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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: HBO's The D e u c e

For whatever reason LG auto corrects D e u c e. Must be because of that one LG poster.

Only 3 episodes have come out so far.
The first 2 had probably the most amount of explicit sex scenes I've ever seen in a show. So be warned on that aspect.

But David Simon (writer for The Wire as well) knows how to write quality programming. It's definitely worth the watch. Just like The Wire the show feels very real. That's the best way I can describe it.
There are no 1 dimensional characters. And it's getting better and better as it goes along.

Worth the watch.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject:

Going to be interesting trying to discuss this show given the site has banned that word
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject:

Great show. I'm all caught up. Maggie and James are awesome in it.

Wait, why is the d word banned? I've only heard it used to refer to poop. Does it have some other, offensive meaning?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Great show. I'm all caught up. Maggie and James are awesome in it.

Wait, why is the d word banned? I've only heard it used to refer to poop. Does it have some other, offensive meaning?


Since the name is banned precisely so people won't discuss him I'll let a mod take this one.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject:

it is still getting up to speed in the first few episodes, but it is starting to pick up pace....Margarita Levieva is hot as always.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
it is still getting up to speed in the first few episodes, but it is starting to pick up pace....Margarita Levieva is hot as always.


Lovee her. She's so wifey looking. Haha.

Only 3 episodes so far. I'm really impressed with the double James Franco. I really believe, when watching it, I'm seeing two people.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: HBO's The D e u c e

kikanga wrote:
For whatever reason LG auto corrects D e u c e. Must be because of that one LG poster.

Worth the watch.


You are definitely on the Bang-wagon.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Going to be interesting trying to discuss this show given the site has banned that word

Yeah, it changes to that guy. Wonder why?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
ocho wrote:
Going to be interesting trying to discuss this show given the site has banned that word

Yeah, it changes to that guy. Wonder why?


to limit continued discussion on "that guy" who was often ascribed that nickname.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject:

I like it so far kinda surprised that Franco is pulling off the twin roles, that one hooker who watches movies with her john is so sexy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject:

Love the opening theme song DON'T WORRY by Curtis Mayfield,

The opening scene in EP2 makes me wonder, how many blondes are really blonde?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject:

pmacla wrote:
I like it so far kinda surprised that Franco is pulling off the twin roles, that one hooker who watches movies with her john is so sexy


Buttahface, IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
ocho wrote:
Going to be interesting trying to discuss this show given the site has banned that word

Yeah, it changes to that guy. Wonder why?


This is just too funny. I guess pretty soon the filter is going to turn IG into Innocuous Groupie.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject:

Margarita Levieva is fine as hell.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:39 am    Post subject:

no more Reggie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject:

Police chief trying to clean things up. Slightly dirty cop who wants the same thing.
I like where this show is going.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
no more Reggie

He was the least likeable out of the .... "managers". Actor did a good job playing the part.
But I won't miss the character.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
adkindo wrote:
no more Reggie

He was the least likeable out of the .... "managers". Actor did a good job playing the part.
But I won't miss the character.


agree...that was a solid scene
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject:

edit: looks like the filter was fixed

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:36 am    Post subject:

no more Ruby 'Thunder Thighs'...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:55 am    Post subject:

Simon always gets it where other shows falter - follow the money, and you'll find the real story. The quick marginalization/gentrification of the street walkers and (mostly black) pimps was captured well in that cab scene with Eileen on her way up the sex trade respectability ladder calling out to Ruby talking to the scumbag john who ends up casually murdering her. A bit on the nose, but I thought MacLaren filmed that beautifully.

The second wave feminist porn backlash is coming and the AIDS epidemic is looming, so there'll be ripe material for the second season even as they (potentially) move the story off the streets. This has become one of the best shows out there with a strong end to its 1st season, and I'm really excited to see the series get closure with two more seasons.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:19 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Simon always gets it where other shows falter - follow the money, and you'll find the real story. The quick marginalization/gentrification of the street walkers and (mostly black) pimps was captured well in that cab scene with Eileen on her way up the sex trade respectability ladder calling out to Ruby talking to the scumbag john who ends up casually murdering her. A bit on the nose, but I thought MacLaren filmed that beautifully.

The second wave feminist porn backlash is coming and the AIDS epidemic is looming, so there'll be ripe material for the second season even as they (potentially) move the story off the streets. This has become one of the best shows out there with a strong end to its 1st season, and I'm really excited to see the series get closure with two more seasons.


do you think it will go into the 80's or all the way into the early 90's?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:01 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Simon always gets it where other shows falter - follow the money, and you'll find the real story. The quick marginalization/gentrification of the street walkers and (mostly black) pimps was captured well in that cab scene with Eileen on her way up the sex trade respectability ladder calling out to Ruby talking to the scumbag john who ends up casually murdering her. A bit on the nose, but I thought MacLaren filmed that beautifully.

The second wave feminist porn backlash is coming and the AIDS epidemic is looming, so there'll be ripe material for the second season even as they (potentially) move the story off the streets. This has become one of the best shows out there with a strong end to its 1st season, and I'm really excited to see the series get closure with two more seasons.


do you think it will go into the 80's or all the way into the early 90's?

I believe Simon/Pelecanos said their plan was to end in the 80s with a 3rd season. I imagine it would cover some similar territory as Boogie Nights with the transition from spank flicks in theaters to home video.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject:

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