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Old 08-10-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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The Knick S01E01 "Method and Madness"

New series on Cinemax from Steven Sodebergh and starring Clive Owen.

http://www.cinemax.com/the-knick/

I have always like Clive Owen so I gave this a try. First episode I really liked it almost like House set in early 1900's. Owen's character even has a nice little cocaine addiction.

Anyone else watch?
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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Yes, I rather enjoyed it...Clive Owen's character is a piece of work-to say the least...

When he had the nurse inject his-um-urethra...I about lost it...

At least they are washing their hands, but no gloves? I cringed when they plunged into those surgical patients with their bare hands...

And when Clive's character gave the eulogy alluding to the life expectancy going up from 35 to 47...well, I am 47 so....yeah...

I am definitely on board for more...
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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I grabbed it, rather gruesome esp for me as a person who has had some serious medical and surgical procedures (I had aorta dissection and had my complete aorta replaced!), I cringed while watching it as some of the scenes are rather realistic even though they depict medical procedures from the turn of the century.

While there is a common belief that the medical profession has made so much progress, even today in 2014, there is so much that is still not known yet I will state, after all I have gone through, had all that happened to me occurred 20 years ago, I would be six feet under rather than here typing this message!
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:56 PM   #4
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Enjoyed it. Managed to get the pilot stuff out of the way fairly smoothly. Loved how everyone has their hand out. Yeah, some fairly graphic and gruesome surgical scenes. Not easy to watch those parts.

So... off to a good start. SP survives the pilot!
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I enjoyed it as well. We don't have Cinemax but HBO aired it last night. Not sure what to do
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:52 AM   #6
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I enjoyed it as well. We don't have Cinemax but HBO aired it last night. Not sure what to do
We had free preview this weekend for Cinemax, but I ended up recording it off HBO. I'm afraid to watch this because if I like it, it might wind up costing me another $15 a month for channel
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:54 PM   #7
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We had free preview this weekend for Cinemax, but I ended up recording it off HBO. I'm afraid to watch this because if I like it, it might wind up costing me another $15 a month for channel
No way Cinemax will cost you that much. If you are on DirecTV, I think only HBO costs $15. Everything else is like $12, and they are even cheaper if you have other premiums.
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On Verizon FiOS where I live, Cinemax is listed as being $15.99/month, but they seem to be perpetually running 50%-off specials on all their premium channel packages, so it's available for $7.99/month for twelve months.

HBO is listed at $19.99/month (on sale for $9.99/month). HBO/Cinemax together is $29.99/month (on sale for $14.99/month).
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No way Cinemax will cost you that much. If you are on DirecTV, I think only HBO costs $15. Everything else is like $12, and they are even cheaper if you have other premiums.
Whatever it is, I don't really want to spring for it just to watch one show. The problem with Cinemax is they show the same movies that HBO does. I had the free preview last weekend on DirecTV and there was absolutely nothing I wanted to record.

I did watch the one episode of The Knick and I really liked it. I'll have to hope when they have the next preview they show a marathon on one of the CM channels and record them all (or, of course, wait for the DVD to come out or it streams somewhere I have access to).
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OK, just checked and it would be $13.99 to add Cinemax per month...was off by $1.01. They are running specials where you could get CM and either Starz or Sho for $13.99 for three months.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:19 PM   #11
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OK, just checked and it would be $13.99 to add Cinemax per month...was off by $1.01. They are running specials where you could get CM and either Starz or Sho for $13.99 for three months.
Same as my area on cable, HBO is more expensive than all the others. I believe it's the same price, HBO $15, Showtime and Cinemax are $12 each. Personally other than skinflix I like Cinemax better as they run more movies that are my taste with the only catch my CC only provides two out of five of the Cinemax channels in HD.

Looking forward the next Knick....
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