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i have only just started watching greys anatomy after my sister brought the box set season 1 after watching the whole of season 1 i started buying the rest of the season and is now up to season 5, the whole drama focus on the interns at Seattle grace hospital, my faverate characters being Christina yang and Derek Shepard and Meredith grey what they have is so special especially grey and yang they are always together and the friendship is amazing how they share there secrets with each other.
each one of greys anatomy episodes are different so you never know what to expect, i love Meredith grey i cant just express how much i love her how she always seems to be depressed and moody and always horrible to everyone the best episode i liked was when she tried being nice for one day and it failed and she reverted back to her old self again, it showed 2 different sides of her.
the drama is not evolved around Meredith grey lmao even thou the title is greys anatomy so don't think you going to watch it and its going to based all around her because you will be in for a disappoinment
Greys Anatomy is a modern medical drama based in an American hospital - Seattle Grace. It is based around the life of doctor Meredith Grey and her colleagues and friends within the hospital.
I love Greys Anatomy due to it's diversity and opportunity to escape. Whilst is is light hearted at times and often looks at the trials and tribulations of love and lust, it also explores various situations that can arise within a hospital in an empathetic way.
Series one kicks off with Meredith's first day at the hospital following a drunken night with a handsome man. She realises throughtout her first day he actually works at the hospital as a neurosugeon and he soon earns the nickname Dr Dreamy. This rendezvous runs right through all the series's of Greys Anatomy so far and ties a lot of the characters into Meredith's life.
We also meet Meredith's fellow interns and friends at the start of series one; George, Izzie, Alex and Christina. Each of the characters are very different and compliment each other. I found myself falling in love with each of the characters and you follow their stories throughout the series's as well as Meredith's.
I really enjoy an emotional TV series and find myself in tears with most episodes of Greys Anatomy. I enjoy this because I like to really connect emotionally and feel what people would be feeling had the situations been real. Whilst I know a lot of people enjoy this, if you aren't a fan of emotional TV, I definitely wouldn't recommend this.
On top of the emotional aspects of Greys Anatomy, there are a lot of funny moments too. This mainly comes from getting to know the characters very well and enjoying the "inside jokes" as well as the obvious ones. I usually find myself in floods of tears giggling at the same time!
Overall, I can't rate this TV show enough and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good American drama!
Creator - Shonda Rhimes
Current Series - Series 9 (UK)
Year Started - 2005
If you're not into Grey's Anatomy then you really are missing out. I have not long started watching the programme so as a late starting I had the joys of catching up on the 6 (now onto the 7th) seasons that have already come out... and when I say the joys of catching up I really do mean that!
I would recommend watching the series from the start. With 6 seasons you get to know the characters and see them grow from interns in the Seattle Grace Hospital to residents. You really do feel like you're going on a journey with them. The storyline starts from season 1 and continues as each episode goes, with each season having a different main storyline. You can, however, watch a single episode. Whilst you don't know or really understand the significance of some things, each episode is provided with an interesting surgical case which is easy to follow.
Season 5 is so far my favourite season with an incredible cliff-hanger of a finale. I don't want to spoil the storyline, because you should have the joy of watching Grey's Anatomy for yourself! Watch season 5 and you will be in fits of laughter at some points and reduced to tears at others. In the final two episodes you will be gripping the edge of your seat and frantically finding season 6 so you can be relieved of the cliff-hanger ending. Grey's Anatomy is by far my favourite television series at the moment and I am so glad that my friend recommended it to me. I would recommended it to anyone and hope that in reading this review you will buy all six seasons and learn to love the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital just as I have.
One of my favorite tv shows is Grey's Anatomy, and since I watched the newest episode yesterday, about time I wrote a review about this show.
**Grey's who?**For those who live under a rock or in a cave, I will start by giving you some general information about this show. Grey's Anatomy is a drama produced by the American channel ABC, centered around five surgical interns and their supervisors. They all work in Seattle Grace Hospital, in Seattle. The show not only focusses on the professional lives of the main characters but also on their private lives. The main character in the show is Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) a blond hair blue eyed intern who falls in love with her supervisor Derek Shepard. The show is currently running its 6th season. Every episode has a duration of 40 minutes, and starts with one of the characters as a voice over, introducing the episode. Grey's Anatomy has won many prizes, like a Golden Globe in 2007 and some of the actors have won individual prizes as well. In 2007, a spin-off named Private Practice started, with actress Kate Walsh portraiting Addison Montgomery (Derek Shepards ex-wife). This show is also broadcasted by ABC.
