LUCKY HANK was very introspective this week. Viewers were given the opportunity to witness how insecure Hank (Bob Odenkirk) was about his writing or lack of completing that second novel. 

It is tough to compare your life to the huge success of an old friend, classmate, and former colleague. How does Hank measure up, and why does he care so much? “Mediocrity resides in the habitual.” Maybe that is why field hockey becomes a huge distraction. The writers have given several prompts about life and how we wind up there. They write subtle, low-key words, and the ensemble creates humorous, dramatic, human moments. The pacing and the extra beats showcase everyday life…the joys, the trepidation, the quirky little smiles, and the stress make us who we are, or a sign of kidney stones. 

LUCKY HANK shares its “rich, outer life” lessons for everyone watching this series. “Form is definitely following content” beside a man who doesn’t yet see how strong and creative he is. This is the plight of mid-life. 

It is available to stream on AMC. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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