Monday, May 15, 2006

Can I Get a "Wozzers"?

Last night's Grey's Anatomy:

I don't even know where to begin. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I needed to get that out of my system.
So to start, I will concede that last night's episode wasn't up to par on the writing/acting level BUT man, who's got time for that with mad shit going down? Like Taco Bell, quality doesn't always matter.

The scene wherein Izzy freaks out and is yelling at Denny that she loves him and she has to get him this hear,t and he has to let her do what she needs to do (i.e. stop his heart) was a little much. I felt badly for the actress because the scene wasn't well written and wasn't well acted, and the whole thing was weird and out of character for her. Yeah, it's not out of character for her to be emotional but to go crazy--well, i wasn't comfortable with it. and seriously, to stop denny's heart. what the hell is she thinking? is this realistic? maybe. maybe Denny's signing the DNR forms sent her over the edge. but seriously--is it time for her to say she loves him? (likewise, why is Callie telling George she loves him already--but yes, we will get to that). so yeah, izzy is going to kill denny or try to but only to save him. quite a situation she has on her hands.

Meanwhile, Alex isn't ratting Izzy out. interesting. he's actually on good behavior. a little surprising but perhaps he realizes that Izzy will be her own undoing so he doesn't need to help or, more likely, this is one of those things where interns stick together--or at least don't bring each other down--because they are "family" as George explained to Callie.

So let's get this Callie out of the way. Why doesn't she like Izzy? Because Izzy looked at her like she was a crazy person when she (Callies) went into Izzy and Meridith's bathroom without wearing any clothes. Uh yeah--that isn't normal, Callie. I know you actually LIVE in a hospital and may not know proper roommate behavior, but in the average roommate household, guests do not walk around naked and peeing in front of roommates and hating the roomies because they think you are whack. Go back to your "apartment" in the hospital hidden hallway, please. And don't tell George that Meridith hurt him more than anyone could hurt anyone because that is bull. She never really gave him an inking that she liked or loved him. He set himself up for that hurt ;and you, Miss Callie, are upset because he's not obsessed with you the way he was with Meridith (not, fyi, a bad thing) and because he still considers Meridith "family". And you have this Dominatrix look going on and now George has that terrible little boy haircut (which you gave him) so you both are creeping me out a bit. Since Erin named her cat O'Malley after George (real life), I have to give him the benefit of the doubt. But not you. I read that in tonight's TWO HOUR finale, you hound George for answers about how he feels about you. News flash: you've been dating for like a month and you've got a lot of people dying in the hospital, including a heart patient an intern is killing and the hospital's top surgeon. Leave the little boy alone for the evening. You aren't going to get any answers you want.

So yeah, I guess I don't like Callie. I just talked that one out.

Now to someone i LOVE. Christine. I love the set up between Burke and her and what's coming down the pipes for them/Burke. Matching Christine in a scene with a fianced couple who's clearly not ready for marriage because the guy's a twit is perfect. Christine, of course, likens Burke to this cad because she's mad at poor Burke--which is unfair to Burke. He would never duck behind her to save himself from a bullet. But she's mad and she's bitter, and she can't keep it in when thrown in between this feuding couple. Then the couple makes up, all kissy face, and girl tells Christine it's easier if she just forgives her boyfriend. In this respect, she is right. Christine thinks she's an idiot, though--and she's right, for seconds later, when bullets are heard, fianced dude, ducks behind fiance again! Yep, in those few hours in the hospital, dude didn't "change" as promised and shouldn't have been forgiven by fiance for duck #1.

But yes, despite her understandable annoyance at this couple, Christine shows her occasional childish tendencies during this episode, and what better to knock her to her senses than Burke shot down on the hospital pavement. oooooooooooooooooooooooooh. he's come back to see Denny's condition before bringing him a heart that rightfully belongs to someone else, Izzy has cut the heart cord (medical terms elude me), Burke is unconscious. Yep, that's right, folks: Wozzers.

