By Clint Morris
Wouldn’t at all be surprised to learn Darren Starr is ghost-writing for “Grey’s Anatomy” because, quite frankly, the show has gone from a once-intriguing hospital-set relationship drama to, well, “Melrose Place”.
There ain’t nobody hasn’t sleep with nobody on this show. Well, except maybe George. But he’s dead. But where there’s a will …
Not to say the show isn’t still a fun watch, it is, but next to it’s equally-popular spin-off “Private Practice”, “Grey’s” look like the naughty sibling, and the former, the one you speak proudly of.
What “Private Practice” is doing well is it’s balancing it’s sudsy relationship storylines effectively with it’s interesting weekly medical emergency-case. “Grey’s” still has the odd fix-it job to do on someone, but mostly, it’s a fix-up job involving McDreamy, a tub of lube and a bra dangling over the side of a stretcher.
The start of this seventh season starts out interesting enough, with enough emphasis on the characters and their struggles to hold the viewers attention (Meredith has a miscarriage, Alex is shot, Christina battles post-traumatic stress syndrome), as well as the introduction of a couple of interesting new characters (one, April, played by “Everwood” alum Sarah Drew being the one ‘most likely to succeed’). But by quarter-way through the season, all emphasis is back on either the romance or the ridiculous (they’re working on a woman wanting ‘butt implants’ at one stage – ho, ho, ho!). Oh, and in case you weren’t convinced the show catapulted over a white-pointer a season or two back, there’s an episode where the entire cast get around singing. Yes, the whole show. Singing.
A bunch of fun extras for the fans, namely an extended look at that musical episode.
- Charlie Sheen reprising one of his classic roles - December 18, 2014
- Carell’s North Korea movie cancelled - December 18, 2014
- Stuhlbarg logs onto Jobs biopic - December 18, 2014
- Dumb guys want Carrey for Deep Cover - December 18, 2014
- North Korea responsible for Sony attack - December 18, 2014
- Sony not releasing The Interview now - December 18, 2014
- Trailer : Alien Outpost - December 17, 2014
- Peter Dinklage vs. girly Ghostbusters? - December 17, 2014
- Cinemas dropping The Interview after threats - December 17, 2014
- The Water Diviner - December 17, 2014
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.