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post #841 of 961
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Originally Posted by petesimac View Post

And the scene at the cemetary where the cast was laughing, it kind of felt that they were laughing at the writers and at us for swallowing all of the outlandish ideas.

I thought the same thing. The show was poking fun at itself a bit. One of my favourite scenes of the episode.
post #842 of 961
Sadly, the show has gone into "couples mode" now. The group dynamic that was so engaging seems to be lost forever amidst the tidal wave of characters and the issues that they appear to be capable of only coping with in a one-on-one setting. Where, in the good 'ol days, we might have the entire group, sitting down at the lunch table outside and discussing character X's problem, we now see two people locked up in a room, walled away from the familial core and its entension. To me, it shows that the writers have abandoned the challenge of all-embodiment in the dialogue, and resorted to creating simple, trite, and leading scenes that require little thought or effort.

The magic is over.
post #843 of 961
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Originally Posted by Anifan View Post

I thought the same thing. The show was poking fun at itself a bit. One of my favourite scenes of the episode.

The laughter was a perfect example of group hysteria. Izzy laughed because she could not cry...it was hysterical laughter not real. Then it spread to the others. It should have been obvious that the laughter was not that they thought the situation was funny....but the director did not pull it off leading people to totally misinterpret it.

fafner
post #844 of 961
Can I just say that I am really enjoying this season's beginning to both "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice"?

Is there some behind-the-scenes news bit about Izzy really leaving the show I missed, or is this going to play out and resolve? I really liked her rant at that Mercy West guy when she said "we don't work that way here....we throw ourselves in front of buses for strangers..." And along the same rant lines, the actress playing Callie...whoa. She's gotta be up for an Emmy next go-round.
post #845 of 961
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Sadly, the show has gone into "couples mode" now. The group dynamic that was so engaging seems to be lost forever amidst the tidal wave of characters and the issues that they appear to be capable of only coping with in a one-on-one setting. Where, in the good 'ol days, we might have the entire group, sitting down at the lunch table outside and discussing character X's problem, we now see two people locked up in a room, walled away from the familial core and its entension. To me, it shows that the writers have abandoned the challenge of all-embodiment in the dialogue, and resorted to creating simple, trite, and leading scenes that require little thought or effort.

The magic is over.

Totally agree, but in the last couple episodes the magic is back! They finally have gone back to what worked in the first season, without all the soap opera drama. They almost need to rename the show though, as Grey is hardly a main character any more. Her sister gets more airtime now.
post #846 of 961
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Originally Posted by maseace View Post

Totally agree, but in the last couple episodes the magic is back! They finally have gone back to what worked in the first season, without all the soap opera drama. They almost need to rename the show though, as Grey is hardly a main character any more. Her sister gets more airtime now.

It's called being pregnant with some scenes being filled that cover your tummy her sister was pregnant at the end of last season and was covering her tummy as well.
Heigl is off filming a movie as well.

Thats why we have some new characters for the moment.
post #847 of 961
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Originally Posted by zalusky View Post

It's called being pregnant with some scenes being filled that cover your tummy her sister was pregnant at the end of last season and was covering her tummy as well.
Heigl is off filming a movie as well.

Thats why we have some new characters for the moment.

In general I like the new characters, but it seems Bailey is getting less screen time as a result. That is a shame to me because I think she is one of the best and most interesting characters on the show.

fafner
post #848 of 961
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In general I like the new characters, but it seems Bailey is getting less screen time as a result. That is a shame to me because I think she is one of the best and most interesting characters on the show.

fafner

They tend to go in burst on this show giving a couple of characters a strong storyline for a sweep period putting the rest to the background and then doing somebody else next. She will be back unless she pisses off the producer.
post #849 of 961
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Originally Posted by fafner View Post

In general I like the new characters, but it seems Bailey is getting less screen time as a result. That is a shame to me because I think she is one of the best and most interesting characters on the show.

fafner

They tend to go in burst on this show giving a couple of characters a strong storyline for a sweep period putting the rest to the background and then doing somebody else next. She will be back unless she pisses off the producer.
post #850 of 961
Damn! I was hoping they would find Izzy dead in a gutter somewhere.

Here's to hoping that they do get it right this time around and have her kick the bucket in childbirth...a botched job, screwed up by the story is beyond old now, surgery-hungry Christina. Reunited with her precious Denny at last!

(If she names the kid Denny, Jr. then I'm done with this show forever!!!)
post #851 of 961
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Originally Posted by petesimac View Post

Apparently not; it's sad and the show is weaker because of his absence. Despite Burke's real-life persona being a jerk, losing his character made the show a lot worse than it was when it began. Now there are too many characters. It's a mess, a watchable mess, sometimes well written mess, but a mess nonetheless.

