Saturday, October 28, 2006

Nip/Tuck Challenge - Who's Slept with Who?

I am compiling a list of "partners" that Julia, Sean, Christian, and Matt have had over the 3.5 seasons to date. It's not as easy as I thought it would be as it requires some digging through old episodes and reading up on reviews. Can you add any to my list?

Check out the discussion thread I started: Nip/Tuck Fanatic Discussion - Who's slept with who?

Who was your favorite? Which one were you most suprised at? Drop me a line...

Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hearing rumors about the Bobolit Episode...

I am hearing a lot of rumors about the upcoming Bobolit episode 2 weeks from now. Apparently, Escobar makes his official return from prison and I am also hearing that he made Bobolit his *bitch* in prison!!! ROFL!!! If I am putting two and two together, Bobolit worked on his face??? I am also hearing that we will also see the re-appearance of Silvio Perez and Alexandro.... remember them from the season 1 pilot?

I got the goods from a Christian Troy Myspace Blog

-Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Nip/Tuck Quizzes

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Episode 8: Connor McNamara

Wow!! The highlights for next week look amazing!! I cant believe James is going to set Christian up and then try to force Michelle to do the kidney surgery on him! My jaw hit the floor.... Then you have Marlo wanting to get taller... LOL!!

Let's summarize this episode....

Christian went from the bad guy last episode to the good guy this episode, showing amazing bedside manner with Mrs. Grubman. What really surprised me was the empty funeral! I really enjoyed Mrs. Grubman's character the past few years. She'll always be remembered to me as the Crypt Keeper as Christian so kindly referred to her. ;)

We also got some insight into Sean's character as he grew up with a cleft palate. You had to feel bad for what his family went through. The flashbacks were a little weird at first but it made us wonder what was going on. It also made for a good storyline to go with Connor's surgery. That surgery looked tough for a little baby.

I also got a kick out of Sean's fight. I really thought he was going to take a beating in front of his kid. Instead, he knocks the guy out with one punch after insulting the guy's son... making fun of his nose and weight in retaliation to the insults made about Connor.

I want to hear from all the Sean bashers after Julia strikes again, getting involved with another man in her life... now Marlo!! I had to laugh but I knew it was coming. I just didnt think he'd re-appear so soon at the surgery!!!

A friend of mine and I were joking that they were going to make out in the waiting room since the surgery would be a while... I know... bad humor.

To be continued...

A Nip/Tuck Season 4 Argument in the Making

Many of the regular readers know that I dont have a good feeling as many others do for this season. We're 7 episodes into Season 4 and while it's had some ups...

I just read a great write-up on last week's episode: Please, Sir, May I Have Your Kidney?

I enjoyed reading this as it comes from a different perspective from my own. I also feel that it makes for a great argument and discussion. Which side of the fence are you (the readers) on?

The Rebuttal:
I've been glued to this show since it's pilot and while I enjoy my Tues nights, I feel the writing has taken a turn for the worse.

Are we as viewers really supposed to believe that Kimber would allow of a sudden become so vulnerable to Christian after she's been so strong in each episode due to her Scientology studies? Kimber wanted no part of Christian or Sean and even went so far as to warn Matt about them, eventually helping Matt move out right in front of Julia and Sean. Now, on a whim, Christian appears in a drunken state throwing a few lines at Kimber and bam they're back together... at least until Christian turns his back on her. I agree that those were the harshest lines I've head on TV! In retaliation, Kimber goes back after Matt (which was the only writing in this episode that made sense).

Are we also supposed to believe that Sean, the good-hearted one who always does pro-bono, doesnt have a guilty conscience about the babysitter situation and will allow Liz to die right before his eyes? Are we also believe that Matt, the most self-conscious of them all is willing to part with his own kidney realizing Liz is family? How bad was the writing that both Julia and Christian (Matt's biological parents) were not matches to Liz but yet Matt and Sean both were? Did the writers even bother to see if this was even possible?

