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Spoiler Alert: If you have never seen Grey’s Anatomy and want to watch fresh, please do not read any further. What you should do is set your Netflix queue to all 11 seasons. You’re welcome.
In the early days of Grey’s I often wondered HOW these people function? How Meredith swigs tequila straight from the bottle and is coherent enough to handle surgery the next day is beyond me. Alex is arrogant with no bedside manner and only one patient called him on his crap. Christina also arrogant, but her arrogance was HER. Izzie started off likable, then she pissed Shonda Rhimes off and got a wack ass story line. Finally George, sweet huge heart George who didn’t seem to have much of a function than to be comic relief.
Top Moments from the Early Seasons
Meredith finding out her one night stand was her new boss. I’ve heard of the walk of shame but this has got to be one for the records! Not only does she now have to put up with the stress of being an intern, now she has that awkward “I saw you naked” thing going on.
The Burke and Christina love story. Burke loved him some Christina, and she loved him just as fiercely back. Not one to let emotions or feelings cloud her ambitious little heart, Christina originally thought she and Burke would kick it with no strings. When she caught the “flu” BUrke was so tender to his jump off. Their love seemed deeper than Meredith’s and Derek’s. Built on a mutual respect and admiration of each other.
Izzie telling Alex where to go after he tried to humiliate her with her photo spread. If I didn’t have an affinity for all things fried, I would be gracing the cover of a magazine or on a pole, dancing for dollars. Have you seen the price of college lately?! Come on Washington DC, get off your ass and pass President Obama’s initiative to make community college free. Your girl could finish school sooner and not have crippling debt. Anywho, when Izzie strips and tells Alex “Just remember when you’re sitting on two hundred thousand dollars in debt, Izzie Stevens is debt free”. Mic drop. Everyone who giggled at Izzie’s shame mentally does the math and all smug looks are wiped free.
Addison comes to town. When Addison snaps to Meredith, “I wanted to see the woman who was sleeping with my husband.” I hated her yet was intrigued at the same time. When she arrived on the scene, Derek had yet to reveal to Meredith why he was so mysterious about his past despite her whining (her voice IRKS) and only when he sees Addison does he come clean. I liked Addison on Grey’s. Something happened when she went to California, started messing with Taye Diggs and came back a shell of her former self. I did not like Private Practice Addison. She was a shell of herself.
Miranda Bailey as The Nazi. Dr Bailey don’t play. Period. And she tells it like it is. One look can shrink even the most important person, one drawled nice’nasty remark can cut, and her dry remark after catching Meredith and Derek after making out “You mind moving this tail wagon? You’re blocking me in.” was worse than any lecture, screaming match, or corrective action.
Dance it Out. Watching Christina and Meredith dance is funny. Neither one can really dance. It’s a hybrid of jumping around and waving their arms. However, their total abandon of self as they let go is a care free feeling I envy.
Gray’s Anatomy returns to TV this Thursday. Until then, scrub in and catch up on past seasons with Netflix.