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  • 1. 2012Nip/Tuck TV Series(pitching) Enosh Yeluchuri MBA M&E 4th Sem 12/3/2012
  • 2. 1 Pitch for a Fiction showOverviewNip/Tuck is an American drama series created by Ryan Murphy, which aired on FX in theUnited States. The series focuses on McNamara/Troy, aplastic surgery practice, and follows itsfounders, Sean McNamara and Christian Troy. Each episode typically involves the cosmeticprocedures of one or more patients, and also features the personal and professional lives of itsmain cast.The show began in 2003, and the sixth and final season started airing October 14, 2009, andconcluded the series on March 3, 2010, with the 100th episode. While the show was initially setin Miami, at the end of the fourth season the practice was relocated to Los Angeles and many ofthe characters have followed. The show had 45 award nominations, winning a Golden Globe andan Emmy. Series creator Ryan Murphy has said that the medical cases on the show are "100percent based on fact".Storyline-PlotThis drama is set in a plastic surgery center, McNamara/Troy, centering on the two doctors whoown it. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) is having problems at home, trying to keep his familytogether, trying to patch up the rocky road he and his families are living. On the other hand, sex-craving Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) uses his charm to bring in potential female candidatesand conducts shady business deals, often for the love of money. While Sean takes his jobseriously, he often has to fix Christians mistakes.Protagonist 1. Sean formerly ran the McNamara/Troy plastic surgery clinic in Miami with his best friend, Christian Troy. He is nearing middle age and trying to come to terms with the choices he has made in his life; he believes that he went into plastic surgery to help repair the bodies of the deformed and the mutilated, but became sidetracked in performing vanity procedures. When the show begins, he is considering going into pro bono work 2. Christian Troy is initially characterized as a self-absorbed womanizer with no qualms about using people to get what he wants. He drives flashy cars, wears Gucci suits, and frequents Miamis best nightclubs.Characters Enosh Yeluchuri 120516069 MBA M&E 4th Sem
  • 3. 21. Julia was Sean McNamaras wife. Housewife Julia McNamaras life is already in free fall, dissatisfied with her marriage to plastic surgeon Sean McNamara, and in love with his partner Christian Troy, with whom she had a one night stand in college.2. Matthew "Matt" McNamara, was raised as the son of Julia and Sean McNamara, although his biological father is Christian Troy, a man he regards as an uncle. Matt worries about sex with his girlfriend, Vanessa, and her possible reaction to his foreskin. He tells his parents that he wants to have a circumcision; Sean declines to perform the procedure, telling Matt there is nothing wrong with not being circumcised. However, when Vanessa is turned off, Matt decides to circumcise himself after reading a how-to guide on the Internet.3. Dr. Grace Santiago is first introduced into the show by meeting Sean for advice for two of his potential patients, identical twins who want to look different to express their own individuality. She gives Sean her expert advice as a psychologist that the twins need plastic surgery. After a brief misunderstanding between Sean and Grace, he hires Grace as staff psychologist to help make better judgments on potential patients.4. Liz Cruz is the head anesthesiologist for McNamara/Troy. She is often the voice of reason in the office and a strong-willed, empathetic woman. In addition, she is an out lesbian. During many surgeries she criticizes the idea of what type of surgery they are doing, and to whom. Liz bonds with one of McNamara/Troys clients, a pre-op transsexual named Sofia Lopez. Sofia finds herself falling in love with her, but Liz decides not to further their relationship.5. Kimber is a one-time model, pornographic actress, and pornography director and producer. Aspiring model Kimber meets Christian Troy at a bar. She is initially uninterested in him, before being told that he is a plastic surgeon. The two of them have wild sex, but the following morning Christian tells her that she is an "8 out of 10" and can make her a "10" by operating on her. After undergoing painful surgery and being ignored by Christian, she vandalizes both his luxurious sports car and his boat. While investigating the culprit, Christian rekindles their relationship and they begin dating. However, Kimber cant match Christians playboy lifestyle, so Christian strikes a deal with Merrill Bobolit to push Kimber into his arms as a "trade" for Bobolits Enosh Yeluchuri 120516069 MBA M&E 4th Sem
