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post #31 of 961
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Originally posted by HDTVChallenged
LOL ... I wonder if the "nazi" doctor was an homage to the "Christmas Nazi." Now all we need is another preggers Clair to show up.

Yeah, I thought that was strange too.
post #32 of 961
"Grey's Anatomy" soars in 18-49

Sunday's debut of the new ABC series "Grey's Anatomy" got a 7.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic ABC targets.
That is the second highest 18-49 rating for the premiere episode of a new series this season.
The only series to do better: "Desperate Housewives".
post #33 of 961
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Originally posted by HDTVChallenged
I'm still trying to figure out the logic behind 48 hour shifts ... Personally, I'd much rather have a doctor that's had a good uninterrupted 7-8hr sleep cycle. But what do I know

Having been through a 5 yr surgery residency, I can tell you that 48 hr shifts do not exist. Recently there have been changes mandating an 80 hr work week with dedicated time off. Even before this, no one worked more that 36-40 hrs in a row.

I wish someone would do a realistic show about residents. These guys do general surgery, cardiac surgery, and brain surgery! amazing!

Anywho, I thought the picture was somewhat soft.
post #34 of 961
In Roswell, Ms. Heigl played Isabel. Here she plays Isobel.
I'll be watching this again next week.
post #35 of 961
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Originally posted by jdspencer
In Roswell, Ms. Heigl played Isabel. Here she plays Isobel.
I'll be watching this again next week.

Apparently she's played an "Isabel" at three different times during her career, spelled three different ways.
post #36 of 961
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another great episode tonight, man the lead girl from old school is super skinny.
post #37 of 961
I saw this for the first time tonite. My wife loves medical shows; I usually don't care for them; but thought this wasn't too bad. Recognized on actress; the asian girl who used to play the secretary/assistant on Arliss.

Thought the picture was very good; especially outdoor shots of Seattle.
post #38 of 961
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Originally posted by sayanythingrock
another great episode tonight, man the lead girl from old school is super skinny.

Yeah, she's about half Catherine's size and even smaller than Sandra.
post #39 of 961
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Originally posted by dmbatch
My favorite alien. Strange she has the same first name and nickname on this show.

Yeah, Katherine Heigl is the reason I'm watching this show. After two episodes it seems alright. Hopefully it'll turn out to be a great series.
post #40 of 961
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Originally posted by Lance42
Having been through a 5 yr surgery residency, I can tell you that 48 hr shifts do not exist. Recently there have been changes mandating an 80 hr work week with dedicated time off. Even before this, no one worked more that 36-40 hrs in a row.

I wish someone would do a realistic show about residents. These guys do general surgery, cardiac surgery, and brain surgery! amazing!

Anywho, I thought the picture was somewhat soft.

i've been toying around with the idea of wanting to do residency in surgery after i get in and out of med school, and i was thinking the same thing about how unrealistic it is and frankly distracting to people who are in or want to be in the field. I prefer the lighthearted nature of scrubs because at least they admit it to being a comedic farse. But i'll still be watching this show, as it has the potential for good drama, i think.

the only thing i dont like about this show is Sandra Oh (Arliss/Sideways), she's too old and bitchy to be plausible... i dont know, i just dont like her too much
post #41 of 961
They explained that the Sandra Oh's character is older because she also got a Ph.D as well as a M.D. on her way to her internship. She probably changed career choices, and had to do the med school thing after getting her Ph.D.
post #42 of 961
Watched it for the first time last night and enjoyed it....

Doesn't seem overly realistic, but neither is ER...

Funny..I too want to go back to school and go to Med School.
post #43 of 961
ABC has a new hit in 'Grey's Anatomy'
Even stronger second outing following 'Housewives'

medialifemagazine.com---Going into last night's second episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, the question was whether it could hold the promising audience it earned as the lead-out to Desperate Housewives last week.

Not only did the show hold its 18-49 audience, it built on it --and with no improvement from its Housewives lead-in -- Anatomy boosted its total viewers from 16.2 million last week to 18.2 million last night, as well as its rating among 18-49s from 7.2 to 7.9. Making that feat more impressive is that fact that Desperate Housewives averaged a 10.7 among 18-49s both nights.

Further, last night's 7.9 average for Grey's Anatomy was a 61.2 percent increase on what Boston Legal had averaged season-to-date in the same 10 p.m. timeslot.