I also do not share the same opinion about Rosie appearing on the show. I think her character is ridiculous and she's gone through this metaporphisis of a character in less than 2 episodes.... This is the same character that only a few episodes ago brought her husband in for a penile enlargement, her daughter in for a boob job, volunteered herself for superficial surgeries, slept with Christian, and now she has become the savior for Liz???? That's quite a turn of chracter and one that I am not able to swallow. Yes, it was a touching moment that I saw coming. I was expecting Liz to put out her hand about 5 minutes before she actually did it.

I also do not understand the whole Christian / Michelle romance. It makes no sense and it has gone too quickly. Christian falls for this woman who I think everyone would admit is much less than other women he's dated. Their romance escalates (for some reason since the writers didnt fill us in). Then Christian, completely out of character, pays her blackmail debt off but yet nothing changes. In fact, now Christian is the one being forced to perform sex acts like a puppet in front of Burt. Oh and Brooke Shields is behind the whole thing???? Get real. The writers are loosely putting these pieces together and expecting the viewers to swallow it whole. It's been a disappointment to me as an AVID fan of the show.

Dont even get me started on Julia who fights with Sean over the baby but lets Matt run amuck.... "Matt, go ahead and sleep with the white supremecist in the next room.... go ahead and study scientology... here's the money..... go ahead and donate your kidney... go ahead and put a restraining order on your father for hitting you as you almost beat me." It's no wonder that Sean's character has finally lost his mind. With a wife like that, I would too!!! I just wish he'd grow some gonads and leave her once and for all. This baby storyline is only going to cause more friction between them. This is the child that might as well not be Sean's since he has absolutely no say in its life.

Sorry for venting but its just how I feel when I watch episode after episode this season. Maybe I take it personally because I am a fan of the show and hate to see it run sour as I believe it is.

I enjoyed reading a very different perspective as I am sure you all will too but I just dont feel the same way about it.

Looking forward to everyone's feedback either via comment or in the Discussion Forum.

-Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Some existing Nip/Tuck continuity issues...

Not to nit pick but here's what I've noticed...

A couple of episodes have gone by and we have no idea what happened to the babysitter storyline. I mean wasnt there any news of the bus runover that Christian or Julia overheard... No one watched the news? You would think Julia might have a question or two when the chick doesnt show up.

Brooke Shields had Christian Troy tattoo'd on her back and then just disappeared.

Sean goes from good guy to bad guy (not giving the kidney up) back to good guy...
Christian goes from good guy (wanting to donate to being absolutely viscious to Kimber)... seems like they are going in and out of character too much.

The detectives were chasing Matt one episode when he ran into the warehouse with the scientology guys, but then nothing happened. The cops just disappeared and Matt's back donating a kidney. Weird?

How did the Michelle / Christian romance advance so quickly? Why was Michelle still obligated to do the kidney surgery after Christian paid the blackmail debt? I just dont see the chemistry between Christian and Michelle anyway. Christian isnt the type to pay a debt like that for anyone.

Annie was all over the place and we havent seen her since. Nothing unusual there... Please kill her character off! LOL... I cant take the disappearing act.

Where's Gina or the spa???

From last season we have no clue what happened to Cherry or Ariel...

Did I miss any?

Episode 7: "Burt Landau"

Ok, a little late on the episode summary but I missed the original airing on Tues so I had to catch the replay tonight. Christian goes from good guy wanting to donate his kidney to being the most vicious I have ever seen him after getting back with Kimber (briefly). He basically lied to her about finding out more about Scientology. Just before this, Kimber had turned down Matt... now she goes back to Matt in revenge!! That's a nice storyline!!

So, Liz has the worst luck needing a kidney after one of hers was stolen. Christian is the first to volunteer to see if he is a donor (while volunteering Sean at the same time). What's up with Sean though? Usually he's the nice guy but bails when he finds out he is the kidney match for Liz. He then blames the baby and not being able to go under the knife while watching Liz die? It turned out Rosie is the perfect match after Liz and her have a heart to heart in the recovery room... Sean confessed to Liz before the donation by Rosie but only after feeling guilty because Matt was a match and fully willing to volunteer... Weird.

Earlier Christian got pissed when the old man made a comment while he was doing his daily with Michelle while he watched. Christian bailed and the old man made his attempt to step up... although he almost croaked after taking some Viagra. Michelle is going to stay with him anyway even though Christian does his best to make her stay with him...

Nip/Tuck Music!

Recently I started a Nip/Tuck music thread for fans to share information about the music from each episode. This was only after several fans requested and replied (via comments) regarding music from each episode. I went out of my way to search for anything I could... most of the information is hard to find because FX doesnt post it. I found bits and pieces and eventually stumbled upon a discussion thread post by "Avalon" with all of the details! Great!! I was excited and reposted what I found giving proper credit to "Avalon" and even pointing to the fansite where the info was located:

Apparently, there were some issues with reposting this information but I have since gotten approval from PJ Bloom (Nip/Tuck's Music Supervisor)!! Wooohooo!!

-Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ryan Murphy, Creator Talks Nip/Tuck!

Source: - Oct. 10, 2006 by Fred Topel

While on the PR tour for his first feature film Running with Scissors, Ryan Murphy let a few tidbits about the future of his TV show nip/tuck slip. With his contract up this month, the future of the show may be uncertain despite it’s recent upswing in popularity.

Ryan Murphy Talks Nip/Tuck
“I don't know if I’m doing nip/tuck again,” said Murphy. “I don’t have a contract past this month so I don't know what I’m going to do. I have a couple movies in development. I have a couple of TV shows in development. I’m getting ready to start a production company. I don't know what I’m going to do. This year has been such a whirlwind for me with all this stuff and I feel so appreciative. I don't know. I don't know what I want to do.”

Fortunately for fans, Murphy left enough vagaries in there that it’s entirely likely this is just a negotiation tactic. The prospect of letting another show runner handle future seasons led to more sarcasm and vagary.

“Never, are you kidding? I don't know. I don't think they’d want to do it without me. I say that only because I’ve asked them. It’s a hard show. It’s a tone poem. It’s very much about my point of view of the world. Maybe. I would love it. I would love it if some of the other writers would do it and I’m not saying I won’t. I’m saying right now I don't know. I don't know what I want to do. I love the show. I love the people on the show.”

With last week’s episode revealing that the organ harvesters would be a recurring element with main characters involved, fans might see another Carver in the making. Murphy assures the majority of Carver-haters that he’s not going there again.

“Oh no, we’re never doing the Carver again. I don't know if you got that memo. No, it’s not because it’s not nearly as graphic. It’s not nearly as scary I think as that Carver stuff was. I didn’t want to do anything that was serial killer-esque and none of Jackie’s patients die. They all recover. But the show is about gothic elements. It’s an overblown pastiche about stuff like that and I always say that every season is only as good as its villain so it’s a medical story that’s kind of crazy but I love that. Jackie Bisset as an organ harvester, is there anything better than that? And I didn’t tell her when she signed on that that’s what’s going to happen to her so now she’s appalled and loves it. But Jackie Bisset in an Yves St. Laurent trench coat going on an organ harvest.”

Some of the Carver haters may still have lingering questions, even though an extra on the season three DVD explained how everything was set up for the big reveal along the way. Well, everything except the fact that they could have framed Christian for everything but instead gave him a perfect alibi.

“They had compassion. I don't know. I think they did. I don't know, the whim hit me. I knew they’d end up on the coast of Spain getting away and continue to carve people. I don't know. It’s just what I wanted I guess. I know it doesn’t make sense.”

But Quentin carved his own sister while Christian was locked up, and one has to imagine she let him since they were in on the whole thing. “Oh, I think that was sport. Those wackadoos. Crazy.”