And then we have the Meridith/Derek/Addison drama. Lordy, lordy. One week after Derek declares to Meridith that "this thing with us" is over, we see that, surprise surprise, it is not. I felt badly for Addison. In fact, I've felt badly for her in the last few episodes. Is her marriage really over? She says that the only people who don't realize that Derek loves Meridith are Derek and Meridith. But I thought Derek admitted that he loved her. That was a few months ago. If love can come quickly (i.e. Callie, Izzy), I guess we're to believe it can go quickly. Ah, but it hasn't. ANd the episode ends with Meridith telling the vet oh so passionately and sadly how much she loves "him", and we smart viewers know she's not talking about her dying dog. Poor CHris O'Donnell, DVM, does not. He is still cute, though. Oh, and everyone in the hospital hears Addison yelling at Derek about how she can't get any attention/anger for the ways in which she's wronged him, but when he finds out that Meridith is dating the vet, he can't talk to her anymore. Sheesh. Then in comes Chief to tell her that she needs to keep her personal problems out of the halls and ears of the hospital. Christ, cut the woman some slack--she's just admitted to herself and her husband that it doesn't matter how much she loves Derek or how much he wants to make the marriage work because he's the "good guy" because the marriage isn't working because he just doesn't care enough about her.

And a two hour finale tonight. Quanity, not quality. I'm down.


Blogger anne altman said...


I wish I knew what you were talking about because your discussion is quite compelling.

my favorite is how you talked out your hatred for callie.

whoever the hell that is.
interestingly enough, i saw a terrible piece of "news" on saturday night about how television medical shows are increasing the expectations of the public on how easily their loved ones can be rescusitated (sp?) and that Grays Anatomy makes everyone believe that med residents have a lot of sex in broom closets. so they interviewed some dork ass med students who were so psyched to be on tv and they were like, 'OH NO WE DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT KIND OF STUFF HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

nice, anne. very nice. lesson one in life: don't take lessons from tv shows unless you don't already know not to pee naked in front of your boyfriend's roommates.

10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Ditto on everything you just said. I am scared for Burke therefore Christine though. And Izzy has completely lost it. The way these girls (yes Callie as well) fall in and out of love is a little nutty. I once told James this show can portray how women really feel about relationships pretty well though. The conversations they have are incredibly realistic. At least that is how I talk with my friends / can get boy crazy.

12:43:00 PM  
Blogger whipcreamy said...

I am SOOOOO happy that i am finally online to do this...NE weather is CRAZY!! Well, I don't see how Izzy is going to her herself out of this situation, in fact, I believe she will be the intern who is leaving after season 2. Liz was right, Alex is shaping up. Yes, I thought the drama was a little to "ER"ish last night, but I just have to see what is to become of our beloved interns...will the show end when they are finally surgeons? How long does interning last? Will we be accepting of a new intern? I don't know who could replace Izzy....hmmm...who are some up and coming actresses who could replace her? Aaron reminded me that we once saw Christina Ricci on the show...does anyone think that she will reappear?

1:03:00 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

my mom watched it with me last night. she'd never seen it before. it was so filled with drama that she said with some distain, it's like "days of our lives" and "ER". and she's right--last night it was. but that's good stuff for an hour or two. i'm glad it's not like that all the time. i don't think christina ricci is going to be on again. she's still a movie actress. chris o'donnell doesn't have anything else going for him. i think izzy is gone. but who will be the new intern??????? that is a big question, indeed!

1:22:00 PM  
Blogger Dreamlover said...

Hey, did you see it tonight??

I still have tears in my eyes, WHOA, talk about emotion!!

10:15:00 PM  
Blogger whipcreamy said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Liz and I texted to each other all during last night! I had tears at the most unlikely when the Chief's niece told him that she had been loved! Oh! I wasn't too into the Burke/Christina thing b/c she pissed me off when she froze up....and DENNY! WTF! I suppose there needed to be a lesson in there somewhere. The lesson that you should not break procedure in a hospital. b/c it can backfire....and well...i will wait for liz to blog today to write more.

7:04:00 AM  
Blogger anne altman said...

so i cried my eyes out watching the finale last night, of a show i'd never seen in my life.

i was only irritated a few times, when the chief of surgery and the attending were yelling at the surgeon who to "Lay down" after he was shot. First she said "Lay down" and then he said "Lay down" and so i was only irritated twice, because edu-mu-cated physicians would know better. Dogs lay down, people lie down.

10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

i have been in the midst of meetings and work all morning and will continue to be. all i want to do is talk about the show last night!! this afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!

oh boy! it was INTENSE!

10:43:00 AM  

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