Saturday, July 01, 2006

I love Grey's Anatomy

But am I the only person who thinks it should be renamed The Miranda Bailey Show?

Not only do I love her character but Chandra Wilson's fierce performance far outshines Ellen Pompeo's. Meredith Grey is not a particularly interesting character and she comes across as whiny and vapid thanks to Pompeo's lack of skill. Were it not for the stellar supporting cast surrounding her, I would have stopped watching a while ago.

But now I have no choice but to stop watching. See, here in the UK where I am still stuck against my will, the show is on Channel 5 and they have decided to stop showing it 5 episodes into season 2. I emailed them to find out why they had done this and the response was this:

"We are not ceasing to transmit this programme 5 episodes into Series 2. In actual fact, we are currently transmitting episodes from Series 1 and the final episode from this series has been scheduled for broadcast at 22:00 on 6th July.

Series 1 of Grey’s Anatomy contains 14 episodes. The confusion may have arisen as the US broadcaster chose to end Series 1 after Episode 9 and continue with the remaining 5 episodes at a later date. We chose not to do this and will be transmitting all 14 episodes without a break.

We do have the rights to Series 2 which contains a total of 22 episodes; however, our rights commence in March 2007 and we will only be able to transmit this series after this date."

So obviously I had to respond to that with the following:

"Well the DVD box set for Season 1 of Grey's Anatomy in
both the US and the UK only contain 9 episodes. The
listings on imdb and on the official website for
Grey's Anatomy list Season 1 as being 9 episodes and
season 2 being 27 episodes, with the episode scheduled
to air on Channel 5 on 6th July as the fifth episode
of the season. There is evidently some confusion here,
but I don't think it is mine. "

I don't expect a response to that one, oddly enough. My housemate and I are now downloading the remaining episodes from Season 2.


Limecrete said...

No, you are not alone. I detest Ellen Pompeo, but still kept tuning in because I love Dr. Bailey so much. Chandra Wilson is a gem.

dirk.mancuso said...

I love Chandra Wilson.

And Sandra Oh.

And you are going to looooooove the second season finale!

Eric said...

I detest them all. I hate, hate hate people who are so good and self-aware being such complete fuckups. And if there's one thing I hate more than myself, it's a self-righteous character of the type portrayed by one Chandra.

I did like her in Caroline, or Change, though.

Blood Ray said...

I don't know a single person who likes Meredith. Everyone watches the show in spite of her.

Popcultureboy said...

It's amazing, isn't it? It's telling that Sandra Oh and Miss Chandra got an Emmy nod and Whiny Anorexic Pompeo was overlooked.