History Series / NipTuck

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* MrsRobinson: The manipulative Ava Moore was a sexual predator who tended to go for partners who were significantly younger than her or even underaged. These include [[TeacherStudentRomance one of her students as a life coach]] (Matt) and [[ParentalIncest her own son]] (Adrian). The reason for this is that [[spoiler:Ava is a male-to-female {{transsexual}} with an incomplete vaginal cavity, and she hoped that inexperienced men wouldn't be able to tell the difference.]]
16th Jul '17 1:37:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Played with so much it's hard to find a consistent standard.

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Played with so much it's hard to find a consistent standard. To wit-
** Matt's girlfriend cheats on him with another cheerleader. This is treated as extremely bad. It is treated less bad however when he starts dating ''her'' girlfriend who has decided she isn't really a lesbian anyway (they met because Matt's lesbian girlfriend convinced him to join them in a threesome, as part of an abortive effort to salvage her relationship with the not-really-a-lesbian cheerleader).
** There's a nuanced portrayal of Sean's affair with a patient, which Sean appears to have initiated on the suspicion that his wife was having an affair with a hunky student. She wasn't. What really screws things up, though, is that their staff psychologist Grace suspects the affair exists and confides her suspicions to Christian. He promptly takes this information to Sean, who is furious at her for discussing suspicions about his personal life and nearly fires her- before she reveals that Christian had sex with her and that unless they have a professional reason to fire her she can file an unlawful termination lawsuit. Christian is either [[SelectiveObliviousness oblivious]] to the fact that Grace was telling him this because he's Sean's best friend, not because she's a gossip, or he's a JerkAss who was trying to use this as an excuse to get rid of her.
** It's treated as bad that Christian had sex with Sean's wife-to-be Julia right before she married Sean. However, Sean being royally pissed off when he finds about this betrayal is treated as an overreaction. Granted, all this happened over fifteen years ago. On the other hand [[spoiler:the fact that Matt isn't really his son is a pretty big bombshell to drop on a guy when he's been under the assumption that his wife only had one sexual partner]]. If this sounds contradictory with the entry below it's because the "betrayal" dynamic shifts entirely depending on whether Christian or Julia is doing the betraying.
** For some reason it's ''worse'' that Julia cheated than it is that Christian did it with her, even though the latter is Sean's best friend and business partner. Christian is EasilyForgiven after a few episodes, but Sean isn't quite as nice to Julia. He verbally abuses and harasses her at every opportunity, invites his new porn star girlfriend to Matt's school functions, and tells Julia's mother to go screw herself when she tells Christian and Sean that Julia's about to head into an emotional breakdown and she needs an intervention.[[spoiler: A few episodes later, she does]].
** Explainable in that Christian is a case-study for promiscuity, selfishness and all around bad behavior and Sean is used to forgiving him for it and having low expectations, where as Julia is presented as 'madonna' until the truth comes out. Even Christian 'loves her from afar'(until he doesn't).
** In the third season Julia actually starts going out with the hunky student as a result of everything that happened above. This is the only particularly straightforward use of the trope's conventions.
** As you might be able to guess, it's hard to tell whether they're trying to subvert the trope's conventions or just doing a really bad job of using it straight.
16th Jul '17 1:18:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* RealAfterAll: One episode has an elderly man asking Christian and Sean to remove a metal device from his body. He says it's evidence he was abducted by aliens working for the government and wants to hand it to the media. Before they do the surgery, an attractive blonde woman comes by, telling them the man is her father and mentally ill and the device is just a surgical implant. The man protests that the woman isn't his daughter ("My daughter is dark haired and fat!") and yells that he's being silenced as men in orderly clothes take him away. At the end of the night, Sean and Christian are talking on how sad it is to see someone lose thier mind...at which point, an overweight brunette woman comes to the office, asking about her father and his surgery.

