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Grey’s season premiere

The Grey’s Anatomy season premiere was mildly entertaining, but somewhat of a letdown.

Lame:

  • Lacey stopping Meredith on the way into the hospital with a trauma to tell her that she’s her sister. And everyone stops to react.
  • Lacy running around the hospital telling everyone that Meredith is her sister.
  • I like the actress who plays Torres, but her character is hard to like the most of the time. Shonda and Betsy like to beat up on her a lot.
  • lamest of all: saving Bambi. Seriously. The whole thing was completely ridiculous. I was rolling my eyes right along with the interns. Why do they keep giving Katherine Heigl these stupid plot lines?
  • The patient eating metal poky objects to curb his hunger. Why not eat a pillow case instead of, I don’t know, scissors?
  • The cleanly severed arm. It looked like the elk shank Brian prepared in the Top Chef episode this week.
  • All the women who bitch to George about how their lives suck whenever he tries to talk to them about what a hard time he’s having.
  • Time from first contraction to delivery of the baby: 29 seconds. And the baby shouldn’t cry immediately and look like it’s 3 months old. I’m just saying.
  • George and Izzy. I like George. I like Izzy. I don’t like Gizzy. And he’s married, so figure it out! I don’t feel sympathetic for people who cheat on their spouses, even emotionally.

Cute:

  • “I’m not pregnant. I just… I mean I might be pregnant. Yeah, my boobs are a little sore.”
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  • When Christina, Izzy, Alex and George are together while Meredith cleans the severed arm. There was good writing and chemistry in that whole scene.
  • The kind of gay moment when McSteamy told Derek that he came to Seattle to get him back. Heh.

Awesome:

  • Sandra Oh. Sandra Oh. Sandra Oh. She made the end worth waiting for. The story line about the man with the severed spine was sweet and very well acted by everyone involved. A little sledge hammery with the metaphor of her and Burke, but sweet all the same.
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  • Despite the ridiculousness of such a cleanly severed arm in an auto accident, the acting between that patient and Meredith, I thought, was very good. A sweet exchange between them before the patient finally agreed to sedation.
  • Bailey, as always.
  • Derek telling McSteamy not to talk to him about Meredith because McSteamy does not know what he’s talking about.
  • Alex and Christina on the tunnel gurneys. Those two, actually showing emotion despite their fa├žades. And the smile at the end when Alex asks Christina if she wants some money.
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  • Meredith and Derek breaking up (again). It was a great scene and I’m glad that she’s doing it for all the right reasons.

Shonda, please don’t have Bambi plots anymore. Do it for the children with puppy dog eyes!

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Private Practice, Top Chef, and Life

Last night was all about the television. First up was Private Practice, the much talked-about spin off of Grey’s Anatomy. Meh. I love Kate Walsh and her lovely mouth and eyes and… everything else. I also like Amy Brenneman and Taye Diggs. The show was like a bad episode of Grey’s. Salespeople calling a therapist to the store for a troubled woman and she has a psychological breakthrough? And who didn’t see the emergency surgery c-section coming the moment Addison’s buddy said “Everything but c-sections” about the birthing room. Please. I’ll watch again because I like the cast, but I have little patience and a lot of tv on my schedule, so please, Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes… make it work!

So next I flipped over to Top Chef. It’s the first part of the finale. The finalists seem genuinely friendly to each other and I have to say that the lack of contestant on contestant assaults is refreshing! I am rooting for Casey and have been since she seemed like a sweet girl back when Lia left. I prejudged her and got it wrong. She’s my girl now and I want a female Top Chef! Actually, “Anyone but Hung” is my mantra. He says he’s cooking only for the judges and poo on the cowboys (maybe I’m paraphrasing a bit) and then gives a line at judging table. His arrogance and superiority complex are a real turn off for me. He’s good, but he needs to try a little humble pie. I loved it when the judges told him that he was technically the best chef left. He got a huge grin on his face until Tom repeated, “Technically,” to let him know that that doesn’t mean he is the best chef overall. I love deflated Hung. The judges think he lacks “soul” in his food, but they keep telling Casey that her food has soul and heart and all that razzmatazz. What the heck does that mean, anyway? As a non-foodie I think it’s bunk, but what do I know? As long as it gives Casey an edge, I’m happy. Oh, by the way, they are having three finalists this season, which I love because I think Casey would have been eliminated too. I love the comradery between the chefs this season. I just wish Hung wasn’t such a dick.

I recorded Life on my computer. Haven’t watched it yet, but I am looking forward to watching it. Again, I am a fan of the cast. Captain Winters from Band of Brothers is the lead and Carmen from the L Word is the partner. Good actor + good actor/eye candy will get me to watch every time. I hate the networks for scheduling all the good shows on two nights. All that plus The War on PBS. I am running out of hard drive space and time to watch and listen to all my entertainment!

Eye candy surprise

Well, Grey’s Anatomy has been less appealing to me lately… and the thought of a spin off is quite a turn off. Until…

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Amy Brenneman showed up on my tv! What a pleasant surprise! Yummy eye candy… I may have to tune in occasionally. Women… looking granola-ey, wearing glasses, and saying “… and I’m a serious feminist.” What’s not to like?

My TV worlds are colliding

Dark and twisty – it’s been used to describe both Jenny Schecter and Meredith Grey this season. Meredith’s dad is on Raines. Joey Lucas is on the L Word. Angela from Project Runway is putting her fleurchons on Paige‘s hat on L Word. Lord John Marbury is contending for Chief of Surgery on Grey’s Anatomy. What the heck is going on!?

By the way, Raines really was interesting. Even though Jeff Goldblum bugs me, it was a good show. Thanks to one of my bugs for getting me to watch it. Heck, I hadn’t even heard of it and I certainly wouldn’t have watched it.

Pregnancy

Last night I was busily cleaning house when I realized that Grey’s Anatomy was on. I missed the first few moments, but turned it on to find McDreamy “rescuing” Meredeth from certain drowning in her bathtub. Please, dude. It’s a bathtub and she wasn’t drowning herself. Go shave. The episode was pretty good, but I don’t know if we really need an Epic Three Part Event. I mean, how ER can you get? Yawn. I think the show is great on its own merits and shouldn’t have to pull these stunts. P.S. I can’t watch Isiah Washington without thinking he’s a jerk.

One episode this season featured a couple, expecting their first child. The woman had fallen down in the shower and just wanted to make sure that everything was okay with the pregnancy. It turned out, in the end, that everything was not okay. The doctor had to induce labor and the woman had to birth her fetus, which was no longer alive. This scene was heart-wrenching and something I had not ever really considered before. I hadn’t really thought about losing a late term pregnancy and what the aftermath entailed. I was sobbing by the end of that scene because it was so moving.

Yesterday at work, I got a call from a woman on my hockey team. She had called to tell me that the captain of our team, who was 16 weeks pregnant, had lost her baby. They will be inducing labor today. This is devastating. She had a child three years ago. She had an early miscarriage last year and now this. A miscarriage is so hard, but having to go through the birthing process? I can’t even imagine. And I realize that it’s lame to even bring up an episode on tv, but it gave me a snapshot of what happens and that visual of the woman going through labor and screaming in physical and emotional pain is just… what’s sticking with me while I think of my friend.

So what do you do? Nothing can help. Nothing can comfort. The team wants to do something for her, but we just don’t know what.


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