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The Knick

We have begun watching The Knick. I confess I went in mildly suspicious; I remembered vschanoes's mentioning a show set in 19thC New York that had a noticeable lack of working-class women who weren't prostitutes. That was a couple of years ago, and since then I've honestly noticed that that's a fairly common thing with period shows.

How did the first episode open? Close-up of the shoes of the protagonist, past which we can see a couple of prostitutes.

I kinda went in expecting it, so it wasn't surprising and annoying, but it is annoying. (Fortunately my mood is currently exceedingly sturdy, due to a measured application of butter, cream, garlic, and potatoes, so it is not more than annoying.)

Aside from that... well, a handful of the characters have admirable qualities. A couple of them seem to be decent people. I think I shall keep watching for a bit. And yet, I am not quite willing to clear time for it.

(This post has been crossposted from DreamWidth)

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theweaselking
Sep. 7th, 2014 04:24 am (UTC)
I had an Eight Deadly Words moment early on, and the rest of the episode didn't fix it.

Edited at 2014-09-07 04:24 am (UTC)
torrain
Sep. 7th, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
I found I cared about the hospital administrator and Dr. Edwards, and kinda wanted to see how evil not-Michael-Keaton-with-glasses and evil Health Inspector would carry on.

I am unoptimistic about how much of future episodes will focus on those characters.
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