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The Knick Season 1: Clive Owen & Steven Soderbergh Push the Boundaries of Hospital Dramas [TV Review]

20 October 2014

The Knick has wrapped up one hell of an impressive debut season on the Cinemax network. Surgeons hooked on cocaine, race riots, the horrors of practicing medicine in the early 1900's and much more was packed into an intense 10 episodes led by an Emmy worthy performance by Clive Owen. Clive Owen stars as Dr. John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon who is constantly revolutionizing the way doctors operated in the early 1900's. The mustachioed Owen is a madman here and as the season winds down his performance really begins to shine. I'd be stunned if he wasn't at least considered for either a Golden Globe or Emmy. Thackery is a genius but he heavily relies on injecting himself with cocaine in order to function on a daily basis. There's an amazing flashback scene where Thackery and his mentor, »

- Keven Skinner

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