Okay, we are three episodes into LUCK, and I think it’s a well done show. There are several storylines taking place at the track, and each one makes you wonder what will happen next. Dustin Hoffman is Ace, who is out for revenge after going to jail protecting people three years earlier. He is a gambling operator, and he is out to build a casino with his right-hand man, Gus, helping him out. Turo (John Ortiz) is an arrogant trainer who loses a horse he is keen on, but then gets it back after a group of degenerate gamblers win a $2 million pick six and buy the horse. Then you have Walter Smith, an elderly trainer who has a horse loaded with potential. Smith seems to have a hidden past. Two jockeys, one an apprentice, the other a veteran, deal with everyday ups and downs in their job, and they both deal with a nervous agent.
It’s a good sign that HBO picked up the show for a second season already. In fact, this was done after the pilot premiered. I hope it stays on the air for a long time. It is a good show, and is only going to get more interesting.
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