Script reading of HBO’s “Luck” from the Maximilian room at the Driskill hotel in Austin, TX. My brother took the picture.
If you were wondering why the re-run today. Production of The Legend of Korra has stopped after the third animator death in one month. Human Rights groups are protesting the Nick Toons studios today. No news on when production will begin again. Stay tuned to Slavicinferno news for more information!
I can do it!
Now everyone who keeps meaning to check out “Luck,” but hasn’t because you’ve heard from a friend of a friend that a friend of theirs fell asleep while watching it doesn’t have to bother anymore. According to Deadline:
Luck will be no more on HBO. The pay cable network, along with Luck executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, just announced that they’re ending the series following yesterday’s horse death, the third on the set of the horse racing drama starring Dustin Hoffman. Luck had been in the middle of production on the second episode of Season 2.
The series was facing a lot of deserved heat after, as mentioned above, a third horse, who I’ve named Clip Clop, died while the show was in production. According to a veterinarian from the California Horse Racing Board, Clip Clop “was on her way back to the stall when she reared, flipped over backwards, and struck her head on the ground.” That doesn’t sound…healthy. PETA was pissed and making a fuss (they had a totally reasonable solution, too, which was to use a combination of CGI and stock footage to simulate the horse races), and “Luck” was facing a PR nightmare — combine that with mediocre ratings (500,000 viewers per episode, low even for HBO) and a lack of widespread critical support, and you’ve got a dead horse of a show. So to speak.
Well I guess Ser Gregor is out of a job!
I really hope it’s building up to something soon. I love Deadwood from David Milch and I even enjoyed John from Cincinnati, as strange and confusing as that was. LUCK however isn’t grabbing me the way I had hoped.
The cast is amazing but the show just isn’t as entertaining as his other works. Deadwood was intense and hilarious at the same time. LUCK just feels uncomfortable as you watch it. His shows can take an entire season to get going so I’m going to stick with it and see how it goes.
I totally missed it last night. I’ll have to catch it today. If David Milch is involved I have to watch it!