The Knick

Friday 10:00 PM on Cinemax Premiered Aug 08, 2014 Between Seasons



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AIRED ON 10/17/2014

Season 1 : Episode 10

Show Summary

The Knick is a new Cinemax drama series  from  creators and writers, Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, along with Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Set in downtown New York in 1900, the series centers on the Knickerbocker Hospital and it staff of pioneering surgeons and nurses who are pushing the boundaries of medicine. Executive directors include Jack Armiel, Michael Begler, Gregory Jacobs, Stephen Sodebergh, Michael Sugar and Clive Owen.

The cast includes Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery who is a talented and ground breaking surgeon with a secret addiction to cocaine. His team includes protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger, Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards. Hospital staff include Cornelia Robertson, ambulance driver Tom Cleary, nurse Lucy Elins, dishonest hospital administrator Herman Barrow and Sister Harriet.

Andre Holland

Andre Holland

Dr. Algernon Edwards

Michael Angarano

Michael Angarano

Dr. Bertram 'Bertie' Chickering Jr.

Clive Owen

Clive Owen

Dr. John Thackery

Cara Seymour

Cara Seymour

Sister Harriet

Eve Hewson

Eve Hewson

Lucy Elkins

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Dr. Everett Gallinger

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  • Becoming a nighttime soap opera

    This show started out with such promise. Certainly one of the more interesting medical shows-great cast. Unfortunately in the last few episodes it left its medical roots and became more of an R rated soap opera. Hopefully the writers will get this series back on track.

    First, there was BANSHEE. And now this?? Wow, i'm sold. Forget HBO and SHOWTIME (except for Homeland), Cinemax is where it's at. Fantastic show and like someone else said, I never liked Clive Owen. Maybe because my gf finds him hot, but mostly because he has that Britt flair and can't smile. But i have to admit his performance is brilliant and the show is a meticulous recreation of the turn of the century and you get to learn so much about medicine and the pioneers who got us safer and to live (much) longer during the past 100 years.

    After Banshee this is officially my second favorite show since Breaking Bad. If you love this show i highly suggest you watch this movie called "BOGOWIE" (check it out on imdb), which is about the pioneer surgeon who performed the first cardiac transplant with a surviving patient (who actually outlived the surgeon). He was Polish and this is him on the world renown photo of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC where you see a surgeon after 23 hours spent in OR for a cardiac transplant, that photo by is considered 1 of Nat-Geo's all-time 100 most iconic photos, just enter "nat geo surgeon" in google images, it's the first one that pops up.

    Anyway, back to THE KNICK: you won't be disappointed and that music, though totally anachronistic, will haunt you as you watch the genius of those men who became gods.moreless
  • in my top10 for show of he year

    love this show Clive Owen is brilliant (if he doesn't receive an award for his performance it's a tragedy)

    all of the supporting cast are well placed and i'm ready for season 2 already keep it coming!
  • Great show with a captivating subject

    I was not a huge fan of Clive Owen but he has won me over. He is brilliant. I like nurse Helkins as well, played by Bono's daughter. She does a wonderful job. The show is graphic, but I don't mind. I am fascinated by the procedures & how they came about. So happy to not have lived back then! My only complaint is the over acting of Dr Algernon Edwards. He over does it & it's not believable.moreless
  • Aweing and shocking

    There's a brilliant balance between shock and awe here. They are capturing exploration and discovery of early medicine in a very compelling way along with the horrors (both awful and comical).

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