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Old 05-05-2007, 02:09 AM   #466
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I hate to admit this but I switched from Grey's to ER last night. Then I sat down to watch Grey's tonite and it bored me to tears. I do NOT like the storyline or characters of the LA group who I assume will be the new cast members of Addison's new show. I won't watch it, she bugs me. I don't know I just didn't enjoy last night's episode at all.
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:09 AM   #467
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Too many commercial breaks. I taped it last night and watched it tonight. It felt like I was fast forwarding every two minutes.

I definitely do not like the new show. Despite how much I love Addison in Grey's, I hope this new one tanks.

This was my favourite show too, but it's been very disappointing lately. I honestly don't know why they're trying out this spinoff - it just felt awkward and disjointed mixed in between the Grey's scenes. They should have just made it two separate shows.

I'll still watch, but my opinion of this show has gone straight down the crapper.


On a completely unrelated note, it was nice to see Sark from Alias again in a few scenes! Oh how I have missed him!
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:17 AM   #468
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I don't own a TV let alone watch 'Grey's', so I have no opinion one way or the other, but this article from today's New York Times caught my eye as it seemed to continue some of the same themes as the article LarryMullen's_POPAngel posted earlier.
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'Grey’s Anatomy': The New Modern Woman, Ambitious and Feeble

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, May 5, 2007

It’s time to play the blame game: Everything wrong with “Grey’s Anatomy” and its soon-to-be spun spinoff is the fault of “Ally McBeal.”

Mary Tyler Moore and Marlo Thomas were early prototypes of the quirky but lovable career girl. David E. Kelley’s hit series about a deeply neurotic lawyer named Ally McBeal marked a turning point in the devolution of women’s roles in television comedy — the moment when competent-but-flaky hardened into basket case.

Thursday’s two-hour episode of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” in which Addison (Kate Walsh) has an emotional meltdown and flees Seattle Grace Hospital for a fancy wellness clinic in Los Angeles, serves as a prelude to a new, still untitled series centered on Addison and her new life in Southern California. It also suggests that the spinoff is doomed to be even sillier and more sex-obsessed than the original. And that is an achievement, considering that “Grey’s Anatomy” managed to squeeze in love scenes for a disfigured, pregnant disaster victim with amnesia.

Sex isn’t the problem with the new series; it’s the subjugation. Addison looks up her old friend from medical school whose perfect marriage has just ended and finds herself enmeshed with two other mature, reputable professionals: a fertility specialist and a psychotherapist. All three women are lovelorn, sex-starved and prone to public displays of disaffection.

On “Grey’s Anatomy” at least two female characters, Christina (Sandra Oh) and Dr. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) have confidence, big egos and an ability to keep their sorrows to themselves most of the time. The female leads on the new series are fragile and pitiable, and it’s a worrisome imbalance. The HBO series “Sex and the City” made light of female insecurity and let its flighty heroines come out ahead. Here even the most successful women are left behind in life.

It wouldn’t matter, since the show is admittedly over-the-top escapist fantasy for women, except that it is troubling that even in escapist fantasies, today’s heroines have to be weak, needy and oversexed to be liked by women and desired by men. Ms. Walsh, a tall, elegant beauty, looks enough like Catherine Deneuve for the resemblance to have been threaded into a subplot of one episode. Addison first showed up at the hospital as a coolly amused villainess who intimidated the show’s heroine, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). Over time and plot twists, her character evolved into a more likable colleague, but for some reason, that change required her to become dizzier, chattier and very much like the ever confused and self-doubting Meredith — and, of course, Ally McBeal. On Thursday’s episode Addison thought she heard imaginary voices in the elevator, made inappropriate sexual comments to a stranger and was generally in need of a man; she turned swoony when a handsome, lecherous colleague kissed her in a stairwell.

Shonda Rhimes, who created “Grey’s Anatomy,” also came up with the spinoff. Somehow, even in the hands of a woman, a show about female doctors finds humor and solace in their distress. Self-deprecation has been replaced with self-denigration.

