Nip/Tuck: Season 1 (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Nip/Tuck is a slick melodrama that cuts deep when it mines the pathos of its vivid ensemble, but the series' calling card grotesquerie and gaudy symbolism can be more of a hindrance than a boon.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 22, 2003
2
Air date: Jul 29, 2003
3
Air date: Aug 5, 2003
4
Air date: Aug 12, 2003
5
Air date: Aug 19, 2003
6
Air date: Sep 2, 2003
7
Air date: Sep 9, 2003
8
Air date: Sep 16, 2003
9
Air date: Sep 23, 2003
10
Air date: Sep 30, 2003
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Hotshot plastic surgeon Christian Troy enjoys all the perks of the successful and growing Miami practice that he shares with his best friend, Sean McNamara.

Cast

Dylan Walsh
as Sean McNamara
Julian McMahon
as Christian Troy
Joely Richardson
as Julia McNamara
John Hensley
as Matt McNamara
Sophia Bush
as Ridley
Kelsey Lynn Batelaan
as Annie McNamara
Roma Maffia
as Liz Winters
Valerie Cruz
as Grace Santiago
Kate Mara
as Vanessa
Kelly Carlson
as Kimber Henry
Julie Warner
as Megan O'Hara
Joey Slotnick
as Merrill Bobolit
Ruth Williamson
as Hedda Grubman
Geoffrey Rivas
as Silvio Perez
Patti D'Arbanville
as Wallis Forsythe
Robert LaSardo
as Escobar Gallardo
Melinda Dahl
as Mandi Dante
Alex Carter
as Cliff Mantegna
Alyson Reed
as Kate Fitzgerald
Leslie Grossman
as Bliss Berger
Vincent Angell
as Kurt Dempsey
Phillip Rhys
as Jude Sawyer
Raymond Cruz
as Alejandro Perez
Caitlin Dahl
as Randi Dante
Lindsay Hollister
as Nanette Babcock
Sal Lopez
as Julio Esperanza
Geoffrey Lewis
as Dr. Marcus Grayson
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Critic Reviews for Nip/Tuck Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (16)

A lot of scenes of the two main characters speaking in very blunt terms about the themes of the show (DID YOU KNOW AMERICANS ARE OBSESSED WITH UNACHIEVABLE BEAUTY IDEALS?).

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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Murphy's concept in its basics is already beautiful. But he pushes the show to be a breathtaking knockout. Like some plastic surgery patients, Nip/Tuck initially gets such a pleasing result that it doesn't seem to know when to stop.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's more artifice than art, and in everything from the performances to the dramatic contrivances, you can see the strain. You watch, and sometimes you smile or squirm -- but you don't believe.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Patching together such wildly different parts sounds like a monster's assembly. You see the stitches almost immediately, and yet Nip/Tuck looks better and better as it goes along, taking twisty turns in dynamic style.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Slick, trendy, at times great but largely uneven... Nip/Tuck isn't for the squeamish, and it isn't pretty. But what we saw was alluring and smart enough.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

I like the way this series cuts to the moral bone and ties so much of the evil men and women do to our culture's excessive materialism, commercialism and obsession with appearances.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

McMahon is perfect as a satyr with a seductive smile... Walsh fares well in the difficult role of a man who swings back and forth between self-righteousness and complete moral confusion.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Nip/Tuck is put together with wit, style and unexpected flashes of wisdom and heart between the acrobatic sex (hey, can they do this stuff on basic cable?) and glossy, grisly operating-room scenes.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

What's good here is the acting, and some of the story lines. But they are overshadowed by over-the-top gory surgeries and preposterous situations.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Nip/Tuck seems to stab itself in the heart with overkill, and the notion that it's going to examine real issues about self-image in a makeover culture gets lost in the melee.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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