If the movie has the ring of a high school or college reunion, that’s because that’s pretty much what it’s like.
Go back to the first episode of Luck and you’ll see how much is made of a little goat (known for his giant testicles) that hangs out in Turo’s barn.
Sopranos director Allen Coulter gives us a taste of what the darker Luck many of us had been wishing for might have been like.
As in creator David Milch’s previous HBO shows, one of Luck’s central themes concerns the building of a community.
There’s no getting around the fact that this week’s episode of Luck was overstuffed with exposition.
After the emotional high points reached in last week’s installment of Luck, it’s only natural that this week’s episode feels a bit like a come-down.
Milch-speak, as it’s referred to, is made more impenetrable in Luck than it is in his period-accurate Deadwood.
These horses aren’t just lucky talismans; they also possess a purity of spirit that rehabilitates many of the show’s jaded characters.
It’s in this episode where one is first able to grasp how the different permutations of fortune have washed the show’s ensemble ashore.
In Luck, the majestic thoroughbreds shine as they stand backlit by the sun.
For me, The Sopranos is a tough choice, because the three shows deal with America in different ways.