Posted by Dan September 28th, 2007 at 01:13pm In Grey's Anatomy
As the new television season begins, we’re starting to find out about the directions of the shows we love. And the shows we don’t really love, but keep coming back to because we can’t help ourselves.
As you can probably guess, I’m talking about Grey’s Anatomy. I haven’t seen the season premiere yet and, yes, I did kind of swear off that damned show. But I know it’ll be a hard habit to break.
It kind of seems to be the general feeling like the show really did reach a depths of awfulness in the second half of this past season. Even the network says that the show “explored dark territory” or some such nonsense. I’m guessing “exploring dark territory” is a euphemism for “the show began to eat itself.”
One of the suits at ABC said that “Shonda has certainly listened to some of the stuff that people didn’t respond to and has changed accordingly.” I think that we should take this one step further. Below is a Mad Lib involving Seattle Grace. Fill it out, paste it in the comments, and let’s hope that self-Googling Grey’s Anatomy writers will take notice. I’m sure that our creative, insightful and totally hot readership will come up with some winning ideas.
Feel free to post your results in the comments.
Grey’s Anatomy: TiFaux Remix
At the beginning of the episode, Meredith and Derrick are having lunch in the hospital cafeteria. They’re having their thousandth talk about where their relationship is going. Meredith thinks their relationship is ___(1. adjective)___ while Derrick is convinced it is ___(2. adjective)___. They’re at an impasse.
Just then, Addison sits down at the table and says “Listen, I’m moving to California to ___(3. verb)___ with Tim Daly. My parting advice is this: ___(4. adage/proverb)___.”
She gets up from the table and walks away, while Derrick and Meredith look at her ___(5. adverb)___.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bailey has another wacky case. A ___(6. type of professional)___ has come into the hospital with a ___(7. fruit)___-sized tumor on his ___(8. body part)___. The patient, played by a resurgent ___(9. has-been 80s sitcom actor)___, requires the expertise of Dr. Webber. He realizes that removing the tumor is a metaphor for cutting out the toxicity of his marriage, and he has a dramatic moment set to a weepy song by ___(10. indie band)___.
After work, Karev and McSteamy decide to grab a drink. They sit at the bar, disheartened by the loss of Addison, and discuss life, love, medicine and ___(11. plural noun)___. After several rounds, the two men sense a growing affection between them. “Listen, Alex,” says McSteamy. “I think you’re really ___(12. adjective)___. Would you like to come back to my place and ___(13. activity)___?” Karev, with a bubbling mix of trepidation and excitement, agrees.
George and Izzie meet at a coffeeshop to discuss their non-relationship. George says the Callie isn’t sure she wants to have a baby and maybe they should get a ___(14. noun)___ instead.
“What about my needs?” Izzie says. “I love you. Let’s run away to ___(15. geographic place)___.”
They look at each other ___(16. adverb)___ and passionately ___(17. verb)___.
6. Type of professional (lawyer, for example)
8. Body part
9. Has-been 80s sitcom actor
10. Indie band
11. Plural noun
15. Geographic place