**The Main characters**
Meredith Grey - Ellen Pompeo - A chatty, insecure and pretty intern who never had a good connection with her mum and was raised without a father, making her bring along quite some personal isseus. She falls in love with Derek Shepherd who's her supervisor.
Derek Shepherd - Patrick Dempsey - Also known as McDreamy, because of his dreamy eyes according to Meredith Grey. He starts in season one as head of surgery. During season three his ex-wife Addison appears in the show as well, confusing Derek because he also likes Meredith a lot.
George O Malley / TR Knight A sweet and caring doctor, who is the underdog in this show but slowly gains respect from his fellow residents by staying true to himself. He is a charming, bit goofy but intelligent character.
Izzie Stevens - Katherine Heigl / The naive, cheerful, blonde and good looking resident. She is the emotional type of doctor, caring for her patients a bit too much, she ends up marrying on of them and during the show becomes more and more realistic, but still keeps her caring character.
Christina Yang / Sandra Oh - Christina is know to be a cold, bitchy character who has a somewhat sarcastic type of humor. She harldy ever shows any emotions, but if she does, her emotions are overwhelming. Sandra Oh won a Golden Globe for her role as Christina Yang in 2007.
Dr Miranda Bailey /Chandra Wilson- starting as a chief resident, she now is an attending surgeon. She has a blunt attitude and is pretty tough on her residents, giving her the nickname `the nazi`. She is a wokaholic, has a son named Tucker and divorced her husband because her work was more important. She also appeared in Private Practice a few times.
Alex Karev / Justin Chambers- This tough but hot cookie is best described as very unfriendly, he likes to bully other residents and has had a traumatic youth making him who is is today. Alex has built a shield around him, like girls a lot but doens´t treat them that well untill he gets involved with Izzie. As the show goes on, he shows to have a major heart for little sick children and he shows more emotion from time to time.
Mark Sloan - Eric Dane / Also known as Dr McSteamy because of his hot looks. Mark Sloan once was Derek Shepherds best friend but then he slept with Dereks wife Addison. He starts working in Seattle Grace as a plastic surgeon and has many romances with several female colleagues. He becomes great friends with Callie.
Callie Torres - Sara Ramirez - She is the direct but somewhat unsecure surgeon, first having romances with men, but later on in the show she seems to be more attracted to women. She is the type of character you want to become friends with, she´s enthusiastic, friendly and realistic.
°°The show°°This show is dramatic but funny, realistic but unrealistic and especially very interesting because of the weird `cases`the residents have to deal with from time to time. Because all the actors are capable of really getting into their roles, all characters in Grey´s are lots of fun to watch. The chemistry between castmembers is obviously there. The show contains the type of humor I really like, some sarcasme is absolutely there, but the show can get real serious in a heartbeat as well, making you cry from time to time.
°°My opinion°°What else can I say about this fantastic show....So many things have happened to the main characters already, and still after 6 seasons, episodes are exciting to watch, unexpected things happen and new characters like Teddy, played by Kim Raven, keep te show worthwhile!
I have read a few of the reviews on Greys Anatomy and, while I can agree on some points, there are definitely some of the more negative comments that i would have to disagree with. Now, I can see the point of view of these reviews but for anyone thinking of giving greys anatomy a try then please don;t let these reviews put you off. My biggest complaint about the programme would probably be quite simply that at this moment in time I can't afford to get the next season on DVD.
Greys Anatomy is another US medical drama...we have seen many and it would seem that I personally have some sort of morbid fascination with all things medical as I have loved alot of them. The different thing about Greys Anatomy is that we don;t just follow hospital life, particularly in the beginning one or two series. We follow the life of the interns at Seattle Grace, namely one Meredith Grey. We follow her life, making new friends, falling in love and we take a huge nose dive into the complexities of her slightly deranged and, for want of a better term, rather messed up brain. We learn about the dysfunctional relationship that she has with her mother and her estranged father. We see how this impacts on every relationship that she dares to venture into and it isn't until well into the second series that more focus is put onto the other characters and we discover that they are just as messed up and poorly adjusted as Meredith.
