TV Teasers: Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick

Likely, landing in the medium that is best suited for his current working style, Steven Soderbergh’s TV series set in New York’s Knickerbocker hospital in the early 20th century. This is back when “Surgery wasn’t always science,” as the Godardian titles jump on the screen in the first promo. Tucked under the seat are several more. The series stars Clive Owen, is premiering on Cinemax and, if all these 15 second teasers are accurate, it looks to be rather bloody.

(Hat tip to Film Junk for this.)



  1. LOVING Soderbergh’s retirement!

  2. Rick Vance

    Clive Owen seems like the perfect person for meaty TV been waiting for someone to use him as well as Children of Men.

  3. We’re going to have to change the name of this site to Front Row. I’m seeing way better stuff on my sofa at home than in theaters these days. Like, WAY better.

    Looks like I’m going to have to subscribe to Cinemax now.

    • I really not too crazy about this growing TV vs Movies debate. I personally don’t believe one is better than the other and there is a time and a place for both.

      That said, watching TV series is much more of a commitment than movies and part of me actually wants to cut down on the amount of shows I watch (just look at my PVR for proof).

      • Andrew James

        I don’t know. Not speaking for all of history, but the first three months of 2014, it’s not even close. Sherlock, HoC, True Dic and GoT coming soon. Plus whatever else people are claiming as awesome that I haven’t seen yet (Hannibal, etc.).

        Has there been anything released in 2014 in theaters that is even close to be anywhere near as good as these? I can’t think of any. I loved Winter’s Tale but I’m literally the only one in the world who thinks so.

        • Marina Antunes


        • While that argument has some merit, I still haven’t gone “I’m going to stay at home and watch TV instead of going to see a movie.” In fact, I’m never watched any of shows that you’ve mentioned immediately as they aired (except Hannibal).

          Whether it be catching up on the Oscar nominees, seeing rep screenings at the Bell Lightbox, or even seeing some of those “lesser” releases, there hasn’t yet been a week this year that I haven’t been in a cinema at least once (usually it’s many times a week).

          Plus, for my writing for Toronto Film Scene I’ve watched a number of screeners for a various of independent releases (most of which were quite decent).

          Of course this is all coming from someone who lives in one of the biggest cities in Canada, with a wide array of movie-watching options (though I do know of some Toronto folk who haven’t been going to the cinema much either).

  4. Marina Antunes

    Oh yeah, and ENEMY is pretty freakin’ awesome. Followed by (I can barely believe it myself) NYMPHOMANIAC.

  5. There is some great tv out there.

    Movie-wise, there will be some probably good movies at some point and I really loved “Nymphomaniac”

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