November 10, 2016

Cinemascope: The Knick (Season 2)

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

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Released in 2015.

Plot line: Season 2 of the Emmy-winning drama, directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Oscar-nominee Clive Owen as John Thackery, a brilliant but drug-addled surgeon who pushes the boundaries of medicine, morality and race in 1900s New York. Thackery’s absence (hospitalized for cocaine addiction), a lack of affluent patients and financial missteps have led to a decision by the hospital’s board to shutter the downtown location and move uptown. Algernon Edwards (AndrĂ© Holland) jockeys to become Thackery’s successor as Chief of Surgery, while fellow doctors, nurses, nuns and others grapple with personal and professional challenge.

This continues to be a gritty and fascinating show. Highly recommended for fans of medical dramas and historical fiction. I've never understood people who want to go back in time. Let's just start with the approved medical practices of the day. Sends shivers up my spine.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a TV show worth watching.

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