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A gambler, a bartender and one very enterprising hooker. Just a few of the pioneers in the seedy world of sex, high-times and sudden violence--where the porn business begins its climb to legitimacy, cultural permanence and billion-dollar profitability in Season 1 of this gritty series from David Simon and George Pelecanos ('The Wire,' 'Treme').

  1. Season 1, episode 1,

    Series Premiere. Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino navigate the rough-and-tumble world of 1971 Times Square at the dawn of the modern pornography industry.

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  2. Season 1, episode 2,

    Vincent is tempted by an offer from mob capo Rudy Pipilo; Candy gets a firsthand look at porno filmmaking.

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  3. Season 1, episode 3,

    Putting the finishing touches on his new bar, Vincent is blindsided by the sudden appearance of an unexpected partner, causing Frankie to blow a gasket. Candy eyes an entree into the filmmaking business.

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  4. Season 1, episode 4,

    Rudy dangles a lucrative offer in front of Vincent. Longo uses strong-arm tactics to restore order among Bobby's unhappy construction workers. Candy attracts unwanted attention and is intrigued by a legitimate suitor.

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  5. Season 1, episode 5,

    Bobby tries to change Vincent's mind about Rudy's offer. Darlene returns from a trip home with a new girl, disappointing Abby. Roughed up by a john, Candy contemplates a change of careers.

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  6. Season 1, episode 6,

    An end-of-the-year crackdown by police in and around The Deuce sparks Vincent and Bobby. Candy tries to persuade Harvey, her adult-film director, that she can do more than act. Rudy witnesses a pivotal lower-court ruling on obscenity.

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  7. Season 1, episode 7,

    With police pushing their business off the streets, C.C., Larry, Rodney and other pimps worry about becoming obsolete. Candy eyes a different job on Harvey's set as Lori struggles with the demands of porn acting.

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  8. Season 1, episode 8,

    Season One Finale. Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy, as expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby. Candy gets a taste of directing, and enjoys the red-carpet perks of a major premiere. Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct.

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  9. James Franco stars in a gritty new series that traces the evolution of the porn industry in NYC in the 1970s.

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