It’s been quite a while since I broke my allegiance to Bravo TV. I confess I seldom have the desire (or the time) to venture to other networks and become addicted to more reality shows. When Househusbands get their own gig, however, I simply must check it out. Throw in plastic surgery and I now am actually looking forward to the show.
Botched (10/9 C on E!) follows The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Terry Dubrow and former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ star Paul Nasiff as the latest surgical partnership to hit the small screen. With Dubrow’s down to earth pragmatism and Nasiff’s cool with the right amount of cocky, they are The Odd Couple meets Nip Tuck.
The series debuted on Tuesday June 24th, to rave reviews from TBB‘s twitter following. Though the doctors may have a Houswives pedigree, Botched is no table flipping, cat fighting trainwreck. It’s instead interesting and informative with an appropriate balance of sarcasm and quirk. Nasiff and Dubrow are a plastic surgery A-team that know how to push one another’s buttons as they tackle uniboobs, and collapsed nostrils.
Dubrow specializes in breast reconstruction and Nasiff is the nose-man. Together they assess three potential clients, two with a plastic surgery gone wrong nightmare and one narcissist cum would-be mental patient. The two former get the thumbs up and the latter gets the big reject, which should come with referral to a psychiatrist. Don’t worry, you will get your share of quirk, apparently. Though a robotic looking Ken Doll cosmetic surgery addict and a Chinese comedian (at least I hope that was her excuse for her wardrobe and behavior) were given the boot, one patient who made the cut was whacky reality television veteran and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
Housewives fans will enjoy getting to know these men apart from the women that made them household names. It’s a true testiment to the Mars/Venus theory as we see just how real and calm these men are in their element. The men are blunt with their patients, and Dubrow, the softer of the two, shows genuine care and concern.
I can attest that this is as real as reality tv can get. Last summer I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Dubrow by phone before my own plastic surgery. I had last minute questions the week before while my own surgeon was on vacation. Dr. Dubrow listened and gave sound advice. He treated me as if I were his own patient.
On Sunday Botched moved to its regular time after Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Will we see Bruce Jenner on the show? One can only hope! Set your DVRs folks, Botched on E! has my seal of approval!