<p>Ian Hart, Ritchie Coster, Kevin Dunn and Jason Gedrick in &quot;Luck.&quot;</p>

Ian Hart, Ritchie Coster, Kevin Dunn and Jason Gedrick in "Luck."

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'Luck' - 'Pilot': My best day ever so far, by Jerry

What did everybody think of HBO's new horseracing drama?

"Luckhad its official debut tonight, but of course it was an episode that HBO had already aired as a sneak preview back in December, and which I wrote about at the time. Since then, I've seen all 9 first season episodes — and, as you can see in my review, I really liked them — and also talked a bit about the show with David Milch and Michael Mann.

So on the subject of the first episode, I think I'm all written out at this point. I'll be doing more extensive weekly write-ups for the remaining 8 — and, yes, I'm aware that HBO Go will be carrying the second episode immediately, but we're not going to discuss it until after it airs on HBO itself next Sunday — but for now I just want to get the discussion rolling, both for those of you seeing the show for the first time and any of you who may have watched it again after seeing it in December. The gist of the discussion back then was that only the real horseracing fans could follow everything about the Pick Six and certain other matters; if you watched it a second time, was it easier to make sense of all that? How did everyone feel about so much of the pilot being devoted not to Dustin Hoffman or Nick Nolte, but the four railbirds led by Jason Gedrick and Kevin Dunn? How did you react to what happened to that one horse in the day's final race? And how much did anyone understand (on first or second viewing) from John Ortiz as paranoid, hustling trainer Turo Escalante?

(For those who still feel confused, Vulture's Q&A might help.)

Have at it, and I'll be doing the full-length episode review thing starting a week from tonight.

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<p>Chuck (Zachary Levi)&nbsp;and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;in the &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;series finale.</p>

Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) in the "Chuck" series finale.

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Series finale review: 'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. Sarah/Chuck vs. the Goodbye'

Chuck tries to restore Sarah's stolen memories in a romantic, funny, terrific finale

Well, we're all done with "Chuck." I already published my 5-part retrospective interview with Schwartz and Fedak (and I interviewed Fedak again about the series finale) and my list of great moments in "Chuck" history. All that's left is to review the final two episodes, and that's coming up just as soon as I'm wooed by Midwesterners...

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<p>Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;in action in the &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;series finale.</p>

Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) in action in the "Chuck" series finale.

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Interview: 'Chuck' co-creator Chris Fedak on the series finale

How did the writers decide on endings for Chuck, Sarah, Casey and the rest?
So "Chuck" has come to an end. I reviewed the series finale here, and in addition to my 5-part interview series with Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz (which Fedak would later joke was "egregiously long"), I got on the phone with Fedak one more time to discuss the events of the finale.
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<p>Nicole Richie vs. Yvonne Strahovski was one of many memorable &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;fight scenes.</p>

Nicole Richie vs. Yvonne Strahovski was one of many memorable "Chuck" fight scenes.

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'Chuck' vs. the Greatest Hits: Best moments in the show's history

Shower fights and Jeffster! songs and so much more

In case you've missed the frequent references in my just-completed 5-part interview with Fedak and Schwartz, "Chuck" airs its honest-to-goodness 2-hour series finale tonight at 8. I'll have a review of the finale, and a final post-mortem with Fedak, both up at 10 Eastern, but I couldn't resist doing one more "Chuck" post before then, this time looking back at some of my favorite moments from 5 seasons of this silly, sweet, awesome show. 

I started off wanting to stick to an even 10, then was willing to throw in as many as I could think of, before deciding I couldn't spend the whole week scouring YouTube and Hulu. (And note that many of the YouTube clips I wound up choosing wouldn't allow embedding, so you'll have to watch those over there.) These aren't every one of my favorite moments (for instance, I couldn't find a clip of Chuck and the bad guy chasing each other through the Gravitron), but they're enough to capture the many flavors and moods, the majesty and the absurdity of that thing that Fedak liked to call "the 'Chuck' show." 

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<p>Kelsey Grammer was terrific on last night's first &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Kelsey Grammer was terrific on last night's first "30 Rock."

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Review: '30 Rock' - 'Idiots Are People Three!/The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell'

Kelsey Grammer, Denise Richards and the Phillie Phanatic help both episodes score big laughs

Because "30 Rock" premiered at mid-season but had a full season order, from time to time we'll get nights like last night with back-to-back episodes, and I have a review of both coming up just as soon as I care about locally-sourced pig sweepings...

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<p>Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Chuck (Zachary Levi)&nbsp;and Casey (Adam Baldwin)&nbsp;went freelance in the final &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;season.</p>
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Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) went freelance in the final "Chuck" season.


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'Chuck' vs. the Retrospective Interview, Part 5

Morgan gets the Intersect, Casey gets a girlfriend, and the show gets a finale
"Chuck" airs its last two episodes ever tonight at 8 and 9 on NBC, and that means we've come to the conclusion of the long interview I did with the show's co-creator, Chris Fedak (and, in previous installments, with Josh Schwartz as well).
 
In part 5, we look at how Morgan as the Intersect worked out, at the introduction of Carrie-Anne Moss as Gertrude Verbanski, the revelation of the season's big villain, and more.
 
I'll have a review of the finale up tonight at 10 Eastern, along with one last Fedak interview, this time discussing what goes down in the finale.
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<p>Leslie (Amy Poehler)&nbsp;shows off her bowling skills on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Leslie (Amy Poehler) shows off her bowling skills on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'Bowling for Votes': The perfect game

Leslie overreacts to a slight, April tries to crush Chris and Tom schools Ron

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I find an octagonal house...

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<p>Chevy Chase as Pierce on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Chevy Chase as Pierce on "Community."

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Why I miss 'Community': Because Pierce isn't as dumb as he looks

Every now and then, the old man has something to teach Jeff

It's Thursday at 8, which once upon a time would have meant an episode of "Community" was about to start. Instead, "Community" remains off of NBC's schedule with no announced return date(*), which means it's time for another installment of Why I Miss "Community," which I'm going to keep running every Thursday until we know the show's coming back.

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<p>&quot;Luck&quot;&nbsp;producers David Milch and Michael Mann.</p>

"Luck" producers David Milch and Michael Mann.

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Interview: 'Luck' producers David Milch and Michael Mann

How did the two dramatic heavyweights work together on horseracing series?
When I heard a couple of years ago that David Milch, Michael Mann and Dustin Hoffman had teamed up to write, direct and star in an HBO drama about the world of horseracing — the finished product, "Luck," debuts Sunday night at 9 — my initial reaction was that I was almost as eager to see a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the making of such a show as I was to see the show itself.
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<p>Guest stars Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton both played pivotal roles in &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;season 4.</p>

Guest stars Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton both played pivotal roles in "Chuck" season 4.

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'Chuck' vs. the Retrospective Interview, Part 4

Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton join in the fun, and Chuck and Sarah get hitched and
"Chuck" airs its series finale Friday night at 8 on NBC, and it's time for the penultimate installment of our 5-part retrospective interview with creators Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz, to discuss the show's fourth season.
 
Schwartz actually only cameos at the beginning of this one, as he had to leave early to attend a meeting for another show he works on. After he left, Fedak and I took a ride to the empty stage on the Warner Bros. lot that used to house the Buy More set, to get one last look at a place where so many crazy things (including shootouts, sexy entrances and the inaugural Jeffster! performance) had happened over the life of the series.
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