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Luck (HBO) - Series Premiere: Synopsis and Review
‘Luck’ is a new drama series on HBO, starring Dustin Hoffman (‘Rain Man’). The show will premiere on January 29th in the 9/8c timeslot. The pilot was aired as a preview on December 11, 2011, and a total of 1.14 million people tuned in.
The show is about frequent visitors to a horse-racing track, with as main character Chester ‘Ace’ Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman). Ace has just been released from prison and is deeply involved in the gambling around the race track. Also gambling are Marcus, Lonnie, Renzo, and Jerry who make a lot of money after discovering the tactics of one of the racers.
When I looked into the show for the first time I wasn’t sure what to expect. The fact that skilled actors like Dustin Hoffman (‘Rain Man’) and Michael Gambon (‘Harry Potter’) star in this show is promising, however to me it was unclear what the show would actually be about. After watching the first episode I discovered that it is quite important to know a thing or two about horse racing. Also, I got confused by all the gambling and the jargon. I think that not understanding is part of the reason why I didn’t like the show.
I’d really like to know what you guys think about the show. Was it because I don’t know a thing about horse racing that I didn’t like the show? Or was it simply because it was unclear what was happening?
What did you think of 'Luck'?
- Upcoming Drama TV Series: Midseason 2011-2012
A collection of drama TV Series that will premiere in the Midseason 2011-2012 TV Season. Shows that are featured are 'Missing' on ABC, 'The Firm' and 'Smash' on NBC and 'Luck' on HBO, among others.