Murphy has felt the backlash against the Carver-centric third season and designed the current one as almost an apology. “People hated that last year. A lot of people, they thought it was too much. They thought the fun had gone out of the show so this year I was really conscious about okay, no more gore, very little gore, a lot more comedy, a lot more sex and even if you do something like the Jackie Bisset organ harvest, you do it with a wink. The show has always had a sense of irony about it. I think if you do a television show particularly, it’s difficult to have everybody love everything. It’s like a marriage. Not every year in a marriage is fantastic. Some of them are really bad or difficult. And you learn things and I learned things. I learned what the audience loved and what they didn’t love and what I loved and what I didn’t love and I tried to make them mesh this year and as a result, this is the highest rated year we’ve had. It’s about okay, I hear you and I’ll try and fix it. It was sort of fun because it’s a challenge and it was like okay, I’m excited to prove that I can do this.”

Rosie O'Donnell Confirms Nip/Tuck Spin-off Series


Oh my god... All I can say is what the heck are people thinking????

Rosie O'Donnell recently made two guest appearances on Nip/Tuck as Dawn Budge, a lottery winner who sleeps with her plastic surgeon, Christian Troy. Christian Troy used her for her money and well, she used him for sex after catching her own husband in bed with her daughter... (Father/Step-Daughter Relationship). Christian Troy slept with her for money and she did it for revenge and to get something she would not be able to get without the money.

According to the source, "And the character proved to be such a hit with fans, producers approached her about starring in her own show. In the "Ask Ro" section of her internet blog, she is asked the question, "Is it true ur in talks for a spinoff series starring as DAWN BUDGE?" O'Donnell posted the message, "Talks r over. I said yes." The new series will reportedly be shot in New York City, so O'Donnell can also continue her hosting duties on US chat show THE VIEW."

I've lost all respect for tv producers... I wont be watching this new series and I would be shocked if it had any sort of success. Rosie's character was ridiculous on the show and I am sorry to see this season heading in the wrong direction. I guess if they are aiming low, the Rosie series would be a bullseye. The writing has taken a serious dive this year and in my honest opinion and the spin-off only gives me reason to believe that Nip/Tuck wont be back next year. This is just my opinion with no official word or basis other than what I see each week on FX.

Penny for your thoughts?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Looking for Nip/Tuck Fanatic Site Feedback

Just a message to the regular vistors and readers.... I'm reaching out and I want to hear back!!

I am looking for some feedback regarding the discussion forum / message board I've added to the site (located on the right navigation):

It's been up a little while now... not really that easy to find unless you are browsing through the site but please take a look. Do you find it useful? Do you want to see more topics? Have you setup an account yet? Have you tried getting alerts?

I've seen a few of you chatting about the music from the episode and I think it's great that the site is becoming a place to chat or comment about the show. I really want to hear what you guys think... I dont want it to just be my soapbox :)

I havent purchased the full version of the forums because I wanted to test it out but it seems like a bunch of you really are finding it useful.

Drop me a comment or post a new reply in the discussions :)

Does anyone have suggestions for a poll? I am thinking of posting one about Julia. Who likes her? Heheheh... I'm interested to see if more people hate her than like her. Drop me some ideas.

This is just a site for the fanatics like me so I want to satisfy your addiction to the show!!! :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Episode 6: Faith Wolper, PhD

A wild episode indeed... It wasnt surprising to realize that the first 10 mins of the show or so was a dream. I dont think anyone really thought Christian and Sean would show up to an all male resort in their speedos. I liked the twist of bringing back Brooke Shields and making her a little psycho. It's a little odd that she started out as Christian's psychologist first though. The babysitter returns this episode as the little midget got sick and Julia contacted Monica to fill in. Sean walks into the room and turns white... Monica is as crazy as ever and decides to help the baby by trying to breastfeed him!

