Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nip/Tuck Season 6

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Nip/Tuck Season 6 - 1 out of 5

Terrible. Absolute rubbish. When I first started watching this show, it was intriguing. The writing and stories were great as they explored our society's obsession with finding perfection in both sex lives and in our bodies. The show explored the superficial nature that IS our society but once season 4 started, all the show's creativity took a nosedive as the show no longer cared about quality and cared only about titillating the audience with an overuse of dream sequences and completely pointless sex. The show had become a self made mockery of the cliches it help create. When I first sat down to watch this final season of Nip/Tuck, the logic and reason side of my brain told me that all the problems that existed in the previous seasons didn't go away but the hopeful side of me said there was a chance, being the final season, that the writers would return this show to its roots and go out with a bang. That didn't happen. Just like season 4 and 5, this show had some of the weakest writing I've ever encountered in an FX program. Storylines would start and end abruptly with no real closure and the characters would go completely unaffected by this story element. How can you have a show last 6 seasons and NEVER develop your characters. Sean and Christian are EXACTLY the same they were in the first episode when the final episode airs. Oh sure, the circumstances around them change but it never affects their characters. That is just and insult to the viewers, recycling the same garbage and forcing us to swallow for another season. And that's what this season one, reusing the same, tired storylines we've seen the last seasons. There's a killer on the loose (how often are these two men going to be surrounded by killers?) and if there is a sexual pervert within 50 miles of Sean and Christian, you bet they will find their way to them. And let's not forget the same played out love triangles we've been seeing on and off for the show's entire run. I NO LONGER CARE THAT KIMBER HAS F#@KED EVERY MALE CHARACTER ON THE SHOW! It's old! Then there is the sudden character alterations that occur out of nowhere. For example, Matt reveals he hasn't stopped thinking of Ava when she mysterious walks back into lives of the characters of the show. That's fine EXCEPT we haven't seen a single bit of evidence he's been pining for her until the episode where he reveals he's been thinking about her. And to further thumb the eye of the viewer, the writers had Matt trying to get back with Kimber only a few episodes before this. There might has well been a ticker at the bottom of this show saying "we don't know what the fuck we are doing." This show is just like the people who engage in plastic surgery: Empty, shallow and completely worthless. It's sad to see a show start good and end on a completely mediocre note.

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