‘The Deuce’ Season 2 is Coming

the deuce season 2

HBO’s latest series The Deuce is relatively new, having only aired two episodes so far. It seems the reaction to those two episodes was apparently good enough for HBO, because today they announced that the show has been renewed: The Deuce season 2 is officially happening.

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Room 104 Phoenix Review

(Each week, we’ll kick off discussion about Room 104 by answering one simple question: what’s the strangest thing in Room 104?)

For the second time this season, Room 104 traveled back in time. “Phoenix” takes place in the late 1960s, just moments after a plane crash. The sole survivor is trying to make sense of what happened to her, and decide what to do next. Luckily, Liza arrives to help her choose a path forward.

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(We’re going to kickstart our discussion of HBO’s The Deuce by answering one simple question: what is the “best bet” in this week’s episode?)

There’s a curious kind of romanticism attached to 1970s New York City. The Deuce, created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, delves straight into it, setting a tone that’s just as delightfully pulpy, and introducing a cast of pimps, sex workers, gangsters, and cops (including twins played by James Franco) that rivals Game of Thrones in sheer scope. In its first two episodes, we get a glimpse of each of their lives, as well as the first inklings of where the whole enterprise is headed.

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Game of Thrones Animated History

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, get a history lesson from Westeros with the animated first chapter of Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion. Plus, see how Darren Aronofsky‘s The Wrestler and Black Swan serve as perfect companion pieces, and find out which prestigious award was given to Stephen Tobolowsky on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Read More »

westworld samurai 2

In case the headline wasn’t enough, we’re pretty much going straight into some pretty insane Westworld spoilers with this news. So act accordingly.

Hiroyuki Sanada has joined the cast of Westworld season 2 and his character will clearly build on on the silliest and most awesome reveal from the first season finale of HBO’s incredible science fiction series. Sanada will play the role Musashi. And all the evidence suggests that Musashi is a robot samurai.

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Multiple Game of Thrones Endings to be Filmed

As HBO learned through its prolonged dealings with hackers this summer, the internet is dark and full of spoilers. And as the network’s flagship shows nears its end, the frenzy for spoilers of just how Game of Thrones will conclude will soon reach its peak.

It’s no wonder that HBO will go above and beyond to prevent as many spoilers from hitting the internet as possible. The newest strategy: Game of Thrones is shooting multiple endings of its series finale.

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Room 104 The Missionaries Review

(Each week, we’ll kick off discussion about Room 104 by answering one simple question: what’s the strangest thing in Room 104?)

Mormon missionaries aren’t the easiest story subjects. Their work is tedious, their uniforms are square, and they only recently got permission to drink Pepsi. Unless you’ve got showtunes, how do you make their stories compelling? Well, if you’re the Duplass brothers, you add in a dual crisis of faith and sexuality. “The Missionaries” follows two Mormon elders as they completely rethink their lives and purpose. Inside Room 104, they embark on their own version of a Rumpsringa. But the next day, they’re divided on the path forward. As you can imagine, it’s a weird headspace to navigate – which brings us to our weekly question.

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curb your enthusiasm season 9 trailer

Curb Your Enthusiasm is back, and it’s essentially the same as it was when the HBO comedy went off the air six years ago.

While 2011 seems long ago enough to warrant one of those revivals that every popular show seems to be undergoing nowadays, Curb Your Enthusiasm is eschewing all fancy “revival” terms and “fresh” approaches to deliver some good, old-fashioned cantankerous comedy gold with its ninth season.

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HBO’s ‘Veep’ to Step Down After 7 Seasons

veep to end after season 7

Selina Meyers is finally conceding, and Veep is ending after seven seasons on the air on HBO.

The sardonic Emmy Award-winning comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the foul-mouthed presidential hopeful, which just finished airing its sixth season this June, will resign after season 7 airs in 2018.

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Room 104 Voyeurs Review

(Each week, we’ll kick off discussion about Room 104 by answering one simple question: what’s the strangest thing in Room 104?)

Ever since its first trailer, Room 104 has been hyping a dancing woman in a red slip. She’s even the landing page photo for the series on HBO’s website. In “Voyeurs,” we finally got to meet her – and the encounter was unforgettable. “Voyeurs” is not your traditional scripted episode of television but instead a wordless ballet full of loss, longing, fear, and frustration. It’s thrillingly original, and it co-stars a motel figure we’ve surprisingly not seen thus far: the housekeeper.

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