Parents' Guide to

The Deuce

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Adults-only sex industry series mixes grit and heart.

TV HBO Drama 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Boring drama is for older teens

This show has violence, sex, drugs and language but none of them are really explicit

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This gritty series offers an unapologetic interpretation of the sex industry during the 1970s in New York City. It highlights the dark, seedy nature of this complicated world, but manages to do so while humanizing the people connected to it. It doesn't refrain from revealing the pitfalls of the industry, but reminds viewers that in this business, there are no simple reasons for, or solutions to, anything.

Well-written and well-cast, The Deuce offers a solid and unhurried entertainment experience. This allows audiences to appreciate the nuances of each event, many of which aren't what they immediately appear to be. It also makes it easier to appreciate the colorful characters and their day-to-day life experiences, as well as the ambivalence they may feel (or not feel) about what they are doing. If you can handle the overall subject matter, it's a rich series that's well-worth the watch.

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