If you were initially thrown by the modern, electronic music used to score Steven Soderbergh's 1900-set medical drama The Knick, you are not alone: The idea also caught the show's composer, Cliff Martinez, off guard at first.
Do you ever sit in your doctor's waiting room, impatiently sighing and checking your watch? Cinemax's new drama might just give you an attitude adjustment.
Set in New York in 1900, The Knick takes a bloody, unflinching look at the birth of modern medicine. Created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and elevated by the slick direction of (not-so-retired) Steven Soderbergh, the medical drama stars Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon at The Knickerbocker Hospital who spends his days shooting up liquid cocaine and his nights sleeping in an opium den. That's probably because, despite Thackery's gifts, most of his patients die on his operating table as he and his fellow doctors experiment with what today are basic surgical procedures. (And all without wearing gloves!)
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Set in New York City in the early 1900s, Cinemax's new medical drama The Knick is looking to raise Cinemax to the level of sister network HBO.
Starring Clive Owen (Children of Men) as Dr. John W. Thackery, the series follows the exploits of Thackery and the groundbreaking staff at Knickerbocker Hospital as they push the bounds of medicine at a time of high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.
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Clive Owen has been tapped to star in Cinemax's new original series The Knick, which will be directed by Steven Soderbergh, the network announced Thursday.
Set in downtown New York in 1900...
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