8 Reasons You Need to Watch Cinemax's The Knick

Via: TV Guide

Clive Owen | Photo Credits: Cinemax

Do you ever sit in your doctor’s waiting room, impatiently sighing and checking your watch? Cinemax’s new drama might just give you an attitude adjustment.

Set in New York in 1900, The Knick takes a bloody, unflinching look at the birth of modern medicine. Created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and elevated by the slick direction of (not-so-retired) Steven Soderbergh, the medical drama stars Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon at The Knickerbocker Hospital who spends his days shooting up liquid cocaine and his nights sleeping in an opium den. That’s probably because, despite Thackery’s gifts, most of his patients die on his operating table as he and his fellow doctors experiment with what today are basic surgical procedures. (And all without wearing gloves!)

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