Nip/Tuck has became my newest guilty pleasure. I don’t think there’s anything better than getting hooked on a show after it finishes airing, so that you can watch it at your leisure without waiting a week or even months between episodes. Really, that’s no fun for anyone. Especially not for fans of a show like this. As you watch patients come and go from the offices of Dr. McNamara/Troy, you’ll soon realize you’re just as addicted to the series as the patients are to their botox.
There’s been a bit of an on-going joke with my friends that I watch medical dramas during lunch every day. While they’re cutting into someone on Grey’s Anatomy, I’m happily eating my tomato bisque despite the blood on the screen. So naturally, I welcomed Nip/Tuck. This series walks carefully on the edge with its disturbing surgeries and lack of concern for your comfort levels of how much blood is too much blood. But it’s not all about the surgeries, there’s also a lot of sex. It almost feels more like an HBO series than a FX one. In fact, I think their careful camera angles during the sex scenes is the only thing that differentiates it from an HBO show. And while we’re comparing it to other shows, I’ll say it’s like what would happen if Grey’s Anatomy grew up, broke out of its mold, and grew a pair.
The series is actually created by Glee creator Ryan Murphy. I have to wonder how long time fans of Nip/Tuck reacted to Glee as I can find absolutely no similarities at all (even on a microscopic level) between the two series – besides some familiar faces (Jessalyn Gilsig). But one thing is for sure, Ryan Murphy knows what he’s doing in creating highly addictive series.
So now that I’ve expressed my interest with the series. You may be wondering what it’s actually about if you haven’t seen it before. The series revolves around two hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). Sean is the family man, while Troy is the sex god to hundreds – well more like thousands – of women in South Beach and later in LA. The episodes focus on a number of patients per episode as well as the not always conventional happenings in the doctors’ personal lives. From marriage woes, horrible accidents, one night stands, drug traffickers, and more – it’s not your typical medical drama.
It’s deliciously addictive and the perfect set for any fan of medical dramas or of television in general. It’s a well-written, well-executed show with a talented and attractive cast. What more can you ask for? One thing, the complete box set.
Official Website: www.niptuck.com
Review By: Emma Loggins
Disclaimer: FanBolt did receive a copy of Nip/Tuck: The Complete Series to be able to conduct this review. We’ve received no additional compensation for this review. This review is our honest opinion.