More like Nip/Yuck

 
 

Joely Richardson is planning to return to Nip/Tuck for its fifth season.

Joely Richardson

First, who decided it would be a good idea to prolong the suffering of this slowly dying show? It hasn’t really been worth the effort since season two. As the Amazon.com review says,

“What once used to be a show about self-worth and society’s perception of beauty as portrayed by plastic-surgery patients has become about the abject humiliation of women and rampant storylines. [Season three] alienated many fans, who found its love of excess ludicrous and at times, unforgivable.”

We need a new word for shows that go too far in the way that Nip/Tuck and Dirt do. Some sort of combo of nausea and drama. Drausea? Nausadrama? Hmm, this isn’t working.

Oh, wait: Drama + gross = dross. Isn’t the English language wonderful when it gives you exactly what you need?

Anyway, Joely Richardson is not dross. She’s brilliant, much like her mother, Vanessa Redgrave. Talk about good genes.

Joely Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave