Nip/Tuck: Season 5, Part 2
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Earlier this season, Sean and Christian departed Miami for Los Angeles seeking a fresh start for McNamara/Troy in a new city. Convinced that celebrity status can bring them more new patients than their medical reputations, the surgeons became medical consultants for a television drama. Sean met with early success in the Hollywood spotlight, only to become the victim of a deranged fan. Despite his own attempts to gain notoriety, Christian found himself living in Sean's shadow for the first time in his career. As season five continues, McNamara/Troy faces an unexpected, serious medical crisis. Christian decides to settle down with one woman and Sean discovers a new love in a moment of extreme vulnerability.]]>
Nip/Tuck fans, season 5 delivers exactly what you've come to expect from the over-the-top series about plastic surgeons and their love lives, foibles, off-kilter clients, and whirling inner demons. The eight episodes follow what has been one of Nip/Tuck's most engaging--and outrageous--seasons overall, and are absolutely delicious savored individually and as ongoing pieces of the story line.
Both Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy (the delectably vile Julian McMahon) are battling their own health and physical issues--Sean, who is using a wheelchair in the aftermath of the truly shocking knife attack by Colleen (Sharon Gless), and Christian, who discovers he's suffering from cancer--a type that he and viewers may find ironic, given his choice of occupation. But the diagnosis forces Christian, finally, to look inside--and not to like what he sees. The arc of the story line over these episodes is striking for its ability to show Christian as multilayered and complex--maybe even in possession of a conscience, and a soul. Julia (Joely Richardson) manages to be divinely glowing even while deathly ill, and up-and-comer protégé Raj (the hilarious Adhir Kalyan, formerly of Aliens in America) makes a great impression as the longtime doc duo's new straight man, but also eagerly partakes in the sexual depravity that seems to follow that plastic surgery practice all over the country. And love can spring up in the most unlikely places--suffice to say that Christian may want to settle down for real--and that Dr. Liz Cruz (the rock-solid Roma Maffia) has touched his heart in a way that few apparently ever have. Another unlikely place--and this is Nip/Tuck, after all--is the designer sofa in Christian's office to which a visiting doctor forms, shall we say, an attachment. (If the viewer doesn't say "Oh, no, they're not going to do that!" it's not Nip/Tuck.)
The boxed set also comes with the hefty feature The Science of Beauty, in which plastic surgeons, mathematicians, and other scientists explain that the ideal of attractiveness truly can be broken down into planes and proportions. It's a fascinating counterpoint to the roller coaster fun of Nip/Tuck. --A.T. Hurley
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Warning: If you are offended by lurid sex scenes (or surgery, for that matter), you might want to do what I do. I keep a crossword puzzle going at all times. That way, she can enjoy, I can listen, but I don't have to watch.
I have watched all the seasons, and I bought them as a 1-4 set and watched them all in succession as I was healing from a surgery (how appropriate) :)
I like this show, so many twists and turns and Season 5 is absolutely no different. Be prepared though for a lot of sub-plots. A great show but you won't want to miss an episode so you can keep track. I love it. I love how frenetic and crazy it can be. It's nice to have one show in the arsenal that can take you on a good emotional roller coaster ride.
I am looking forward to getting the second part of Season 5.
To the Season 5, Part 1 defense -- the set contains 5 DVD discs with some bonus features.
I even had a name plate of Christian Troy made for a Halloween Costume and wore it with scrubs. There was a meet and greet with the stars at Hollywood and Highland. Fun.