17 January 2006

Best TV Series Not Shown Locally

I have just finished watching the Season 3 finale of Nip/Tuck, and I have to say it is the best TV series that is not recognized enough. It is equally as good as Lost and Desperate Housewives, but Nip/Tuck never managed to reach either show's popularity.

Part of the reason is because of its shocking content. In fact, that is why I like it so much. For the uninitiated, Nip/Tuck is about the lives of two Miami plastic surgeons - Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy.

They are both partners in a plastic surgery clinic, and they work on different cases every week. The cases are all very interesting and create a debate on the ethics of plastic surgery. But what separates it from other medical dramas is that the personal lives of the doctors are very screwed up. There's too many to list here, but you can read more from Wikipedia's Nip/Tuck article.

But the Number 1 reason why I love Nip/Tuck so much is the Carver story arc. The carver is a serial 'terrorist' who scars the face of beautiful people. He will first inject a special kind of anesthesia that immobilizes his victims but keeps them awake, so the victim could feel the scalpel slicing through his/her cheeks. It is more terrifying than those cheap horror flicks (Scream, Halloween, etc). His motto is, "Beauty is a curse on the world." Just look at him:

The Carver was introduced in Season 2 and his case was recently solved at the end of Season 3. I won't give too many spoilers, but there are many fantastic twists to the story, and the finale episode is one of the best TV episodes I have ever watched, period. I highly recommend everyone who is looking for a good time to buy the DVD or download the torrent.

Just don't watch it after you eat.


Anonymous said...

But sometimes, we maybe eat something when watching movie...

ZemieN said...


Thanks for leaving a comment. I understand if you don't want to be identified, but do leave a nick that is more descriptive rather than "anonymous". too mysterious not nice lah...