But, thsi is nothing if not compelling viewing. Greys Anatomy quickly pulls at the heart strings of any person, male or female, that has ever had any kind of relationship. I won't deny that in some sense the relationships can be blown slightly out of proportion but, lets face it, real life is not nearly as fun to watch as fantasy. These relationships need to be exagerrated just to keep us interested.
Alot of people (AKA men) will scoff at the very idea of the show and refuse to even give it a chance, claiming that it is nothing but girly rubbish. Now, as a girl, I have instantly falen in love with the show (on one particularly lazy day when ill I wtached 7 hours of it back to back and loved every second) but don't let its outer appearance fool you! I was introduced to the show by my three male housemates at the time and they thought it was fantastic.
If you love a good story, a bit of mystery, romance and throw in some infedility and malpractice for good luck...then you will love it. If you like to watch blood and gore and imaginary surgery....then you will love it.
In short....give it a try....if you don't like it straight away...give it a chance and try a few episodes more.
Before long you will find some connection with these characters and want to know what happens next.
If you doo fall in love with Greys, or if you are already an avid fan, then you must try Private Practice, a spin off starring the fantastic Addison Shepherd. Watch out for the crossover between the two show too!
Grey's Anatomy is an American television medical drama. I would say it's an ER for the 21st century. It's fast paced, clever and extremely well written. It's so fast paced that sometimes the opening scenes before the break move so quickly that when the adverts do eventually come I have to sit back and catch my breath after all the drama.
Usually something quite dramatic happens in the first couple of minutes such as a shocking accident and the patients are quickly moved to the hospital where their diagnosis brings all sorts of troubles to the doctors.
The shows main character is Dr Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) who started off as an intern and is now a second year resident. Meredith does lots of voice over's during the show too as each one tends to follow a human relationship theme. Her mother was a doctor at the hospital too but suffered from Alzheimer's and eventually passes away. Her father left her and her mother when she was five and basically she is still emotionally scarred from this event and has trouble forming any relationship with men as a result. Meredith's sister now works at the hospital as an intern and they are trying to work on their relationship. They seem to be friends at the moment which is nice.
The show first came out in 2005 and season 5 will be shown during 2008/2009. The doctors all work at Seattle Grace Hospital in Seattle. It is shown on Living TV here in the UK.
The rest of the characters are made up of the rest of Meredith's intern friends and the more established doctors who work as their mentors and superiors. The other interns include Izzie Stevens (the cute doctor), Cristina Yang (the very ambitious doctor), George O'Malley (the nervous doctor) and Alex Karev (the hot doctor who dates the nurses but is starting to grow a conscience in the latter series). Alex and Izzie are now married too but this is not without its problems. Izzy finds out she has a brain tumour and living with that are trying to work and hold down a marriage proves very hard.
The intern's spend most of their days discussing their various relationship problems, and generally they spend more time on these than actually with the patients. Of course, nothing ever goes to plan for them. A lot of the early scenes show them in Joe's bar across the street where they go after their shifts. This was where Meredith first meets, McDreamy her doctor crush, properly known as Dr. Derek Shepherd. He's the George Clooney of this medical drama, floppy hair, cheesy grin but cute as can be, and theirs is an up and down relationship if ever there was. Derek's wife had an affair and he left to come to Seattle Grace where he meets Meredith in the bar, they start a very passionate affair and everything is great until the wife comes back and things are difficult. That coupled with Meredith's father issues mean theirs is a very stormy on-off relationship. In a way I think this storyline has gotten a bit too much! They have actually married now and it's good that they are not going back and forth with their on/off relationship as I felt it was getting a bit boring.
The medical parts of the show are extremely well done. They generally have a few cases each episode and the background story of the patients come into it a lot too. One of the patients is generally more severe than the rest and their treatment usually involves risky brain/heart/etc/etc surgery which mostly comes out well. The show seems to use a lot of the proper terminology and machines etc so there is definitely a real feel to it. In fact the title of the show, Grey's Anatomy refers to a famous medical handbook.
I think the range of characters and different individuals in this show is the key to its success. Each one plays an important part in the overall story line and enhances the show as a result. They have a good mix of different races, religions and levels of authority all working in their own different ways to reach the same conclusions and to achieve the same things out of life.
