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KNICK, THE: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

THE KNICK REVIEWED

“The Knick” returns with Season 2. The show opens with Clive Owen hospitalized for cocaine addiction. After Owen gets out of the hospital, the board decides to move operations uptown. What I enjoy about this show is placing medical drama in the context of the times. Remember that this was an era where medical sanitation was only 35 years old. Conjoined twins and head trauma patients were frequently operated on in open-air theaters.

If that wasn’t enough, the Hospital board has turn to the recovering drug addict doctor to think of ways to save the hospital. While the season runs short, there’s a reason why there’s a companion website to make sense of what’s onscreen. While I hope the show stays on the air for awhile, I realize that it might be too smart for the room. So, I’ll take my time in Soderbergh TV Land with favor. While the show lacks the novelty of the first season, Clive Owen is allowed to stretch deeper into Dr. Thackeray’s world this year. Hell, I’d kill for Cronenberg to guest direct an episode.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 3 Audio Commentaries
  • 4 Inside the Body Shop featurettes
  • 5 Behind the Scenes Pieces
  • 10 Post-Ops
  • 4 Knicktoids
  • Under Construction
  • Inside the Costume Shop
  • Invitation to the Ball

A/V STATS

  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2016

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