The Deuce (spoilers)

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This is a very good series and is relatively underrated considering that it's a David Simon series with a high profile cast. Season 3 is shaping up to likely be the best season since the characters are fully developed and the stereotypical pimps and street corners are being replaced with the 80s AIDS, gentrification of New York , and the next phases of porn.

Predictions:
1. Frankie seems almost destined to become a kingpin in amature porn. It's unlikely that Rudy will be able to kill him given his relationship with Vince. He'll likely start his own business instead of trying to find partners.

2. Vince--Being a club manager looks ominous due to the police interest in cleaning up Manhattan. He could end up back at square one, bartendending in a neighborhood bar in Queens. Or he could break his code and sell porn with Frankie.

3. Rudy--He'll be forced to work with Gotti and move drugs, getting himself killed or sent to prison. His mini-empire of peop shows, whorehouses, etc. Is destined to fail. If he's stubborn enough, he could go to war with Gotti and get killed.

4. Candy--Either marries that guy or gets totally screwed over by him.

5. Harvey--Sells shitty VHS porn.

6. Lori--Probably OD's or commits suicide. Doesn't seem fit for the spotlight either in porn or acting (yeah right).

7. Abby--Same shit. Stays involved in activism.

8. Alston--Gets Times Square Building owners. Moves up in rank.

9. Bobby-- The whorehouse is destined to fail, but he knows how to land on his feet. I don't think he gets AIDS , gets murdered, or goes to prison.

10. Paul--Almost destined to die of AIDS. Likely does something big like a play or political reform before dying.

11. Bobby's son will play a large role but is a wildcard at this point.

The series should end in David Simon fashion with nothing being much better off at the end compared to the beginning.
 
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I watched the first series, started the second and quickly realised it was going to be as slow and boring as the first.
 
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I loved the first season but the 2nd season for me didn't live up to the quality of the first. I hope much like his other show The Wire the 3rd season is a stronger one.
 
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I watched the first series, started the second and quickly realised it was going to be as slow and boring as the first.
I loved the first season but the 2nd season for me didn't live up to the quality of the first. I hope much like his other show The Wire the 3rd season is a stronger one.
I agree. The second season fizzled out. The third seems to be strong though.
 
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Yes. Say whatever you want to.
Cool

For those that don’t know, the song that ended the series, “sidewalks of New York” was a remake of an 1890s song where the writers of the song we’re reminiscing on their New York childhood in the 1870s. Basically an old New York nostalgia song but this time it was a New York character in the 2010s having nostalgia about the 70s and 80s and all the people he knew including his brother. That was a powerful scene btw. Lori with CC in the afterlife or Vince’s imagination depending on how one interprets was weird as well as him reuniting with his brother.
 
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Cool

For those that don’t know, the song that ended the series, “sidewalks of New York” was a remake of an 1890s song where the writers of the song we’re reminiscing on their New York childhood in the 1870s. Basically an old New York nostalgia song but this time it was a New York character in the 2010s having nostalgia about the 70s and 80s and all the people he knew including his brother. That was a powerful scene btw. Lori with CC in the afterlife or Vince’s imagination depending on how one interprets was weird as well as him reuniting with his brother.
The part that got to me was how they closed out the 80s era with Paul pulling out that cane that meant he was dying of AIDS--same cane that guy who married his friend had. They created so much suspense with that character by giving hope that he would survive. They were also making his death coincide with the death of the old Times Square.
 
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The part that got to me was how they closed out the 80s era with Paul pulling out that cane that meant he was dying of AIDS--same cane that guy who married his friend had. They created so much suspense with that character by giving hope that he would survive. They were also making his death coincide with the death of the old Times Square.
Yeah, that whole last episode had some good symbolism like with the cane. That whole last scene of Vince’s visions was not something I was expecting. I never expected a show about porn and prostitution to get me emotional lol
 
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Yeah, that whole last episode had some good symbolism like with the cane. That whole last scene of Vince’s visions was not something I was expecting. I never expected a show about porn and prostitution to get me emotional lol
Half of the cast was based on real people btw.
 
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Yeah, I heard, do you know which ones besides the Martini brothers were for real?
Candy is real. Jack Maple is real. And a bunch of people with cameos in the clubs and porn industry were also real. I think they may have put Larry Kramer in without saying his name also. Also the porn girl with the balck friend who had AIDS...they were real or heavily based on a true story.
 
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