Saturday, February 28, 2009

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Music

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Season 5 Episode 22: Season Finale!
"Flashing Lights" Kanye West
"On the Run" Tina Dico
"My Vampire" Soho Dolls
"The Very Thought of You" Cassandra Wilson

Season 5 Episode 21: Allegra Caldarello

"Stranger In The Night" Sergi Vicente
"Time Can Never Erase" Hatfield Jazz Quartet
"You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" Dean Martin
"Kiss They Sky" Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
"Strangers In The Night" Knights Bridge
"Theme from Come September" Bobby Darin
"Strangers In The Night" Beegie Adair Trio

Season 5 Episode 20: Budi Sabri

"Desert Mantra" David Hudson
"Heartbeat 2" Yomano
"Human" Human League
"Digeridoo" Aphex Twin
"The Curlew" Craicmoe
"Resonate The Head" Charley McMahon
"F Minor Op55-1 Andante (Nocturn No 15 in F Minor Op 55-No.1)" Idil Biret

Season 5 Episode 19 Manny Skerritt
"Happy Afternoon" APM
"Oh Yeah" Yello
"Suspicious Character" The Blood Arm
"Gymnopedie" Margaret Lang Tan

Season 5 Episode 18 Ricky Wells
"Dreamsville" Henry Mancini
"Superman" REM
"Hercules Theme" Hercules and Love Affair
"Steppin Out" Joe Jackson

Season 5 Episode 17 Roxy St. James
"Save A Prayer" Duran Duran
"40 Days" Billy Brooks
"Piece Of My Heart" The Move
"One" Tao Of Groove

Season 5 Episode 16 Gene Shelly
"Fine Young Cannibals" I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
"The Bird And The Bee" How Deep Is Your Love
"On Camera" Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu

Season 5 Episode 15 Ronnie Chase
"Back Stabbers" The O'Jay's
"Stop Me" Mark Ronson
"You Keep Me Hanging On" Mark Ronson
"DiGue Ding Ding" Michel LeGrand
"Barabajagal" Donovan RE-RECORD
"Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" Beck

Season 5 Episode 14 Candy Richards
"Fame" Irene Cara
"Take A Picture" Swizz Beats
"Fame" God Lives Underwater
"Fame" David Bowie

Season 5 Episode 13 August Walden
"Godzilla" Blue Oyster Cult
"So Weit" Urbs
"Ugly Duckling" Danny Kaye
"El Capitalizmo Foraneo" Gotan Project

Season 5 Episode 12 Lulu Grandiron
"Memories" Waldeck
"Jazz Devil" Barry Adamson
"The Edge" David McCallum
"Cutie Pie" One Way
"Cat Scratch Fever" Ted Nugent
"Take From Me" Kissing Cousins
"What's New Pussycat" Tom Jones
"Maneater" Hall & Oates

Season 5 Episode 11 Kyle Ainge
"Prelude No. 22 in B Flat" Johann Sebastian Bach
"I Eat Cannibals" Total Coleo
"These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra
"Sonata For Oboe" George Frideric Handel
"Me And My Teddy Bear" CRS Players
"For Fantasy" Billy Idol

Season 5 Episode 10 Magda & Jeff
"The Devil" Tears For Fears
"Tubular Bells" Book Of Love
"Tango Que Misterio" Palermo Nuevo
"Lovin' You" Minnie Ripperton

Season 5 Episode 9 Rachel Ben Natan
"La Serena" Azam Ali
"Dunya" Niyaz
"Destination Calabra" Alex Guadino
"Forgiveness Hymn" Yoel Ben-Simhon

Season 5 Episode 8 Duke Collins
"Midnight Swinger" The Spirits Of Christmas
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" The Spirits Of Christmas
"Carol of the Bells" Durbin Elf
"O Christmas Tree" The Spirits Of Christmas
"Jingle Bells" DJ Rob E
"Fruitcake" The Spirits Of Christmas
"Santa Baby" The Spirits Of Christmas
"Deck The Halls" The Spirits Of Christmas
"Frosty The Snowman" The Spirits Of Christmas
"Silent Night" The Spirits Of Christmas

Season 5 Episode 7 Dr. Joshua Lee
"Lipgloss" Lil Momma
"I'm Not A Pretty Girl" Ani DiFranco
"Palermo Nuevo" Palermo Nuevo
"I'm Dying A Sinner's Death" Roy Acuff
"Rabbit Fur Coat" Jenny Lewis
"Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" Jenny Lewis
"The Money Make" Rilo Kiley
"Total Eclipse Of The Heart" Bonnie Tyler

Season 5 Episode 6 Damien Sands
"Midnight Swinger" Mel Torme

Season 5 Episode 5 Chaz Darling
"Do It Again" Chemical Brothers
"The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" Queens Of The Stone Age
"Feel Like Making Love" D'Angelo
"That's The Way I Like It" KC & The Sunshine Band
"Fire" Coco De Mer
"Makeda" Les Nubiennes

Season 5 Episode 4 Dawn Budge II
"Young Folks" Peter, Bjorn & John
"Come Fly With Me" Frank Sinatra
"Gnossienne No. 4" Erik Satie
"Dream Weaver" Gary Wright

Season 5 Episode 3 Everett Poe
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Devo
"I Know What Boys Like" The Waitresses
"California" Rogue Wave
"Rehab" Amy Winehouse

