Thursday, March 13, 2008

Grey’s Anatomy

OK, so would anybody please tell me why we all watch Grey’s Anatomy? Don’t we have books to write, jobs to do, relationship to nurture?

As a writer, I appreciate that the characters are immediately likeable. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be friends with George?

The plot, however, is far from the nail-biting Prison Break or the mysterious LOST. And the subject matter is, let’s face it, grim. Somebody dies in almost every episode, we get exposed to blood and guts and vomit.

So where is the hook? (And the answer is not “Because McDreamy is cute.”)


Anonymous said...

Have to say I find the whole Grey's Anatomy thing a mystery myself. Watched parts of the first series, but found Meredith (?) Grey so whiney and unlikeable that I just decided to cope with the fact that I won't be able to participate in 50% of the conversations at work!

Yvonne Eve Walus said...

If you thought she was bad in season 1, you should watch a few episodes of season2: she is now heartbroken which gives her the excuse to be ten times as whiney....