Knick: The Complete First Season Blu-ray
Knick: The Complete First SeasonBlu-ray
In this new scripted drama from director Steven Soderbergh (who directed all ten episodes), brilliant surgeon John Thackery (Oscar nominee Clive Owen) pushes the boundaries of medicine, morality and race relations in 1900 at a downtown NYC hospital knownas,The Knick. While Dr.Thackery searches to solve a plethora of medical mysteries and develops an unhealthy addiction to cocaine, which was legal at the time, the fate of The Knick, short for The Knickerbocker Hospital, hangs in the balance. Thanks to the influence of rich patrons like Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance) Thackery is paired against his will with a young black doctor, Algernon Edwards (Andr Holland), whose intelligence and at-all-costs methods rivals Thackerys, and is hired over Thackerys protg, Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson). Other supporters of Thackery at the hospital include Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. (Michael Angarano), a young surgeon secretly in love with nurse Lucy Elkins (Eve Hewson), who is drawn to Thackery; SisterHarriet (Cara Seymour), who runs the foundling hospital and maternity ward; Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb), the Knicks crooked superintendent, awash in debt and willing to risk The Knicks future to pay it off; and Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan), the ambulancedriver, who will stoop to the lowest depths to bring the right kind of patients to The Knick.