Critic Consensus: "Whiplash" deepens and develops character relationships while giving The Knick's overall arc a welcome narrative jolt.
as Dr. John W. Thackery
as Dr. Algernon Edwards
as Lucy Elkins
as Herman Barrow
as Cornelia Robertson
as Dr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering Jr.
as Tom Cleary
as Sister Harriet
as Jacob Speight
as Eleanor Gallinger
as Capt. August Robertson
as Dr. J.M. Christiansen
as Jesse Edwards
Critic reviews for Whiplash
The show picks up steam when it takes on an occasional calamity, and while the series probably couldn't maintain this pace week after week, disrupting the rhythm every blue moon acts as a welcome jolt of electricity.
The triage in the Knick does make for some arresting sequences and overall it feels like the lull before the storm.
Maybe by Season Three, they can bring in some fresh writers to help focus the show. Until then, we'll be stumbling along to the finish line of this run of episodes, gritting our teeth through it all.
It's a calm, spiritually scientific show that delights when things prove messy and unpredictable.
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