GREY'S ANATOMY Redux - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


October 5, 2007 by  

I love me some GREY’S ANATOMY, but I don’t know if the magic is gone (he he). I can quite put my finger on it but I don’t love the show like I did the first few seasons. It’s still appointment television for me, and I would be devastated if the DVR didn’t record it, but I’m not passionate about it the way I once was. I don’t have that feeling of counting down the minutes until it started (and yes, I once was like that with this show).


That being said, I really enjoyed last night episode…well, parts of it at least. I thought the dialog was quick and witty, and there was a nice blend between the absurd and the drama. I was really excited to see some interesting patients find their way into Seattle Grace again. I thought the first two seasons were stronger when they had interesting cases and interesting patients for the staff to interact with. Grey’s really lost the importance on the patient in the soap opera that became season 3.

But let’s talk about the good and the not so good of tonight’s episode.

Here’s what I could leave behind:

  • Izzie turning into an incompetent fool around Callie. Yeah, your cheating with her husband but you’re a doctor first so pull it together Izzie.
  • Meredith being a complete bitch to Lexie. Last time I checked it wasn’t Lexie’s fault that your daddy left you. Why not be an adult and have a coffee to explain that you are not interested in having anything more than a professional relationship with her. Yes Lexie was creepy in her stalkerish ways, but Meredith was pathetic playing yet again the ‘damaged little girl’ card..we get it. Now grow up.
  • Mama Burke’s waiting room visit as a way to delve into the relationship psyche of most of the main characters. Too easy, and too obvious. Grey’s is was better than that.

  • McDreamy once was a man. Has Meredith’s insecurities pummeled his entire spirit? Meredith told Lexie that Derek was the perfect man. If the Derek we saw chase after Meredith last night was the real Derek Shepherd, he’s not so perfect.

Now that that’s out of my system, on the better stuff.

  • I don’t hate George and Izzie like some do. I don’t want them together. I don’t want George cheating on his wife. I liked George and Izzie better when they were friends, and they are NEVER going to be able to go back there again. But I don’t hate them together. I can’t explain it.
  • I love Callie Torres. I don’t like Callie Torres-O’Malley. Callie and McSteamy have WAY more chemistry. There’s nothing between George and Callie, and maybe that’s why I don’t have George & Izzie (but I don’t want them together…did I already say that? I want to be clear before the hate mail arrives)
  • Believe me, I’m the last person that wants to talk about the Isaiah Washington/TR Knight incident, but was there one person out there that wasn’t taken aback my the dialog during the conversation with George and Mama Burke? Knowing that people would be reading into any scene which featured George talking about Burke, it was interesting to hear the specific words that they chose. (I would provide the dialog but Grey’s is already off the TiVo).
  • Bailey struggling to hold it together despite wanting to lock Callie in a broom closet was funny stuff. And at the end when Baily exploded on Alex for the incident with the baby – she needed it, he needed it, we needed it.
  • Glad to see that Alex’s interest in neo-natal was thrown on the back burner with Addison’s departure. I love that they chose the hardened Alex to work with the babies. It allows Justin Chambers to explore some emotional complexities which makes Alex more of an interesting character.

Ok, enough from me…what did you think of last night’s GREY’S ANATOMY? Are you loving it? Am I way off on my take on last night’s episode? Favorite moments? Go on share…don’t be shy.


9 Responses to “GREY’S ANATOMY Redux”

  1. GREY’S ANATOMY Redux — All This Nonsense on October 5th, 2007 12:42 pm

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  2. JennyL on October 5th, 2007 12:59 pm

    I liked the episode a lot last night. Felt like a solid episode, with patients, drama and some funny scenes. I thought it was dumb how that guy was missing with the baby – and they wouldn’t have thought to check the hospital room where the injured Mom was? Come on. I agree with you about the annoyingness of Burke’s Mom being our window into the main characters souls…come on, way too obvious. But overall I enjoyed the episode, hoping there is less bitchy Meredith toward Lexi in the future, though.

  3. Emily on October 5th, 2007 1:19 pm

    For the first time I think I’m enjoying the storylines of the hospital victims more than the doctors. Part of it last night was Alex taking care of that baby. He’s quickly becoming my new favorite character. I could just care less what happens with George and Izzie or Meredith and Derek.