Burke absence is felt throughout this show. It hasn’t been the same since he left… of course I may be bias since he was my favorite character on the show, and I thought Christina and Burke had great chemistry.

I still watch the show occasionally. At the moment there are too many characters on the show, and the storylines are not as good as they were in the past. But they are still drawing some good ratings, so it will remain on ABC. I do wonder how far the ratings have dropped since Isaiah Washington left. Now that would be very interesting.
post #852 of 961
Actually I think the last couple of episodes have been some of their best. The previous weeks mystery of who caused the mom to die was reminiscent of ER quality.
post #853 of 961
I thought this week's episode was just horrible. Seemed completed chopped together.
post #854 of 961
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Originally Posted by catdaddy View Post

I thought this week's episode was just horrible. Seemed completed chopped together.

Agreed. It came off as a disjointed, discombobulated mess...as though there were too many writers working independent of one another on a single project.

Too much time passed as well. They couldn't have had a dedicated Thankgiving and X-Mas episode?
post #855 of 961
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Agreed. It came off as a disjointed, discombobulated mess...as though there were too many writers working independent of one another on a single project.

Too much time passed as well. They couldn't have had a dedicated Thankgiving and X-Mas episode?

I believe the show is off the schedule until Jan 14 so this episode brings it current until then.
post #856 of 961
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I thought this week's episode was just horrible. Seemed completed chopped together.

I didn't think the episode was THAT bad. It wasn't on a par with the previous few weeks, but it was still better than anything from the previous several seasons.

Grey's has been a pleasant surprise to me this season. The show was terrific in its first season, pretty good in it's second, and unbelievably awful the past two seasons. My wife and I almost stopped watching the show last season, but after the disappearance of Denny's ghost decided we would give Greys' an episode or two this year to show improvement before dropping Grey's for good. Much to my surprise, this season has been a pleasant return to form and I am hopeful that I will continue to enjoy the show going forward.
post #857 of 961
We are still a couple of weeks behind, but my wife and I completely agree with you. This season has been decent enough again. It also demonstrates that they should just get rid of Meredith and Izzy, call the show Seattle Grace, and move on. The scenes with those two just drag the show down, and they aren't necessary at all anymore.
post #858 of 961
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

I believe the show is off the schedule until Jan 14 so this episode brings it current until then.

That would make some sense, but it still made for some disconcerting scenes. Is Grey's better than last year? Possibly. ANYTHING is better than "Denny Rises from Beyond the Grave...Again, and Again, and Again." However, I'm reserving full judgement against past years until we're a bit deeper into this season.
post #859 of 961
I agree the accelerated timeline made for some odd transitions scene to scene. Also agree less Izzy(preferably no Izzy) and as little of Meredith as possible makes this a much better show.
post #860 of 961
Yeah get rid of Izzie please, her "replacement" is already in. the girl with short hair from Mercy West, she seems to have the hots for Alex, it wouldn't surprise me they get together soonish..

Wait, Izzie is pregnant? where? how? I think I missed that part..

The pregnant issues will be Sloan's daughter.. he's going to be a grandpa...

BTW Why she's named Riley? wasn't she playing a Riley on TSCC?
post #861 of 961
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Yeah get rid of Izzie please, her "replacement" is already in. the girl with short hair from Mercy West, she seems to have the hots for Alex, it wouldn't surprise me they get together soonish..

Wait, Izzie is pregnant? where? how? I think I missed that part..

The pregnant issues will be Sloan's daughter.. he's going to be a grandpa...

BTW Why she's named Riley? wasn't she playing a Riley on TSCC?

Riley on Grey's. Riley on Terminator.

Maybe she just slightly altered her adopted last name, RiPley, from Aliens and it stuck.

Oh, how I miss TSCC!
post #862 of 961
Holy crap, what a finale! It has gotten 5 trending topics on Twitter, if that tells you anything. I don't think I breathed for the last 90 minutes of it. That's some damn good television right there.
post #863 of 961
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Originally Posted by bpeacock22 View Post

Holy crap, what a finale! It has gotten 5 trending topics on Twitter, if that tells you anything. I don't think I breathed for the last 90 minutes of it. That's some damn good television right there.

FWIW Twitter changed their trending topics algorithm so it's easier for stuff to get on the list but harder to stay there for a longer time. But no doubt the internet is exploding right now with this finale. I'm only slightly exaggerating when I say I hardly have a single female friend on my Facebook right now that didn't cry from that.

