Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "The Knick" Season 1 (2014)

Honestly, I didn't like many of the movies that came out on blu-ray this week, so I'm recommending this series instead, which was ten episodes in its first season for Cinemax (a channel not a lot of people have) and all directed by Steven Soderbergh, who gives the season a distinct visual and cinematic flourish. It can be pretty graphic at times, but it's an enthralling look at medical practices at the turn of the twentieth century, as a group of doctors at the Knickerbocker hospital come to terms with the rapid changes in medicine right as it's coming down the pipeline. Clive Owen is the star, but Andre Holland is just as compelling as the only black doctor in the hospital at a time when that was dangerous and rare. Catch up before Season 2, which premieres on October 16th.

Season 1 Trailer: