Luck Review: Off To The Races

"Leave nothing to chance" is the tagline of HBO’s new drama, Luck, and it seems that creator David Milch and pilot director Michael Mann have taken that advice to heart. The first episode is a tightly controlled foray into a world of obsession, high stakes and, of course, horse racing.

But for a show about such heady things, Luck is slow moving. If you’re a fan of Milch's past work, you know what you’re in for. Those of you who are just getting acquainted with the TV auteur, I have some advice for you: hurry up and wait. It's a common phrase heard around the rails of horse races and horse shows, and it aptly describes the pace of Luck. Read More...


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