Creators: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
Cast: Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb
A few years ago, director Steven Soderbergh announced he was thinking about taking a break from directing . He’s been busy since then, and if his involvement in the new Cinemax series The Knick is any indication, that he is going to be busy again. The knick is a ten episode series. Clive Owen plays Dr. John W. Thackery, a surgeon at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital, circa 1900. Thackery is a egotist with a well-developed god complex and a serious addiction to cocaine. He is also phenomenally gifted doctor and a groundbreaking pioneer in surgical technique.
Dr. Thackery (partially based on the real historical figure of William Stewart Halsted) is appointed the new leader of the hospital’s surgery staff. Plus there is electricity for the first time in New York and he is forced to deal with it because of course it is working then not. He is revolutionizing the practice of medicine. His drug addiction is keeping him on the edge here but to what extent. He does not sleep much and spent his spare time in China town. It is a teaching hospital and the surgery are perform as other doctor are watching. A black doctor name Dr. Edwards is introduce in the hospital well you know how that is going to be some are not taking it too lightly. Plus Edwards is force to open a clinic downstairs the hospital in order to practice. Many cases are explore here even new medical equipment. Sometimes the doctors are force to improvised. And yes Steven Soderbergh has done an outstanding job here directing all 10 episodes.Stylish camera work and some electronic music give the show an almost surreal tone. The costumes are superb even the decor it is like you are in the decor yourself and you are living the life. Yes it is a medical show but the period in 1900 that makes it interesting and do not miss this show. Plus the last episode is awesome especially the very end.