Monday, January 21 2008
This is classic Nip/Tuck, a moment of complication, perhaps even "truth," amongst the regular soap operatics. It's one of the rewards for sitting through much of the rest of the show.
Tuesday, October 3 2006
An excellent noir, or a tragicomedy, about the repressed beliefs in all of us.
Tuesday, September 12 2006
Through the various clients' histories and desires, nip/tuck inquires into current arrangements of social power.
Friday, August 25 2006
Violence liberates Edmond from society's restraints, focuses him on fulfilling his own desires, makes him appealing to the opposite sex.
Friday, June 16 2006
Shuffled around amid a series of very pretty split screens and unmoored voiceovers, Alex and Kate must create a relationship out of very contrived air.
Tuesday, September 27 2005
The inevitability of death is suggested by the lurking Carver, always a threat to Sean and Christian.
Monday, February 23 2004
The first episode features the sort of graphic violence one would expect to see in an R-rated film.
Tuesday, September 9 2003
Paul Newman plays Donald 'Sully' Sullivan, a shiftless 60-year-old forever dodging his responsibilities.
Tuesday, July 22 2003
This combination of crude humor and gross-out imagery is designed to scandalize.
Monday, March 3 2003
Put any man, but especially a pretty man-boy, in a stylized cowboy suit and he's bound to come off looking like one of the Village People. And the Lone Ranger does.