Nip/Tuck : Season 5

  • Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 22, 2003
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. How fitting, then, that the plastic-surgery drama returns Tuesday for its fifth season by dangerously reinventing itself. Dangerously - and totally successfully.
  2. 75
    It's still solidly entertaining (if less so) thanks to Walsh and McMahon's dependable character arcs.
  3. 75
    I wish I hated this cheeseball show as much as I used to. But damn, if it ain't a hoot and a half.
  4. Nip/Tuck has reclaimed its sense of humor.
  5. 80
    Nip/Tuck is back to being the frothy, fun and knowing show it was in its early days.
  6. Ten minutes into the season premiere of Nip/Tuck and you have to wonder what those deeply disturbed plastic surgeons were doing wasting four seasons, and all that unexplored sexual tension, in Miami when they so clearly belong in Los Angeles.
  7. Severe as the new situation may sound, the show initially explores this idea with humor--starting with a studio executive (played by Craig Bierko) coming in for a little touch-up to hide the scars of his, shall we say, therapy delivered by his mistress.
  8. 80
    The new setting and a fresh, swank look help restore energy and a sense of freakish fun to what had become a morose melodrama.
  9. 80
    The shamelessness of Nip/Tuck returns intact, which is a good thing.
  10. After four seasons of showing us cosmetic enhancement from every conceivable angle, Nip/Tuck is ready to take its scalpel to something else: the entertainment industry. I’m not saying that it’s going to work or that Nip/Tuck's longtime fans will appreciate the gesture, but tonight’s episode introduces us to a show-within-a-show that is simply dreadful, and that alone (to this TV critic) is worth the price of admission.
  11. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    The busy season premiere quickly constructs an intriguing seesaw of aspirations and emotions, and it's self-contained enough to sell itself to even Nip/Tuck newcomers.
  12. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    So if it's not the great show it was, the latest incarnation proves extremely watchable, which is surely welcome.
  13. The humor provided by the new setting makes the show a bit more palatable than it was last season, but Nip/Tuck is still Nip/Tuck, for both good and ill.
  14. Having watched the first two episodes, I'm pleasantly surprised to say: It worked.
  15. At least early on, Nip/Tuck manages to hit the right notes and reclaim a spot as one of television's most watchable and entertaining series.
  16. 88
    Tonight, the surgeons set up shop in Beverly Hills, a move that has inspired the show to rediscover its sense of style and fun.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. NPYC
    Oct 31, 2007
    Hated it! I think we will get tired of the LA mentality pretty quick. But I do like Sean and Christian as actors...Way too many commercials !!!!!!
  2. AmberW.
    Dec 18, 2007
    Love this show! love it love love it.
  3. ChrisG.
    Dec 5, 2007
    This season is extremely refreshing and is already far better than last season. It is now funny and has many new ides. Eden is an excellent This season is extremely refreshing and is already far better than last season. It is now funny and has many new ides. Eden is an excellent character that adds to the already drama filled story line. Full Review »