Monday, June 22, 2009

Nip/Tuck gets "nipped" by FX - thank you God!

The insufferable (vaguely) plastic surgery -related drama, Nip/Tuck , has been terminated by the FX network. From the LA Times,

"When "Nip/Tuck" made its debut in 2003, it broke cable-viewing records and instantly distinguished itself with its stylized look, tongue-in-cheek tone, gorgeous stars and fresh take on America's obsession with beauty and youth. Those qualities earned it a Golden Globe for best drama, critical acclaim and water-cooler buzz that lasted for most of its first four seasons.

But when one of FX's signature series quietly wrapped last week on the Paramount lot, it did so without the usual fanfare associated with the end of a noteworthy show. In part, the silent send-off was because TV viewers won't see the "Nip/Tuck" finale, which finished shooting on June 12, for a long time, probably as late as 2011, making it tricky to publicize. Behind the scenes too, during the last week of production, there was an awkward sense that the end had already happened, since much of the crew had already moved to creator Ryan Murphy's new Fox musical, "Glee," last year, and Murphy himself was out of the country location-scouting for an upcoming movie.

....In the five seasons that have aired, the doctors, who are in their 40s, have almost died several times, slept with dozens of women, broken up their partnership a few times and dumped a dead body in the Florida Everglades. In the 19 new episodes, which will probably air over two seasons and may begin in January, the series will become even more operatic and dark, elements that, critics say, have diminished its pleasures over time.

Plastic Surgeons, will uniformly celebrate the demise of this tawdry show which did little to accurately portray or advance our field. While less offensive then Dr. 90210, The Swan, Miami Slice, and other "reality" shows, Nip/Tuck was painful to watch. Other then having supermodels throw themselves at me weekly, I just can't can't relate to this show ;)
(just kidding Honey!)


1 comment:

vern said...

last season of nip tuck was not that good as its previous seasons were but that doesn't mean that people now dont want to watch nip tuck episodes fx should not take this decision on the basis of only 1 bad season