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|Nip/Tuck The Complete First Season|
Actors: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon
Genres: Drama, Television
Beauty, the saying goes, is only skin deep. The beauty of Nip/Tuck is that it goes deeper, laying bear the complexities and fragile natures often found in patients seeking cosmetic surgery. Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon p... more »
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Sarah J. from JONESVILLE, NC
Reviewed on 10/30/2010...
Ground breaking series which involves the lives of two plastic surgeons and how they effect each other's lives. This series will take you for one roller coaster ride. The ups and downs are so breath taking. I was left wanting more even when I couldn't believe what I had just seen. Highly recommended for someone who enjoys the unexpected, freaky sex and twisted plot lines.
Lisa L. from MORRISVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 8/27/2010...
Fantastic series! Once you see the first season, you will be hooked!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Liz C. (lizzard) from HOLLY HILL, FL
Reviewed on 5/17/2010...
This is a great show and never leaves you bored
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Patrick R. (patrick) from SANTA FE, NM
Reviewed on 4/13/2010...
Very good series with lots of humour and unexpected occurences. Fun watch.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Searingly hot-sexy, provocative, involving.
M J Heilbron Jr. | Long Beach, CA United States | 07/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow did I love this series! I missed it during the original broadcast, but based on what people have told me, I gambled on this box set. I feel like I hit the jackpot.
It's definitely not for everyone though. No sirree.
First of all, if you're squeamish, the brilliantly reproduced surgeries can be a bit nauseating. (I'm a surgeon, and I loved 'em. My wife, an ex-nurse, had to close her eyes...)
Second, if you are at all uncomfortable with the topic of sex, stay away. This series will plant you into situations you have not even imagined. Bouncing between hilarity and discomfort, sex is definitely a theme throughout the 13 shows.
Third, if you appreciate good acting, it does not get any better than this. Seriously. This is "Sopranos" good; "NYPD Blue" good. The two lead performances are pitch-perfect, both deeply flawed and often morally reprehensible individuals who at the end of the day, you can't help but root for. The "supporting" players are a heck lot more than that, and provide tons of drama, amusement and eye candy.
There is beauty and ugliness everywhere, from an absolutely gorgeous female figure to a purely evil drug dealing psychopath. That's just in one episode.
Fourth, the screenwriting is bling-bling eye-popping, smart as all hell and consistently surprising. The thirteen episodes link nicely together, the first ones dovetailing back into the last ones. I was constantly taken aback at the twists, the lines, the situations they came up with. Let's just say that I learned in the very first episode that crocodiles prefer ham to human flesh. And that fact is actually important to the story...
I haven't even had a chance to go through what appears to be fairly extensive supplements and deleted scenes. I HAD to write in...I will recommend this to ANYONE, anyone over 18 I should say, who likes good television and may like to be pleasantly shocked from time to time.
With great restraint I have withheld many (if not all) plot points, because the exhilarating thrill of discovering them on your own is something you'll only feel once. Without spoiling too much, the show centers on the Miami plastic surgery practice of McNamara/Troy.
Sean McNamara is a questionably happily married man, with one teenage son, and one grade schooler daughter.
Julia, the wife, is plagued by doubts surrounding her love for her husband, the urge to go back to medical school and sexual attractions/distractions galore.
One of whom might be Christian Troy, Sean's best friend and partner, and one of the most gleefully decadent characters in TV history. I mean "decadent" in a good way. Sort of.
His travails include, but in no way are limited to, a continuing parade of sexual partners, a number of hysterical surgical propositions, problems involving his boat, his cars, his apartment and the plastic surgery competition across town.
Other important characters include the melting hot staff psychologist and the defiant, embittered, proudly lesbian anesthesiologist. The cast has such chemistry that they not only react to one another, they generate this bubbly heat together...it's fun to watch them prod each other to new heights.
The one thing that struck me the most about these shows is the amount of genuine heart that stands at the center of each episode. There is a large amount of provocative, politically incorrect but unassailable truth here...nothing you'd like to admit, but stuff you instantly recognize. As you get to know these characters, establshing empathy for them is easy. It's darn near irresistible. I was hooked from the first five minutes.
I could write more, but I need to go check out the extras, AND the four NEW episodes I have on tape. I have just GOT to get my Tivo hooked up..."
Very good, I 'm eager for the second season.
Simone Oltolina | Morbio Inferiore, TI Switzerland | 03/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nip/tuck is a strange show, italian Tv has been broadcasting the first few episodes in the last weeks and I found myself strangely (and unexpectedly) hooked. A previous review states that this is a realistic show... well, I wonder if the reviewer watched it or merely pretended to! This show presents an hyperbolic display of our society, focusing (morbidly) on its vices. It's all about sex, mental disorders (beauty-obsessed ones), cynism, money, lust, etc. It WANTS ro shock you and outrage you and pays little attention to the likelihood of the picture. Maybe one or two of the things mentioned in the show could happen to you in real life but a setting where they seem to happen to everybody, over and over again, is extremely unrealistic. Maybe this exaggeration was intended to make the underlying denounce more effective or maybe it was just shock-marketing, "épater les bourgeoises".
But then, maybe it's the morbidness that makes this series compelling. The plot is very engaging, just make sure you don't show this to your children!"
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Write to the Bone | Louisville, KY | 06/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm as addicted to this show as certain celebrities are to plastic surgery. Why? Is it the goofy catch-phrase? "So tell me what you don't like about yourself." Is it the all the money? The babes? The realistic slicing up of body parts during surgery? I am glad the whole first season is collected in this CD collection. I am even more glad the last show tied up some loose ends to ongoing plots throughout these thirteen episodes-but left a few wide open for next season. Nip/Tuck is full of interesting characters:Dr. Sean McNamara--The "talented" surgeon. Will his mid-life crisis kill his marriage and his relationship with his children?Dr. Christian Troy-The badboy surgeon. His questionable choices cause havoc with the practice right from the first scene of the pilot. Not only does this character steal the hearts of beautiful women, he steals the scenes in every episode.Julia McNamara-After killing her daughter's gerbil, she decides to take control of her life, so she goes back to school. Does she have the potential to be a doctor? Is she a nutcase waiting to explode? Does she love Sean, her robotic husband, or not?Matt McNamara-Just whose son is he anyway? Is he just a horny teenager or does his obsession with sex indicate he is actually the biological son of Dr. Troy? Or did he inherit his brooding manner from the emotionally unavailable Dr. McNamara?Liz Cruz-This anesthesiologist for the doctors has a heart of gold and isn't afraid to put the boys in their place.Escobar Gallardo-This drug lord is the main villain in the doctors' gallery of rogues. He is delightfully obnoxious and deadly.Irony is a plot device that pops up over and over in each episode. The plastic surgeons have built their careers fixing up the exterior bodies of their clients, but let their inner psyches fall to pieces. Yes, being a plastic surgeon is a hip and sexy career, but I doubt it's actually this dramatic. That's why this show is addictive: no matter how bad things get, watching this show makes you realize you're not such a screw up after all."