“You think Clive Owen is hot! You should watch The Knick!” said Trystan cheerfully.
“Okay, I’ll try to get around to it!” said Kendra, unsuspecting the horrors that awaited her.
Months passed, then one day Kendra said to herself, “It’s Clive Owen, and Trystan wants me to — how bad can it be? And it’s for Frock Flicks!” And so she pushed play.
Cut to 10 minutes later, Kendra is on the couch with her shirt over her head, refusing to watch a VERY graphic C-section. 20 minutes later, and Kendra again has her shirt over her head, refusing to watch a VERY graphic bowel surgery. I believe “gritty” and “realistic” would be the correct descriptive words.
In between GRAPHIC SURGERY, you’ve got:
I don’t know, kids. If you need me to watch more, I will. But I may need a teddy bear or something next time.
Do you need me to watch more of The Knick (2014-)? Have you watched it beyond episode 1, and does it get less gore-y, or are the costumes SO GOOD that I should saddle up?
You need to watch. The costumes are astounding. There is a scene in which Cordelia is getting dressed for “work” (she actually works at the hospital, and it shows her maids literally encrusting her with layers of clothing and underwear and then the decorative touches and it reminds one of nothing else but squires helping their knight get into his armor.
It can be rather gory though – it’s safe to assume that whenever they are in the operating theater, the blood will pour.