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Lucky Hank

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Comedy drama

The unlikely English department chairman in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt copes with a midlife crisis.

Matt Roush

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Shifting gears from the slippery con man he played for years (never getting the Emmy he deserved) on Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk returns to the network as a frustrated professor in a droll dramedy adapted from Richard Russo’s Straight Man. Hank Devereaux Jr. (Odenkirk) would never consider himself “lucky,” a one-novel wonder who has long lived in the shadow of his distant father, a renowned critic. Chairing an English department of malcontents at a Pennsylvania college he considers “mediocrity’s capital,” Hank gets in trouble when he mouths off to an easily triggered student, causing a spiral that will either unlock his chronic writer’s block or put a premature end to his academic career. The Killing’s Mireille Enos is his cool yet concerned spouse, a high-school vice principal who deserves better. Laced with irony, Lucky Hank is a character study of a man in middle-age crisis mode, saying (and possibly believing) that “Being an adult is 80 percent misery.” Are we supposed to be laughing?

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