  • 4. 3 prized Lamborghini Diablo. The trade works, but when Kimber discovers the truth she attacks Christian, tying him to his bed and slicing him with a knife. Kimber takes the car, and later becomes engaged to Bobolit. However, she breaks off their engagement when Bobolit loses his medical license and practice. 6. Gina Russo was a bitter, troubled sex addict, and was often the foil to Christian Troy. She and Christian had a love/hate sexual relationship initiated by Christian when he broke Ginas 8 month long vow of celibacy for a one-night stand, incurring Ginas wrath against him for months. Gina believed she was carrying Christians child, conceived from their one-night stand. This seemed to spark a tremendous change in Christian who decided he wanted to be the best father he could to the child. The pair only found out in the delivery room that the child was not his because baby Wilber was half black.Family tree/ MatrixDr. Sean McNamara wife (ex-wife, then remarried and ex-wife again), Julia, and "son", Matt.The two also have a daughter, Annie, and a newborn son named Conor.Dr. Christian Troy is raised as a child by his foster father and was abused by him when he wasyoung. He meets his biological mother, who tells him that he is the product of rape; she then cutsoff any contact with him because he is the spitting image of his father, her rapist, and becauseshe doesnt want her "real family" to know about that part of her life.Story progression/episode contentBilled as "a disturbingly perfect drama," Nip/Tuck is set in south Florida, where doctors SeanMcNamara and Christian Troy have built their own medical practice and are enjoying greatsuccess as the premier plastic surgeons of the area. Though physical perfection is their business,their private lives are far from flawless. Christian is an unabashed womanizer and uses sex to fillthe void left by his abusive father, while Sean continuously tries to live up to the morallyrighteous standard he has set for himself only to fall repeatedly into personal hypocrisy and guilt.He certainly does so with Julia his wife -- their seemingly ideal marriage is perilously close tocrumbling beneath their feet and both constantly look outside of one another for what is missingfrom their lives. Though Christian catches a lot of flak from the McNamaras for his playboy Enosh Yeluchuri 120516069 MBA M&E 4th Sem
  • 5. 4ways -- which are, to be sure, emotionally abusive -- Sean and Julia are hardly innocent. Seanflirted with the idea of an affair when Dr. Grace Santiago joined McNamara-Troy and actuallyrealized one with a patient of his; Julia, meanwhile, is harboring the secret of Matts paternity.Matt, the McNamaras teenaged son, is carrying a burden of his own -- in addition to dealingwith the trials and tribulations of adolescence, Matt was involved in a hit-and-run car accidentand has been hiding his role in it ever since. Tying everything together is the string of patientsfiling into McNamara-Troy each day, whose physical imperfections more often than not forceSean and Christian to take a hard look at their internal ugliness.High points/Hook points 1. Dr. Sean and Dr. Christian’s relationship is under fire after Christian operates on a Colombian drug lord who pays him in drug money. 2. Matt decides to try and perform a circumcision on himself after his girlfriend sees his penis. 3. The business is sued by a faithful client after Sean accidentally leaves a surgical tool inside of her body. 4. Forsythes easy money and Bobolits sleazy competition inject a dose of conflict into Sean and Christians partnership 5. An ex-lover returns and leads Christian to a sexaholics meeting while Sean and Julia deal with an unexpected pregnancy. 6. A chemotherapy patient who is considering breast implants brings excitement to Seans life, and Matt finds himself in a threesome with Vanessa and Ridley. 7. Christians difficulties with Kimber are exacerbated when his feelings for Julia are revealed. 8. Matt accidentally hits Cara with Henrys car, and calls Sean in to help when Caras mother, for religious reasons, refuses drugs and surgery to treat her injuries. 9. Sean and Judes respective secrets are revealed, and Merril offers Christian an interesting trade: Kimber for a Lamborghini. Christian accepts, but Kimber discovers the truth and exacts a small revenge. 10. Sean and Christian learn that they have to take a test in order to continue practicing. 11. Julia steals Christians brush to determine if hes the father of Matt. 12. Sean and Christian are reunited with an old friend, Julia bonds with Sofia Lopez, and Christian and Gina clash over their differences in opinion concerning Ginas pregnancy. 13. Christian learns that Kimber and Merril are engaged.To look at the preview of the story and the characters, please follow this link. Enosh Yeluchuri 120516069 MBA M&E 4th Sem
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