Friday, November 30, 2012

Hope Lies on Television #16 - Luck, David Milch and Humanity

To commemorate the release of HBO's Luck on Blu-ray and DVD, I wrote about the ill-fated horse racing drama, as well as offering my thoughts on the themes of David Milch's career and how they relate to Luck's world of jockeys, trainers and gamblers. Also, because I never miss a chance to make a Father Ted reference, I managed to relate it to My Lovely Horse in a way which still manages to be somewhat reverent.

Luck is available now and is absolutely worth seeking out. It's a beautiful, thrilling and utterly unique series that will hopefully overcome the stigma that has, in all honestly rightly, become attached to it since its cancellation.