“The Knick”: Unmatched Virtuosity?

Matt Zoller Seitz, in New York mag, has gone off the deep end for that turn-of-the-century surgery show starring Clive Owen (pictured): “Let’s take a moment to appreciate what we’re watching when we watch ‘The Knick’: the greatest sustained display of directorial virtuosity in the history of American TV, courtesy of the show’s primary and thus far only director, Steven Soderbergh. The seventh episode of this Cinemax drama, which aired on Friday, is one of the most exciting, horrifying, beautiful, and clever hours of filmmaking I’ve seen this year.” I’ve seen only the first episode, which I admired but not enough I guess to keep going. Maybe I — all of us — need to reconsider. Learn how to catch up here.

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