A great show which has still kept its momentum up even though it is now going into Season 6!!
This medical drama is amazing. full of huge plot twists, romances, broken hearts, miracles, mishaps and more!
the plot follows interns (or medical students) Meredith Grey, George O'malley, Izzie Stephens, Christina Yang and Alex Karev as they shadow and learn from the world class surgeons at Seattle Grace hospital in , yes,you guessed it, Seattle.
The surgeons they follow are:
Brain surgeon. Better known as Mcdreamy! Gets himself involved with Meredith at a bar.......the rest i'll let you find out!
Neonatal surgeon. Derek's wife/ex wife/wife/ex wife! You will come to understand this later! She becomes an attending surgeon on placement from another hospital,comes to Seattle Grace to try and win back her husband
Heart surgeon,who gets himself seriously involved with one of the interns! ;o)
Plastic surgeon. Also known as ''Mcsteamy'' comes to Seattle grace to try and win back Addison.....And he used to be Derek's best friend!!!
''The Chief'. Runs the hospital and is in charge of hospital finances. Occasionally performs the odd surgery.Has a bit of ''woman'' history which you'll find out more about as the series progess.
''The Nazi.'' The interns are managed by the stern and strict yet lovable Miranda her ''apparent'' nickname only comes up in early episodes but its hilarious when she finds out this is what people call her. It is not a fair nickname as she is lovely really and has a heart of gold and only wants the best for her interns! Think of her as the mother hen if you like!
Heres a little about each intern.
Daughter of the famous Ellis Grey who was the best surgeon in her time but is struck down with Alziemer's and is placed in a nursing home. Meredith is constantly having relationship issues and has an on/off relationship with Mcdreamy.
Is in love with meredith from season one, comes from a family of truck drivers and labourers and is determined to make a name for himself in the medical profession. He is a loveable character but always seems to be let down by the ones closest to him.
Struggles with the decisions that she made to become a doctor and this is displayed through flashbacks and personal interaction with patients. She struggles to keep her distance with patients and usually ends up in hot water because she gets too personally involved with patients.
Christina is a very closed off, guarded, insensitive and competitive intern only really interested in furthering her own career. She always wants in on the best surgeries and struggles to show empathy when dealing with patients with any kind of ailment......which is quite funny to watch.....but not for the patients.saying this about her tho, she is still a loveable character and deep down does have a soul!
Alex always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time but seems to ''pull it out the bag'' when it matters most. He will always be the character that you change opinion about. One minute he'll be in your bad books next he'll be in your good books and vice versa!
This is not your typical casualty or ER, this program focuses more on the relationship side of things then what goes on in the OR (operating rooms) there are some great cameo's from people with rare and interesting conditions, which is great for those individuals as it makes us mere laymen understand what they have to go through as well as educating us about their conditions.
sometimes (especially season two! ) there are people admitted to the Emergency Room that pose huge and imminent danger to those around them which will have you screaming at the TV, hiding behind a cusion,diving for cover or reaching for the tissues as there are a few tear jerking moments that even get us manliest of men ''getting something in our eye!''
i thoroughly recommend Grey's anatomy and the price of the series is very reasonable and, seriously when it comes to the cliff hanger moments you are gonna want to have the next episode at the ready!!!
great stuff and hope this was an informative review! Happy reading
Grey's Anatomy is a fictional drama series set in Seattle Grace hospital in the USA. It follows the personal and professional lives of a group of new surgical interns, as well as their mentors in the hospital. Meredith Grey is the main character and she has a lot to live up to as her mother, Ellis Grey, was arguably one of the best surgeons of her time. However, Meredith has a secret - her mother is now in a home for people with Alzheimer's.
From the first episode of Grey's Anatomy we find out that Meredith has had a one-night stand with Derek Shepherd (whom she later nicknames McDreamy) who, she soon discovers, is a new surgeon at Seattle Grace. The on-off relationship between these two is a key storyline throughout the first few series' and the scriptwriters find no end of ways to keep them apart. But I, as a viewer, constantly wish that they would have a happily-ever-after.
Other main characters include Christina (Meredith's best friend), George and Izzie (Meredith's housemates) who are also surgical interns, Dr Bailey and Dr Burke. Some of these characters come across as harsh and frosty at first, but over time the viewer gets to see real human sides to all of them.
