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Luck: Season 1 (2011-2012)



Critic Consensus: With its outstanding ensemble cast, immersive atmosphere, and terrific cinematography, Luck is a well-pedigreed series that takes its time but is ultimately absorbing.


Air date: Dec 11, 2011
Air date: Feb 5, 2012
Air date: Feb 12, 2012
Air date: Feb 19, 2012
Air date: Feb 26, 2012
Air date: Mar 4, 2012
Air date: Mar 11, 2012
Air date: Mar 18, 2012
Air date: Mar 25, 2012

Tv Season Info

David Milch, who reinvented the horse opera with "Deadwood," continued his equine fascination in this drama set at California's Santa Anita Park, a monument to the sport of kings where trainers, jockeys, gamblers, criminals and others all have something at stake. Among them is Ace (Dustin Hoffman), a wealthy ex-con who wants to bring casino gambling to the track, where his right-hand man, Gus (Dennis Farina), owns a horse that's being trained by the mercurial Turo (John Ortiz). Another prominent … More

Network: HBO
Premiere Date: Dec 11, 2011
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Dustin Hoffman
as Chester "Ace" Bernst...
Nick Nolte
as Walter Smith
Dennis Farina
as Gus Demitriou
John Ortiz
as Turo Escalante
Kevin Dunn
as Marcus
Ian Hart
as Lonnie
Richard Kind
as Joey Rathburn
Gary Stevens
as Ronnie Jenkins
Ted Levine
as Isadore Cohen
Joan Allen
as Claire LeChea
Michael Gambon
as Michael Smythe
Alan Rosenberg
as Nick DiRossi
Patrick J. Adams
as Nathan Israel
Bruce Davison
as Hartstone
W. Earl Brown
as Mulligan
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Critic Reviews for Luck: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (23)

After three episodes of Luck, I'm still hedging my bets and crossing my fingers-or just waiting to hear a line clearly.

February 14, 2012 | Full Review…
The New Republic
Top Critic

With an impossibly good cast, writing so spot-on it's poetic, and slow-build stories, I, for one, was left wanting more - even after watching the entire season.

January 29, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
Top Critic

Deadwood fans already know that Milch doesn't make it easy for viewers to get a purchase on his series, but for those willing to do the work, Luck, pays off.

January 29, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Luck is one of those HBO series that take time - time to absorb, understand and maybe, ultimately, to love.

January 29, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's clear and engaging and moving to this novice.

January 29, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

An infuriatingly but genuinely moving drama.

January 29, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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