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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 22, 2003
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Starring: Julian McMahon, Roma Maffia, Roma Maffia
  • Summary: Nip/Tuck - A disturbingly perfect drama. Be aware that the show description below, synopses of episodes, and the forum are likely to contain spoilers.

    This drama is set in a south Florida plastic surgery center, McNamara-Troy, centering around the two doctors who own it. Sean McNamara
    Nip/Tuck - A disturbingly perfect drama. Be aware that the show description below, synopses of episodes, and the forum are likely to contain spoilers.

    This drama is set in a south Florida plastic surgery center, McNamara-Troy, centering around the two doctors who own it. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) is having problems at home, trying to keep his family together, trying to patch up the rocky road him and his wife Julia (Joely Richardson) are experiencing. On the other hand, sex-craved Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) uses his charm to bring in potential female candidates and conducts shady business deals, often for the love of money. While Sean takes his job seriously, he often has to fix Christian's mistakes. During the first season, Sean and Christian got mixed up with Escobar Gallardo, a Colombian drug lord who forced the two to do free surgery whenever he wanted them to. Sean's marriage with Julia began to wear thin, and Sean had an affair with a patient named Megan O'Hara. Julia went back to school, but it was interrupted by a miscarriage of a child Sean and Julia were trying to have. Christian learned he is the father of a baby with a woman named Gina, who he met at Sexaholics Anonymous. When the baby was born, we learn that the baby is African-American, and therefore not his. Julia questions Matt's paternity.

    The second season begins with Sean and Christian both turning 40, and Christian playing father for Wilbur, who Gina is letting him take care of, until Wilbur's real father fights him for custody. Sean and Julia are quite happy together again until Christian's loneliness after Wilbur was taken away from him causes her to reveal that Matt is really his son. The secret ripples and eventually Sean finds out, causing a separation between Sean and Julia. He and Christian find a way to stay friends. A serial rapist named the Carver has been raping victims around Miami, and slices their face, and Sean makes a commitment to fixing their faces. Ava, a life coach for Sean and Julia, forms a sexual relationship with Matt, which is doomed from the beginning due to a wide age gap and Ava's screwed up son Adrian.

    Seasons three and four have been ordered by FX at 15 episodes each. Season 3 will begin production in June for a September premiere date. Chronological repeats of the show air Sundays at 10pm. Nip/Tuck Theme Song - A Perfect Lie by The Engine Room. (Note: the song does include the words a perfect life, but the song is called A Perfect Lie.
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  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Mekeisha Madden Toby
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    Smart without being smug, Nip/Tuck is surgically altered television perfection. [5 Sept 2006, p.5D]
  2. Reviewed by: Doug Elfman
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    If you're a woman and you want to see a naked male butt, watch Nip/Tuck. If you're a man who values the naked female form, Nip/Tuck is for you...Those two sentences are outlandish. But I'm doing what I can to draw your attention to one of the most exhilarating shows on TV...Nip/Tuck is fun. It's sexy. It's the opposite of sexy. It's existential. It's bloody disgusting. And it's the only series on TV now that deserves to inherit the fans of "Six Feet Under." [4 Sept 2006, p.31]
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    Unlike almost all other shows, Nip/Tuck doesn't give you cliffhangers and episodes that lead up to finales - with this show, every episode is as good as a season finale. And as shocking. Number 15 blade, please!
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 21, 2014
    75
    If their melodrama isn't always gripping, Nip/Tuck rushes in an array of guest stars as distractions. [5 Sept 2006, p.36]
  5. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jan 21, 2014
    70
    That sense of saucy transgression married to surprisingly effective character development -- the magic formula of the first two seasons -- is a bit wobbly this year, but Nip/Tuck is more or less back on track, and the Carver is thankfully nowhere in sight. [5 Sept 2006, p.1]
  6. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jan 21, 2014
    60
    If you can get past the showy physicality, there's real meat here...Unfortunately, the series is frequently its own worst enemy...Every so often, (it feels like every few scenes), the visuals overwhelm the content, and it's clear the producers are intent on using every bit of license that cable networks allow. Story is overwhelmed by effects. It all becomes "deeply superficial," without the ironic twist. [1 Sept 2006, p.F-01]
  7. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jan 21, 2014
    40
    Nip/Tuck proves its own point: Plastic surgery isn’t magic. At some point the cracks beneath the surface and other signs of age will out.

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