People complain that hip-hop stars use obscene lyrics and lewd music videos to demean women. Sometimes, so do even the most bourgeois women’s television shows.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:43 AM   #469
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so not liking the Meredith and Derek situation right now. Izzy is still annoying me too. to be so in love with Denny and now magically in a few episodes head over heels with George...I don't think so. grrr. was liking Dr. Bailey though tonight
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Well, to be fair, it's been a year now since Denny died, so it's not as if a few episodes and bam, she's over Denny.

I watched last night, because I didn't have anything else better to do. It reminded me of the older, less self-aware Grey's. Not having to take in an entirely different show helped as well.

I laughed when at the bachelor party Addy said she wasn't going to strip, Mark and Derek were like, "whatever, we've seen it all" and Burke said, "I haven't!"

And apparently the actress who was in the bar offering to buy Derek a drink is signed for 13 episodes next season.
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I thought that actress at the bar looked familiar, so I figured she'd make another appearance. I'm actually happy about this storyline, because I just don't understand why anyone, including Derek, would find Meredith at all attractive. I hope that relationship fizzles!

I'm sick of the stupid Izzy shit too. That girl has serious issues and should not be anyone's doctor! And why the hell would Callie want to get pregnant when she feels like her marriage is in trouble? I've just lost all respect for her. Stupid, stupid woman.

It seems like the writers are gonna continue on with the ridiculous storylines for this season. All of the crap has actually made me think that Burke and Christina getting married isn't so bad. And if that's one of the better stories, then we're in trouble.

One last note: If they kill Adele, I am SO done with this show!! It's gotten ridiculous with all these deaths. Totally ridiculous.
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Some women have babies as a way to "save" a failing marriage. Which of course is messed up and screws up the already bad marriage even more, but it happens everyday.
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Well, to be fair, it's been a year now since Denny died, so it's not as if a few episodes and bam, she's over Denny.
true, I guess I just mean instead of giving her a new character to lust over, she picks George. I know it wasn't just yesterday with Denny or anything but I still think the George infatuation seemed a little sudden. give her a new boy toy is all.
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Yeah, I would rather see Izzy having a hot and heavy affair with McSteamy or even just using Alex for sex. But this George thing is just so ridiculous. The writers really screwed up on this one.
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so not liking the Meredith and Derek situation right now. Izzy is still annoying me too. to be so in love with Denny and now magically in a few episodes head over heels with George...I don't think so. grrr. was liking Dr. Bailey though tonight

I love Bailey, shes definately one of my favorites. I am really glad that McDreamy said no to the girl in the bar. I would have been so . But next week he gives Meredith such a hard time and after the way her father treated her! He may be a cutie but he is very needy.
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And apparently the actress who was in the bar offering to buy Derek a drink is signed for 13 episodes next season.
I have a feeling she'll be Meredith's half-sister. She kind of looks like the other one, and she said she just had a bad day, and was dressed in black and now she's apparently returning next season? Hmmm
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I have a feeling she'll be Meredith's half-sister. She kind of looks like the other one, and she said she just had a bad day, and was dressed in black and now she's apparently returning next season? Hmmm

Oh Crap, she might be the sister that was away at college.
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I have a feeling she'll be Meredith's half-sister. She kind of looks like the other one, and she said she just had a bad day, and was dressed in black and now she's apparently returning next season? Hmmm
Girl In Joe's Bar looks a lot like Mere (especially upon viewing the rerun) Good call.

In other GA news:

Izzie was less annoying, and, amazingly, did the right thing by more or less breaking up with George. Yeah, like that'll last.

Addison was returning to normal now that she was away from that flaky LA medical practice.

Callie needs to forget about having a baby and concentrate on saving her marriage and kicking butt.

Bailey rules. But you already knew that.
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Interesting episode. And I Agree, Bailey's awesome. Izzy needs to get over George. I wish this wedding would be over with. Meredith sure cries a lot. I wish Addison would go back to LA and her new show there. I am beginning to not like George and Callie so much.
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just read on People.com that Kate Walsh is engaged. I thought as of a few months ago she wasn't with anyone, and now about a week or so ago, she's with this guy. I'll never understand the Hollywood rush to the alter mindset.
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