Grey’s Anatomy

“There’s this thing about being a surgeon. Maybe it’s pride or maybe it’s just about being tough. But a true surgeon never admits they need help, unless absolutely necessary. Surgeons don’t need to ask for help because they are tougher than that. Surgeons are cowboys, rough around the edges, hardcore… at least that’s what they want you to think.”

Meredith Grey’s narration at the start of this week’s Grey’s Anatomy perfectly sums up the attitudes of the Seattle Grace surgeons; and tonight, they are all forced to admit they need a little help sometimes.
Callie is trying to maintain her ‘tough girl’ attitude at work, while having to face estranged-husband George – who cheated on her with Izzie – at work every day. She is determined to get over it, and rejects Dr Mark Sloan’s offer of making intern George’s life hell. She relents however, when she sees Mark’s plan for him…

Two patients have come into the hospital having been in a fight over a competition to win a wedding. They were the last two competitors holding on to a wedding dress, the last one standing would be the winner. But they came two blows, and arrived in the ED still holding the dress. As one needs surgery, Mark suggests she get a ‘proxy’ to carry on the competition for her – he volunteers George.

The other major case going in to surgery is the survivor of a skydiving accident, who is being treated by Meredith. The man’s parachute didn’t open, and it is a miracle he’s alive, and Meredith begins to see parallels with her near-drowning experience; something she still hasn’t really dealt with. The skydiver is struggling with the fact that he was being recorded on camera as he fell, and when he thought he was about to die he confessed his love for someone. Meredith considers her own feelings for Derek, and begins to wonder if she is being a coward.

Meanwhile, as Meredith and Derek continue their not-so-secret trysts, still unable to be either ‘on’ or ‘off; the Chief turns his back on women altogether. With his marriage in turmoil, Richard turns to his fellow male surgeons to cheer himself up and suggests a “gentleman’s evening”. Derek and Mark search their brains all day to figure out what this entails, and when Mark asks Bailey what comes to mind when he says “gentleman’s evening”, she replies “tassels. Shiny sequined tassels, and one dollar bills.”

While they try to figure out what the Chief is planning, the attendings are introduced to the “new Burke” – Dr. Erika Hauhn the new cardiologist. And Dr Hauhn is already set to rock the boat when she finds that the male doctors seem to be treated differently by the Chief. She accuses him of having different rules for his male surgeons, saying; “Guess you don’t know a guy until you work for him, I mean who knew that you were running an old boys club?”

Sunday 9 March at 8.30pm on TV2

Beautiful Sunday:
Ugly Betty & Grey’s Anatomy
Sunday 3 February, 7.30 & 8.30pm

Sundays on TV2 just got a whole lot more beautiful! Viewers are in for a treat this weekend, with brand-new seasons of everyone’s favourite dramas – Ugly Betty followed by Grey’s Anatomy.

As Ugly Betty returns for a second series, Betty’s life is in chaos after a series of very unfortunate events. When we left the bright and bubbly Mode magazine assistant she had a lot on her plate; particularly the problem of her illegal immigrant father being unable to return home from Mexico. Her boss, and friend, Daniel Meade had become depressed and drug-dependent, and had caused a serious car crash injuring himself and his sister, Alexis. Plus, after the possible love of her life Henry had left to take care of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Betty discovered the pregnancy to be a fake!
Despite all the drama she is now facing, Betty is still in denial about one thing – how much Henry’s departure has affected her. Meanwhile, Amanda turns to junk food and to Marc in dealing with the revelation that Fey Sommers was her real mother, and Wilhelmina schemes to turn the tragic Meade family events to her advantage.

Ugly Betty continues to be a world-wide hit with both audiences and critics. In this year’s Golden Globes, series star America Ferrera received her second nomination for Best Actress. She won this category in 2007, as well as taking home the Best Actress Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Next up on Sunday night is the highly anticipated return of Grey’s Anatomy. As the fourth series begins, Meredith, Cristina, Izzie and Alex’s first day as residents is a hectic one, with a group of new interns to boss around. Among them are both George, who has made the difficult decision to repeat the year after failing his exams, and Meredith’s half-sister Lexie (Chyler Leigh). Plus, everyone must adjust to their new boss – orthopaedic specialist, and George’s wife, Callie Torres. Day one keeps the whole team busy as the victims of a multiple-car accident are brought in by paramedics.

The doctors’ personal lives are no less hectic. Having just returned from her honeymoon – that she ended up spending with Meredith – Cristina searches for Burke, but he’s nowhere to be found. Derek, on the other hand, is looks to his fellow doctors for friendship now that his relationship with Meredith has reached an emotional impasse. Meanwhile, Bailey is struggling with her place within the hospital now that her former interns report to Callie; and Richard resumes his position as Chief of Surgery.

Like Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy has also had great success with critics. Last year, series stars Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress and Best Actor in a Drama series; while this year their co-star Katherine Heigl was nominated. Also in 2007, the series won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, and Heigl took home an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy both kick off new seasons this Sunday 3 February on TV2, at 7.30 and 8.30pm.

the new season of greys anatomy begins on the 3rd of feb……thats right a SUNDAY!!! (airing at 8.30). after ugly betty(at 7.30) and followed by men in trees(at 9.30)

i wounder how the show is gonna go with it being aired on a Sunday!! i personally liked the time of 9.30 on a monday

E.R is taking the slot of 8.30pm on thursdays this year

Save Grey’s Anatomy Petition:

If you agree with it, please sign it.

