Maybe it's just me and my cynicism, but I'm slightly confused as to where all of the quality writing that embodied Seasons 1 & 2 went this season?? I'm sorry, but after watching last night's newest episode of Grey's Anatomy, I'm ready to tune out to what used to be one of my favorite shows on TV! (I personally think that somewhere in the Sunday night to Thursday night switch the ego boost went to their heads!)
Last's night episode featured some of what I consider to be some of the most ridiculous storylines we've seen yet! For starters, Izzie, Meredith, Christina, and Alex are competing in a surgical contest where they gain points, based on a points system, for all of the different procedures they do. (1 point per suture, 80 points for solving a surgical mystery, etc). So we have four surgical residents rushing around Seattle Grace with little-to-no sleep, and NO bedside manner, doing unnecessary expensive medical procedures on patients in an effort to gain points! Professionalism out the door, Izzie pretty much convinces a man with the flu that he's going to die, and Meredith celebrates her victory of guessing correctly that her patient has a brain tumor.. In front of the patient!
Tell me this isn't all a bit absurd!
Although I did appreciate the break from the Meredith-Derek drama, the whole Meredith seeing a psychologist thing who was completely ludicrous. Especially when the psychologist (who also works in the hospital) yelled at her and told her that she hears the gossip around the hospital and knows what her problems are. C'mon now. And shooting her dirty looks in the halls? Aren't you all supposed to be professionals?!
We also see a side of Lexie that we haven't seen before.. a kleptomaniac! In an effort to jazz up the dingy "crapartment" that Geroge and her have moved into, Lexie steals all sorts of crap from the hospital to make it more homey (including a bedpan as a FRUIT BOWL!). Anyway, it was a cute gesture, even if it was over the top.
And my final rant is about the McDoctors. McSteamy and McDreamy have an abnormally long elevator ride in which McSteamy confesses to McDreamy how much he misses him, because although he can get all the ladies he wants, he only has one man who he can talk to about it! He feels that McDreamy is too wrapped up with his McNurse who (::GASP::) he hasn't even slept with yet and is neglecting his own man-to-man needs! Have we totally forgiven McSteamy for breaking up the McMarriage? Have we totally forgotten that McSteamy's an ass? I, for one, have not, and thus blame the writers for this total deviation from the character that they created. Could the Tinman really have a heart now?!
I may be alone in this absolute disappointment from last night's episode, but when I spend a good half of the episode shaking my head and hitting myself in the forehead, I have to come to the realization that the quality show based on friendships and relationships and the struggles between being a doctor and a human that drew me in three years ago has completely went down the drain! Every character has become a caricature of his/herself and there is just no fluidity anymore! How quickly people have forgiven and forgotten life-changing events!
Is it just me or has Grey's lost sight of the substance that once created them, and instead turned into a late night soap opera? C'mon Grey's! You can do better than this!