It looks like the critically acclaimed drama 'The Knick' is expanding its brutal, bloody view of the 1900s to the West

While Hollywood tends to whitewash history, Cinemax’s “The Knick,” which debuted its impressive first season last year, holds nothing back.

Set at a hospital in New York City in the early 1900’s, “The Knick” shows every graphic detail of the medical discoveries of the time, which were both enlightened back then and barbaric compared to today’s standards.

“The Knick” is a unique period piece which can also best be remembered for its ambient score and outstanding direction by Steven Soderbergh. It also helps that Clive Owen is doing the best work of his career here as Dr. John Thackery. Season one was uneven at times, but had a great final stretch that promises an even better season two, which promises to partially take the show from New York to San Francisco.

Season two of “The Knick” premieres on Cinemax on October 16.

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