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A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.
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Series cast summary:
...  Dr. John W. Thackery 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Dr. Algernon Edwards 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Herman Barrow 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Cornelia Robertson 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Lucy Elkins 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Sister Harriet / ... 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Dr. Everett Gallinger 20 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Tom Cleary 19 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Captain August Robertson 15 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Nurse Pell 15 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Eleanor 13 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Nurse Baker 13 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Eldon Pouncey 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Leon Addison Brown ...  Jesse Edwards 11 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Henry Robertson 11 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Phillip Showalter 11 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Abigail Alford 10 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Jimmy 10 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Ping Wu 10 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Mr. Havershorn 10 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Lin-Lin 9 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Victoria Robertson 9 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Monsignor Joseph Mills Lawlor 9 episodes, 2014-2015


A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Every day they must deal with lack of funding, personal conflicts, egotism, racial tensions, personal vices, drug addiction, affairs, closed minds, dated nigh-medieval medical techniques and them and their experimental new techniques being misunderstood by most, in order to keep the hospital going and give the ill the help they need. The pressure is enormous and leaves its mark on the souls of most of them.

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8 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Time travel, medical style
31 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Most period shows suffer from the temptation to show ancient times through a modern lens. Writers seem to believe "Bah! life was dull back then, nothing new here, let's improvise some!" Anacronism and political correctness abound in period shows and such; not even Game of THrones dares to call Tyrion "a midget", it's always "dwarf" or "little people". Cut to The Knick. Yes, this was America in 1900. Corruption, racism, arrogance. No, the hero is not a nice guy and he's a cocaine addict. No, the director of the hospital is not an asshole, he's quite a nice chap, though he tends to steal money from the hospital's budget. No, the rich people are not arrogant, they are quite condescending to those poor little blackies. And the Negroes, no, they are not brave and indomitable people making the best of a racist society, they tend to be rough, stupid and weak. The nurses? White and dumb. The surgeons? Ignoramuses! The state authorities? Corrupt. THe patients? Doing quite well, considering they know that 'disease', in 1900, is synonymous to 'death sentence'. Three episodes down, zero survivors. Not bad! That's what I like in this show: they don't wash down the late 19th century cultural arrogance, they don't make racism look pretty, they don't fall into stereotyping the rich and powerful. Everybody here is a nice person, everybody has a moral fault, everybody is human. THe Knick is possibly the best show in decades. And Clive Owen rocks! Give that guy an Emmy already!

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