July 22, 2003 |
Constructing a dramatic series around plastic surgery -- ripe as that backdrop is for sex, nudity and beautiful people awash in opulence -- is such a no-brainer for TV it's a wonder pay cable or Aaron Spelling didn't get there first. Which is why "Nip/Tuck" -- a provocative but at times off-putting new show -- doesn't do itself a favor by pressing considerably further, tacking on the more obvious trappings of violence, torture and a marriage so troubled it could qualify for "Jerry Springer."
December 16, 2009
SERIES Sports Jobs With Junior Seau: In this new episode Junior joins up with Boston's legendary "Bullgang" crew to convert a sports arena's playing surface from ice to hardwood and back again in 36 hours (7 p.m. VS). The New Adventures of Old Christine: Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) reluctantly attends her neighbor's (Molly Shannon) holiday block party, where she discovers a juicy secret about her hostess in this new episode. Michaela Watkins also guest stars.
March 3, 2010 |
"Tell me what you don't like about yourself." When "Nip/Tuck" opened with that line in the summer of 2003, the television universe had no idea what it was in for. Alternatively emotional, outlandish, sexual, graphic, tongue-in-cheek and gothic, the story of two handsome Miami plastic surgeons (Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon) "sucking the champagne and caviar out of life" was a breakout hit, and not just in terms of its own fledgling network, FX. With its cultural statement about society's obsession with youth and its underlying message that "beauty is a curse on the world," "Nip/Tuck" resonated with aging baby boomers and younger viewers.
December 14, 2009 |
"Nip/Tuck" Wednesday on FX Episode: "Lola Wlodkowski" The premise: Lola (Danica Sheridan), a morbidly obese woman, approaches Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) for weight-reduction surgery. Before proceeding with the planned liposuction and tummy tuck, Christian becomes sexually involved with his patient. He also discovers and biopsies a melanoma on her back, which has spread to her lymph nodes and will require chemotherapy. Meanwhile, Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh)
June 20, 2009 |
When "Nip/Tuck" made its debut in 2003, it broke cable-viewing records and instantly distinguished itself with its stylized look, tongue-in-cheek tone, gorgeous stars and fresh take on America's obsession with beauty and youth. Those qualities earned it a Golden Globe for best drama, critical acclaim and water-cooler buzz that lasted for most of its first four seasons.
September 13, 2012 |
This year's shark-attack model - the Australian 3D flick "Bait" - seeks a little feeding-frenzy variation, so instead of roaming the high seas, it brings its 12-foot chomper inland, courtesy of a tsunami. On a handsome stretch of touristy beach, monster waves crush hundreds of people, but the only death toll of interest to "Bait" relates to a flooded underground grocery store and its trapped survivors - various hottie twentysomethings and older authority types. Director Kimble Rendall serves up a particularly hungry, vicious and Sea World-agile Great White, plus all the limb-separating gore effects you can handle.