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A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.
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Series cast summary:
Clive Owen ...  Dr. John W. Thackery 20 episodes, 2014-2015
André Holland ...  Dr. Algernon Edwards 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Jeremy Bobb ...  Herman Barrow 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Juliet Rylance ...  Cornelia Robertson 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Eve Hewson ...  Nurse Lucy Elkins 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Michael Angarano ...  Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Cara Seymour ...  Sister Harriet 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Eric Johnson ...  Dr. Everett Gallinger 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Chris Sullivan ...  Tom Cleary 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Grainger Hines ...  Captain August Robertson 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Zuzanna Szadkowski ...  Nurse Pell 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Maya Kazan ...  Eleanor Gallinger 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Ylfa Edelstein ...  Nurse Baker 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Lucas Papaelias ...  Eldon Pouncey 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Leon Addison Brown ...  Jesse Edwards 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Charles Aitken ...  Henry Robertson 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Tom Lipinski ...  Phillip Showalter 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Abigail Alford 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Happy Anderson ...  Jimmy 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Perry Yung ...  Ping Wu 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Frank Wood ...  Mr. Havershorn 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Ying Ying Li ...  Lin-Lin 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Suzanne Savoy ...  Victoria Robertson 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Richard James Porter ...  Monsignor Joseph Mills Lawlor 9 episodes, 2014-2015
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A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Every day they must deal with lack of funding, personal conflicts, egotism, racial tensions, personal vices, drug addiction, affairs, closed minds, dated nigh-medieval medical techniques and them and their experimental new techniques being misunderstood by most, in order to keep the hospital going and give the ill the help they need. The pressure is enormous and leaves its mark on the souls of most of them.

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God has a rival. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | History

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USA

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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During a one on one conversation with an un-named co-producer, Clive Owen mentioned he was considering a plan to take a leaf from both the famous Dr.William Halstead (on whom his character is supposedly based) and his own character from the series, Dr John Thackey and sample a dose of heroin as a means to better understand the effects of the drug, so as to improve his performance in the forthcoming 2nd season, which deals largely with Thackery's burgeoning heroin addiction, resulting, ironically, from the drugs use in his treatment to overcome cocaine addiction. The co-producer was so alarmed by Owen's statement (and apparent plan) he contacted senior and executive producers who staged an "intervention" in which Owen was confronted about the statement. See more »

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It's not just another medical drama
16 August 2014 | by Haniwilliam7See all my reviews

As a physician, I watched the entire House MD, Scrubs, most of ER and grey's anatomy. As a dedicated reader, I read a lot in medicine history. I'd like to reassure everyone who is afraid of watching another regular medical drama, this show is about medical history with it's bizarre and crazy events (which truly happened allover the course of medicine History), but in the same time it's a perfectly crafted piece of art from attention to small details to acting, writing, camera angels, sound tract and of course directing by Soderbergh.

Dr. John Thackery is a character built on 1900s Dr. William Stewart Halsted who is considered the greatest physician of the whole Johns Hopkins group, also Throughout his professional life, he was addicted to cocaine and later to morphine, which were not illegal during that time. The beauty about Thackery character is that it's a true character with his addiction and the predicted mood changes (even if there is some alteration, the character frame still the same, not like the case of G. House who was clearly a fictional character).

I don't want to go in details about the technical elements of the show, but one look over Steven Soderbergh's traffic, Erin Brockovich or even Ocean's eleven will be more than enough to understand that you are facing a spectacular show which has more and more to offer with each new episode (no wonder it was renewed for a second season before airing the first one).

The Knick is a too much sophisticated show to be compared with other shows from the same genre and IMO it shouldn't be compared with them at all. My advice to every one: see the first season now because if you're a TV person you will end up watching it anyway.


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