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Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Sam Smith, Clive Owen, and the terribly fit young athletes readying for the Gay Games.



7. TV: The Knick
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, The Knick is a highly anticipated dramatic series that centers around a hospital in the early 20th century. Clive Owen stars as Dr. John Thackery, an opiate-addicted doctor at the Knickbocker Hospital in New York, who is tasked alongside his staff with bringing down the city’s high mortality rate. The series shines a spotlight on the medical procedures that were considered the great advances in the field during their day — though they may seem bloody and barbaric to modern audiences — as well as racial tensions in a metropolis where medical care facilities were still segregated by skin color. The Knick premieres tonight at 10 Eastern on Cinemax. Watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds