The serial-slicer-rapist plot line also carved up what had been the FX series' heart: the focus on the twisted lives and psyches of Miami plastic surgeons Sean McNamara Dylan Walsh and Christian Troy Julian McMahon , and how their stories were intertwined with their patients' search for physical perfection. He says the focus will return to the doctors and the equally issues-laden woman they both love, Sean's ex-wife, Julia. That's not the only nipping and tucking the series is doing that doesn't involve stitches, blood and sucking fat out of hips. Being ever so careful not to spoil anything for our fellow fans, here are five guest stars and topics that make the new shows worth watching: 1. Richard Chamberlain Dr.
No matter how far and distortedly the characters are stretched, they always return to their original form. The two boyhood friends who share a plastic surgery practice in the South Beach section of Miami have endured all kinds of baroque twists — infidelity, abducted girlfriends, illegitimate children and a maniacal slasher — but their personalities remain fixed, unmarked and buoyant. The third season tried to outdo the first and second, and exhausted itself. For one thing the writers have recognized anew that the particular procedures clients seek are integral to the series: they chart the full range of human vanities and along that spectrum produce humor and pathos in equal measure, and not merely a freak show. Of course the love of the grotesque is hidden in plain sight in the casting.