What is it about?
- Five interns from the surgical ward of Seattle Grace Hospital.
What's it like?
- Comedy mixed with drama
How many episodes so far?
Season 1 - 9 episodes (Original DVD already out, 2 disc)
Season 2 - 20+ epsiodes and still running
Why would I watch it?
- Good storyline
- Excellent character development
- Excellent script/dialogues
Who are the characters?
- Played by: Ellen Pompeo
Triva - Ellen Pompeo appears on Friends Season 10, as Missy, the college girl college-Chandler and college-Ross had a crush on. She appears on Friends in the episode where Ross and Chan went to their college Reunion.
George O Malley
- Played by T.R. Knight
- Played by Katherine Heig
Trivia: She was the daughter in the movie, "My Father, The Hero"
- Played by Justine chambers
Trivia: He was the Italian groom in The Wedding Planner
- Played by Golden Globe Winner for her role as Cristina Yang, Sandra Oh
Trivia: You might recall her as the principal in The Princess Diaries but more than that, Sandra Oh proved she can act in the Oscar Nominated movie, Sideways.
The Attending and Residents
- Played by Chandra Wilson
- Played by 80's hearthrob Patrick Dempsey
- Played by Isaiah Washington
Trivia: Appeared on dozens of films, sometimes a bad guy (Romeo Must Die with Aliyah and Jet Li) and sometimes a good guy (that Clint Eastwood film, True something....)
Dr. Richard Webber
- played by legendary James Pickens Jr.
- played by Kate Walsh
The Love Stories...
Grey's Anatomy opens with our two leads, Derek and Meredith, waking up in Meredith's house. They only met at the bar the night before and didn't even know each others name. Later on, Meredith comes to the hospital, her first day at work, meets the other interns and then meets her boss' boss....Derek. And this becomes a step-yes, step-no love affair (affairs between interns and senior surgeons are frowned upon, supposedly) that eventually develops into an almost serious relationship....until the wife appears at the end of Season 1.
Meanwhile, Cristina also develops a relationship with the other surgeon, Dr. Burke. This was sparked, believe it or not, by a surgical situation where both saw that they needed each other's comfort...so they slept together! The relationship wasn't serious but something happened to Cristina (won't spoil it) which turned the relationship around in season 2. They are a complete opposite and they're both discovering something new about their relationship that should tell whether they're in this for the long haul or not.
George, everyone's best friend, has had a crush on Grey since the first day. It never really panned out, because between McDreamy and George's non-attempt to profess her feelings for Grey, a lot has happened to Grey in both Seasons 1 and 2. George only made progress towards the end of Season 2....but even then, it never really got anywhere. Season 2 should end with the two friends/housemates (they live in Grey's mother's huge house --- Grey, Izzie & George) not speaking to each other.
Izzie and Alex started off fighting like little kids in Season 1. Alex thinks Izzie is hot but belittles her as a surgeon. He thinks of her only as an object. Izzie hates Alex for thinking that way. They bicker and fight some of the time. Yet in Season 2, they realize that there's a strong physical attraction between them. But like George's and Meredith's love angle, this also took awhile to develop. But unlike George's and Meredith's love angle, Izzie's and Alex's seems to be heading the right direction.
...and other angles
Of course, this being a hospital show, we got lots (lots! lots!) of hospital dramas and scenarios, among them are:
The patient who swallowed doll heads...
The mother who gives birth to 5 babies..
The Asian women who had to be treated asap but her asian customs prohibited her from doing so...
The man who surprised everyone because he was pregnant...
The chief of surgery who underwent brain surgery in the hands of his staff...
The drama involving George's solo flight (open heart surgery)...
And course, the two part episode Code Black (a bomb scare inside the hospital) which should be the best episode for this show so far.
Meredith Grey's story
Being a surgical intern is, by itself, already tough. But being a surgical intern with a history between one of the attendings (Dr. Shepherd) is tougher. People talk behind her back. It also doesn't help that she has to train under her ex-boyfriend's wife's guidance (Addison), since she (the wife) became one of their bosses there, too. In addition to that, Grey has her sick mother (Alzheimer's) to contend with. Sometimes her mother isn't herself (Alzheimer's) and treats Meredith like a five year old. And the latest blow is, as season 2 ends ... she just learned her mom and the chief (the big boss) were ex-lovers.
How do you combine work, love and life....when all the elements that bring trouble happen in just one place?
Sounds like an interesting story?
You bet. ;)