The Bitch Is Back: Why Nip/Tuck’s Ava Moore Is Television’s Best Female Character

I don’t use the word “flawless” very often, but there’s not other word to describe Famke Janssen’s stint in Nip/Tuck.

Recently I made Denys watch the entire series on Netflix, and I couldn’t help but dive back in again once Ava Moore stepped onscreen in Season 2. The way she manipulated every single character (and slept with most of the males ones), her cold, unsympathetic snipes at Julia (who always seems to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown), the uncomfortable incestual chemistry she had with teenage boys, how she unflinchingly took that botox injection to the face like a true pro. And not to reveal her tucked away little secret, but she only gets so much better from there.

It’s not very often that I find myself cheering for the morally corrupt character (sorry, Dexter), but this bitch had me salivating in my seat. And I don’t think I’m alone on this one. There’s a reason they brought her back for the series finale, right? Putting an emphasis on female, Famke’s performance is nothing but 100 percent full steam.

BOY TOYS TALK BACK: Did you watch Nip/Tuck? Did you too salivate in your seat every time Famke Janssen gave her flawless performance? If not, then who’s your favorite female character of all time?

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