Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HBO's Luck - TV Review

The acting, naturally, is very good. It's a powerhouse cast, with Dustin Hoffman front and center, but so many others (Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina, Michael Gambon, Joan Allen, Jill Hennessy, Kevin Dunn, Kerry Condon, Jason Gedrick, Richard Kind, John Ortiz) makes it overflowing with talent, reminiscent of that other David Milch HBO drama Deadwood. But it's another show about unlikeable people doing dishonest things. Boardwalk Empire, for all its glossy glory, has no one to root for, and Luck may turn out to be the same way. The horse track, in some ways, is one of the seedier locations to center a show around, and it's clear we're going to see gambling addicts and mobsters and all sorts come and go.

I'm losing my free HBO soon, so it'll largely depend on other reviews of how future episodes go as whether or not I catch up with this.

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