The show had received decent reviews but nothing really to suggest that it could put up numbers comparable to another ABC first-year show, Lost, which averages a 6.0 on Wednesdays.

Barring a total collapse in the next two weeks of its limited run, Grey's will certainly return next season, perhaps bumping Boston to another night.
post #44 of 961
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Originally posted by fredfa
Barring a total collapse in the next two weeks of its limited run, Grey's will certainly return next season, perhaps bumping Boston to another night.

I figured it'd be a very short first season but not that short. Oh well, let's just hope it gets better as it goes on. IMO the show has promise.
post #45 of 961
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Originally posted by jdspencer
In Roswell, Ms. Heigl played Isabel. Here she plays Isobel.
I'll be watching this again next week.

what happened to K Heigl? I didn't even recognize her. It's like she had the va va va voom sucked out of her.
post #46 of 961
The only reason I'm watching the show is b/c of Sandra O. I think that the show should tone down on the playing of music for each scene. I wa watching last night thinking that some of the scenes can stand on their own without the music. I also don't need to constantly hear the voice-over from the intern who seems to always end the show on a preachy-note. Uh! If they tone down on the items I mentioned then the should would be better.
post #47 of 961
This episode was not as good as the premiere, IMO.
post #48 of 961
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Originally posted by barth2k
what happened to K Heigl? I didn't even recognize her. It's like she had the va va va voom sucked out of her.

you mean her hotness in real life or on the show?

if on the show, i assume there isnt alot of super models type going through med school...

although she did reveal that she used to model in a quickie segment on the second episode.

in real life, i dont think she lost any hotness...

i like the storyline of grey's mother and how she isnt revealing her mother has alzheimers...
post #49 of 961
According to "Variety" 13 episodes have been shot. The nine after this inital four were to be played in the summer or to begin next season.

ABC's 'Grey' area
'Anatomy' adds muscle in second week

By RICK KISSELL Variety.com

ABC may have a scheduling dilemma on its hands after new medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" looked even stronger in its second Sunday outing.

The net is skedded to return "Boston Legal" to the 10 o'clock hour April 24, but Alphabet programmers must be considering an extension of the Sunday stay for "Grey's Anatomy," which is delivering the time period's best numbers in years.

On Sunday, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, ABC swept every half-hour in primetime among young adults, paced by another boffo score for "Desperate Housewives" and more big numbers for "Grey's," which became the first drama of the season -- new or returning -- to build its ratings from premiere week to its second telecast.

"Grey's Anatomy" registered an impressive 7.9 rating/19 share in adults 18-49 and 18.2 million viewers overall to dominate its time period. Even if it declines a tad in nationals -- likely since "Desperate Housewives" spilled over into the 10 o'clock hour by a couple of minutes -- "Grey's" will have grown by 7%-8% from its already strong bow.

ABC hasn't done better Sunday at 10 with a regular program since "The Practice" in May 2001.
"Desperate Housewives" matched its week-ago score to dominate at 9 (prelim 10.7/24 in 18-49, 24.4 million viewers overall), meaning "Grey's" held onto an even bigger chunk of its lead-in than last week's 67% retention. Previous slot occupant "Boston Legal" averaged roughly a 50% hold.

ABC execs soon must make a decision regarding "Grey's," which has long wrapped its 13-episode order. The show could either remain on Sunday, shift to another night for the May sweep (a dicey prospect for a new show) or end its run as planned after four episodes and return in the summer or fall with a surplus of fresh segs.

For its part, "Boston Legal" could return as planned to Sunday, play out its final episodes on another night (perhaps Tuesday at 10) or roll over any unaired episodes to its presumed second season.
post #50 of 961
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Originally posted by Lance42
Having been through a 5 yr surgery residency, I can tell you that 48 hr shifts do not exist. Recently there have been changes mandating an 80 hr work week with dedicated time off. Even before this, no one worked more that 36-40 hrs in a row.

I wish someone would do a realistic show about residents. These guys do general surgery, cardiac surgery, and brain surgery! amazing!

Anywho, I thought the picture was somewhat soft.

Well I can offer a contrasting point of view - I am in the 5th year of my 7 year general surgery residency, and for the first 3 years straight, I was on call every third night, overnight, and through the next day. I easily exceeded 40 hours on many occasions, often awake continuously. I logged >120 hours in a week many times. Programs differ in their hours.

The 80 hour work week has changed things quite a bit, in that we have set up a 'night-float' system, who covers every night so we can go home. Still around 80-90 hours a week. Whether or not this is good for patient care is still hotly debated. No one I "sign off" to knows the patients as well as I did when I was there continuously.

