Genre: Drama | Family | Medical
Status: New Series
Network: CINEMAX ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 08, 2014
Episode Order: 10
| The Knick|
Diretta dal premio Oscar Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Side Effects, Behind the Candelabra), e' ambientata a New York nel 1900, al Knickerbocker Hospital.
Chirurghi innovativi, infermieri e personale, si spingono ai limiti della medicina , in un periodo con tassi di mortalita' alta.
In New York City in 1900, the Knickerbocker Hospital operates with innovative surgeons, nurses and staff who have to overcome medicinal limitations to prevent staggeringly high mortality rates. Dr. John Thackery (partially based on historical figure, William Stewart Halsted), the newly appointed leader of the surgery staff, battles his cocaine and opium addictions with his ambition for medical discovery and reputation among his peers. Harvard graduate Dr. Algernon Edwards must fight for respect within the all-white-populated hospital, as well as the racially charged city. While literally struggling to keep the lights on, the hospital attempts to attract a wealthy clientele, without sacrificing quality care.