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'The Knick's John Thackery and other TV surgeons, ranked

Television is full of surgeons, some good and some, well—let’s just say you wouldn’t want them to operate on you or anyone you know.

When Cinemax’s The Knicka show about the early days of surgery, premieres Friday, viewers will meet yet another TV surgeon: Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), a gruff doctor who’s often up to his elbows in blood. Because The Knick is set in the early 20th century, Thackery is lacking many of the luxuries today’s medical professionals have. But he still proves more trustworthy than, for example, Grey’s Anatomy’s Leah Murphy.

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PopWatch planner: 'The Knick,' 'Garfunkel and Oates,' and more

The dog days of summer are rolling in, along with its fair share of chill-out programming. Excluding the gross-out period fare of The Knick (which you should definitely check out), our selections this week all subscribe to a more relaxed vibe. Spend some time early on with a couple of light comedies, and then prepare to get your heart pumping for the week ahead with Step Up and the imminent arrival of Shark Week.

Your pop culture schedule for the week is:

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