Tuesday, December 25, 2007

NipTuck Season 5 Episode 8 ~ Duke Collins

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Wilber, Conor, Annie, L.A.Christmas [image courtesy extraordinaryjulian.com
Duke Collins Season 5 Episode 8, held true to Christmas tradition. Well what qualifies as traditional for Nip/Tuck. There was an assaulted Santa [the titular Duke Collins], Christmas decorating---not only in the Troy/McNamara Malibu home, but also at McNamara/Troy, the latter courtesy of professional carolers [who were also victims of assault] as a barter offering, via the late beloved

Ruth Williamson as Hedda Grubman Hedda Grubman's

endowment for plastic surgery procedures for those who know where Rodeo Drive is, but can't afford it's pricetags. Also there was fruitcake [poisoned], secret santa gifting between Sean, Christian, and Julia [Sean gets the gift of betrayal and heartache], and the unavoidable awkward family gatherings.

baby Jenna and Kelly Carlson as Kimber

My favorite parts of the ep aside from getting to see Wilber, Conor, Annie and baby Jenna, was the line about holiday martinis vs a regular martini, and the outrageously funny bedroom farce. Merry Christmas Everyone.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Episode 7 ~ Dr. Joshua Lee

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Nip/Tuck Epi 5.07 had something for everyone:
Hot sex scenes: Eden and Sean

[Annalynne McCord and Dylan Walsh]

Hot shooting range scenes: Julia and Christian
[Joely Richardson and Julian McMahon]
This Screencap Image Courtesy ExtraordinaryJulian.com

Heartbreak: Matt and Kimber
[John Hensley and Kelly Carlson]
This Screencap Image Courtesy ExtraordinaryJulian.com

Terror: Julia and Olivia get carjacked

[Joely Richardson and Portia De Rossi]
This Screencap Image Courtesy ExtraordinaryJulian.com

Hot Hearts N' Scalpels co-star: Aiden Stone
[Bradley Cooper]
This Screencap Image Courtesy ExtraordinaryJulian.com

and for something completely different---an extra-terrestrial abductee survivor!: Dr.Joshua Lee
[George Coe]
This Screencap Image Courtesy ExtraordinaryJulian.com

Once again PJ Bloom provided great tunes [my fav was Lil' Mama's Lipgloss].

Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy provides some juicy behind the scenes info on episode 5.07 Dr.Joshua Lee

Wednesday 12~12~07 1:19:22am
"It was a good one, yes?

Some fun tidbits for you guys. This was Brad Falchuk's directorial debut. And it was the most expensive, most difficult to shoot show of the year, other than the finale, so hats off to everyone. It took FOREVER to film, largely because of so much location work.

A good story for you. Brad was directing the scene with Christian and Matt in the hallway, where he throws him in the elevator. I watched a take or two and told Brad and Julian "Have Christian throw the cup of tea he's drinking at Matt." Julian and Brad liked the idea, they did it, but didn't tell John! So the reaction on John's face "what the fuck?!" was completely genuine, and John, being a pro, kept in character and that was the take we kept. I loved it, it was so very Christian.

I also so loved Kimber in this epi. I found that Rabbit Fur Coat song and played it for the writers in the room, so we built a make-over montage expressly for that song. Sometimes, that's how it works.

Also, hats off to Ms. Joely Richardson. She had the flu the night we shot that horrible woods abduction scene, but never wavered and gave it her all and I think both she and Portia were brilliant.

As for Bradley Cooper's camo briefs: his idea, I believe. Hilarious.

Glad you liked it.