The medical storylines are different each episode (with a few exceptions for long-running patients), but it is the relationships between the characters that are ongoing throughout and the viewer really feels like they get to know the characters well. There is always drama, be it medical-based or relationship-based and at times it can be lighthearted (although not often). The pace is quick enough so that you don't get bored but not so quick that you can't keep up.
The series is well-written and, for the first three series at least, the main cast is consistent throughout. At times it is a little far-fetched, however it is a drama series so a little suspension of disbelief is to be expected.
As you can guess from my Dooyoo name, this is my favourite tv show.
For those of you that hate watching hospital dramas, don't be put off watching Grey's Anatomy. Yes, it is set in a fictional hospital, Seattle Grace, but the reason it's so addictive is the main characters and the chemistry between them. As well as dramatic it has very comical moments and isn't serious and boring like most hospital dramas.
The program starts off being centred around first year intern Meredith Grey. She has a lot to live up to as her mother was a renowned top surgeon who was very close to her new chief of surgery. She is handling a lot of baggage and tells everyone her mother is off travelling, although her real whereabouts are much closer to home and a secret that Meredith has to keep.
She becomes very close to fellow intern Cristina, who is very competitive and will do anything to impress and become top of her class.
Also in their group is the loyal George (who has a not so secret crush on Meredith), his best friend Izzie who always wears her heart on her sleeve and the mean one of the group, Alex.
They are kept in line by their resident, Dr Bailey, who is nicknamed 'the Nazi'.
Other main characters include smooth talking attending neurosurgeon, Dr Derek 'McDreamy' Sheppard and Dr Burke, a top heart surgeon. Things become messy for these two when they each become involved with an intern, especially as Derek is hiding a secret...
This programme has won a string of awards and is now about to air it's sixth series. It always has me glued to the tv set. Some of the scenes are very intense. The finale at the end of the last series had me screaming 'NO' at the tv set for about a week! I've got all my friends addicted to it too!
I have to admit that the first time I watched Grey's Anatomy it was because of good advertising. I saw an advert on the TV, it was only short but it gave the impression that a lot of the show was about relationships (I'm a sucker for romance) and as I like hospital shows as well I thought I would give it a go. The show was already part way through season 2 when I first watched it and I was hooked after one episode. I decided to stop there and get hold of the DVDs for season 1. I am glad I made that decision because the first season does set out a lot of the story lines for you.
Grey's Anatomy is based around a group of interns at Seattle Grace Hospital, the interns are Meredith Grey, Izzie Stevens, Christina Yang, George O'Mally and Alex Kurev. The other major characters in the show at the beginning are Miranda Bailey, Richard Webber, Derek Shephard and Preston Burke. The series follows the interns through the process of learning to be a surgeon whilst also trying to cope with their private lives. The main relationship in the show is between Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey).
The show led to a spin-off called Private Practice which contains Addison Montgomery (Derek's ex-wife) moving down to California to a friend's practice when she feels the need to get away from Seattle.
I have in the past gone into great detail about TV Shows however in hindsight I've realised, to be honest; you don't need that amount of detail to want to watch the show. This is a summarised version of what I used to write for television shows, and hopefully you'll find it a lot more enjoyable.
I seem to adore American hospital dramas, ER probably being my favourite one up until it's end about a month ago now. House however seems to be getting more and more predictable and annoying, so probably the only hospital drama that is even worth watching at the moment, is Grey's Anatomy.
What is Grey's Anatomy?
To really explain Grey's Anatomy to you people that have never seen or heard of it before, imagine ER with a pinch of House a pinch of Scrubs and then a lot of romance drama put in as well.
Don't expect the gritty, gritty drama that you get in ER though, you barely see any blood and it's more about the lives of a few interns and their romances and maybe dealing with becoming doctors.
Staring Ellen Pompeo as the protagonist, the show follows her from the time when she follows in her mothers footsteps and becomes an intern at the hospital her mother once worked at. The show follows her and the people she meets and the friendships she makes. It also follows her romance with the apparently handsome (mingin in my opinion) Dr Shepherd who is also her boss. Oh and yeah somewhere it does have some medical dramas mixed into all of the romance.
The protagonist of the show has to be Meredith Grey played by Ellen Pompeo, she is the main cast member, but after watching 5 years of the show, if she or her love interest Derek are in a scene together, I'm afraid they do get forwarded as I really don't give two craps what they are talking about.
