I have to admit from the get-go that I have difficulty watching medical shows because, being in the business, they (any and all of them) never get it right. And I suppose in reality they shouldn't even try.
But this is a horrible representation of even a fantasy medical world. It has been my experience that most nurses and/or doctors have neither the time nor the inclination to be screwing each other in the linen room. These "professionals" on the other hand, apparently find that medicine is interfering with their lives...
It is also beyond a stretch to have these doctors jumping disciplines all over the place to accommodate a story line and satisfy some dramatic component that best shows off their hairdo. I doesn't happen. Thats why specialists are specialists and put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into becoming one.
I don't mind artistic license, but I do mind that a show calls itself medical and apparently forgot to budget for medical advisors. Poor form.
This episode had four tiny saving graces that wove through the rest of the mindless drivel. They were the two small interactions between Mark and Lexie; the moments where Cristina and Hunt pushed their personal boundaries; Cassie and Arizona tripping and falling through the beginning of what is hopefully going to be a relationship; and Izzie, who finally discovers what is happening to her and uses it to teach the interns. The rest of the time was a waste of air space. I realize that this is fiction, but Derek going psycho in his imitation of Dr. Mengele was impossible to believe. It was especially unbelievable considering that it was set off because an aneurism blew during a clipping. Sorry GA writers, but that is one of the risks of that surgery. Meredith's opening and closing dialogue about doctors v gods, only made it worse. I'm unsure why anyone through a public fist fight between two grown men would be fun to watch. If they had to go to blows, it should have been in private, though a surgeon who takes chances like that with his hands isn't much of a surgeon. I realize it was the last straw for Derek, but it was carried to the ridicules. I've read in the Writers Blog how thrilled they were to have Faye Dunaway as a guest star. It was unfortunate they didn't use her better. The story line was boring and made Cristina look like an ass. Lastly, what in the world are they doing to Bailey? They've taken a strong, wonderful character and turned her into a weak, indecisive woman with a bad hair style. Give us back the old Bailey! Let her become an attending! She would kick ass at it. Let the show grow.
What was amazing the first two seasons has crashed and burnt. So sad, did the writers change? What happened?
That being said: I met Patrick Dempsey and didn't recognize him, for the rest of the day, I got brushed off lol Not too impressive. I've met a lot of celebs and he really doesn't have it in person. He is much better looking in person though. As for his character in the show. He now gets the title " MC Dusty"
While ABC is canceling shows like Men in Trees and Dirty Sexy Money, what's the deal!?
I'd like to be a fly on the wall and hear the inside conversations over at ABC, What could possibly be the method to their madness?
Right when they had regained my respect?
Let's face it, the series is going downhill, you'd have to be blind not to see it. Here's the pattern, a bit of love/work story on each episode without depth and sometimes without sense! The writers must be out of ideas, the characters out of ambition.
It's actually depressing, we used to watch a gang of interns, united, funny, singular.
The gang used to be funny, united, singular... Now they annoy me.
Christina is so arrogant, full of herself, nothing's going on in her life apart from this flirt that's taking ages to get further.
Grey, supposedly the main character, if you believe the title and the narrative, is hollow. In fact, her story line could be summed up in one line... "I'm depressed, boring but have Christina as a friend who is the same!"
Izy, where is she going? I mean come on, bringing back the dead from 2 seasons ago! I think she was well over him!
Georges is/was my favorite character but now we barely see him, wasn't he supposed to be with Izy? Did they break up or something? He might not be the smartest but a donkey could have seen Lexi is/was in love with him...
I could go on and on, the characters are so void of interest now. It does feel like the writers are struggling to write 25 episodes per season, with maybe the unanticipated success the series got.
I really used to like this series, season 4 was already painful to watch, please make an effort, don't fool us with stupid, slow, hollow story lines.
I watched season 1 and 2 of this, and thought it was pretty good of a show. It had substance back then, about how a bunch of newbies helped each other out on their journey to being doctors. Then, things took a dive mid season 2. Everything just got a little bit too repetitive, and the doctors started to become over-the-top slutty. It went to a point where i just could not take it anymore and switched over to NBC. They always got some kinda love triangle.. It was fun while it lasted, but thank god I found Scrubs instead.
I think that Grey's used to be a great show, but has declined this season. The storyline has become slightly odd, with Izzie and Denny together all of a sudden, and oh the fact that HE'S DEAD! I think that the plot has strayed a bit too far from reality with all of the crazy instances presented this season, case and point, Izzie and Denny. I am glad that Alex finally proclaimed his feelings for Izzie, because I must admit his persona of being hard core and lacking emotions for her was getting a little bit old. All in all the show is OK, but i think that this season with all of the twists and turns it has declined slightly.
I have tried to watch the show a couple times, but I just can't sit there for an hour and do so. I think this is an overrated show and I don't understand why people think it's the coolest show on television. I think the acting is decent, but the way they behave on the show is so unoriginal and immature. ABC is good at having the most overrated shows so I am not all that surprised. I think the way the show is going, it has hit its peak and will fizzle out sooner or later. Sorry, but that's just what I think. Thank you.
I began watching it on a whim...I was bored, it was on, i was hooked; that simple. This show mixes romance, drama and comedy, with an intense focus on relationships, the individual and working in a field of medicine. Grey's Anatomy has been given all the attention it requires as you can't seem to fault it. As the seasons have progressed, so to have the characters involved. Growth of the main cast is central to all storylines - the sheer intensity of what each individual has gone through together and on their own, makes this show real for audiences, allows them to connect with different personalities, that makes watching Grey's, like keeping up with your family. Creator Shonda and her crew have no limits, they write fantastic episodes that have and will capture the hearts of old and new viewers alike.
I'm a huge fan of medical dramas and originally I really didn't see how this show could differ itself from any other average medical show. I got hooked in the first five minutes and I've been watching ever since. Now that ER is sort of past its prime Grey's Anatomy can easy claim the title as the best medical drama on television.What really differs the show from any other medical show I've seen is the character development. The character development helped keep me interested and I felt I got to know Meredith and the other interns. I also got a feel for the hardships being an intern is and how much work goes into becoming a doctor. You also get a feeling of connection with the interns because of how much we find out about them. Dr. Shepherd, Dr. Bailey, and Dr. Burke help them along the way and offer some good advice. It's very informative and I've learned a few things watching it.Overall I think Grey's Anatomy is one of the best and most addictive shows on TV right now.
Grey's Anatomy is a great show that mixes drama and comedy in a very intersting way. I'm often laughing or wanting to cry. It is about some surgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital - I love following the dramas and the gossips inside there. The characters have to manage living their personal lifes and their responsabilities as doctors. I love following the problems and the funny situations they get themselves in. I love the Mcmoments, Lexie with Sloan, Izzie with Alex (enough of Danny) and the friendship between Mer and Cristina. The cases are very creatives and some are quite touching. What just make the show even better.
This show is fantastic. The writers have made it absolutely hilarious, and unlike any other medical drama. This show makes me laugh, cry and it breaks my heart. Sometimes I'm hanging off the edge of my seat to see what happens.
The relationships are so realistic, and so is the humour. And who can forget all the inspirational speeches!
Although it tends to lean more towards focusing on relationships, sexual and friendships, it also has some very realistic medical scenes to give it that extra touch of medical drama.
Fantastic casting, and great characters faced with what are mainly everyday decisions.
Overall a great show, if you haven't seen it, watch it now! :P
I love the show! Patrick and Katherine are the main reason I started watching but after the first episode I was hooked. I love the drama,love,and comedy. It gets better each episode. :) I even cry watching episodes. They make it all so real....
I love Grey's Anatomy! Its my favorite show right now. I've been watching from the beginning and have never been disappointed.
Grey's has an AMAZING Cast, and Writing team. Every Actor brings something special to the show. I love all the characters.
I love that the show's not just about Medical stuff. It's also about the characters love lives, their family and everything they go through outside the hospital.
I like the fact that the characters are like people in the real world. They all have their own problems to work through and all have some flaws. What I really love though is the MC thing,Couples,and Comedy. Its the BEST! :)
It sucks eggs I sinks I don't even now how people like this show it makes no sense it's totally fake really I saw my mom after she got her glad bladder out and she wasn't happy or cheeper even the next day she wasn't! It sucks It sucks and it sucks I hate it soooooooooo much! Why do they even have it on t.v? Serious guys it's fake unbelivable fake I wish for it to just burn and go away back were it belongs XD Which is no where. XDDDD It sinks, it sucks what more can I say? execpt that it sucks eggs. XDDD
I have tried numerous times to watch this show and work out why so many people watch it and find it so appealing. I can't.
I watched the first few episodes and was a little confused at what it was trying to be...was it trying to be a comedy or a drama? Cause it was failing miserably on both accounts...and then I saw the adverts for it here (Australia) touting it as the "Worlds Most Loved Drama". Now that got a laugh from me, my first.
None of the characters are remotely engaging or appealing and neither are the actors (With the exception of Katherine Heigl who I love. She is doing the best she can with what she is given here.) I was never drawn into the stories and I certainly never connected with anyone or cared what happened to them. When they got hurt, I didn't feel their hurt.
"McDreamy" should be renamed "McSmarmy". I wish someone would smack that smirk right off his face! He has has as much charm as a plank of wood.
All the romances between the characters have as much spark as a wet blanket. I just don't see any chemistry between the actors at all. They really do look like they are acting...and labouring at that.
Maybe my failing to find this show appealing is that I am not a single "20 something" or "30 something" woman.
It baffles me that people watch this insipid show. I really have tried to get into it but it eludes me.
Time to change the channel and watch how a medical drama should be done...go watch "House", you will thank me for it.
This is a great show. It focuses on interms which is interesting in it's right. All the characters are different and great to watch, my favourite being christina yang for being so cocky and funny! The relationship between meridith and dereck is always good to watch even now in season 3!
There are some characters who i'm not fans of, them being, Burke, Addison and Callie. two of which are now gone from the programme. I think greys became great after the brill episodes It's the ends of the world and As we know it! These episodes were funny but still were full of suspense and tension.
Also i like the Izzie George thing! Overall i think this show was great from episode one and has had many brilliant moments!
For months I've been reading rave reviews about Grey's Anatomy and hearing friends talk about how 'great' it is. The other night I decided to watch a few episodes and borrowed a friends box set. I was bored five minutes into the show, but I stuck it out thinking 'give it a chance, it's only the first episode.' I watched three more and gave up. As the box set was only the first season and I know the hype didn't start till the end of the first season, I decided to watch a few episodes of the new season that were on TV...I was even more unimpressed. I understand that many people enjoy this show, and I certainly have no intention of critisizing them for that (there are plenty of things I read and watch that other people despise), but I honestly don't get the big deal about this show. It's like a bad soap opera with doctors added to make it more 'intelligent'. My fingers itched to slap the leading character, Meridith Grey and her breathy 'little girl lost' voice. This is a grown woman who seems to refuse to take responsibility for her own life by acting like a spoilt teenager in a relationship, then blaming the man when it all goes worng. The love triangle between 'Dr. MacDreamy' and Chris O'Donnell (Whose character is so insipid I've forgotten his name) made me want to scream at her 'cop on! you're a grown woman!' I will admit that the story line in which she deals with her mother's alzemiers is interesting, and I would like to have seen more of that. The Izzy character is another ridiculous female character, who's unrealistic 'love at first sight' moment with Denny the heart patient made me throw my eyes up to heaven. If it weren't for the wonderful Christina Yang and the fabulous Miranda Bailey, I would be thinking that the writers were all men who didn't understand woman (Incidentally, can I just say that I'm gob smacked that Sandra Oh has gone from Sideways...to this?!!)
I've never felt so let down by a show's hype before, and I'm sorry I wasted several hours of my time watching this. Honestly, I'm shocked that the show is so popular and even more shocked that it beats CSI in the ratings most weeks. Each episode I watched had the same bad plotlines and over blown romantic dramas that are present in EVERY soap opera on TV. The characters of Dr. Bailey and Christina Yang were the only saving graces in this show for me, and I felt that more time spent developing their characters and less time spent on the irritating Meridith Grey could improve things. I also felt that a little more gritty hospital realism (everything is so white here, no hospital I know is that clean!) and less of the over blown romantic dramas would help to make this a passable drama. But as it stands, all I can say is "yawn. Please turn the channel."
With all the **** and childish behavior that goes on in this show anyone would expect it to be set in college, not in a hospital. With a great name like 'Grays Anatomy', one would expect a high premise of medical situations, procedures and indeed, the feelings of the doctors and patients within the hospital. We get none of this. Instead we get a bunch of grown adults acting like children. This is ( and should be classified as) a soap opera, not a "medical drama" as the network would have us believe.
However, I am aware that some people enjoy petty squabbling between stereotypically pretty people pretending to be doctors by wearing white coats and steamy "will they wont they" situations arising between interns and residents. This show has all of that, with none of the complicated (or realistic) medical or hospital business to get in the way of a "good" juicy storyline.
It really does seem out of place being set in a hospital. The characters don't act or speak like doctors and the hospital is just a backdrop for their petty squabbles or torrid love affairs.
This show is saved ONLY by fairly decent acting from the main cast. However, I will add that none of them have any extremely notable charisma, they are just decent actors.
If you want to see a good medical drama with real human emotions, comedy, love, friendship, etc...I suggest SCRUBS or BODIES. They're a millions times better. Or if you want some real medical drama, you can try E.R. Even in its last season it is better than this.
Merideth Grey is a girl who really wants to be a surgeon, but is not sure anymore as soon as she arrives at Seatle Grace Hospital. Merideth is an intern, along with Cristins Yang, Alex Corev, George O'Malley, Izzie Stevens, and a lot of others that you don't get to know in the show. But, there are a lot of other stressful things Merideth has to deal with. There are so many surgeons, including Dr. Miranda Bailey, the resident in charge. She's called the Nazi but at first everyone expects her to be more like a nazi Oh, and let's no forget Dr.Shepard. Through the whole first season Merideth an Derek Sheperd were going out, until the season finale where Addison, Derek's wife, showed up, and Merideth left Derek. And there are so many surgical cases that I can't tell you about, so this is where I leave off.
I have never seen such a predictable , boring ,lovey dovey show. I mean if you like this show rent some turkish made movies you will love them. Every season finally merediths life will get complicated more and more and another friends love life will get f*cked up. A simple love story turns complicated and loved ones cant reach other
I mean this is a medical drama? I dont think so! All I can see is a load of drama but not enough medical scenes.
Its childish unrealisticly pessimistic. and moreover ridiculous!
I dont like this show at all and I advise you;
please change the channel!
I really think this show should end. It does not make any sense. And It makes the people in the medical profession look really bad. I am nurse and it makes me really upset when I watch this show. It was really hard to get 100 words to review this. I think it was one of the worst shows I have ever sat through. Besides the Office. I just think this programming is going from bad to worse. It is better background sound when you are going to sleep. I hope these writers know the people who is watching these shows are older than 25.
maybe im not the most objective person in the world and maybe im over attached to it.
but the main thing that i can say about this show is that i love it.
from the very first episode..or more correctly, from the very first second i watched it- i loved it.
the plot, the open\voice over's, the actors, the comedy , the drama..
i know that any people hate it but i really see the magic in this show..how most of the charactars are so "dark and twisty"
i just think that its a really special series that ill never forget because i learnd so much fro watching it..if about medicine or life
i can easily say its my favorite because im really picky abouy shows and its kinda the only show i really like and it makes me so happy and sad at the same time.
shonda, thanks for creating this amazing show that really touched my heart!!!!
This show is real. The best show on earth, if you've never seen it and you just wach one episode you'll fall in love . This show has made me cry laugh rejoice this show has cheered me up when i was sad. I'd goive Grey's anatomy 10 billion/10 if i could ,beacause it'sa perfect. I cant once think of a time when i've seen an episode of this show and wanted it to be over , i actually get sad when the episode ends. Watch this show it['s funny ,and real ,and everything a series needs to be perfect.
"Grey's Anatomy" always pulls out all the stops in medicine, relationships, drama, etc. and I've loved it ever since Season 1. Regardless of all the changes at work (including the departure of Addison, Burke, Hahn, and the introduction of new characters), the show still remains strong and reminds us that things and people in life do change and not everyone will always be there or be a constant. Props to "Grey's Anatomy" for staying strong throughout five seasons so far. Here's to a couple more before the show will come to an end!
