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Russ Says: HBO's Luck Is The Best New Show On Television

Thu, February 9, 2012 1:58pm EDT by Russ Weakland 1 Comment

HBO has done it again with their new original series, LUCK. An amazing new show that follows the inner workings of horse racing. The good, the bad and the ugly is portrayed with an uncanny ability to tantalize every one of your senses. It’s a must watch!

I was able to attend the Las Vegas premiere of the new HBO Original Series, LUCK at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on January 26th. The new show from acclaimed director Michael Mann and creator of Deadwood David Milch at first made me not sure how to react to a show about the behind-the-track world of horse racing.

The owners, gamblers and jockeys are all looked at in a light never really portrayed on television before, but if it has legendary actors the likes of Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte then something was right about this show before I even laid eyes on one second of it. But when I did I was pleasantly surprised to be taken into a world that I really knew nothing about but now am fascinated with. Horse racing is much more then a thing you gamble on every once in a while.

Without partaking in any spoilers of the show, the hidden gem is actor Richie Coster who plays the character of Renzo. I already have him on pace to winning a Golden Globe, an Emmy and any other award he can get his hands on. His portrayal of an unemployed gambler who uses his social security for his gambling addiction is unlike anything you have ever seen on television. So what are you waiting for, start watching LUCK right now!

So HollywoodLifers, have you been watching HBO’s LUCK? If you haven’t, now is the perfect time to start. Its amazing!

Watch LUCK every Sunday at 9PM on HBO

Russ Weakland