I, of course, was watching The Mentalist whose ratings come morning will be very underwhelming facing that massive Grey's finale. Same with Criminal Minds' finale next week facing Idol. Anyway.
post #864 of 961
I thought about it some afterwards and realized Shonda cleverly wrote out some of the boring residents that came over from the Mercy West merger. Seems like they must have always been expendable...written in for the sake of giving the appearance of "upping the stakes" in the finale. That's not to say it wasn't a solid 2 hour finale. The body count added up quick: 3-4 "extras", 2 minor characters...all dead; 3 major characters shot. Every time Mr. Clark popped up unexpectedly somewhere else, it was definitely a breath holding moment.

I think my favorite part was when Owen came to the OR finally. The dialogue made it seem like we wasn't going to help Christina with the surgery because of their arguments. Then *GASP* (literally, not sarcastically) the shooter is actually in the OR.

P.S. I think I understand why this topic doesn't get updated a lot, being a predominately male forum. But I don't care...HA HA...Grey's is my guilty pleasure.
post #865 of 961
Looked like an episode of ER last night. All that was missing was a helicopter landing on someone's head.
post #866 of 961
For the most part all that episode did was piss me off. Their policy in such a situation is to just stay put while so they can be picked off like sheep, while the police stand around outside and a single swat team slowly clears the building room for room? Sadly, I think thats actually not completely unrealistic, except hospital doors for the most part have locks on them.

And come on, Weber wanders around the hospital for a few minutes and finds the shooter before the police? And he just happens to have 1 bullet left, give me a break.

I'll say that Reid being shot in the head was a pretty shocking moment. I don't watch any of the episode previews because I record everything so I really had no idea what was coming.

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Originally Posted by bpeacock22 View Post

P.S. I think I understand why this topic doesn't get updated a lot, being a predominately male forum. But I don't care...HA HA...Grey's is my guilty pleasure.

Yeah me too, except back during the "Izzy is talking to a ghost" plot line I watched more to make fun of the show than anything. Now I watch more out of habit than anything, once I'm hooked on a show its hard for me to stop watching, and the fist 2 seasons were really great.
post #867 of 961
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Originally Posted by lobosrul View Post

For the most part all that episode did was piss me off. Their policy in such a situation is to just stay put while so they can be picked off like sheep, while the police stand around outside and a single swat team slowly clears the building room for room? Sadly, I think thats actually not completely unrealistic, except hospital doors for the most part have locks on them.

I thought it was a very good episode, with my sole complaint being the high frequency with which the shooter came in contact with our main characters combined with the low frequency of contact with SWAT. I realize this was done for dramatic effect, but it strained credibility. Otherwise, I thought it was a great episode.

As far as actual lockdown policies go, "shelter in place" strategies are the new norm. I work for a large company, and we had a false alarm a few months ago where someone reported a gunman on the loose (as it turns out, it was just a groundskeeper carrying a shovel -- lol). But the response from security was to play the tornado recording over the loudspeakers and funnel everyone down into an underground corridor that connects the main buildings, where we would have been sitting ducks! Granted, we had security gaurds down there with guns, but it's a big corridor and if the guy'd had explosives it would have been like shooting fish in a barrel, not to mention all the time we spent packed in stairwells, stuck in line while everyone tried to cram into the corridor.

So the new approach is to have everyone stay where they are. However, these "shelter in place" strategies certainly do work better if there are lockable doors and a faster response from SWAT.
post #868 of 961
Ratings were huge but not as big as last year's finale; but a nice recovery considering Grey's overall plummet ratings over the course of the season. Of the four half hours, 10:30 was the biggest...

ABC Grey’s Anatomy (finale).........16,788,000 viewers, 6.2 rating in adults 18-49
CBS The Mentalist (finale)............14,859,000 viewers, 3.1 rating in adults 18-49
NBC The Marriage Ref (finale)........4,496,000 viewers, 2.0 rating adults 18-49
post #869 of 961
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Originally Posted by lobosrul View Post

And come on, Weber wanders around the hospital for a few minutes and finds the shooter before the police? And he just happens to have 1 bullet left, give me a break.

Hmm, this didn't bother me at all. I took it that Richard knew exactly where to go...the room his wife died in. And the plausibility of one bullet left was explained away quite eloquently (tying into Richard's recovery).
post #870 of 961
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Originally Posted by bpeacock22 View Post

Hmm, this didn't bother me at all. I took it that Richard knew exactly where to go...the room his wife died in.


Gah, I didn't even think of that. Although he probably should have given that info to the police.
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