• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2017
Season #: 3, 2, 1
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jacob Oller
    Sep 6, 2019
    93
    This final, lovely season won’t gloss over the nasty, cruel, and devastating parts of the sex industry, but it does let us soak in the finely-aged relationships between its note-perfect characters as they’re paved over for new hotels.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Sep 9, 2019
    91
    A stunning, transportive experience each and every episode. More importantly, this mesmeric atmosphere allows Simon and Pelecanos to implement an unusual storytelling structure; a time capsule approach that chronicles the most important moments for its story and characters, like anything else, but that doesn’t promise immediate thrills, constant conflict, or your traditional episodic build toward a crescendo.
  3. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Sep 9, 2019
    90
    What may strike you about the drama’s third season is its ease of viewing compared to prior seasons. This is not to suggest that Season 3 is necessarily better than the others; the writing on this show is consistently stellar throughout its run, and the cast is one of the best on television.
  4. 80
    It’s a great show about work, about the place of the individual within history, and most of all, about the faceless indomitability of money over human affairs.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Haigis
    Sep 9, 2019
    63
    Simon and Pelecanos, in their attempts to venerate this era of New York, occasionally misstep in assuming that their characters remain interesting by virtue of their inspirations having merely existed in an iconic city at an interesting time.
  6. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    Sep 11, 2019
    60
    I appreciate that The Deuce is telling this story, and that it encourages people to consider how the perpetual human urge to have or to watch others have sex is an ethical minefield. But I miss the way the show used to let us connect with its characters and the human frailty of their desires. They used to feel things; now they’re numb, parts of a storytelling engine that is running its way toward an important, but impassive, end.

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