The Knick: Season 2 Reviews

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
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
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
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
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 14, 2015
This is what The Knick, like the best historical fiction, does for us. It takes us over a century into the past, and it shows us the future.
October 14, 2015
The Knick is more than just a visual tour de force. The writing continues to stand out, and the characters evolve, while the acting remains top-notch.
October 8, 2015
It's not just the gross-out surgery scenes that make this show. The new season also offers sharp insight into the ways great minds can be reduced to mere bodies-socially, politically, and professionally.
Full Review | Original Score: B+