The Knick: Season 1 Reviews

February 17, 2016
Here's a rare medical drama where the medicine is the drama.
August 18, 2014
I misjudged the show's politics: the series is much grimmer than I'd [previously] understood, less preachy and more legitimately nihilistic about the circumstances surrounding scientific and social progress.
August 11, 2014
Beautifully filmed in New York City, The Knick captures a distant era with remarkable fidelity, as if the filmmakers had transported themselves back in time and then let the cameras roll.
August 11, 2014
Death is everywhere in the world of The Knick. And yet it feels like one of the most alive new programs of 2014.
Top Critic
August 11, 2014
A program that could have been stuck on one culture shifts, offering a broader look at race, class, gender, science and society in ways that turn storytellers into kids surveying a particularly large candy store.
August 11, 2014
Despite first impressions that can feel one-note, all the characters turn out to be complicated and intriguing. And we become slowly addicted by the jittery uncertainty of The Knick.
August 8, 2014
It's not the future of TV, but it makes you feel pretty good about its present.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 8, 2014
For a period piece, it's strikingly contemporary - and quite gory, although the surgery scenes never feel gratuitous.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 8, 2014
This reviewer watched seven hourlong episodes in 24 hours, finding it as addictive as Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) does his morning injections.
August 8, 2014
Still, aided by that blood and a driving, anachronistic techno-beat score, The Knick avoids the worst trap of a period piece: It isn't quaint. It's also never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4