And there's all that damned macho knowingness about everything. There were similar complaints about the impenetrability of The Wire. But in that show, David Simon and Ed Burns were inviting us to see a different world on its own terms, taking us into their confidence. You get the feeling that Milch and Mann just want to show off what they know about horse racing. When one of Marcus's crew keeps screaming out during the big Pick Six race, "What's going on!?," he speaking for the audience. But it's just a passing acknowledgment. Luck is compelling, and I'll keep watching it. But good luck to us all.
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