Cinemax has shed its image as a home for late-night raunch-fests filled with boobs and grown into a network full of original programming filled with action and boobs. But its upcoming series The Knick, one of our most-anticipated series of the summer, looks poised to springboard the network into the realm of its sister channel, HBO. And it may even sneak some boobs in, too (artfully, of course).
From director Steven Soderbergh—who's one of my favorite "auteurs," as they're often called—and starring Clive Owen (Children of Men), The Knick follows the rise of medicine in the early 1900s, when bloody hack jobs were evolving into bloody proto-surgery. Expect plenty of Soderbergh's mastery of light, editing, and fly-on-the-wall camerawork and plenty of Clive Owen's awesome mustache.
Soderbergh is set to direct all 10 episodes of The Kinck's first season, so obviously I'm going to watch this until my eyes fall out. I can't wait.
The Knick premieres August 8 at 10pm on Cinemax.
AIRED ON 10/17/2014
Season 1 : Episode 10