Grey’s Anatomy seems to get crazier every season. Not the least of the crazies is Izzie, who made the crazy speech of the day in tonight’s brand new Grey’s Anatomy episode. George had mistakenly thought she was calling him “Bambi” when she was actually talking about a deer. At which point she proclaims that she is Bambi, and makes an “inspiring” speech which just misses the mark.
Worse, after last season’s impossible wedding failure finale, we find that Burke is gone. It turns out that Isaiah Washington has not returned to Grey’s Anatomy is due to a very public repetition, at a Golden Globe Awards press conference, of a gay slur which he should never have made in the first place. T. R. Knight (George) had announced his homosexuality after the initial incident. At any rate, Burke was a jerk. I don’t miss him.
Callie has been promoted to her position as Chief Resident. It turns out she totally sucks at it. Who would have known that one of the greatest surgeons would turn out to be a terrible resident? All of the interns seem to dismiss her authority as if it doesn’t exist. Dr. Webber seems to be of the opinion that he’s done Bailey a service. She should be a surgeon, he says, not a bureaucrat. Yet it’s painfully clear to me that he’s made a terrible mistake. Bailey is uniquely qualified to be Chief Resident, and Callie is the one who should be in the OR.
This season’s premiere introduces a new character, Lexie Grey, Meredith’s half sister. She’s strangely preoccupied with her sister. Predictably, Meredith shows little interest in Lexie. In one scene she completely blows her off to run off with Derek. Who can blame her? If I was faced with some boring half-sister I never knew, and had to choose between her and my boyfriend, the boyfriend would win hands down. I don’t even like my real sister.
Meredith and Derek break up amicably. This, of course, calls for celebration. And I, of course, predicted that they would celebrate with “break up sex”.
The only “real” moment in this Grey’s Anatomy premiere is the moment that George tells Izzie that he loves her, too. Three cheers for George!
I feel as though I were watching a play in which the backdrop has fallen, and the backstage activity has begun to show through. The thoughts of the Grey’s Anatomy writers and producers are just a little to visible, and the off-screen fights are beginning to find their way into the action.
It’s become too painfully obvious how the writers are attempting to manipulate these characters. If we saw somebody get behind the wheel of a car, and deliberately drive in the wrong direction, we would be able to predict what would happen. Essentially, it can result in little other than disaster.
And yet, when the writers of Grey’s Anatomy steer their characters on the wrong course, we’re supposed to believe that the outcome could be good. In short, this is ridiculous. The writers of Grey’s Anatomy have, in essence, developed a formula. If we, the viewers, are beginning to predict what is going to happen, then the Grey’s Anatomy writers have failed in their job.
Grey’s Anatomy used to be a very stimulating and entertaining show. Now it’s just a mess.
“‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars Promote Gay Tolerance.” Buddy TV. URL: (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/greys-anatomy/greys-anatomy-stars-promote-ga-10589.aspx)