    You’re exactly right that Callie and McSteamy have tons of chemistry. Something needs to happen there again.

  4. Mary on October 5th, 2007 1:28 pm

    Sooooo tired of “damaged” Meredith. GROW UP! You are a surgeon. Not that doctors aren’t allowed to have personal issues, but for God’s sake, go to therapy, talk it out, get a life. If I heard “I’m an only child” again last night, I might have screamed. That being said, I thought that the Mama Burke was tired as well, but I did enjoy when she called Mere out for being inappropriate or selfish. Which is it?

    George with a backbone was nice to see. I don’t HATE George and Izzie, but that storyline could just go nowhere fast. Unless Callie just continues to make Izzie suffer, which, for the sake of reality, wouldn’t be allowed to happen. (I hate to mix reality with my tv, but that would be grounds for a lawsuit if Izzie’s career was negatively affected). I’m just saying.

    I MISS BAILEY! I miss her. I miss her angry tirades, her guilt trips, her facial expressions. I miss it all. Got a little taste of it last night and felt much better. Lmao at her scenes with Meredith and Alex. Classic Bailey. Is it bad of me to enjoy watching her undermine Callie? Overall, I thought it was a pretty good episode. Closer to the show I loved than any of last season’s episodes. Keep working, Shonda! Let’s get it back to where it should be.

  5. Jackie on October 5th, 2007 2:21 pm

    Being from a broken home where my father resembles Thatcher Grey so much that I swear Shonda Rhimes was in my life, writing down every unfortunate incident, I understand Meredith and feels she needs to take her time. That’s all I am going to say about that.

    But I agree with you in the fact that I used to be one of those people who religiously counted down the minutes and seconds before the premiere. I had rituals–mini chocolate chip cookies, Pepsi and nothing else but me and my TV. Now I find myself getting excited about other shows and just feeling like I need to keep up with Grey’s for the sake of watercooler talk. I think they did a number on the fan base after last season and by the looks of the ratings, they are going to have to do a hell of a lot better than snarky lines and apologies in the writer’s blog to win back viewers.

  6. Tarah on October 6th, 2007 11:31 am

    I too find it difficult to watch Meredith be the damaged little girl. The post above points out that this might be realistic, but it is still hard to watch! It’s gone on for too long.

    I am also loving Alex as a character. Perhaps because he stands up for himself and isn’t as weak and vacillating as some of the others. And I miss tough Callie! She was so great. I also miss the chemistry between her and Addison. I’m going to tune into a few more episodes, but I’m on the fence with this show. Staying loyal to the Office though!

  7. Angela on October 6th, 2007 1:01 pm

    The closet scene between George and Izzie last season established for me their chemistry together and I’ve been ok with the Gizzie storyline ever since. That said, I think it’s important that they play out the consequences of the infedility in a fairly realistic way, even if that means George and Izzie don’t ultimately end up together.

  8. Meagan on October 7th, 2007 3:49 am

    I know I’m behind the times, but I just watched the episode a few hours ago… I can’t believe no one commented on Callie’s “Not today” crap at the end. She knows something’s up with George and Izzie, but she doesn’t care. She wants to ignore it. It sucks and it makes me miss strong Callie too. She used to be sassy and now she’s turning into Kelly Kapoor, but without the humor. Anyone else see her getting pregnant?

  9. Daniel K on October 8th, 2007 5:32 am

    You know, I really like George and Izzie, and I don’t quite understand all the hatred that gets thrown their way. Just about everyone on this show has been involved in some sort of adulterous affair or act at some point or another, but these two are the ones who get thrown to the wolves? I don’t buy it.

    I think one of the main reasons I like them, other than the fact that the actors portraying them have excellent chemistry, is that they have a good shot at becoming the stable couple on the show. This show is in sore need of a couple that doesn’t fall apart every few minutes, and I think George and Izzie, if they can get through what’s about to come their way, could definitely fit the bill. They could be the ones with the funnier and more down to earth problems, as opposed to the comparatively earth shattering problems of the indecisive and emotionally stunted, amnesiac patient romances, trysts with your superiors, turbulent and highly flawed marriages, and just about everything else this show puts out there. These two could be the fun couple, the ones who give us a breather in between everything else going on, and put a little perspective on the screen.

    I never really liked George and Callie, but these two, I think they have a shot at becoming something special.