Luck 1.01 "Pilot" Series Premiere Review

Luck races out its series premiere on HBO tonight, from Deadwood creator David Milch and acclaimed director /executive producer Michael Mann, starring Dustin Hoffman as the newly-released from prison Chester "Aces" Bernstein.  With its incredible acclaim, Luck has all the potential to be HBO's next great drama so long as audiences can get through its difficult pilot.

I’ve been through a lot of other reviews of HBO’s new horse-racing drama Luck, trying to organize my thoughts and put together something coherent to say.  Most of the critical consensus seems to be that Luck presents an incredibly rich, and dense character drama for creator David Milch and executive producer/ director Michael Mann, albeit one that might be difficult to grasp.  HBO had the foresight of sending out at least nine episodes, perhaps the entire season, though I’ve only yet watched the first.  Most reviews are quick to point out that the series picks up spectacularly around its fourth hour, But I’m a firm believer that any series has exactly one episode to get its point across. Read More...


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