I was going to write this brilliant review of Luck, the new HBO series about horse racing, but I find myself without anything to say about it. Quite frankly, for 80% of the time, I had no idea what was going on. The only parts that I truly enjoyed were the horse racing scenes, and I have to admit, I enjoyed those thoroughly.
Because I’m not thinking well, here are the topics which I would like someone else to tell me how to discuss.
1. Michael Mann, the Director: I can’t say anything authoritative about Michael Mann, who I thought produced Michael Clayton and The Bourne Identity, but actually directed films like Miami Vice, and The Last of the Mohicans, which I can’t remember watching? If he had done the former, I would have said he’s really good at capturing sleek movement, in which case he’d be Tony Gilroy, who actually directed them. As it stands, he did a great job making me feel exhilarated during the horse racing scenes, and generally nauseous and jumpy during the rest of the takes.