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ineedthatcoffeetable replied to your post “So far there’s not a lot of people in pain stuff”

okay, thank you.

I know folks have different tolerances for that all.

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I think at this point, three episodes in

ttfkagb replied to your post “You know what….”

been meaning to check it out…

I would recommend it.

There’s some interesting play going on

The Orientalism is upsetting just because it’s so specifically pointed, but it’s also fairly minimal—in terms of how much screentime given over to it.

I do applaud the fact they’re pretty explicit in showing just how dodgy these doctors were/are

They also give the Black doctor, Edwards, a fair share of the screentime, actually. He’s gotten almost equivalent play as any of the white doctors, and more than any of the secondary white doctors/characters.

Which is saying more than a lot of these period dramas

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So far there’s not a lot of people in pain stuff

ineedthatcoffeetable replied to your post “You know what….”

is there much cringe-y medical stuff due to … questionable early medical procedures? because I really want to check that show out but I’m not overly fond of seeing people in malady and treatment-related physical distress.

But there is a little bit of bloody stuff.

Not a whole lot, though. It’s definitely more of a character drama than a medical drama, though the medical history aspect is definitely in there.

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You know what….

The Knick might actually be my favorite historical drama right now.

Black folks in a range of professions and duties

Black Women shown as being talented

though, I will say there’s a questionable undertone of Orientalism wrt Thackeray’s subplot.

Oh!

I almost forgot.

I was on my way home from drinking with some folks the other night and some whit bros were talking about the show and they’re saying all kinds of things

But apparently the ~weird~ part to them was the fact that there’s a Black doctor.

Which…it’s fucking 1910

In NYC

And they actually go way above and beyond in order to make the character realistic for the time

But the fact that there is a Black doctor is the weird thing.

not the fact that the main character has an opium/cocaine problem bad enough to be physically debilitating when he attempts any withdrawal but can still function competently enough to not even raise suspicion, otherwise—I’ll actually go into it in more spoilery fashion for those who want to know, but in his situation, it’s sketchy to unbelievable.

But overall, it’s interesting and pretty well done.

Also, it’s gorgeous

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