It's nice to see a medical show that's actually about surgeons though, in real training programs, the difference between surgical training and medical training is night and day - don't think turk and JD work the same hours - they don't! Surgery in particular is grueling.

I do wish they did not group all "surgeons" together (ER does this too), someone who does brain surgery does not turn around and do heart surgery the next day - that would require a total of 16 years of training, after medical school.

I like the show, and I'll continue to watch-

Lee
post #51 of 961
In the opening scenes of the first episode, the scriptwriters chose to establish that the main character is a slut. This was before anything else was revealed about her. Apparently, they deemed this part of her was more important than her status as a medical doctor. This tells me something about the type of audience they hope to attract. Perhaps they figured this kind of opening was the best way to keep the "Desperate Housewives" crowd from changing channels. I would have preferred to have first learned some of the good things about her.

Oddly, Grey's character since this, has been portrayed as being one of integrity and dedication to her job. It seems that many of the main figures in recent TV series, are having their images routinely besmirched. Maybe, in today's world, viewers like television characters better when they have flaws, similar to their own.

Is it best to have fictional heroes and heroines that have feet of clay or should they have morals and behavior that are more admirable? It's expected that there will be some characters in these shows who are "bad guys", but is it necessary to ascribe negative traits to them all, in order to make them acceptable and believable to the audience?

As far as hospital shows go, I liked "Chicago Hope" best. Another good one from the past was a cop/doctor show, featuring Dennis Franz and Maud Adams, that had 90-minute episodes. Who remembers its name?
post #52 of 961
Chicago Story...I cheated, looked it up on Tv Tome....I don't remember the show myself..if I saw some clips, maybe..
post #53 of 961
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Originally posted by Steve McD
This tells me something about the type of audience they hope to attract. Perhaps they figured this kind of opening was the best way to keep the "Desperate Housewives" crowd from changing channels. I would have preferred to have first learned some of the good things about her.

I think the opening credits answer the question of the type audience they hope to attract. Trying to be a serious medical show with the opening credits showing feet tangled up under the sheets indicates to me they are focusing on the Desperate Housewives group. I fear that the show might take a Melrose Place in a Hospital twist down the road.
post #54 of 961
Wow, some people are pretty judgmental I guess. We see that the girl has presumably engaged in one "pickup" night so she's instantly branded a slut?

As far as the show goes, I recorded this weeks ep and watched it last night. After two shows now I have to say it's not doing all that much for me. The combination of seriousness, comedy and all-too-sweet "moral of the story" factors is just a little too much IMO.

ron
post #55 of 961
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Originally posted by Steve McD
Perhaps they figured this kind of opening was the best way to keep the "Desperate Housewives" crowd from changing channels.

I have enjoyed the show so far, oddly enough you couldn't pay me to watch Desperate Housewives which you have just compared to Grey's Anatomy.
post #56 of 961
I enjoy Greys Anatomy. It's fun. I tried watching the first 5 or 6 episodes of Desperate Housewives but couldn't take it anymore. It was too drawn out and boring to me. I don't get peoples infatuation with it.
post #57 of 961
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Originally posted by R11
Wow, some people are pretty judgmental I guess. We see that the girl has presumably engaged in one "pickup" night so she's instantly branded a slut?

ron

hey if I'm heading into a surgical internship I'd be sure to have a one nighter first because I probably won't be getting any action for a while.
post #58 of 961
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Originally posted by barth2k
hey if I'm heading into a surgical internship I'd be sure to have a one nighter first because I probably won't be getting any action for a while.

barth, you're such a slut!

ron
post #59 of 961
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Originally posted by Daryl L
I enjoy Greys Anatomy. It's fun. I tried watching the first 5 or 6 episodes of Desperate Housewives but couldn't take it anymore. It was too drawn out and boring to me. I don't get peoples infatuation with it.

With Desparate Housewives they don't make any pretenses of being based in reality. It's like a mysterious, storybook show. And besides, anything with a theme song done by Danny Elfman has instant redeeming qualities .

ron
post #60 of 961
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Originally posted by Daryl L
I enjoy Greys Anatomy. It's fun. I tried watching the first 5 or 6 episodes of Desperate Housewives but couldn't take it anymore.

Heh, I almost wrote the exact same thing, except I only got into 3 or 4 episodes of Housewives before giving up.
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