Now, both Sean and Christian have their hands full. But wait, Sean took care of his problem!! Monica comes into the office after Sean first tries to pay her off. She says he nipple has gotten infected from the breastfeeding...... Sean is flipping out and starts seeing Escobar in the room! I have to admit, the dark humor of Escobar baiting Sean into killing Monica off while on the operating table was hilarious!! The next scene caught me completely off guard. It was very Final Destination-esque! Problem solved!

The show then just got a little weird after that... Christian finally decides to end things with Michelle. How did he come to this decision... well first Sean confronts him and makes him realize he's putting everyone in the office at risk if the practice is sold. Then for some reason, he confesses his situation to Brooke Shields (Faith Wolper, PhD) who just happened to come into the office to have a tattoo removed. Christian should have had his psycho-radar on for this one. Well things just got worse after that after we find that Brooke Shields thought Christian had interest in her. Well, the next thing we know Michelle's husband has found everything out (even though it's really over)... only he wants them to continue the relationship or he'll sell the practice and divorce Michelle!?!?! He feels that he cant satisfy Michelle and enjoys her "glow." Oh, and Brooke Shields is behind the whole thing

Yeah, if you havent seen the episode and you're lost... so was I. So now, instead of the madame blackmailing Christian... we have Brooke Shields running a scheme on him from behind the scenes acting as the old man's shrink.

Next thing you know we have Julia and Sean at the dinner table (minus Matt, Annie, and Conor)... Julia is as happy as can be and Sean begins to hallucinate thinking Escobar is sitting at the table with them congratulating him on how business has been handled. At the other side of the table, he sees Monica! LOL... Am I the only one that thinks Sean trips out way too much?

Common themes this year: Stalkers and nutjobs, Christian questioning his sexuality, Distorted Relationships, Urban Legends, Blackmail, and Dreams/Hallucinations. Anyone have suggestions for more?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Dexter - The Serial Killer Targeting Bad Guys

I know this is off-topic but have any of you caught Dexter, the new series on Showtime?

Here are a few links to get you caught up as we're two episodes in:
Buffalo News Editorial

The show's main character is Dexter (played by Michael C. Hall from Six Feet Under). The Miami Herald / newsbusters writes: This new show makes a hero out of a sadistic serial killer, because his insatiable desire to kill is channeled into killing other bad guys. During the day, he helps the cops catch other killers by assessing blood spatter patterns. Brent writes "He’s a sociopathic killer-slash-hero, with the emphasis on the slash – he carves his victims up to fit into Hefty bags."

I cant put it any better than that!

The show is dark and mysterious... it's a thriller and a drama. Dexter won't leave you with a happy feeling when you watch it but it will leave you wanting more and give you a whole new angle on criminal investigation... from the mind of the serial killer himself!

The show is well written and the scenes are drawn together incredibly well. There's a lot of gore but Nip/Tuck fans are used to that.... if you can get by the opening credits, you're good to go. As a viewer, I also really appreciate the fact that the writers fill us in about how this character came about via flashbacks with his father.

Dexter isnt exactly a social butterfly but he does have a girlfriend. It is really interesting to note that he doesnt go after sex or really have any interest in sex. So how does this work out with his girlfriend... well, in many ways she's "as screwed up as he is" in the fact that she was a victim of rape so her sexual desire isnt all there either. However, in the few instances she did get interested in continuing the relationship... it was Dexter who pushed her away subtly at first by mentioning the kids in the next room and then when that didnt work.... getting fairly aggressive (groping) forcing her to relive her memories and back off rather than him. Very dark wouldnt you say? That's the show...

Dexter's character brings incredible insight to the criminal investigations he works on as well as his opinions. In a scene where he has his next victim on the table, he states that he isnt religious but feels that higher powers are in the room providing justice. Something to that effect.... the monologue was interesting.

The backdrop to this year (as it appears) is that there is an "Ice Truck Killer" out there and the interesting twist is that he seems to know all about Dexter and is leaving a lot of personal clues... at Dexter's house! Now a normal person might be freaked out by this but Dexter is enjoying it immensely and is beginning to admire the new killer's work.

