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The Knick
« on: March 31, 2017, 05:55:13 AM »
I am three episodes in. I like the period piece hospital drama side of it a good deal, and I can always use a grumpy genius doctor drug addict anti-hero. I am thinking of giving up on the series however, because I just get mad at the racism and end up wanting to shout at the characters, which somewhat dampens my enjoyment of it all. How does the arc progress, and more importantly, how quickly does it progress?
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Re: The Knick
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 07:05:11 AM »
It's been over two years since I saw the first season so my memory is blurry, but race is always a part of the show due to the staff's sometimes rocky relationship with Dr. Edwards. Episode 7 of the first season deals with a race riot and that sort of brings about many of the characters' feelings about race relations at the time. I'd argue that as Edwards gets settled in at the hospital, the writers explore other themes. Although later in season 2, Dr. Gallinger's prejudice plays a bigger role.
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Re: The Knick
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 07:57:09 PM »
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Re: The Knick
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 03:14:20 AM »
Yeah, there's a eugenics plotline so... the racism is here to stay.