‘Luck’ lags, despite the odds
Cast of ‘Luck’ gets its footing later in new HBO series
“Luck’’ has a great title. It also has (in no particular order) a great setting, the world of thoroughbred racing; a great star, Dustin Hoffman; and a creator with a great track record, David Milch, co-creator of “NYPD Blue’’ and creator of “Deadwood.’’ Michael Mann, of “Heat’’ and “Collateral,’’ is along for the ride, too, as an executive producer and director of the first episode. The HBO series starts a nine-episode run this Sunday at 9 p.m.