I'm hooked for the episodes to come as we see this battle of bad guys unfold. Definitely a show worth watching!!

-Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Nip/Tuck Season 4 Rant!! Too many writers!!

Ok time for a rant after having far more interest in some episodes than others.

I think the writing really has been suspect this season but I think it is because of too many writers. I can tell because its obvious that each writer is coming up with their own ideas of how the characters should be drawn. It really is odd and I dont feel the episodes are coming together naturally. Here are some examples:

1. Christian falling for Michelle so quickly and then paying 500K to get her out of blackmail? Cmon... this isnt the Christian I know. How did that romance evolve??... I would have thought Christian would have hit and run (if you know what I mean). I can see Michelle doing this since she might be part of a bigger scam.

2. Point number is is eerily similar to how Christian was homophobic in one episode punching out some poor kid and then following another guy into the shower and checking out his ass in the next episode!! Speaking of the punch-out... maybe there's a violence streak going after the strike to the face of the model in the previous episode.

3. Julia's character is all over the place... one minute she wants all decisions to be family decided (after Sean gives Matt a car) but then wasn't she the one that gave Matt money for his cult... I mean scientology...Hmmm?

4. Kimber recovered awfully quick from her Carver attack and how did Christian get over her so quickly and turn to Michelle? Another few thoughts...How is Kimber making money these days and where did Matt get all these Scientology protectors??

5. The baby... oh my god, the baby. All this attention to his disease and then we dont hear a word about it while Sean and Julia are busy arguing over Matt. Annie makes an appearance and disappears but that isnt anything new. Why have the baby at all?

6. Where did all this incest come from this year? That's all new writing because it was never in any other episode in previous seasons. First the mother / daughter combo with Christian... then the husband /daughter scene in the last one. The sex went really dirty this season... think of peanut butter, lesbian encounters, Sean and the babysitter, Sean and a pregnant Julia..... What happened to Christian and supermodels!??!

7. Where's Gina? Where's Julia's mom... there was a new baby right? How did Matt and Cherry get away with shooting someone? Where's Ariel? What happened to the spa, the cream...? Big time continuity issues....

8. The episode where Sean gets pissed at Julia for having filled her meds and runs to the babysitter was classic Nip/Tuck... the hash brownies, the music, Escobar and Megan acting as good and bad consciences were definitely Nip/Tuck as I know it. We'll see Escobar in this week's episode again which is why I am expecting another great episode.

By the way, Julia still annoys me! ...and after Kimber went nuts last episode, she's on her way too... Kimber storms into the house like she owned the place and Julia does nothing as always... except blame Sean. Sean at least tried by hiring some special assistance (from where??) to go and get Matt.

Oh well... more ranting to come!
-Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Alanis Morissette To Play Lesbian on 'Nip/Tuck'

Courtesy of and

Singer Alanis Morissette will guest star in three episodes of TV series Nip/Tuck as the lesbian girlfriend of Dr. Liz Cruz, played by Roma Maffia.

Episode 5: Dawn Budge - So-so Episode

Man, Christian was mean as can be this week!!! The Rosie scene was pretty funny... little weird with husband / daughter thing going on in Rosie's bed...

I dont understand why Sean just gets bullied around by Julia. She had her warm moment with the old wedding ring but other than that, my skin was crawling listening to her.

Kimber even gave me the creeps this week... that scientology is like a cult!! Poor Matt, always finds the wrong route to take.

The last 5 minutes of the show and the previews for next week were the most exciting part tonight. I just think the writing has been inconsistent this year. I did like the harvesting twist again at the end.

Can't wait for next week... the babysitter is back... breastfeeding the baby!!! CMON!! Blackmailing Sean too!!! Can't wait to hear what Escobar tells Sean this week.... "kill her!!" LOL

It looks like the even numbered episodes this year are more my taste! ;)

Drop me a line...