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<p>Nick Nolte on 'Luck.'</p>

Luck

Feb 05, 2012 09:00 PM

TV Network - HBO

There is a small--and we like to think dwindling--group of people who choose not to watch the Super Bowl every year.  For this set of individuals, networks will often launch some sort of counter-programming, putting on some sort of show which interests those who are not interested by football.  Enter HBO, they'll be airing the first new episode in a while (last week was a reairing of the pilot which originally aired in December) of "Luck," their horse racing drama.  We would not have immediately thought of a horse racing series as effective football counter-programming, but the folks at HBO have proven they know a thing or two about programming.

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    Luck

    Mar 25, 2012

    TV Network - HBO

    Although this series was originally renewed by HBO for a second season, production on the series' second season has ended due to the death of a third horse involved with the show.  That makes this the last episode of "Luck" we are likely to ever get.  Consequently, all we can recommend is that you tune in tonight and place your bets on what will happen.  Hopefully you'll end up being able to take your chit up to the window at the end of the hour and get an awfully big payout. 

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    Luck

    Jan 29, 2012

    TV Network - HBO

    Back in December, we got to see the first episode of "Luck" quite early, a move HBO engineered to entice us to watch future episodes of the series; to whet our appetite so to speak.  Well, while those future episodes are going to start next week and before they begin, HBO is giving us another look at that pilot, and thank goodness they are, because all the eggnog we drank between the first airing and tonight's has kind of fogged our brain on the show.  All we remember from the show is that it's about the ponies and Dustin Hoffman plays Seabiscuit... or is it War Admiral?  We keep mixing those two up.

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    Luck

    Dec 11, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    Starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, Jill Hennessey, Nick Nolte and many others, this new HBO series (which was filmed at Santa Anita Park amongst other places) follows the ponies.  Or, perhaps more accurately, it follows the owners of the ponies, the pony jockeys, those who gamble on the ponies, and the various other individuals whose work and/or play is pony related (which is why we shortened the whole thing to just 'follows the ponies').  Expect the same sort of attention to detail, quality, and general depth as other HBO series.  David Milch and Michael Mann are amongst those behind the show, so hopefully we're in for a real treat.

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