I know that there are a lot of people frustrated with the way this show has moved in the last few seasons, but I for one love it. Denny's ghost? Check. Faye Dunaway? Check. Eric Stoltz as the serial killer? Double Check.
Shonda Rhimes has a way with language that borders on poetic, and although she doesn't always give the people what they want, the last few years she's given me hours of entertainment.
I enjoy NOT knowing what will happen next, getting frustrated at the lack of Mer/Der, wondering if George will ever come back. It keeps me on my toes!
I've even started liking Private Practice, but it's not ripe enough for me to really dig into. Grey's is like an old friend- frustrating, lovely, fun and cozy. Even when it's not!
OK I don't know what it is but the combination of characters is comforting so I look forward to watching it. Plus they nail certain relationship scenarios and the mix of humor with life is pretty good. So there I was watching it and digging it. And looking forward to it. The cast has a good dynamic so how do they do that? Is it the producer? For sure the dialogue is good. But the rest is chemistry and wonder if its luck or do they know it's gonna happen when they start? Anyway...it's good solid standby and I dig it.
Grey's Anatomy is a medical drama, not totally original, but still a fun show to watch. The first and second seasons are the best - they bring storylines which are fun to watch, patients you love (or love to hate) and relationships that are perfect to watch, such as Alex and Izzie and Meredith and Derek. Season 3 started off great, but went downhill with the introduction of Ava (aka Rebecca Pope), and Alex fell in love with her. I don't really like that character, although I think actress is good, and then they get rid of Burke! I know, I know, he was arrogant in real life, but still. Characters you loved, such as Cristina and Izzie have gotten so stupid that it's annoying, and characters like Lexie are getting on my nerves. I hope Grey's Anatomy can recapture some of the great spirit it had in it's first two seasons and bring some of that back into the show.
Despite what most people say about Grey's, this season is getting better as the episodes go by.
This one was absolutely mind blowing, specially the Derek/Meredith/Adisson scenes. The last 4 episodes were great, but I've got to say, I think this one is probably my favourite so far.
Bailey's hair was adorable.
I hope Callie and Arizona get together soon because they make a nice couple. (At first I thought what they did with Erica was a wrong choice for the show, but now I see it differently).
Dr. Hunt and Cristina still hot.
And Izzie storyline is a bit sad for me(just because I love her so much), but I find it very interesting how it develops every week.
Grey's anatomy is one of the best series I've seen.
It is weird to see a drama-mix-with-comedy show, and actually be both. Sure there's great dramas or commedies but greys writer manage to do it in a very realistic way.
Beside the medical cases (wich of course have to be interesting), we get to see the characters real life, their troubles and how they make it through. That mix with the hilarious quotes and situations, they get involved every day is simply catchy and addictive.
Like every other show, greys has its ups and downs, but the writers always manage to make it back.
I hope they dont lose it, cause we have a show on its way to become a classic of tv series.
I absolutely love this show. It's a great mix of drama and comedy! I love following all the problems and funny happenings of each character at Seattle Grace, and I'm often laughing or wanting to cry.
The stories of the patients, too, are very captivating. The recent one of the murderer on death row had me very interested. And then, when he wanted to give his organs to the little boy, I was seriously ready to scream, "Just let him do it, already!"
The drama at the hospital is great. The secrets are fun to follow.
The show is extraordinarily great it's all about the lives of five interns:Meredith Grey(Ellen Pompoe),the protagonist,Izzie Stephens(Katherine Heigl,)the one who's always considerate,Alex Karev(Justin Chambers),the secret lover,Cristina Yang(Sandra Oh),the competitor and George. about their live in the hospital,trying to adjust their social lives with their personal lives.Trying to adjust their different relationships and some of them actually dated their residents.Their residents are also connected with their lives like their own resident Dr Bailey(Chandra Wilson) whom they refer to as the Nazi.More drama included in the show with the love triangle between Derek Shepherd(Patrick Dempsey),Addison Shepherd(Kate Walsh) and Meredith.Also with the appearance of Meredith's step-sister Lexie.
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