Stick With 'The Knick,' A Medical Drama With Amazing Inventions

August 8, 2014 2:22 PM

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Clive Owen (center left) plays Dr. John Thackery, a medical maverick and pioneer at the turn of the 20th century. Eric Johnson (right) plays Dr. Everett Gallinger.

The first impression of The Knick, the new 10-part drama series that begins this weekend on Cinemax, is that it seems derivative. It's about a maverick doctor played by Clive Owen who's rude to almost everyone around him — like the abrasive hero of Hugh Laurie's Fox series, House. He works at a hosp...

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