Grey's Anatomy: Why It Suddenly Sucks Less Lately

by Angel Cohn October 23, 2009 12:26 pm
Grey's Anatomy: Why It Suddenly Sucks Less Lately

I've been really hard on Grey's Anatomy for the last couple seasons, but it was coming from a place of love as I adored this show when it started. I thought it was a good medical drama with a nice balance of the soapy dating stuff and some actual gory and intriguing medical scenes. But then it started slipping: the clever storytelling went out the window and it became a caricature of itself and basically it became a chore to watch. That said, lately, it's shown some signs of life again, and while I'd like to credit it to the reduced presence of Katherine Heigl, there are a lot of other contributing factors. (I do so love to blame her for everything. Oh well.)

Grey’s Anatomy: What The Hell Are They Thinking?

by Angel Cohn June 19, 2009 1:16 pm
<I>Grey’s Anatomy</I>: What The Hell Are They Thinking?

First, if you don't want to know who lived/died on that annoyingly sappy show Grey's Anatomy at the end of last season, stop reading this post now. If you couldn't care less and are bloodthirsty, like me, and were hoping that there'd be a mass explosion and only Cristina, Hunt and Bailey somehow survived... well, read on. The death toll isn't nearly that exciting, but I'll take what I can get.

Why We’re Glad that Melissa George Is Leaving <I>Grey’s Anatomy</I>

Personally I've been over here humming the tune of "Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead" in my head since I read the news that pseudo-lesbian Sadie was checking out of Seattle Grace after a very short stint on the show. That Ausiello knows how to make a girl happy. OK, well Melissa George probably isn't particularly happy about it (even if it was her choice), but I sure as heck am. I realize I've been biased against her character, long before Hahn's unceremonious ouster and long before she ever showed up looking for her pal "death," because I really don't like Melissa George as an actress. I've held a grudge against her ever since she and her annoying character basically ruined Alias for me. With that in mind, here are the four reasons we're glad that Ms. George chose (if you choose to believe that) to get the hell out of dodge.

Grey’s Anatomy Ousts Gay Doc

by Angel Cohn November 4, 2008 1:43 pm
<I>Grey’s Anatomy</I> Ousts Gay Doc

In the infamous words of Law & Order's Serena Southerlyn, "Is this because I'm a lesbian?" Dr. Erica Hahn is getting summarily discharged from Seattle Grace only a week after she came out of the closet and saw the leaves through the trees or whatever. Rumors are that ABC didn't like her racy "south of the border" storyline with Callie. (Though Shonda Rimes insists in a statement that Smith wasn't fired because her character was a lesbian, and that they still have Callie, a lesbian, on the show). In her interview with EW's Ausiello, Brooke Smith says she was told they couldn't write for her character any more.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

by Ethan Alter August 27, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

That scene from Sons of Anarchy's fifth season sure set tongues wagging.

Community: Like Abed, Like Troy

by Ethan Alter April 26, 2013 10:39 am
<i>Community</i>: Like Abed, Like Troy

If nothing else, "Basic Human Anatomy" demonstrated the advantage of having an Oscar-winning screenwriter finally on your writing staff. On the heels of last week's Christmas-themed debacle, Jim "Dean Pelton" Rash swooped in and saved the series at the 11th hour episode, penning the only successful high concept half hour so far this season. The high concept in question was body switching, that old staple of '70s and '80s comedies like Vice Versa (sorry Abed, we dig that one, Judge Reinhold and all), Like Father, Like Son and Freaky Friday (not the Lindsay Lohan version -- the 1976 Jodie Foster-starring, fortune cookie-free original), the latter of which caused buddies Abed and Troy to trade identities just in time for Troy to make a big decision about his ill-advised romance with Britta.

Parade’s End: Anyone For Tennis?

by Ethan Alter February 26, 2013 11:00 pm
<i>Parade’s End</i>: Anyone For Tennis?

It's happened every February for the past three years: Downton Abbey concludes its run on PBS and suddenly Anglophilic audiences across the country are left hankering for some more British period drama, stat. HBO is well-aware of this phenomenon, which is precisely why they launched the five-part miniseries Parade's End last night for a three-evening run that wraps up on Thursday. Unfortunately, despite its impressive pedigree, the series probably won't fill that Downton-shaped hole in your heart. It is, however, a terrific cure for insomnia.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 26, 2013 3:25 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vanderpump Rule #215: When Dancing with the Stars calls, you say yes.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 25, 2013

by Rachel Stein February 25, 2013 3:46 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 25, 2013

Breaking Amish Part 2: Breaking Amisher.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 11, 2013

by Rachel Stein February 11, 2013 2:03 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 11, 2013


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