It makes me sad that this wonderful series didn't make it to at least the third season, because it was so well written and acted. I love any show that takes place in the past, but the subject matter of this show is fascinating. Set in NYC at the turn of the 20th Century, doctors & nurses struggle to aid the sick at the Knickerbocker Hospital (The Knick). I loved how this show was not afraid to tackle subjects that we still wrestle with today...racism, sexism, governmental corruption, abortion, just to name a few. The characters are well rounded and you care for them. With the battle the hospital staff must wage on behalf of their patients with the medicine & equipment of that era, it makes you grateful for modern medical practices.