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Stan Lee, the comic book legend behind Iron Man, Spider-Man and the X-Men, will create a different kind of superhero in a new TV series starring James Nesbitt as a detective who can control luck.
London cop Harry Clayton is a compulsive gambler in danger of losing the thing he values the most - his family. On the night when his huge debts are called in and he is at rock bottom, he meets the enigmatic Eve, who gives him a mysterious bracelet said to endow the wearer with immense luck. Harry's fortunes suddenly begin to shift, but he also soon finds himself sucked into a sinister crime wave sweeping through the city.
It is definitely a fantastic thriller. It kept me at the edge of my seat throughout. And the cliffhanger of the pilot was pure gold. I very much like the idea, though the chosen one clichee is a bit old, however the main character is very believably human in his imperfections. There's some things that are not entirely clear (does good luck eventually return as bad luck? - maybe we'll find out if [SPOILER] is related or just a coincidence later.) Overall, could be very promising. The characters are good. PS: I thought the accents were a bit much... no idea why...
The first show of season 2 just aired, Feb 24th. Status needs to be updated. Just finished watching it. What a delight and joy. Luck as something that can be channeled and manipulated, but with a price to be paid. It was masterfully written and acted. Loved the UK setting. And best of all they didn't throw in something stupid like Fairies or Gremlins or Leprechauns. All nice things, but hate it when a story has legs to stand on all by itself and non-sense gets thrown in for no good reason. Looking forward to season 2!