Nip/Tuck: Season 5, Part 2

Season 5 Part 2
(Warner DVD)

Anyone who writes off “Nip/Tuck” as “too much” or “unbelievable” clearly stopped watching the wildly entertaining series long ago. Once those tepid viewers were scared off, the rest of us were free to enjoy the basic cable soap in peace in all its outrageousness. The beautiful thing about “Nip/Tuck” – about to start its sixth season – is the manner in which it manages to top it’s already way-over-the-top plot lines year after year. Having already battled rogue porn stars, transsexual dating, serial slashers, drug kingpins and Scientology, part two of season five finds Drs. Troy and McNamara settled in California for over a year now, where they have to deal with a crazed knife-wielding stalker, a healthy woman intent on cutting off her own breasts and Cancer. Not bad for a show that should be losing some steam by now. The characters, though admittedly mostly unsympathetic, are still fun to watch. God knows what season six brings. Not sure what’s left.