If the medical drama leverages life-and-death stakes to wash viewers in emotion—those great, bathetic waves of romantic agony and release—Soderbergh refurbishes it into a delivery system for sensation.
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Sophia Nguyen lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In Knick, the body is mystery meat. Squelching and sticky, it has a reality that repels abstraction and houses a dark disorder that wrecks any pretensions to mastery.
Hardly anyone remembers The Emperor’s Club, but this was the moment it was born for. Its noncommittal morality tale suits our fretful mood.