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Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Television - Des O’Driscoll

The Deuce — My Name Is Ruby Sky At­lantic, 10pm David Si­mon’s drama se­ries set in New York in the mid-1970s reaches its fi­nal episode with­out ever quite ful­fill­ing its po­ten­tial. It has pro­vided some watch­able fare, how­ever, and HBO has al­ready con­firmed a sec­ond sea­son for next year.

Sport Hope­fully, Martin O’Neill’s men came through the first leg of Repub­lic Of Ire­land v Den­mark (RTÉ2, ko 7.45pm) with a de­cent enough re­sult to build on for the home tie. Ex­tra time and penal­ties will be used if re­quired. Friendly games tonight in­clude Eng­land v Brazil (ITV, ko 8pm), and Ger­many v France (BT Sport, ko 7.45pm).

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