Season 5 Episode 2 Sharon Monroe
"Blues for Mothers" Henry Mancini
"I Wanna Be Loved By You" Marilyn Monroe
"Blue Satin" Henry Mancini
"Don't You Want Me" Human League
"Can't Stand Losing You" The Police
"Beast Of Burden" Rolling Stones
"Perpetuate The Cycle" Jed and Lucia

Season 5 Episode 1 Carly Summers
"The Best Is Yet To Come" Michale Buble
"Keep The Drums Out" Voom Voom
"Tango" Down (aka Kilo)
"Let's Elope" Koop
"Love Hurts" Nazareth
"Atlas" Battles
"New Kid in Town " The Wynners
"Space Maker" Air

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nip/Tuck: Allegra Caldarello Chat

Well, here we are closing in on the end of Season 5 (Part 2). It's nice to see Liz have an episode dedicated to her. I thought she was great. It was also a nice touch to have Lizzie's surgery be Christian's last.

I am starting to see how this is going to hurt Sean (and now Liz) and it has to make you feel bad as a fan of the show. I know a lot of the feedback is that Christian won't die and that there is a plot or foulup causing a huge mixup. I honestly do think that his character will die as we close in on the end of the show. My gut feeling is that this is drawn out into Season 6, Part 1 and ultimately ends with Part 2 showing how Sean is able to cope. I could easily see Sean having visions of Christian or using Christian in a ghost-like manner like they did with Escobar.

While there was a lot of doom and gloom in this episode, you have got to love the nutty doctor, Logan Taper! I have no idea what sexual disorder he had but it was hysterical!!! You had this weird feeling that he admired Christian's taste in furniture a bit too much but I had no idea it was leading to that! I am still getting a laugh at how he spread the couch pillows apart and left the slightest crack between them.... OMFG!!! Of course, it can't just end there... Christian is getting his furniture professionally cleaned when Logan comes back because he forgot some of his things. The real reason of course is to have a repeat performance with surgery table! For those that haven't seen the episode, this alone is worth the laugh!

Liz finally stood up to her mom and Christian made her feel like a million bucks by getting her a brand new dress to wear on her wedding day. I think this was the first episode ever where Christian wasnt a smart ass! ;) Liz tells her mom that she is not invited to the wedding.

All of this chaos was going on at the same time an old friend came back to the show. Allegra Caldarello returned... you remember her right? "Put pussylips back on the schedule!" That had to be one of the classic lines of all time in Nip/Tuck. Allegra was in for some additional surgery. In turns out her husband is terminal as well and wants to make sure she is able to find a new man to take care of her and provide for her. He doesnt go about it in the best way, much like the way Christian forced Logan on Sean but it works out in the end.... much like it will for Sean.

The show closes with Sean looking at old movie clips of himself along with Christian and Julia when Teddy comes in. Sean admits to feeling as though he is losing everyone when Teddy promises Sean that he wont lose her.

Feel free to comment back or join the Nip/Tuck Fanatic's Season 5 Chat

Music from this episode:

"Stranger In The Night" Sergi Vicente
"Time Can Never Erase" Hatfield Jazz Quartet
"You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" Dean Martin
"Kiss They Sky" Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra (Ending of the Allegra Caldarello episode)
"Strangers In The Night" Knights Bridge
"Theme from Come September" Bobby Darin
"Strangers In The Night" Beegie Adair Trio

Updated 2/26. I went off an incorrect list of titles. Thank you anonymous for pointing it out. I apologize for the error.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nip/Tuck: Budi Sabri Chat

Is Christian really going to die in 6 months??? I think everyone in the world thought it would have just been a quick follow-up. Nice twist by the writers. As many of you read in my last post, I think Nip/Tuck is heading toward a very dark ending. I think it is pretty refreshing actually and really the premise of the show. No matter how much you cover up the ugliness, the true color is still there.

You have to love everytime Sean gets to let loose. It's so unexpected each and every time! He basically becomes Christian for a short time until he basically looks himself in the mirror and says "what am I doing?"

I thought Christian and Liz's moment was pretty genuine. While I dont think they're a match made in heaven, I think the writers did a great job in laying the ground work by using Budi Sabri's chat with Christian to say that he just wants a woman who accepts him for who he is with all his flaws.

Sean will always be by Christian's side. I just wonder what will happen to Sean if Christian does die. I think they both need each other more than anyone.

Music from this episode:
"Desert Mantra" David Hudson
"Heartbeat 2" Yomano
"Human" Human League
"Digeridoo" Aphex Twin
"The Curlew" Craicmoe
"Resonate The Head" Charley McMahon
"F Minor Op55-1 Andante (Nocturn No 15 in F Minor Op 55-No.1)" Idil Biret

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nip/Tuck Getting Darker - Happy Ending Doubtful...

I thought the last two episodes were pretty good. Nip/Tuck has always been dark and ugly. It's never been a feel good story except knowing that Sean and Christian will always be friends and never let anything between them.

I think it's interesting how every character is just going down a darker and darker path. Each character is spiraling downward in their own way.

Kimber is as obsessed and self-motivated as she's ever been.
Christian is as reckless as ever and really has no future other than to live in the present.
Liz is still confused about her own sexuality.
Matt hasnt figured out what he wants to do when he grows up.
Julia is suffering.... as always but this time over Olivia's death.
Sean still is looking to let loose one way or another but feel as confined as ever. Can't wait to see him let loose next week!

I cant say I ever expected this crazy group of characters to have a happy ending... ;)