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Nip/Tuck: The Complete Second Season
Flash and cash. Sex and style. Power and prestige. All it takes is a Nip/Tuck. The acclaimed series at TV's cutting edge continues in a Deluxe 16-Episode Season Two Set on six discs with Revealing Enhancements. Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon return as the elite plastic surgery team of McNamara/Troy, whose skill at giving others perfect bodies contrasts with the doctors' imperfect personal lives. From love (Troy falls for a self-assured blind woman) to lust (McNamara dates a porn star), from painful revelations (a secret from the past shatters the practice) to powerful moments (conjoined adults seek the doctors' help) to astonishing truths (a New Age "life coach" hides what ultimately can't be hidden), this second-season operation is a total success. Thank you, doctors!
||Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon|
||Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
||English, Spanish, French|
|Number of Discs:
|DVD Release Date:
||August 30, 2005|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 118 reviews|
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76 of 85 found the following review helpful:
Truly great TVMay 10, 2005
By N. Durham
The second season of FX's Nip/Tuck went above and beyond the conventions set during it's first season, with plenty of shocks and surprises for all involved. Beginning with Christian (Julian McMahon, soon to be seen as the villainous Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four) fighting for custody of the son he knows isn't his, while Sean (Dylan Walsh) ponders over hitting the big four 0. Eventually, Sean comes across a mysterious "life coach" (Famke Janssen) who soon begins a dangerous affair with Sean's oldest son. This leads to a shocking revelation for Sean, Christian, and Sean's wife Julia (the teriffic Arly Jover) that soon becomes one of the most gut wrenchingly heartbreaking moments on TV today. But it doesn't end there. Christian comes face to face with the possibility that he might be HIV positive, and Sean comes face to face with a knife wielding masked would be killer after he does some pro bono work for victims mutilated by him. All this ends in a season ending cliffhanger that will have you salivating for season three, which hopefully, will be just as surprising. The personal demons of Sean and Christian are what really drive Nip/Tuck, while the incredibly realistic plastic surgery scenes will either help draw you in or completely repel you. Over the course of these episodes, the characters are deconstructed more than one could ever think possible, but the great cast and twisty storytelling will keep you addicted. All in all, Nip/Tuck really became something special in it's second season (there's a reason it's garnered so much acclaim and accolades), and this is definitely the definition of must see TV.
38 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Engaging, very addictiveJul 31, 2005
By Carolyn Rampone
"Carolyn D'Amico Rampone"
I stumbled upon Nip/Tuck by accident and stayed on purpose. It has to be some of the best stuff on television today. It's not even the subject matter or graphic scenes depicting plastic surgery procedures, that's just there to calm things down a bit. The real shock value comes from the relationships and personalities which can be obsessively engaging. I am especially drawn to the interrelations between Christian and Sean, best friends since college and now partners in their prominent and very successful plastic surgery practice. Christian's outward demeanor is all ego but inside he's just a scared little boy in search of love. He has morals although they stay well hidden and are rarely used. Okay, maybe they just aren't there but he's really handsome, very easy on the eyes and fun to watch, even if it's just as a warning of the type of guy to stay clear of.
Sean seems to struggle with everything, thinks too deeply and is as much of an egotist as his partner but with a little more heart. Everyone in this drama is damaged to some degree but all seem to be seeking redemption which makes it watchable and even endearing in a strange way. As in "Six Feet Under," the cast makes you a little more appreciative of your own problems which seem to shrink in comparison each time you tune in.
I love this show!
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Season 3 CANNOT GET HERE SOON ENOUGH!!!Jun 30, 2005
By James Donnelly
"Ave Atque Vale"
Idly, one night, I was tuned in to FX, and this show with the bad guy turned good from "Charmed" was on. My wife told me to leave it on because she was a fan of "Charmed". Ever since that night, I have been an ENORMOUS fan of NIP/TUCK. Quite simply, there isn't a better show on television. It's as depraved and sordid as a bad soap opera, but with infinitely better writing, directing and, most of all, acting. Dylan Walsh is great as Sean, who even when he's doing the right thing sometimes seems to be the wrong thing. Joely Richardson is wonderful as the troubled but self-absorbed Julia, who just can't seem to choose what she wants more: A life of luxurious lifelessness or an exciting, passionate romance with the one man who truly loves her. And of course, there's that guy from "Charmed". JULIAN MCMAHON RULES THIS SHOW. It's just that simple. Christian Troy is one of the best characters ever to grace the small screen. A wonderfully hedonistic, and often times, cruel man who no matter how hard he tries just can't seem to mask the good in him. Really what makes this show work above all others is its relationship between Sean and Christian. Their love for each other is so strong that they know that one without the other is just incomplete. In many ways, Sean and Christian are the couple and Julia is the other woman.
Between this show, RESCUE ME, and THE SHIELD, FX is putting out the best series on television.
I'm not going to give anything away here, but as the screen cut to black and the credits rolled on the season finale, I am certain a scream could be heard throughout the United States. Possibly Canada. Just to allay your fears, that was ME!!!!! September cannot get here soon enough.
13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Best show on TV.....HANDS DOWN!Aug 18, 2005
By J. C. Kearns
I had seen a few season one episodes of Nip/Tuck during the airing of the first season but was never really paying much attention. Then, this summer, while at the beach, my friends and I were channel surfing and came across a late night mini Nip/Tuck marathon. We were glued to our seats for the next three hours. We woke up the next day and raced over to Blockbuster to rent the remainder of the first season. When we finished watching it, we were itching for more.
I went on the internet to find out whether the second season had been released yet and unfortunately it hadn't. Being unable to wait, I ordered it from someone in Australia (where apparently it has already come out) and have since watched the complete second season twice!! I cannot tell you how addicting this show is. The acting is sooo phenomenal that you almost feel like the characters are people you know. I don't want to give away any secrets and most of the reviews here already recap the premise of the series, but I'm just here to second everyone's notion that this tv show is a MUST SEE!!!
While most people will love it, I cannot guarantee everone will. It is over the top in every way and when I first saw it I was shocked, not knowing these types of things were allowed to be shown on television, basic cable or not. If you give the show a chance though, you'll realize that it's raunchiness is not completely used for the purpose of breaking boundaries, but for telling a compelling story using top notch actors and writers!
Ryan Murphey is amazing!!! He's the creator of the show, and I fear his new found recognition may cause Nip/Tuck to be more short lived than any of us want. Look for his new movie coming out called Running With Scissors starring Gwenyth Paltrow and Annette Benning!
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
HOLY SMOKES!Jun 14, 2005
By º §TÖ®M º
The second season...DANNNNG! I was GLUED every Tuesday night, sitting on the edge of my seat, often crying, screaming, shouting, laughing, or going W T H IS GOING ON!!!! INSANE SEASON! IT was twice as good as the first season, blew it outa the water man. Let's just say...the finale...I was jumping on my bed in shock/horror/excitement! no show has ever done this to me, so I congradulate FX for giving me that much excitement lol I cannot wait till ...what Sept? when the season 3 comes on. I'm PYSCHED man, PYSCHED. This show has everything- drama, comedy, horror, murder, love, hate, ugliness, beauty, pain, you name it...this show has it. A++ LOVE it, can't wait to get season 2 dvd so I can relive one hellofva season! And if you missed first season, you ought to see it...I just cannot say enough geat things about this show. A++
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