NB: it was written after the finale of season four (season four is yet to start airing in New Zealand) so it contains minor spoilers…but please if you agree…and think that this show has worsened since seasons one and two…please sign your name to it!

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Hit ABC (TV2) Show Grey’s Anatomy’s new season has lost the ratings battle just two weeks into the new American season.
The show’s lost almost 25% of last year’s viewers with many falling back on old faithfulls such as CSI and a new season of ‘The Office’.

Grey’s Anatomy had trumped CBS (TV3) show CSI for progressive months in 2006 but it seems American’s viewing habits have turned away from the medical drama.

So, what do you think ?
Are you off Grey’s ?
Assuming TV3 offers its traditionally successful Crime line-up.
When the new season debut’s here in NZ what will you be watching?

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Hey everyone. So I’ve just seen both the new season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy and the premiere of Private Practice and let me tell you this:

I used to be THE biggest Grey’s Anatomy fan ever. I loved everything about the show, the characters, the storylines, the music… you name it. It was probably my #1 show.

Season 3 was painful. The George/Izzie storyline just got so dragged out and awful to watch. The endless Mer/Der soppy eyes and no substance in their relationship. The Isaiah Washington debacle. Everything just felt so incestuous, so drawn out, so miserable, so deja vu. McDreamy became McBoring. Seriously.

You know I hated Addison when she turned up on the scene in Season 2. How dare she be the evil witch who broke McDreamy’s heart by sleeping with his best friend, over and over and over? But slowly, I warmed to her. Her spunk, her zest, her sexuality. Here was a woman who really was intruiging – much more so that Meredith Grey ever could be with her half closed eyes, waif figure and endless soliloquies about how miserable her life was and how her parents screwed her up.

I held high hopes for Season 4 of Grey’s. Maybe it would pick itself out of the slump. Find new energy without the cast tensions. Find freshness with the new interns (including Mer’s half sister…). But no. I was sorely disappointed. Mer’s half sister was so annoying and her little chat with George seemed so rehearsed and unnatural. Nope, don’t like her one bit. And the bar-girl comments Mer – sister – McDreaming triangle just were so overdone. Yawn. Oh, and the medical stories? I’m no doctor but they seemed terribly flawed (yes, let’s jolt a deer back to life on a metal ute?? and how did the guy end up with that sort of injury to his neck.. is that really possible?).

But Private Practice has such a breath of fresh air. No wonder it’s the biggest new fall show. Take a character we’ve gone from hating to cheering for, to feeling sorry for (with her limited egg supply) and put her with a fresh new cast (let’s hope Taye Diggs isn’t a curse on shows to get cancelled!) with new humor, new tensions, new storyline potentials and wow, instant hit.

I love Addison. I’m sick of MerDer. There’s only so much you can drag out a love story. And when it gets to the point where I don’t even care about the outcome, it’s time to move on.

Bring on Private Practice. Loved the first episode, absolutely loved it.

So if you’re tired of Grey’s (but loved it originally), you’ll adore Private Practice.


Photos for Season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy have just been officially released so if you’re after a fresh wallpaper for your computer click on the image below for a large version!

Grey's Anatomy Large Wallpaper Season 4

Yay! The Season 4 trailer for Grey’s Anatomy is now out…

Here’s some hot new spoilers for Season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy.

  • Meredith and Cristina go on holiday together (what would have been Cristina’s honeymoon).
  • Burke has resigned (well we all knew that was coming!) and Addison leaves.
  • Will Mark and Derek be friends again?
  • George repeats his internship.
  • Bailey is upset Callie is Chief Resident.
  • And… is there a baby on the way by the end of the season for one of the characters?

Have to say I still love this show and even managed to feel a little sorry for Christina at the end. But more importantly:

ALEX: I wonder if and hope they bring back Rebecca for him next season. Or at least let us get to see what made Alex into the person he is. I really started to like him this year!

ADDISON: Now can’t wait for PEAK PRACTICE. The first episode that introduced these characters really annoyed me, but Pete *got* me in the stairwell!;) and this will certainly be on my must watch list for 2008.

IZZIE: I surprized myself with not being upset that George and Izzie slept together and in fact really like them together. My heart just bled for Izzie at the end, she has had such a hard year and looked so sad sitting there in the chapel 🙁

CALLIE: I like this character but why Why WHY did they make her chief resident??? (over Bailey? HUH?) Still I think its somewhere to take her character *if* it doesn’t work out with George.

GEORGE: Poor conflicted George! At the start of this season he would never have thought he had a chance with Callie let alone Izzie. and now he loves Izzie but is married to Callie and then on top of this they have him fail his interns exam!

MEREDITH: McDreamy’s speech:“….You are the love of my life, I couldn’t leave you even if I wanted to…”

*sigh* and still she looks like she doesn’t believe him!

Roll on next year!