Friday, February 23, 2007

Grey's Anatomy: Not Dead Yet

I might as well get it out of the way up front: Meredith’s not dead. She’s not even in a coma, or brain damaged, or anything. Her mom’s dead, but that’s no consolation. Ah, well. We’ll just have to put up with her squinty, bony, whiny ass for a while longer.

I have to say, even though it may have almost made me cry (just in the parts with Cristina!), last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy was more than a little disappointing. The cheesy afterlife sequences, populated with (dead) past guest stars, were just plain weird…especially with the train wreck girl bleeding out of her abdomen every five minutes. And how predictable was the ending with her mom helping her come back to life? Bah. However, I didn’t mind the conversations with Denny much, at least the parts where they discussed the circumstances surrounding Meredith’s “death.”

It’s rare that a television show gives its main character a mental illness, but I think it’s pretty clear that Meredith is struggling with depression (apparently including suicidal ideation), even though they didn’t name it last night. I hope that the show will be able to explore the issue in future episodes, since it’s a misunderstood disease that affects a great number of people.

Of course, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops and near-death experiences at Seattle Grace. It’s also incredibly awesome potential spin-offs! I would SO watch a show starring Addison. In fact, I would probably watch any show starring Kate Walsh. She’s just that awesome.


vance said...

The dream sequence with Denny, Dylan and Monica Keena's character would have worked if she actually DIED at the end which would have been the BEST twist EVAH!

Sadly, it was lame and thus all filler for a boring ending...

It would have been emotional if it was all for real, but alas, that heartbeat just HAD to be saved after the LAST moment when everyone had JUST given UP...

ugh... so disappointing. I thought if anyone was brave enough to do it, the writers at Grey's Anatomy could have done it.

Liz said...

Yeah, the only reason I was emotional at all was Sandra Oh's mad acting Skillz. Otherwise, cheesy to the max.

tiff said...

I didn't mind having Coach Taylor for 2 hours of television.

The show itself felt very experimental, with the lighting and stuff. Like if Darren Aronfsky (sp, obviously) had directed it or something.