It's a Friday in August, so it's time to break the fourth wall and talk about something that isn't necessarily romance, but is a passion.
As a Clive Owen fan who's been disappointed by many of Clive's cinematic choices, it seems like there might be hope in the new series premiering on Cinemax tonight called The Knick. Directed by Stephen Soderbergh (who brought us Magic Mike, remember!), The Knick revolves around “the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics...Clive Owen stars as Doctor John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine.”
The Knick takes place in 1900—but in New York City, not England, so although it shares its fashions and innovations with the Edwardian era, it is a starkly different place. The world was advancing toward the advent of WWI, Kodak introduced its “Brownie” camera, and work began on the New York City subway system (completed in 1904).
Cinemax has already renewed The Knick for Season 2, and Soderbergh has signed on to direct the episodes, so it seems that this might actually be worthy of Clive Owen's considerable talent (even though, once again, he is sporting an unfortunate moustache—but this time it's period-appropriate).
Many of you have your own Clive Owen—someone you will see whatever they're in, no matter how unappealing it sounds (speaking of which, Richard Armitage stars in Into the Storm, opening today). Who's yours?