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A new plastic-surgery drama proves even trashier than reality TV.

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Not another reality-TV makeover show!
No, F/X’s Nip/Tuck is a new drama/ satire about two Miami plastic surgeons that is appealing/appalling. Among other virtues, it’s not afraid to show butt implants—being inserted.

Perhaps I’ll cancel that appointment with Dr. Brandt.
Is the program always this, um, graphic? Yes. But it’s also got such satisfyingly tawdry story lines. Meet Randi and Mandi, identical teenage twins who want to look very different. Then there’s the teenage son of one of the doctors: He wants to be circumcised (“It looks like a shar-pei!” his girlfriend says as they prepare to have sex for the first time. “Maybe we should just make out tonight”).

Tuesdays at 10 p.m.


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