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LUCK can’t clear the bar set by WAR HORSE

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If you can’t see the video embedded above of Anjelica Huston talking to Rosie O’Donnell about LUCK, click here.

I wasn’t going to write about HBO’s LUCK again until after the first-season run ends on HBO.

I may still write more once it wraps up, so people who don’t have pay cable but use Netflix will have a better idea about the series. My original story approach was going to be “Is LUCK safe for horse lovers to watch?”

Then again, considering the latest news, I could be wasting my time.

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HBO’s “Luck” – Winners and Losers

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If you can’t see the embedded video, a behind-the-scenes look at HBO’s series “Luck,” click here.

HBO gave us a sneak-peek in December at the first episode of its new series “Luck.” This episode will air again when the series begins its run on Jan. 29.

“Luck” is set at and around Santa Anita. Dustin Hoffman plays a gangster just out of prison. Nick Nolte plays an Kentucky hardboot trying to keep his potential Derby horse under wraps. As a bonus, performances from jockeys like Gary Stevens and Chantal Sutherland are so smooth, you’ll do a double-take when you see them.

Still, “Luck” is not a “sunny skies and mint julep” view of horse racing. I don’t think anyone expected that anyway.

Spoilers ahead – and dark humor