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Nip/Tuck

Why is it forgotten?

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by Anonymousreply 55Last Wednesday at 4:49 PM

This was my favorite show in High School. I think it relied largely on shock value and a lot of Christian's sexual exploits would be routine in 2021. I thought it was a glamorous show when I watched it in 2004, very gauzy and soft-focus. They never should have left Miami.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Monday at 7:23 PM

Perfect cast... everyone was so believable as their character’s type.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Monday at 7:37 PM

Kimmy was the best thing on TV.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Monday at 8:10 PM

The actress who played Kimberly was stalked, then married the bodyguard she hired.

She doesn’t act anymore. She says her husband’s never seen the show, and might be shocked if he did!

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Monday at 9:28 PM

one of the greatest shows of all time. Part of when FX was doing stuff that was super edgy because they couldnt do R rated but could skirt it...made the show runners more creative. Great show for anyone to pick up on netflix

by Anonymousreply 5Last Monday at 11:08 PM

I loved this show when I was in college, but it did not age well for me. I tried to watch this in the beginning of quarantine b/c I remembered enjoying it and there are a lot of episodes. I just couldn't get into it the second time around. I love Julian McMahon. It's love double anal with Julian and Rob Estes.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Monday at 11:39 PM

Is it on Netflix please?

by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 12:30 AM

Cuts too close to the bone for most people. They don't want to be reminded that in the long term the work they paid for that cost a shit load of money didn't work.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 1:29 AM

It's still the best Ryan Murphy show to date. It suffered the same fate as a lot of his shows: you can see exactly when he lost interest and the show started to go downhill (the move to LA) but at least, here, he was able to sustain the quality for more than a season. Plus, it was dark, stylish, and glamorous, unlike a lot of his more recent stuff which, to me, a least, has the production values of a daytime soap on a much bigger budget.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 2:34 AM

In Australia we all thought Julian McMahon was gay like his father.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 2:49 AM

I think Murphy purposely keeps this and Popular buried to make what he’s doing now look fresher and not reminding us that he’s doing the same old schtick and did it better in the past.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Tuesday at 3:14 AM

Isn't this the one with a hot DILF fucking a sofa??

by Anonymousreply 12Last Tuesday at 3:27 AM

Loved this show to the bitter end.

There's nothing I like better than a shocking reveal, and it seemed like Nip/Tuck had one about every fifteen minutes.

That whole season with the creepy doll-faced slasher and Sharon Gless was lurid and amazing.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Tuesday at 3:56 AM

LOVED The Carver even though it got a bit ridiculous at the end.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Tuesday at 4:04 AM

"I think Murphy purposely keeps this and Popular buried to make what he’s doing now look fresher and not reminding us that he’s doing the same old schtick and did it better in the past."

Yes, because that's something a sane television show creator would do. Only on Datalounge. Just post "I hate Ryan Murphy" and move on to another Chrissy Metz thread.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Tuesday at 4:07 AM

R15 Yes, I tend to hate watch his shows, it’s 2021, hate watching is a valid form of consumption.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 4:16 AM

When it was on the air, I thought this was a great show, though I have never tried to re-watch it. It was pervy, creepy, racy in ways that felt fresh and fun, and - at least early on - didn't take itself too seriously. And lots of wonderful celebrity guest stars (Catherine Deneuve I remember once!). Also - and I know this places me in the minority - I thought the kid - John Hensley - was super super cute. He even had a somewhat homoerotic storyline with Seth Gabel one season.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Tuesday at 4:21 AM

Loved that show.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Tuesday at 4:37 AM

John Hensley, who played Matt on Nip/Tuck, appears on the March 22 episode of The Good Doctor.

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by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 5:36 AM

I just got into this show after seeing it mentioned on DL. Enjoyed the first season, especially the suicide scene in Adele Coffin, and will be watching season two soon.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Tuesday at 5:59 AM

Hehe. Yeah, R19 I remember everyone called him "not Michael Jackson."

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 6:06 AM

That Michael Jackson-lookalike son was exhausting and insufferable and looked older than the father!

