Luck Episode 9 Review (Series Finale)

Thanks to some ill-timed horse deaths, this review will be the last one I ever do for Luck. Frankly, I am very disappointed. After a slow start, I had finally begun to understand what Milch and Mann were trying to accomplish. Milch never wavered from insistence in telling his dream story, and Mann and others communicated brilliantly to the audience. Everyone discusses the beauty of the horse-racing scenes, and rightfully so, but the life that the two-legged characters brought to the screen was seen in every shot. Did the show struggle to "get there" some weeks? Sure, but when it did (like in the finale) it was incredibly compelling television. The show had all the trappings of a typical, well-done HBO show. It was well written, shot, and acted. I sincerely hope that people who began to watch this show stuck with it despite news of the cancellation. Read More... 


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