Revving Up?With the exception of The Office, it was a disappointing night in television last night.
Scrubs. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I can't even really remember what it was about only 18 hours later, it was that dull. Maybe this should be the last season. If future episodes are that lackluster, there's no point in continuing.
Grey's. I'll probably have more to say about it once my thoughts cogitate a bit longer, but mostly, I thought it sucked hard. Ryan and I have already swapped emails about this, so I know some of you disagree with me, but I thought Izzy's little "speech" was ridiculous. When did she get so fucking sanctimonious? The ending? I'll withhold final judgment until we see what they do with it. My first thought was, "oh dear God, don't tell me they're going to run a parallel universe of dead people starring Meredith, Denny and Bomb Squad guy." That I even had that thought at all tells me this show is officially over-the-top in terms of cheesy melodrama. It's been (deliberately) "leaked" through E!'s television writer that someone else dies next week, and "one of the deaths will stick." That basically suggests to me that next week's episode will have Meredith hanging out in purgatory with Denny and Bomb Squad guy, no doubt swapping grand philosophical ideas. In the meantime, someone else will die (Ellis? McDreamy in a grand Romeo/Juliet gesture as suggested by Lainey?), and Meredith will be miraculously resuscitated, probably by Addison in some sweeping moment of irony. On the podcast I listened to today, Shonda Rhimes (creator, producer, head writer) clearly declared she doesn't believe in "happily ever afters." Fine, I don't either, but at this point, Grey's is a trainwreck. While I admit I can't look away, I also note that it's not the same as being a quality show. I still long for a return to the sharp programming of seasons #1 and 2, and because I'm not a complete nihilist, I'm holding out a glimmer of hope.
My head hurts.
Feel free to disagree. In fact, I welcome it. I'm so discouraged, I'd like someone to tell me there's still something right about this show (besides Alex).
p.s. If Doc the dead dog turns up in any of these parallel universe scenes, I'm going to blow a gasket.