Luck (2011–2012)

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A TV series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse-racing track.

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 Chester Bernstein (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gus Demitriou (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Turo Escalante (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Joey Rathburn (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jo (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Walter Smith (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Marcus (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Lonnie (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Renzo (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jerry (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Rosie (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ronnie Jenkins (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Leon Micheaux (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Miguel Delgado
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 Claire Lachay (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Nick DeRossi (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Michael (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Isadore Cohen (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Lizzy (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Lorelei (5 episodes, 2012)
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A TV series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse-racing track.

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Ted Levine was originally considered for the role of Marcus before being cast as Isadore Cohen. See more »

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Spin-off Luck: A Day at the Races (2012) See more »

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Shakespeare on the track
26 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am devastated. "Luck" has been dropped by HBO. It was an exquisite moment - beautifully crafted and executed. I loved the balance between the struggles of the mighty mobsters on one side of the track and the struggles of the clowns on the other. In the middle, the mysterious world of horses translated to the spectator by two seasoned trainers, and the demanding life of jockeys (who knew they suffered like runway models?)and the go-between, the manager.

I remember the first episode. (I'll try just about anything once.) I saw the wronged chief returning from exile, the unworthy king's fear of the wronged chief's return, and I heard it all in iambic pentameter. I do believe, it's the first time in a very long time, I actually smiled at the TV set.

The cinematography was art - if anybody reads this who actually has a say in the show: I'd like a large still of Dustin Hoffman in shadow with the curtain of drying bandages. Or the clowns feeding their horse a carrot for the first time. Or Nick Nolte with his dog by his side waxing philosophical. The list is actually longer than space permits - wrap up flashing. I truly hope that another channel steps up to the plate and rescues this fine show. Everybody involved in this project deserves the highest praise and the opportunity to finish the telling of this tale. Imagine the Scottish Tragedy abandoned at the end of Act I. That's what happened here.


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