Pernell Walker, James Franco, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'The Deuce'

REVIEW: David Simon Has ’70s New York Wired in ‘The Deuce’

TV auteur David Simon (The Wire, Generation Kill) has returned to HBO with longtime collaborator George Pelecanos for another look at life on the streets, this time with The Deuce, focused on the people who swarmed about the epicenter of American Sleaze — 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues in Manhattan in the 1970s…

(from left) Ben Robson, Carolina Guerra, Jake Weary, Scott Speedman, Finn Cole, Shawn Hatosy, and Molly Gordon in the season 2 finale of 'Animal Kingdom'

#Bingeworthy: Season 2 of ‘Animal Kingdom’

With its second season now complete, it’s fair to say that Animal Kingdom has become one of the best summer shows going and, in so doing, helped to raise the bar for TNT, once best known for network-lite fare like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.   Based on an Australian crime film of the…