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Game Changer for Cinemax? Drama Series Premiering Tonight May Force You to Cover Your Eyes — But You Won’t Be Able to Resist Peeking

Aug 8, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Cinemax is ready to shift the original cable drama paradigm with a new series that rolls out tonight on the pay-cable channel and HBO sibling. The show is “The Knick,” from director Steven Soderbergh, which stars Clive Owen as a drug-addled surgeon operating in turn-of-the-century New York City — not that recent turn of the century, but the one of a little more than a hundred years ago.

The times, the drugs and the drama of a more primitive — and often more brutal — era of medicine all play a part in making “The Knick,” which has already been renewed for a second season, compelling TV. Why, then, is it on Cinemax and not HBO? TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin has the answer, part of her preview of a series that may make you want to look away during its more graphic moments, but is likely to keep you coming back for more.

Please click here to read Hillary’s take on “The Knick.

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