I texted my parents with the very important question of who their favorite Harry Potter characters are, and I made them list their top 5.
My dad: 1. Dumbledore 2. Harry 3. Luna 4. Mad-Eye Moody 5. Ron
My mom: 1. Snape 2. Fred & George 3. Luna 4. Bellatrix 5. Voldemort
This is some deep insight into my parents and somehow this all makes so much sense.
The thing about The Knick and Manhattan is that I’m pretty sure I’m watching them just because they are history of science and medicine related, but they are not the history of science related period dramas that I want them to be. They could both be so much better.
Manhattan has the subject I like more, but it’s handling it in a very meh way. The Knick is definitely approaching the history of modern medicine well and accurately, but there’s something still there that doesn’t fully compel me to the show.
Essentially, The Knick > Manhattan. But I’m going watch both and be emotional. It’s fine.