Clive Owen Social Underground

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Everything you need to know about in this weekly series: A documentary that shows how the mainstream media chooses candidates to cover, how to lose weight scientifically, James Cameron’s dream project is finally getting the greenlight, Clive Owen shows up what it’s like being a surgeon on the early 1900’s, and the history of oil.

At Social Underground we go beyond the mainstream stuff and see what’s underneath the surface. What should we get into, listen to, read, eat or watch? If there is something in our culture that needs attention that’s our job: Show you the underground things that you need to know about: Books, music, television, movies, comedians, art, and whatever else we can find to get you into something you never knew about. That’s
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The surgery they performed would have been a death sentence in the early 1900’s. The Knick shows how they basically winged it and tried to figure it out as they went along. Many doctors were on the cutting edge of trying to surgical techniques to enhance life-saving surgeries.

Synopsis: In New York City in 1900, the Knickerbocker Hospital operates with innovative surgeons, nurses and staff who have to overcome the limitations of the then-current medical understanding and practice, to prevent staggeringly high mortality rates. Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), the newly appointed leader of the surgery staff, battles his cocaine and opium addictions with his ambition for medical discovery and his reputation among his peers. Dr. Algernon Edwards, a Harvard-educated, European-trained black surgeon, must fight for respect within the all-white populated hospital, as well as the racially-charged city. While struggling to keep the lights on, the hospital attempts to attract a wealthy clientele, without sacrificing quality
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It really makes me glad I was born in a time where surgical procedures are still risky, but a lot less risky than what we see in this TV show.

The Knick is on Cinemax and has a special showing now on HBO. Season 2 airs Fridays at 10 p.m. on Cinemax, beginning Oct. 16.

5. Here is the history of oil that you didn’t know has gone on for hundreds of year before combustion engines. You may think that around the time cars became all the rage, that oil found a use. Sure, the use of oil to create the means to give us all electricity has made it more widely used, there is a longer history to oil than you may

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