I really have no idea why Ellen Pompeo was cast in the role, I think the reason why I haven't given this show 5 stars is because of her, and Patrick Dempsey are two of the most boring people in television, what even makes it worse is that at the beginning and end of each episode Meredith Grey gives a little narration which again makes you want to smack her.
The supporting cast however are really the reason why you should watch the show. I think the most popular cast member is Katherine Heigl who plays Dr Izzie Stevens, the lovable and kind Dr, who seems to have a lot of crap thrown at her over the 5 years. Her scenes are very good, especially in the fifth season and she is probably the best actress in the show. Sandra Oh is brilliant as the bitchy, I don't care who I have to tread on to get where I want to get Dr, she also plays Meredith's best friend and has delivered some fantastic performances.
The rest of the cast are very good, there is some eye candy for us girls in the form of Justin Chambers and Eric Dane, both of who are very nice to look at, especially Eric Dane who is gorgeous. T.R Knight probably gives the best performance of the show, I've heard he's leaving after season 5, which is a great shame as he really is a good actor.
Sandra Oh- Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl- Izzie Stevens
Justin Chambers- Alex Karev
T R Knight- George O' Malley
Chandra Wilson- Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr- Richard Webber
Patrick Dempsey- Derek Shepherd
Sara Ramirez- Callie Torres
Eric Dane- Mark Sloan
The reason I have put these seasons together is until the end of season 3 I only really watched a few episodes of each season, I wasn't too much of an avid watcher, however in season 2, a fantastic performance from the brilliant Jeffrey Dean Morgan pulled me in and I've watched it ever since.
Season 1-3 follows the 5 people go from interns to residents and deal with the day to day life of becoming a resident doctor. It however is not all about the life of being a doctor it also follows their romances and other problems in their lives.
Now that the 5 are residents, they are given interns of their own to look after. George is forced to repeat his residency. This season was alright, there were some cast members that were a waste of time but other than that, some great performances.
Here in the UK we're just 2 episodes away from finishing season 5, in this season George joins his friends as a resident, Meredith and Derek take their relationship to the next level, Izzie ends up with Alex and then realises that she's sick and lots of other stuff happens.
I've always said that Lost was the show where the script writers couldn't make up their minds about what is going to happen to everyone, but this show is the same, especially with the character of Izzie Stevens played by Katherine Heigl, season 2, she falls in love with a patient, season 3 she sleeps with George whose now married, season 4 she tries to stay with George but finds herself falling for Alex whom she's previously dated, and when Heigl went and said that she didn't deserve an award because she had not been given any good scripts that year, they give her a hell of a one in season 5, by giving her an illness.
That can get quite annoying, but hey, if you've only watched a few episodes of each season, at least you'll know what season your on by what's happening to Izzie. I think the show is very good and it really is quite enjoyable, I think at times ER became too intense with all of the patients in the trauma rooms and Grey's Anatomy is a bit of light medicine. Some compare it to Scrubs, I myself could never get into Scrubs so can't really compare it.
I think the show would be fantastic if Meredith and Derek weren't in the show, they are just so boring and probably the worst actors in television at the moment, I think they are downsized by all of the fantastic performances provided by the supporting cast who are fantastic. I think the scripts are just brilliant, very new and fresh and I really like it when they do bring a little bit of House into the show by bringing in weird and scary cases which are quite hard to work out.
One episode in Season 5 showed them doing a face transplant and then in another episode in another season saw them delivering what I believe was 7 or 8 babies. Each episode is different and I can see it running for a few more seasons. I don't think it'll ever be as big as ER which was fantastic, but if you want something simple but with a little bit of medicine thrown in then this show is for you.
If you can get over the annoying protagonists and look at the supporting cast then I'm sure that you'll enjoy the show. If you're looking for a bit of eye candy, my best mate tells me constantly he only watches the show for a bit of the blonde hottie (Katherine Heigl apparently), and for us girls we do have the gorgeous Eric Dane and Justin Chambers.
A very good show, it would be a lot better without the annoying protagonists but overall the rest of the cast deliver fantastic performances and it's a nice light show to watch every Thursday evening.
The final of season 5 is shown tomorrow night (18th June) on Living TV at 10.00pm, however I think Living also shows repeats of the show during the day.
