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Luck - HBO series cancelled after 3 horses die

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Damn, cant believe HBO is already giving Andrew Luck his own show already

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?

Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

I don't get it either.

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

I don't get it either.
Me either, but Ill definitely be checking out an HBO show directed by Michael Mann and starring Hoffman, Nolte, and Farina. I highly doubt there is much of a focus on the horses, races, being at the races, etc. This will be about the shady nature of it in between races mostly.

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

I don't get it either.
Me either, but Ill definitely be checking out an HBO show directed by Michael Mann and starring Hoffman, Nolte, and Farina. I highly doubt there is much of a focus on the horses, races, being at the races, etc. This will be about the shady nature of it in between races mostly.
Sunday nights on HBO has a lot of cred with me. Other then the Johnny Cakes years of the Sopranos they almost never let me down.

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

I don't get it either.
Me either, but Ill definitely be checking out an HBO show directed by Michael Mann and starring Hoffman, Nolte, and Farina. I highly doubt there is much of a focus on the horses, races, being at the races, etc. This will be about the shady nature of it in between races mostly.
Sunday nights on HBO has a lot of cred with me. Other then the Johnny Cakes years of the Sopranos they almost never let me down.
That and John From Cincinnati are the only misses I can think of recently..I even liked that show with Ally Walker a few years ago.

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?

Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

I don't get it either.
Me either, but Ill definitely be checking out an HBO show directed by Michael Mann and starring Hoffman, Nolte, and Farina. I highly doubt there is much of a focus on the horses, races, being at the races, etc. This will be about the shady nature of it in between races mostly.
Sunday nights on HBO has a lot of cred with me. Other then the Johnny Cakes years of the Sopranos they almost never let me down.
That and John From Cincinnati are the only misses I can think of recently..I even liked that show with Ally Walker a few years ago.
I said almost....

Whoever decided that JFC was a better idea then a fourth season of Deadwood should have been shot.

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Bump as a reminder to set DVRs for this Sunday immediately following Boardwalk Empire's season finale.

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This should be good. So long as Mann and Milch don't kill each other.

Yeah, JFC was largely a miss, but for some strange reason, I actually liked it. I'm not going to say it was "good", because I don't really think it was, but I couldn't stop watching it. It was almost like a trian wreck, but a well-appointed train wreck. I have a girl friend who thinks everybody's insane. She's a long time bartender and has plenty of cause to think that. She still says "I don't know Butchie instead" when a group of people are carrying on like imbeciles. That never stops being funny to me, though that probably has more to do with my being entertained by her exasperation than the show.

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Just set it up to DVR. Hasnt even started and I already have a complaint - Hoffman's star character being named Ace Bernstein is way too close to DeNiro's great character in Casino, Ace Rothstein, for my liking.

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

You really think this is going to be a show "about" horse racing?

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

You really think this is going to be a show "about" horse racing?

'Luck' takes a provocative look at the world of horse racing

:shrug:I'll wait for the FFA's review before diving in.

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Am I the only person that has never/will never - EVER give a F about horse racing?

Good god there are so many other topics in life to build a show around, but it seems like every year horse racing gets more than it's fair share of shots.

I don't get it either.
Me either, but Ill definitely be checking out an HBO show directed by Michael Mann and starring Hoffman, Nolte, and Farina. I highly doubt there is much of a focus on the horses, races, being at the races, etc. This will be about the shady nature of it in between races mostly.
Sunday nights on HBO has a lot of cred with me. Other then the Johnny Cakes years of the Sopranos they almost never let me down.
That and John From Cincinnati are the only misses I can think of recently..I even liked that show with Ally Walker a few years ago.
I said almost....

Whoever decided that JFC was a better idea then a fourth season of Deadwood should have been shot.

And fed to Wu's pigs.

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Damn, cant believe HBO is already giving Andrew Luck his own show already

Actually, it would be an awesome documentary to follow Luck from now until the first regular season game of 2012.

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What was the end result of JFC anyway? I think i watched 2-3 episodes.

I have no freaking idea. But the use of Dylan's Series of Dreams when John and Sean came surfing back from the ether was one of my favorite uses of music ever.

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Can we get some ####### subtitles for this show!! WTF is everyone saying? I will have to watch the episode over in CC to see if I even like it. OOF

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Can we get some ####### subtitles for this show!! WTF is everyone saying? I will have to watch the episode over in CC to see if I even like it. OOF

My wife is a wholesome woman - she said the same thing you did and was lost.I'm a degenerate, I got some but not all of it.

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Can we get some ####### subtitles for this show!! WTF is everyone saying? I will have to watch the episode over in CC to see if I even like it. OOF

My wife is a wholesome woman - she said the same thing you did and was lost.

I'm a degenerate, I got some but not all of it.

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Well that was kind of pointless and incomprehensible. Plenty of talent on board but wtf

Reminds me of John from Cincinnati. Bunch of barely likeable oddball characters going nowhere.

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Well that was kind of pointless and incomprehensible. Plenty of talent on board but wtfReminds me of John from Cincinnati. Bunch of barely likeable oddball characters going nowhere.

What's pointless and incomprehensible? Seemed pretty straightforward to me. I think it showed great promise and can't wait to watch it. Loved the shots and audio when they were in the starting gate. That's exactly the kind of detail I was hoping for with the Milch/Mann duo. That's a heavyweight team. As far as reminding you of John From Cincinnati...I'm not sure what would have done that. Maybe Nolte's character a little bit, but nothing about him seemed surreal. The guy knows he's sitting on a beast that is going to change his life. Regardless, it was the first episode in what will be a long arc, so you can't jump to any conclusions. A lot of people didn't warm to the Wire in the first episode. When you're dealing with this kind of talent, you need to give them space to build their world.As a former track junkie who has been friends with plenty of connections over the years, everything about that rung true. I also think that jockey kid is probably partially based on Kent Desormeaux.

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Well that was kind of pointless and incomprehensible. Plenty of talent on board but wtfReminds me of John from Cincinnati. Bunch of barely likeable oddball characters going nowhere.

What's pointless and incomprehensible? Seemed pretty straightforward to me. I think it showed great promise and can't wait to watch it. Loved the shots and audio when they were in the starting gate. That's exactly the kind of detail I was hoping for with the Milch/Mann duo. That's a heavyweight team. As far as reminding you of John From Cincinnati...I'm not sure what would have done that. Maybe Nolte's character a little bit, but nothing about him seemed surreal. The guy knows he's sitting on a beast that is going to change his life. Regardless, it was the first episode in what will be a long arc, so you can't jump to any conclusions. A lot of people didn't warm to the Wire in the first episode. When you're dealing with this kind of talent, you need to give them space to build their world.As a former track junkie who has been friends with plenty of connections over the years, everything about that rung true. I also think that jockey kid is probably partially based on Kent Desormeaux.
Anyone find a link with the words from last nights show? I am being serious, I couldn't understand about a 1/3 of the program. They sound like BS salesmen with a mouthful of samples.

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Well that was kind of pointless and incomprehensible. Plenty of talent on board but wtfReminds me of John from Cincinnati. Bunch of barely likeable oddball characters going nowhere.

What's pointless and incomprehensible? Seemed pretty straightforward to me. I think it showed great promise and can't wait to watch it. Loved the shots and audio when they were in the starting gate. That's exactly the kind of detail I was hoping for with the Milch/Mann duo. That's a heavyweight team. As far as reminding you of John From Cincinnati...I'm not sure what would have done that. Maybe Nolte's character a little bit, but nothing about him seemed surreal. The guy knows he's sitting on a beast that is going to change his life. Regardless, it was the first episode in what will be a long arc, so you can't jump to any conclusions. A lot of people didn't warm to the Wire in the first episode. When you're dealing with this kind of talent, you need to give them space to build their world.As a former track junkie who has been friends with plenty of connections over the years, everything about that rung true. I also think that jockey kid is probably partially based on Kent Desormeaux.
Anyone find a link with the words from last nights show? I am being serious, I couldn't understand about a 1/3 of the program. They sound like BS salesmen with a mouthful of samples.
Enable the closed caption feature on the tv.

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It may lack the supernatural element of John From Cincinnati but the storytelling is just as sloppy, and the dialogue just as goofy. Betting it suffers the same fate, but you never know, maybe they tighten it up.

I really like Dennis Farina, I met him 10 years ago when he was on a USO tour and he was pure class. Big, hilarious guy, takes over a room.

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John From Cincinnati was a bit sloppy, though a lot of that was deliberate. I don't get anything in this that came off that way. This was the first episode and we have no clue what is going on yet. We don't have any context, we don't have any investment in anybody, we don't know who anybody is, no back story, so of course you're not going to really understand what's happening yet. If you've watched these HBO shows over the years, you know the cardinal rule is that rushing to any judgement whatsoever after one episode is missing the point. Patience, grasshopper.

Just out of curiosity, what did you find sloppy about it?

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I enjoyed the high def racing scenes with the jockey's POV.

Considering I will never ride a horse in a race, the filming made me feel like I was right there.

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I tried to find the first episode on HBO on demand but it wasn't there, did they just air it the one time and now I'm SOL until January?

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Finally got around to the DVR saturday night. I'm kind of surprised by how bad I thought it was.

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I tried to find the first episode on HBO on demand but it wasn't there, did they just air it the one time and now I'm SOL until January?

Correct, that was a 1 time only sneak preview

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Watched the pilot a couple days ago. I found it to be somewhat confusing and nothing really grabbed me. I'll certainly give it a season before coming to a conclusion on it and deciding if I want to watch the next season, but with Hoffman, Nolte, and Farina I figured this would be cant miss.

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Finally saw a trailer for this, looks awesome!

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Have to admit I was disappointed when I saw it. I think were really trying to inject some realism about "the game" in there but threw too many things into too short of a time with too much detail that a non-horse-player just isn't going to pick up. Makes me appreciate the way a show like Boardwalk Empire has managed to roll out its characters.

-QG

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Can only hope HBO does better when they do the show about LHUCKS.

-QG

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Guy who wrote NYPD Blue and Deadwood wrote this series. (good interview in Wired, plus this guy was featured in a pbs special about police dramas which was cool even though I never watched them) There is plenty of real life drama in this sport. Trainers, Jockeys, Track Managers, Horse Owners, Gamblers. The problem is most people don't care about the sport anymore, kind of like boxing.(have not watched the show)

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