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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Adult-oriented horse drama is heavy on language and sex.

TV HBO Drama 2011
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Luck may be the operative word when it comes to this carefully paced pay-cable drama that asks an awful lot of its audience -- as in, if you don't know much about horse racing, good luck trying to follow it. Zippy, the plot is not, and the tangled web of characters could really benefit from a flow chart. But the one thing Mann and Milch do right was cast well and give their actors meaty dialogue to chew on.

While the show's horses might not get top billing, they're as much a part of the action as anyone, and the show makes a point to give them well-deserved camera time with some startlingly beautiful shots. The result is a love letter to a fascinating world, albeit one full of vices and flaws, that you may want to get to know better but might never fully understand.

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