Shonda Rhimes sucks. She always kills off the likeable characters which is why I didn't even bother getting into Scandal.
The only characters I liked on Grey's were Lexie, Mark, Arizona and Karev. Even Booty Call Bailey has turned into a character that I no longer find interesting. Maybe if she hadn't turned into a 16 yo girl (although Ben is HOT) I'd still like her.
I didn't sob over Mark's dying because it was obvious that was going to happen. The interviews and spoilers also pointed to that outcome, so I was prepared. Losing Lexie and Mark was just too much. I like Arizona and wished it was Callie instead who was on Shonda's hit list. I'd prefer to hear her sing. I still listen to "The Story" from the musical episode and STILL cry every time I hear it.
This year won't be must-watch TV, I'll wait to read here if an episode is worth watching. I like that Karev is wanting to save that peds program and am curious as to how Arizona handles losing her leg. Karev screwing his way through new interns, Derek/Meredith/Christina do not interest me. Bailey and The Chief having sex lives also does not interest me. What's left to watch? :teeth
I am looking forward to next week, I think that should have been the first episode.
I hope Bailey finding out about her nickname will snap her back into being more of the old Bailey we used to love instead of a horny teenager who occasionally reviews a chart. Why can't these people screw on their own time instead of at work?
I like that the characters, like most people, change as life progresses. I also like that there are new interns; remember when all of our beloved characters were new and we didn't know them, either. Lots of room for growth there. Did anyone recognize the star football player/quarterback from Friday Night Lights in the intern pack? Good to see him back. Another FNL star character is also on The Mob Doctor; can't say that I have a lot of faith in how that show is going to do, but I've enjoyed the first 2 episodes. The problem with THAT program is that the lead character on that show spends a lot of her time LEAVING the room; the show has a great premise, though.
I totally didn't notice the Friday Night Lights guy in the intern pack on Grey's. I couldn't keep any of them straight either.
About the teaching hospitals. My understanding as well is when you go to a teaching hospital or clinic that you are agreeing to be part of the process. I seek out those places actually because it's like getting a couple doctors for the price of one. Yeah mistakes can happen but you get fresh minds and fresh eyes too. Not necessarily jaded people. Also I have a new found appreciation for students and interns after having to be an intern and have people looking at you all skeptically while you try to learn and help them. I'm happy to be part of the process.
I would guess, unlike in Shonda's frequently unethical world apparently devoid of any/all medical liability, that instances like the appe are not a regular occurrance. Doctors don't want to have that kind of malpractice on their shoulders. Hospitals don't want that kind of liability. That's not to say that the interns are not allowed to struggle.
And, yes, DH & I recognized Flash and were happy to see him. Am looking forward to seeing what his new character will be like...
As to your bolded comment: :yay :rofl :rofl :rofl