The Knick: Season 2 Reviews

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July 16, 2018
The Knick has maintained the level in its return. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 2, 2016
The Knick comes back for its second season bigger and better than ever, featuring several captivating storylines, outstanding production values, and a terrific ensemble, all entwined in a compelling and fascinating medical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2015
I like the way in which The Knick takes its sweet time in telling the multi-layered stories in its checkerboard mosaic - without the in-your-face pacing that permeates just about every prime-time drama.
October 19, 2015
Soderbergh's versatile style can service many thematic masters and his skill with atmosphere helps elevate both performance and story.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
October 19, 2015
The Knick hasn't won any Emmys and doesn't get the amount of critical praise that Mad Men did and it's a shame. Not only is it a similar show - it might be even better.
October 16, 2015
The Knick isn't simply a lush costume drama, a gory medical history, or a lesson in social studies. It inspires true passion.
October 16, 2015
It offers the kind of gripping trip to a time and place - New York in 1901 - that can be both stunningly beautiful and unnervingly ugly.
October 16, 2015
Rarely does one feel so distinctly immersed in an area known to no longer exist, yet is brought to life with such utter legitimacy. Credit goes to everyone in the production staff... it's all tied together by Soderbergh doing what [he] does best.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 16, 2015
Framing a period medical drama like a paranoid cyberpunk thriller on the order of Mr. Robot is a stroke of genius on Soderbergh's part, amplified gloriously by Cliff Martinez's Tron-like score.
October 16, 2015
Meditative and just a little soapy, The Knick has a curious energy to it... I keep watching, drawn in by the show's gradual, flickering electric pull.
October 16, 2015
Even if you haven't seen season one, the show has enough episodic elements to dive on in with the new premiere, and if you have, you're in for an even bigger treat.
October 16, 2015
This show is always paying attention, always figuring out what characters are trying (and often failing) to suppress. Its characters may be buttoned up in corsets and waistcoats, but the world of The Knick is recognizably unruly and reliably complex.
October 16, 2015
The initial hours of The Knick Season 2 are uncommonly strong.
October 16, 2015
Gritty, gruesome and absolutely riveting in 1900s period detail that's strangely contemporary in its unflinching urgency.
October 16, 2015
It's easy to treat the past as a cozy prequel to the present; The Knick treats it as a ghost story. I don't know if that makes for more honest history, but it makes for amazing television.
October 15, 2015
Assuming there are no serious future complications, The Knick is already well on its way to being one of the year's best TV shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 15, 2015
While all of this may seem out of the past, there is something naggingly familiar, eerily fascinating and even contemporary about much of The Knick.
October 15, 2015
It's frequently witty, vulgarly funny, sexy, and suspenseful. It makes you want to see its next scene the instant a new episode ends.
October 15, 2015
Much like David Milch did with Deadwood, Soderbergh proves that period television need not be mere history lesson. In so many ways, The Knick feels like one of the most vital, current shows on the air.
October 15, 2015
The Knick is as engrossing and disturbing as ever, and the medical gore's only a small piece of it.
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