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 7:53 AM

[quote]That Michael Jackson-lookalike

Tha'ts what my friend called him, too.

The fact that Joely Richardson dated him for some time was crazy to me. He was so off-putting.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Tuesday at 7:58 AM

The show started out great but SPOILER ALERT when lesbian Liz suddenly decided she was in love with Julian the show wasn’t the same anymore.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Tuesday at 8:04 AM

I like it the first several seasons. It jumped the shark with the resolution of the carver storyline. Then I just watched it to stare at Christian. He was so gorgeous .

by Anonymousreply 25Last Tuesday at 8:22 AM

Mrs Grubman the plastic surgery addict is my favorite character. One of the more moving scene in the series.

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Tuesday at 8:45 AM

I loved when Sean walked in on the guy who turned out to be the Carver getting fucked by the closeted military guy.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Tuesday at 9:20 AM

The show hasn't disappeared. It's actually been expanded and renamed " The Real Housewives of____________"

by Anonymousreply 28Last Tuesday at 11:46 AM

Ground breaking really . Then it jumped the shark,as they all do eventually. Its was just sooner in this case. I was riveted every week,and I havent said that about a tv show in years . Except Yellowstone,thats a damn good show!

by Anonymousreply 29Last Tuesday at 12:09 PM

I read for the role of Sofia on that show and went in looking glamorous (tight black Bond Girl dress, open toed Ralph Lauren pumps, etc.) I felt kind of sorry for the other actor — drab, meek, not very passable — sitting off to the side in jeans. He told me I looked pretty.

Well, well, well... that’s who they picked! And he was great.

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by Anonymousreply 30Last Tuesday at 1:36 PM

Julian McMahon and Mario Lopez showering together...

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by Anonymousreply 31Last Tuesday at 1:51 PM

Vanessa Redgrave as the inappropriate grandma

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by Anonymousreply 32Last Tuesday at 2:27 PM

A group of us would watch "together" from our separate apts in New Orleans, and text each other commentary. This was when texting was still relatively new. Great fun! I also went a few times to dive bars, wherever a bartender friend would have a Nip/Tuck viewing night each week, and that was a fantastic (drunken) time as well. Great show to watch with others at the same time, especially if you recorded it so you could pause for heated discussions, bathroom breaks, or to mix drink refills. Ah nostalgia! This same group of friends did the same thing each week for Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. What a glorious trashy trainwreck...but I digress!

by Anonymousreply 33Last Tuesday at 2:37 PM

In the early years, there was nothing else like it. Dark, sexy, sad, campy, funny, and deeply human all at once. Some of the best acting I've ever seen was on those first three seasons. They tackled very risqué subject matter that no one else would touch. They made this flawed, somewhat unlikable, and selfish people very compelling and relatable.

Somewhere around season 3 or 4, it lost something. You can feel like it switched to auto pilot with an inspired moment here and there for the remaining seasons.

I still find the Ava character from season 2 to be one of the most haunting and memorable TV characters of all time. I still find myself wondering what she could be up to these days. Then they made the mistake of bringing her back in the final season and not doing anything with her. It was somewhat fitting that she was still the only woman for Matt and the only way he could possibly be happy.

It always seemed like Christian and Kimber were the anti-Carrie and Mr. Big and Kimber's tragic send off made sense and I liked them bringing in Melanie Griffith to play her mother.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Tuesday at 2:44 PM

R10 = Dannii Minogue

by Anonymousreply 35Last Tuesday at 3:09 PM

[quote]I loved when Sean walked in on the guy who turned out to be the Carver getting fucked by the closeted military guy.

It was quite the pounding!

Oh, and he was played by Bryce Johnson, who was the jock on Popular. Murphy used him again on a Christmas-themed episode of Glee. He played a Santa who seduced Chris Colfer's character.

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by Anonymousreply 36Last Tuesday at 3:11 PM

It was ridiculous. Every attractive female who came in for genital surgery would barely be out of anesthesia before fucking Christian or Sean in the recovery room. (To test their new pussies out, I guess.)

