on its wigs game
  • When is the podcast? 
  • edited September 2018
    The things that were said in the podcast, about porn movies being bad, also apply to horror movies. Audiences seem to expect less from the horror genre, and most horror movies are lazily made.
  • All the ChickensAll the Chickens Birmingham, AL
    edited September 2018
    I'm no germophobe at all, but I feel my skin crawl when I think about going into and sitting down in the many of these rooms and booths featured on the show. I feel the need to wear gloves and rub Vicks on my upper lip just thinking of walk around in some of these seedy places, yet these guys are pulling down their pants and going at it. 

    Then again, I guess we're only 15,000 years or so removed from our species dropping what we were doing and going at it in the forest without any privacy or care for anyone else being around or germs. Still, I'd take the dirty forest floor and open air over these cramped, dirty rooms in New York that would illuminate like a glowworm cave if you turned on a UV light.

  • walktheskywalkthesky New York
    edited October 2018
    Love this show.

    But goddamn it guys.  At 3:00 into the cast, the two of you make blanket statements how all cops are racists and hate blacks.  I agree, racism is a true issue, but making statements like that does not help the situation, it only worsens it.  I have a lot of friends, neighbors who are retired and active cops who would be downright offended by that statement.  Maybe I mis interpreted your statements but it sure seems like a serious claim.   Is saddens me as a second year club member to hear you’re losing some subscribers because Bald Move has chosen to take a stand.  If you stand against racism, good on you. I sure hope this statement you’ve made doesn’t apply to your stand. I love this podcast. I merely subscribed and became a club member because I had a lot of respect for you guys trying it on your own.  Have you considered dedicating politics to a specific cast instead of sprinkling it all over?  I want to hear your thoughts on ”Better Call Saul” or “The Deuce” when I listen to a cast with that title. I don’t want to hear about politics.  I listen to other casts that carefully keep politics out of there discussion.

     Again, I respect everyone’s political views.  Unfortunately I’m always chased away on this slanted forum. I like to hear both sides.  Lately I don’t listen to lunch which was my favorite club perk, which makes me question my subscription.  I truly hope you consider my recommmendation and take it easy on the police force.  Not everyone is corrupt, not everyone is a racist.

    Attn  Moderators.  I only attached this comment because it was stated on this cast. I’d be happy to recreate the comment in a thread of its own. 

  • If they tried to talk about a David Simon show without mentioning politics, the podcast would be two minutes long.
  • If they tried to talk about a David Simon show without mentioning politics, the podcast would be two minutes long.
    Obviously. Not my point.
  • If that wasn't your point, then "I want to hear your thoughts on The Deuce. I don't want to hear about politics." was a bad way to go about phrasing it.
  • I wasn’t sure where else to post it since it was directly linked to this episode. But thanks for the kind words.
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