hboNo Win for Normal People at Emmys
Monday September 21, 2020

HBO (Home Box Office) took 30 awards at this years Emmys last night. Netflix, Pop TV and Disney + were next in line, while NBC took home just 8 awards as the cable and streamers continue to out to tranditional television. The big winner of the night was HBO\'s Watchmen which was awarded 11 gongs, following by the Comedy Schitt\'s Creak with 9 awards. Succession and The Mandalorian both took home 7 awards each. Daniel Levy took home 4 awards on the night for Director, Executive Producer, Performer and Writer for Schitt\'s Creek. Normal People\'s Paul Mescal (acting), Lenny Abrahamson (directing), Sally Rooney and Alice Birch (Writting) and Louise Kiely unfortunately did not take home an award.

hboReview: The Deuce
Monday September 11, 2017

Set in the late 1960s David Simon's latest HBO series, The Deuce, explores the exploitation of sex workers in New York City. James Franco stars in the duel role of twin brothers, Vincent and Frankie Martino, Vincent a bar manager and Frankie a gambler with debts. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy a New York prostitute and mother. The opening 2 episodes recreate the seedy New York streets of the late sixties. Sex shows, prostitutes, gambling houses and pimps. For some the series may feel that the producers are crossing the line, with graphic sex and nudity. The Deuce is not family viewing. Though it is never gratuitous.