This is the post where I talk about a TV show that I started watching and finally caught up to the most recent episode. After about 2 weeks and 41 1-hour episodes later, I am caught up with the latest episode in the 3rd season of Grey's Anatomy.
Jamie likes to think that she got me to watch this show, but it was really a build up from multiple sources (sisters, other friends), and really, she was just the last straw (esp. with her whole season premiere costume party). I already had season 1 on my computer and watched the pilot long ago, but wasn't hooked. The timing was right b/c I needed to do some procrastinating and so I thought I'd give it another shot.
The show is entertaining enough. It's about a couple of surgical interns at a hospital. It's a drama about their relationships and how they grow both personally and professionally during their internships. It's like a more serious version of Scrubs. The show has some funny quotes.
Meredith: Spontaneous orgasms, really?
Christina: Any chance they are contagious?
Meredith: Spontaneous orgasms, that would solve *so* many problems.
Meredith & Christina: No.
Christina: Ah, there it is.
George: I'm choking back some McVomit.
Meredith: Denial, it's not just a river in Egypt.
Alex: Syph-boy. It's got a nice ring to it. Kind of like Super-boy, only diseased.
Burke: When we're on duty, I can't be your boyfriend.
Cristina: So, when we're on duty, I can have sex with someone else?
Alex: Izzie, I kissed you, with tongue, and I plan to do it again and again - get used to it. End of discussion.
Alex: Why are you helping me?
Izzie: 'Cause it's what Jesus would freaking do!
The whole hospital premise turns me off. I don't like all those CSI (complete shit implied) shows either. Too doom and gloom. Everyone on Grey's Anatomy requires serious surgery, most of which are because of brain tumors. Oh, you have a cough, that's because there's a tumor pushing up against the part of your brain that regulates the function of your esophagus. All the talk of peoples' problems just makes me paranoid.
The other thing about the show is that while the characters are pretty interesting and the dialog is good, the actors/actresses are not very captivating. Meredith is annoying. Derek Sheppard is not very smooth (he's a bad version of Dr. Jack Shephard, from Lost). George, Izzie, and Alex are kinda annoying as well. I like Burke, Miranda, and Christina though.
The show is entertaining enough and this 3rd season is pretty good. I was suffering a bit of withdrawal after watching so many episodes and suddenly finding myself without anything to watch, so I caught up on Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Desperate Housewives, and Smallville. I didn't need to catch up on How I Met Your Mother b/c that's probably my most anticipated show and I watch it as soon as possible after it airs (I download everything). I also watched the last few episodes of Will & Grace's last season and rewatched Aladdin and the Lion King. Most of that was watched today :s
So, this is the part of the post where I'd post a picture of a particularly alluring female character from the show, but alas, none exists, which is probably the biggest fault of the show. Just none of the female characters really do it for me. Katherine Heigl would be the closest, but she peaked in 1994 with "My Father the Hero". No, I will not post a picture of McDreamy or McSteamy.