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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Nip/Tuck: Back to basics

I’ve seen tonight’s episode of Nip/Tuck, and it’s so deliciously good that I’m telling you to put it on your “to do” list.

Julia (Joely Richardson) returns tonight. She flies to L.A. to share some news and brings guest star Portia de Rossi with her. Sean deals with stardom, as he gains notoriety for his role on Hearts and Scalpels. And Christian poses for a nudie magazine in an effort to boost his popularity, in one of the funniest scenes ever.

The show has returned to the fun-loving boys we know and love. There isn’t a dwarf, a Carver or an evil mafia don in sight.

I’d like to say “thank you” to the writers for getting back to the basics of this show. It’s much more interesting to see Christian and Sean dealing with middle age and the superficiality of Hollywood, instead of the insane plot twists that have been cooked up over the past couple years.

In a fascinating twist, Christian, a man who his whole life has used his looks and charm to get what he wants, is coming to terms with his aging body. This isn’t a slam on Julian McMahon, because he’s still so smoking hot it should be a crime, but he actually does look older and a little less fit this year. Is it makeup and a false receding hairline for the show, or is it McMahon aging naturally? Whatever the answer, his body changes are working well because it’s rattling his confidence, especially in light of Sean’s Hollywood good looks and growing popularity.

I’m happy to see Julia returning. She and Christian still have sizzling chemistry. Check out this sneak peek of tonight’s episode to see what I mean. It picks up right after Christian finishes his naked push-ups. (Thanks to the writers for that, too.)

Nip/Tuck airs on FX at 10 p.m. Tuesdays.


Becky said...

TTG I don't care if Christian is middle aged, he still has the best butt around....how about that shot last week ;)

You will have to write up a good report on DWTS, we were unable to view it b/c of those darn Steelers.

tube talk girl said...

Bec, wait until you see tonight's episode. He does naked pushups! His butt is on full parade this week.

My DWTS report will be up tonight after the results show. Mel B and Maks were the best. Their Paso was AMAZING!

kara said...

OMG, *thud* Christian is still yummy. You're right that he and Julia have chemistry. I can't wait for tonight's episode and the pushups.

rainlvur said...

It's so strange seeing Christian doubt himself. He's usually so cocky. (No pun intended.)

I'm loving this new dimension of his character and his rivalry with

Missy said...

I noticed that Julian's hairline seemed a little less full, too, but I think that's just his natural aging. But he still is delicious, to quote you Tube Talk Girl!

Maks said...

Julian's eyes in that photo are piercing. He's fine, middle aged or not.

Becky said...

Naked push-ups!!!OMG I just might pass out!

I was pretty irritated when I couldnt watch DWTS. The word of TMZ.com is that Sabrina and Mark are engaged! HMMMM.

tube talk girl said...

TV Guide reported that their dating, and I talked about it this morning on the radio on the Magic Morning Show, but I haven't seen confirmation of an engagment. If so, that was FAST!

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