Shades Of Grey
Since I managed to miss the first four episodes of Grey's Anatomy, I was tempted to avoid watching it all together. That is, I could wait until summer, and catch the entire 3rd season from start to finish. But it is one of my favorite television shows and it just didn't make sense to deny myself the pleasure. And I was quite curious as to whether the cast and crew could pull it off. I imagine it takes tremendous energy to keep something fresh and funny. So when I heard ABC was to re-air the fourth episode tonight, I jumped right in.
When I first reviewed GA on this blog, I mentioned the lead character is weak. Meredith Grey plays an intern that is no stranger to the lustful desires of her handsome co-star actors. In this season, her wishy-washy demure continues. And in this particular episode, the writers have her doped-up since she has appendicitis and will need surgery. Clever guys!!! This way she can mumble and whine her way through the hour, calling out to other characters, and remind us of past plot structures. This may be handy for the newbies, but I've been watching since the first season. And I ain't buying. I still don't believe a surgeon and a vet are locked in quest for her character's heart. Face it, they're both prettier than she is!! (I would buy it if it was Izzie. She's hot.)
And speaking of Izzie, I still love her character. She has quit the intern program due to last season's fiasco with Denny. Cristina and Burke are still interesting to watch. And I find myself enjoying Addison more and the depth she adds to the show.
I'll confess my confusion regarding the relationship with George and Callie. I thought it would be a given, that at this point of the season, they would be an established couple. But instead, she is still chasing him. This episode finds her inviting George to her hotel room for some hot monkey sex, a gesture of a new beginning. Callie oozes sexual chemistry, but when George turns her down, she's done with him. George it would seem, needs to be there for Izzie. It would seem he has turned into one of the ladies. (Couldn't he comfort Izzie in the morning after hot monkey sex and a plate of ribs from room service?!)
Regardless, it remains a great show.