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'The Knick' is a bloody trip back to 1900-style doctoring
'The Knick' is a bloody trip back to 1900-style doctoring

You need not worry about "The Knick." The Steven Soderbergh-directed period medical drama, which premieres Friday on Cinemax, has already been renewed for a second season, and nothing anyone says or writes about it can hurt it. We've all got to go sometime — excuse my bluntness — but unlike many who find themselves in the fictional Knickerbocker Hospital in the city of New York in the year 1900, this patient will live. It has its problems, its aches and pains, its chronic disabilities. (Read on.) But I am happy enough to hear this news. An excellent Clive Owen, looking not a little like Edgar Allan Poe, plays Dr. John Thackery, a brilliant, visionary, often...

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