Set in the early 1900s during the infancy of modern medicine, The Knick directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen delivers riveting entertainment in a very unique setting. Leave it to Cinemax to develop a drama about the trial and error process of developing of modern surgery featuring a cocaine addicted surgeon. Not only does the show dramatize early 20th century medicine but also highlights New York City society at the time. After watching the first season you will be very thankful for the discovery of antibiotics.
With only ten one hour episodes The Knick is a great half-day escapist binge. Available on Amazon Prime.