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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Happy Grey's Day!

Tonight is the season premier of Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t think I’ll be thinking about anything else all day.
If you’re not a Grey’s fan, you may not understand the appeal, the navel-gazing heroine, the sexy doctors more interested in love than medicine. But what makes Grey’s special is the character interactions.
Most of the characters are involved in some kind of love triangle. The most famous is the McDreamy/Meredith/McVet triangle. The cliffhanger at the end was, who would Meredith choose, McDreamy, the attending physician who she fell hard for, who loves her despite her being scary and damaged, who is married, or McVet, who is perfect and earthy, but Not McDreamy, in her eyes. Both men worthy, maybe more worthy than Meredith deserves, though McDreamy has been a bit of an ass lately. I think she’ll pick McDreamy. I think they deserve each other.

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Another triangle is McDreamy (Derek Shepard)/Addison Shepard/Mark Sloan. Derek and Mark were best friends. Can’t imagine those two men walking into a room – dear God, some fine specimens.

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Only Addison got tired of being second place to Derek’s job and she had an affair with Mark. Derek walked in on them, thus sending him across the country, and into Meredith’s arms in the first place. But Addison wanted her husband back and followed him, breaking up Meredith and him at the end of the first season. Only Mark had fallen in love with her and followed her, as well (for one measly episode). He wanted her to come home with him. She wanted to work out her marriage.
She is an idiot if she thinks she deserves the crap Derek gives her. She deserves Mark, who loves her.

Then, my favorite, Alex/Denny/Izzy.

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Alex is an ass, but the only person who sees the humanity in him is Izzy. He likes her, so he’s even more of an ass, to the point of sleeping with someone else to push her away. But she forgives him eventually and they become, um, you know, buddies. Until Denny Duquette, heart patient, checks into Seattle Grace.

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Izzy is drawn to his charm, his sly humor, and Alex is jealous. Alex tells Denny he and Izzy are an item, Izzy gets mad and breaks it off with Alex. And oh, God, Denny loved her. The way he looked at her with those dark eyes, and told her those wonderful things – who can blame her for cutting his LVAD wire to save his life? But when he died, Alex was there to help her pick up the pieces (I hope that continues tonight, though I’m MOSTLY wondering how they’re going to explain the haircut he got, since tonight’s episode takes place where last season ends.
Then there’s the Preston/Cristina/surgery triangle and the past triangle of the Chief/Adele/Ellis Grey (Meredith’s mom) triangle that is mirrored a lot in the relationship with Derek/Meredith and Addison.
And if I had more time, I’d go into the whole George/Callie/Izzy thing, which isn’t a romance, but is pulling George in two anyway.
And then there’s Bailey, who comes across as such a hardass, but was by Cristina’s side when she miscarried.
SO what are you waiting for?? You gotta watch!


At 7:29 AM, Blogger Jennifer Smith/Ila Campbell said...

I, too, speak up at restaurants, but I do it even more often at coffee shops where I'm trying to write. Sometimes, I even dare to ask them to change the disc they are playing, as something might be particularly distracting.

Since I live in Korea, I also sometimes have to speak up to inform store/restaurant/coffee shop owners when they are playing a song that customers who understand English are going to be offended by the words (happens more often than not with rap, it seems), then leave it up to them if they want to leave it on.

Other than music? Hmmm. Airplanes. I let the flight staff know if the cleaning staff did a crappy job or if they didn't stock things correctly (like tissues in the bathroom, etc.). I'm stuck on that plane 14 or more hours, usually!

I guess in general I also speak up about something on behalf of someone who is shy about speaking out. My mom was one of those people, so I've been doing it most of my life!

Jennifer -- the pushy one, apparently

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Trish Milburn said...

I've only seen a couple of episodes of Grey's, but I plan to catch up on back seasons through my shiny new Netflix subscription. :)

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Jennifer Smith/Ila Campbell said...

Stupid blogger -- it erased my Grey's post and duplicated this one! I'm NOT a total nitwit as it appears here, FYI


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