In accordance with our compromise, I am writing about Grey’s Anatomy. The original agreement was for Holli and I to watch three episodes in season one, and then Bryce and Lindsey would watch season one of Lost. With nothing to lose, we took on the bet. We purchased the three episodes from iTunes, watched them, and sat back.
The results: meh.
Without a leg up by ABC.com, we had no easy way of watching the other season one episodes. Then Bryce and Lindsey came home for Guse’s wedding, and they lent us seasons one, two, and three. With our excuses out of the way, we commenced ta’ jigglin’.
The results: we became fans.
Without giving away any spoilers, I will say that the show is at its best when it is sharing the episode’s time between inter-personal conflict and medical mystery. The show has a tendency to get too caught up in personal drama. That’s fine, but I get pretty bored with that kind of thing. You can get that sort of drama by droves through shows like The ‘Bu or Horrible People. However, it does add a little spice. I enjoy a smattering of moments that make me say, “Oh, no, [he|she] didn’t! Snap!”
I like the medical mysteries a little more. I don’t nearly enough about medicine to guess along with them, but who knows how many of those terms or procedures are actually made up, either. There was one case in which my google searching did in fact yield the correct diagnosis before the doctors got it. If only I’d been doing web development in that hospital, I could have helped with the case.
One of my major pet peeves with the show is the way they deal with expanding the cast. You can bet that if someone suddenly shows up as working at the hospital, within three episodes they will become a love interest. It’s clumsy. It’s Nikki and Paolo clumsy, but not quite as frustrating as the characters usually make their introductions worthwhile. Unlike Nikki and Paolo. Whom I hate.
Despite the things that I don’t like about the show, I enjoy it more than I disenjoy it. We’ll watch the next season, though the last season didn’t give us many reasons to return. Their time slot also helps. The question now will be whether we watch Grey’s Anatomy over The Office or whether we DVR it and return to ABC for Lost.
Despite our newfound enjoyment of the show, our old hatreds remain. Holli and I are going through much the same issue that old people are going through: racism (or overt hatred of any kind) is no longer fashionable. We hated on Grey’s for so long that we sometimes forget that we’re fans now. In other words, it’ll be a long time before we learn to quit calling it “Gay’s Anatomy”. There should be a support group for us.