(C) 2009 Kirsty
I started watching Grey's Anatomy on my iPod at the gym to try and make time go quicker, I had to stop as after I got pregnant I'd find myself in tears jogging because of one story line or another! And so I moved to the TV version which I could record and watch (and weep at) in my own time! I love the characters, each one having their own little 'quirk' that means you can relate to one either through yourself or someone you know. The storylines are great and more often than not believable and you do tend to actually care what happens to each patient you see - they don't let a patient live for the sake of a happy ending though (hence the crying!)
It's got some great (and in my opinion under-rated) actors in as well as a couple of more well known stars like Katherine Heigl who is currently branching out in to films.
If you like your medical dramas to be a little more 'real', to get you involved in not only what happens in the hospital but what happens when they hang up their white coats and go home then I suggest you watch this (starting at series 1 - no cheating and jumping straight to 4!)
Grey's Anatomy is a US medical drama that has no shortage of comedy moments thrown into the mix of heartache and tragedy. It seems to go under the radar a little with the following ER has developed but for me it is a far better overall package. Grey's is set in a training hospital called Seattle Grace and this already brings its own unique opportunities for storylines that have not been seen before. The taught become the teachers on an annual basis and this brings unique challenges to them all.
The show is home to some of the greatest surgeons in the US and these include top brain surgeon Dr Derek Shepherd played by Enchanted star Patrick Dempsey. His love interest in the show is Meredith Grey (hence the title) and they have a really frustrating on off relationship. Just get married will you. Another growing star in the movie world is Katherine Heigl who plays Dr Izzie Stevens. She has since gone on to appear in films like Knocked Up after making her name in this show. She plays a key role in the success of Grey's and is now engulfed in a tragic cancer storyline.
Grey's sees lots of clinical trials going on which lead to a huge variety of ailments that patients are brought in with. Some of these are borderline ridiculous but are good to watch nonetheless. The show has a unique knack of making you really care about not only the regular cast members, but also the one off patients that appear. The main cast members seem to have a different love interest each season and this year has seen the obligatory lesbian relationship too.
Along the last few years the show has thrown up the odd real surprise here and there and I find it really refreshing that they mix things up by killing off the odd main character and pairing unlikely couples together. This keeps the show fresh and crucially unpredictable. It has given me a few "oh my god" moments over the last couple of years.
Grey's Anatomy is now into the final reaches of Season 4 and shows no signs of letting up. It has quickly become one of the highlights of my viewing week and will be remaining that way for the foreseeable future.
The medical melodrama, now in its fifth season in the US, centres around the professional and personal lives of a group of surgeons in a hectic Seattle hospital. The lead, Meredith Grey, is the main focus of the show, much of which centres on her volatile relationships and personal dramas.
For those expecting another ER, think again; Grey's Anatomy is more a relationship based series, aimed at women - this is not to say it can not be enjoyed by men as well. It is important to note that this is a melodrama, rather than a drama, so a lot of the show focuses on over emotional responses - much more so than ER. As this is the case, the show is not as gritty as ER, although it must be said that there are many excellent medical scenes involving shattered bones, severed limbs and the like. If you're looking to compare Grey's Anatomy to anything, then I would suggest that if Scrubs was a drama, it would be Grey's Anatomy. There is lots of humour, but also some very tender and very dramatic aspects to every episode.
While the emotion and tenderness of the show is appealing to audience members, it can become slightly annoying, especially Meredith's 'John Dorian (Scrubs) style' summations to episodes; while some are poignant and make you think, most tend to lend too much 'cheese' to the episode and induce serious eye rolling.
The show benefits from a wonderful ensemble cast that are extremely watchable; while the ethnic diversity is nice to see, considering that currently there are more than enough shows with primarily white casts. The chemistry between the lead actors is also nice to see, keeping the show fresh and interesting even in the slower episodes.
While there are many aspects of this show that are slightly over the top - the emotion mainly - it has to be said that the show maintains a high quality throughout each season - the 'big' [double] episodes (one appears each season) are always tense, nail biting affairs that are well written and certainly well played.
Ultimately, Grey's Anatomy is for those viewers who enjoy a lot of emotion and relationships in their television habits; but the show also provides those of a less squeemish disposition with enough gore and mutilation to keep them interested.
A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.