I never thought Kimber was attractive. She had t-rex arms and yellow hair.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Tuesday at 3:12 PM

I think the tragic part of Kimber was that she was always just sort of slightly above average and no surgery, drug, or man would fix that. She was so sad.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Tuesday at 4:15 PM

R36, I wonder if Ryan used him on his couch.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Tuesday at 4:18 PM

I love the way they just casually glossed over Ava's mother/son incest. They adopted him but she still raised him as a son.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Tuesday at 4:34 PM

[quote]R17 lots of wonderful celebrity guest stars

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Tuesday at 6:43 PM

The later seasons in LA became super cheesy.

But they had so many great guest stars: Rosie, Kathleen Turner, Jacqueline Bissett, Catherine Denueve. Bradley Cooper at his hottest.

Sharon Gless gave one of the best TV performances as Colleen Rose.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Tuesday at 6:52 PM

I loved the show too, but I never understood what either of the men saw in Joely Richardson's character. She was incredibly annoying and not sexy at all.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Tuesday at 6:53 PM

Don't forget me!

Stranger looking than Michael Jackson.

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by Anonymousreply 44Last Tuesday at 6:58 PM

[quote]r42 they had so many great guest stars: Rosie, Kathleen Turner, Jacqueline Bissett, Catherine Denueve. Bradley Cooper at his hottest. Sharon Gless...

You know what? [italic]Fuck. You!

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by Anonymousreply 45Last Tuesday at 7:17 PM

R35, yes Dannii, didn't last long, then with Brooke whoever...didnt last either...married again...hopefully 3rd time lucky. Still think he's too scared to come out!!

by Anonymousreply 46Last Tuesday at 9:44 PM

Rosie O'Donnell hit by a dyke on bike while Bradley Cooper groping Oliver Platt was hilarious .

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by Anonymousreply 47Last Wednesday at 2:29 AM

I never understood the appeal of Joely Richardson. She has none of the magnetism of her mother or sister and always seemed to play Julia as if she was a hungry, sad, neurotic little bird. You really did have to wonder what Sean or Christian saw in her. That said, she was an interesting character for the first few seasons until the writers didn't know what to do with her and gave her dumb storylines like the lesbian fling and fruit cake poisoning.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Wednesday at 9:40 AM

I still have nightmares about Jaqueline Bisset’s character James murdering the nice homeless man on Christmas and harvesting his body for parts.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Wednesday at 9:49 AM

The move to LA was an attempt at a reboot. It was still entertaining. No matter how great they are at the beginning, most network/cable shows run forever if they can. There's just too much money involved. It even makes the older episodes worth a lot more if they keep going. There are literally new Grey's Anatomy fans who weren't alive when the show started.

Just read today that the economics are different for Netflix. They overspend at first to get new subscribers and there's little value in continuing beyond Season 4 or 5. Might change the dynamics of how these shows operate. That's why they cancelled Drew Barrymore's show after 3 seasons which was a hit, creatively worthwhile and critically liked, but too expensive and not driving new subscribers.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Wednesday at 11:54 AM

The fact that Sharon Gless not only kept a straight face, but gave her insane character during the L.A. years some dignity was a monumental feat. I'm surprised she didn't get an Emmy for it. Every now and then, the show would provide a few Emmy noms. Wasn't Famke nominated for the show one year? She was excellent during her season. Whatever happened to her? She had such a captivating presence on screen. I saw that she got some really awful face work done, so maybe that's why she's taken less high profile gigs as of late.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Wednesday at 12:49 PM

Famke, tell us what you don’t like about yourself.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Wednesday at 2:03 PM

It's wonderful sleezy trash.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Wednesday at 4:31 PM

Because of how badly it jumped the shark towards the end

by Anonymousreply 54Last Wednesday at 4:34 PM

I don't even think of this being an old show, but it's on its way to turning 20 soon and I'm surprised we haven't started seeing any "25 Reasons Why Nip/Tuck Is Problematic Trash And Doesn't Deserve A Re-Watch" articles yet.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Wednesday at 4:49 PM
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