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The Knick 

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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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Clive Owen ...  Dr. John W. Thackery 20 episodes, 2014-2015
André Holland ...  Dr. Algernon Edwards 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Jeremy Bobb ...  Herman Barrow 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Juliet Rylance ...  Cornelia Robertson 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Eve Hewson ...  Nurse Lucy Elkins 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Michael Angarano ...  Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Cara Seymour ...  Sister Harriet 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Eric Johnson ...  Dr. Everett Gallinger 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Chris Sullivan ...  Tom Cleary 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Grainger Hines ...  Captain August Robertson 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Zuzanna Szadkowski ...  Nurse Pell 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Maya Kazan ...  Eleanor Gallinger 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Ylfa Edelstein ...  Nurse Baker 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Lucas Papaelias ...  Eldon Pouncey 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Leon Addison Brown ...  Jesse Edwards 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Charles Aitken ...  Henry Robertson 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Tom Lipinski ...  Phillip Showalter 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Abigail Alford 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Happy Anderson ...  Jimmy 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Perry Yung Perry Yung ...  Ping Wu 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Frank Wood ...  Mr. Havershorn 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Ying Ying Li ...  Lin-Lin 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Suzanne Savoy ...  Victoria Robertson 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Richard James Porter ...  Monsignor Joseph Mills Lawlor 9 episodes, 2014-2015
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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. 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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Modern medicine had to start somewhere. (Season 1) See more »

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During a one on one conversation with an un-named co-producer, Clive Owen mentioned he was considering a plan to take a leaf from both the famous Dr.William Halstead (on whom his character is supposedly based) and his own character from the series, Dr John Thackey and sample a dose of heroin as a means to better understand the effects of the drug, so as to improve his performance in the forthcoming 2nd season, which deals largely with Thackery's burgeoning heroin addiction, resulting, ironically, from the drugs use in his treatment to overcome cocaine addiction. The co-producer was so alarmed by Owen's statement (and apparent plan) he contacted senior and executive producers who staged an "intervention" in which Owen was confronted about the statement. See more »

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The Knick
30 September 2014 | by tigowoodsSee all my reviews

The Knick is a television show anyone interested in very relevant topics of our day should not miss. On the exterior, The Knick is a historical look at early 1900's New York City and the plot is based around a newly promoted head surgeon, Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen), of The Knickerbocker Hospital. The medical aspect of the show is truly fascinating, intense and shocking. The surgeries shown on the show are not for the faint of heart and have the look of a butcher shop rather then what we currently expect in an operating room.

The sets are beautiful and well done to portray a century year old time period. I have heard complaints about the music and blurry vision of some of the cameras and shots that Director Steven Soderbergh incorporates throughout the show. If you want a clean cut narrative with perfectly clean shots and no unique sound, then feel free to go watch network television. I find the electronic music very interesting and almost a sort of heart beat to the show. The blurry shots are absolutely justified as this world is dimly lit and fuzzy on its own accord. The music and cinematography do it great justice.

The acting on the show is also top notch as Clive Owen leads a team that is in sync throughout. Andre Holland is a revelation as Dr. Algernon Edwards, a African American doctor literally fighting for respect in an extremely racist medical world. These two characters and their relationship form the essence of much of the show's themes which are very relevant even today. Beneath each character there lies more depth then you will receive in most television. Dr Thackery is burdened by his past and his temptations, yet is dedicated to saving the lives of his patients and not selling out. It is a gray world at The Knick and one in which lies death, drugs, sex, racism and deceit, and at the same time brings us heroics, ethics, humanity and discovery.


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