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by Ian T. McFarland on August 31, 2006

in Television Reviews , Uncategorized

As far as this 18 year-old pop culture geek can tell, there’s never been a show like Nip/Tuck before.  The show takes off-beat characters and melds it around a visual flair so prominent that you’ll have a hard time which aspect of the show the creators take precedence with, the script or the photography.


Nip/Tuck: – The show is based around two plastic successful Miami plastic surgeons who like to think that if all isn’t well, all they have to do is perform a face-lift on life and everything will be like it was in the movies.  Of course, nothing is ever that simple, especially when you’re a sex-addict, your son stalks a trans-sexual woman or your raped with razorblades.

The show often ventures into a territory that makes it difficult to believe, but somehow the Orgies and severed hands that take place don’t alienate the audience.  “Nip/Tuck” is a soap opera of the impossible – beautiful people in beautiful surroundings dealing with the strangest of problems.  It’s as difficult to believe as the believable can be.

The fourth season, beginning next Tuesday night, looks to be a fresh start.  After a whodunit story line that often occupied entire episodes of the last couple of seasons ended last year, it will be interesting to see how Doctors McNamera and Troy will spend their free time, friendship and millions of dollars in the new season.

Nip/Tuck airs Tuesdays at 10/9 p.m. Eastern/Central Time.

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