'Nip/Tuck' is back: Sex! Genital enhancement! Kanye West!

Niptuckpremiere_l I’m pretty psyched to have Nip/Tuck back after such a long (writers’ strike-induced) hiatus. The one-hour-and-four-minute episode packed in all the slick, soapy goodness I’ve come to expect from my favorite FX show (sorry Slezak, I haven’t seen Damages yet). First, we finally find out what happens to Sean after being stabbed by his crazy former manager. Not only does he live (phew), though confined to a wheelchair for the time being, he’s back to doing what he does best — judging others (through the guise of teaching). Christian, meanwhile, has a life-threatening scare of his own: He’s diagnosed with breast (yes, breast) cancer. Liz really pulls through for him with much-needed support, and I love watching Liz and Christian’s dysfunctional but touching relationship. Despite all the drama, the episode ends in pure Nip/Tuck form — sex with hot chicks.

I had to keep in mind that this wasn’t a season premiere, though I was still a little bit disappointed when they created and pretty much solved a major problem in the course of a single episode (what will the rest of the episodes be about if they don’t leave any loose ends to tie up?). Then I watched the upcoming scenes — do my eyes deceive me (likely), or was that LIZ AND CHRISTIAN having sex? Is the father of the promising young Indian doctor really asking his own son to perform penis enlargement surgery on him? — and all was right again.

Were you satisfied with the mid-season premiere? Was it a good episode, or are you just really glad Nip/Tuck‘s back and can’t wait to see what happens next? Do you think the long break affected the quality of the show? What are you excited to see this season? And could they have picked a better song than Kanye’s ”Flashing Lights” to set the upcoming scenes to? (That’s a trick question, because the answer is obviously no.)

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  • Christina

    Did they bring Kimber back? She’s my favorite character….what’s going on with the Ram/Kimber/Eden tri-fecta relationship?

  • Ur

    “Despite all the drama, the episode ends in pure Nip/Tuck form — sex with hot chicks.”
    Exactly — I was wondering what the hell happened to my favorite show and all its glorious fornication.
    Then as soon as Sean asked where the bathroom was and the blonde wheeled him away, I knew everything was going to be okay.

  • Sleepy in OHIO

    Was that the premiere? I must have missed it with the 40 MINUTES OF COMMERCIALS…WTF. MORE LIKE WEDDING WARS, DAMAGES AND SMIRNOFF BROUGHT TO YOU BY NIP /TUCK. I stayed up for that! I waited how many months for 20 minutes of a show and 40 minutes of commercials! Whose head at FX can I throw my remote at for that? I love that show…but I was so ticked off I had to stay up another hour to calm down… Then I realized it should have been called a lipo size premiere not supersized. AAARGHH!!!!!!!!!

  • Mom of 3

    I wasnt thrilled with the first episode but I am looking forward to the rest of the season. I need to know what is going to happen with Julia & her lesbiam lover & will her daughter (Eden) be jailed for her attempted murder. Also I hope they answer the question of Matt & his daughter. Last season Kimber & Ram wouldnt let him near his daughter now he is taking her to see her grandmother at the hospital? Welcome to Season 6!!

  • Jennifer

    Didn’t like the Kanye song – the season that they set the teasers to the Goldfrapp song worked much better. And did I interpret Sean’s waking-in-the-middle-of-the-night scene correctly? He’s faking needing the wheelchair?

  • Marie

    I whole heartedly agree with the commercial comment. They were never-ending. I will not be watching live anymore. But I do love this show!! Anything goes and I love that!! My boyfriend doesnt watch and only hears my stories and he was trying to sleep and rolled over and looked at me and I said “Christian has breast cancer” and he groaned in disgust and went back to sleep!! The reason I love this show is the reason he refuses to watch! One mans trash……

  • craziemaxie

    LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!!!
    Good to see the boys are back, My Tuesday’s just got sexy!

  • Belle

    Thanks for the heads up on the many commericals. I DVR the show and will watch/fast forward tonight.

  • Bruno

    Did anyone else find Kimber trying to inject her baby with collagen hilarious in a “No They Didn’t” kind of way? Seriously, she is a mess. And I also laughed at how she put huge shades on the baby too. She is crazy. Glad the show is back.

  • cajunsblues

    will there be an increase in wheelchair sales after this?

  • Christian’s Next Bang

    Was that not the best opening to a show EVER in history?!?! I don’t know what you people are talking about it was absolutely amazing!!! Wait until the genius behind this show reveals more every week! And by the way, whoever does the music for Nip/Tuck, is amazing! This is the best show ever and I can’t wait to see more and more!

  • Anonymous

    I loved The O’Jays “Back Stabbers” at the beginning of the show! Brilliant.

  • Amy Leigh

    No comment about the fact that Sean can actually WALK. I get that he’s scared but to lie to the people you love like that. He just really annoys me sometimes. Anyways, I’m interested see how this season goes. When I saw the Christian/Liz preview scenes I was extremely shocked.

  • Maddy

    Please tell me this will actually become a TV Watch recap at some point and not stay a PopWatch blog! Nip/Tuck is too outrageous to fit a recap into only 3 paragraphs! Anyone agree??

  • Anonymous

    I am glad they are back, and loved it. Now Damages tonite, FX loves me!

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