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* RealAfterAll: One episode has an elderly man asking Christian and Sean to remove a metal device from his body. He says it's evidence he was abducted by aliens working for the government and wants to hand it to the media. Before they do the surgery, an attractive blonde woman comes by, telling them the man is her father and mentally ill and the device is just a surgical implant. The man protests that the woman isn't his daughter ("My daughter is dark haired and fat!") and yells that he's being silenced as men in orderly clothes take him away. At the end of the night, Sean and Christian are talking on how sad it is to see someone lose thier their mind...at which point, an overweight brunette woman comes to the office, asking about her father and his surgery.
16th Jul '17 1:13:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* TattooedCrook: Escobar Gallardo.

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* TattooedCrook: Colombian drug kingpin Escobar Gallardo. Gallardo has extensive tattoos, as well as almost everyone else portrayed by Robert Lasardo, who in RealLife has tattoos all over his arms, neck, and chest.
16th Jul '17 1:09:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Transsexual}}: The series seems to have a bit of a fascination with transsexuality (understandably, as the show is largely concerned with sex and plastic surgery); the most notable of these is Ava Moore (played by Famke Janssen), whom main character Christian calls "the goddamn Hope Diamond of transsexuals." They actually track down the surgeon responsible for Ava's near-flawless transformation, who agreed to do it because he was heterosexual and [[TransEqualsGay she was gay and in love with him]].
16th Jul '17 12:59:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ChocolateBaby: Christian and Gina, the woman from the Sexaholics Anonymous meeting

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* ChocolateBaby: Christian assumes that the baby Gina is carrying is his, which she claims is true. Big shock when the baby is born and he is black. Very black. Gina, as a sex addict, has had countless different partners. It evolves into a protracted legal battle when Gina doesn't want to share custody with Christian (since he's not the woman from real father), but then Christian gets in touch with the Sexaholics Anonymous meetingbiological father so they can have Gina declared unfit as a parent. The father, who is a middle-aged, married man, admits that while he regrets the affair, he and his wife have decided to raise the child by themselves. The judge ultimately accords them custody and cuts out both Gina and Christian.


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* ThreeWaySex: As per its EverybodyHasLotsOfSex notoriety, the show seems to engage in this trope with a fair amount of regularity. Most of the time it's just Christian doing it because, you know, he's [[TheCasanova Christian]], but a couple of plot-focused examples stand out:
** Matt agrees to engage in these with his ex-girlfriend lesbian cheerleader and her also-a-cheerleader lover, who feels that her new girlfriend is getting turned off the relationship because she's "not getting enough cock".
** [[HeterosexualLifePartners Sean and Christian]] engage in one with a high-class call-girl. Notable for sounding like a subversion of the "one guy two girls" dynamic while actually being completely unlike most examples of the trope. It's not really a "threesome" so much as it is "they take turns mounting her".
16th Jul '17 12:55:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* RaceLift / FakeNationality : American Maggie Stiff portrays Israeli bombing victim Rachel Ben Natan.
16th Jul '17 12:44:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* ParentalIncest: The girl was really male, but with a rare physical deformity.

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* ParentalIncest: The girl Ava Moore turns out to be sleeping with her teenage son Adrian. She later reveals that he was adopted when he confronts her over how much she messed up his life. Additionally, [[spoiler:Ava herself is really male, but with a rare physical deformity. deformity.]]
16th Jul '17 12:41:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* AlternateRealityEpisode: The second season has an episode where Julia dreams what life would be like if she'd married Christian instead of Sean. In the alternate reality, she and Christian are partners in the "Troy/Troy" plastic surgery firm, Matt (still raised by Sean) is a nerd, and Sean is married to [[spoiler:a still-living Megan O'Hara]].
16th Jul '17 10:16:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* BiggusDickus : Christian apparently has a ten-inch penis.

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* BiggusDickus : BiggerIsBetterInBed: Christian apparently has a ten-inch penis. He beds a different women pretty much every episode.
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