Re: Grey's Anatomy = Awful.
You don't watch Grey's Anatomy for gritty medical realism. That's ER. The medicine stuff is just color for the interpersonal soap operas. Which is why, if I may draw on a stereotypical-but-true belief, women like the show. It's familiar territory for the target audience of Y&R and All My Children.
So people who are getting on the show for not being medically realistic enough are technically right, but they miss the point. It's like criticizing those aforementioned daytime dramas for inaccurately portraying amnesia victims.
I hadn't heard about the whole "every case on the show really happened" thing, but "based on a true story" can often have pretty tenuous ties to what actually happened. I don't think it's debatable that the medical cases on the show aren't pretty heavily stylized in places.
As for my own opinion- it's decent fun to watch if there are fans of the show in the room, but a real snoozer without someone to bounce observations off of. The main problem is simple: I find Meredith's character incredibly annoying and worthy of a few paintbrushes across the grill.
I do agree with Ed's blog take on how silly the little "competition" over Meredith is. Guys who look like Chris O'Donnell and/or Patrick Dempsey certainly don't need to pine over a girl who acts like that all the time. That aspect of the show's current plot is simply female writers expressing their ego fantasies.
Last edited by Doc. Scott; 10-06-2006 at 12:52 PM.