I don’t know about you, but Grey’s Anatomy is an addiction I have no intention of quitting, however, 10 seasons is a long run, and in that time, a lot of story lines have been done, and done again; while this doesn’t bother me in the slightest, not everyone feels the same. Liz Raftery of TVGuide has compiled a list of 6 reasons she’s giving up on Grey’s.
1. The plot lines feel inconsistent to the established character histories. The ridiculous emergence of Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) obsessive-compulsive disorder is just the latest unforeseen crisis to pop up, only to be — hopefully, in this case — quashed a couple of episodes later via a half-hearted resolution. (See also: Alex’s daddy issues, Calzona’s attempt at therapy.) Shondaland is playing narrative Whac-a-Mole, and it’s not working. Would it kill them to develop a long-form narrative and stick with it? Grey’s Anatomy has never been entirely plausible, but the producers are really scraping the bottom of the plot barrel this season. Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) stubbornness in his hospital bed is a yawn-worthy story line that needs to be put to bed ASAP. Oh, and did I mention that Bailey has OCD? Bailey has OCD.
2. Those interns — ugh! The biggest elephant-in-the-operating-room is the latest herd of interns— who, yes, are no longer interns, but still deserve to be referred to as such. All of them either fall into the category of “boring,” “awful” or “dead.” (RIP, Brooks (Tina Majorino), even though no one but Smash from Friday Night Lights Shane (Gaius Charles) really cared when you died.) The relationship between Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers), which hasn’t even gotten off the ground, is already exhausting. The one who’s dating Jackson (Jesse Williams) — I call her “Lasik” — is such a nonentity that I don’t even know her name. And don’t even get me started on the — now-defunct, fingers crossed — dalliancebetween Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and the annoying Leah (Tessa Ferrer). A great way to solve the hospital’s budget problem would be to shed these guys’ salaries. Another character who should be shown the door? April (Sarah Drew). Her celibacy stance started out as a nice diversion from the hospital staff’s game of musical beds, but now it’s just kind of lame. And it’s really hard to root for her and Matthew (Justin Bruening), knowing that he’s just her backup plan after Jackson rejected her advances.
3. Sandra Oh is already tiptoeing out the door. Cristina Yang’s story line this season — the petty arguments with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), the ridiculous flirtation with Smash Shane — is such an obvious, predictable means to telegraph Sandra Oh’s upcoming departure that it’s almost insulting, to both Oh and the audience. Probable spoiler alert: Yang is going to realize that her relationship with Meredith (fka her person) won’t ever be what it once was, and that it’s just too difficult to be around Owen (Kevin McKidd) as he’s trying to move on, so she’s going to bid farewell to Seattle and move on with her life. See what they’re doing there? If the story is going to continue this way, it might be best to just get rid of Cristina mid-season, rather than dragging this out to the end.
Click here to check out the other three reasons, on TVGuide.com..
What do you think, Gabblers? Has season 10 tempted you to jump ship too?
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I know may of us may have been reluctant in embracing Grey’s Anatomy’s newest batch of interns, but I think we can all agree we’ve warmed up to them considerably since there initial arrival, and we are always thrilled to learn more about the actors and actresses behind the fresh faced characters. Check out this article on Jerrika Hinton (Stephanie Edwards).
Jerrika Delayne Hinton, who plays Stephanie Edwards on Grey’s Anatomy, has made her family and friends in Dallas proud. A feisty yet compassionate doctor, her character occasionally changes her surgical gown to wear a sexy party gown or provocative blouse to get the attention of hospital surgeon, Dr. Jackson Avery, played by Jesse Williams.
Grey’s Anatomy is a highly acclaimed medical drama from ABC Studios. It follows a surgical resident named Meredith Grey beginning her career at Seattle Grace Hospital along with fellow residents Izzie, George, Alex and Cristina.
At Seattle Grace, Stephanie and the other doctors make new friends, new enemies and new lovers. The series follows the staff of Seattle Grace: Richard Webber, Miranda Bailey, Derek Shepherd, Callie Torres, Mark Sloan, Owen Hunt, Lexie Grey and others through the hospital, finding personal and professional decisions are not black and white, only shades of grey.
In September 2012, it was announced that Hinton had been cast as a new intern for the show’s ninth season. In January 2013, Hinton along with other newcomers to the show were given the option to become series regulars if Grey’s Anatomy were to be renewed.
Not just a star on the show, Hinton can be seen almost everywhere. She made her prime time debut as a guest star on the ABC television hit show Scandal. She is in commercials for McDonald’s, Hanes Underwear and Best Buy.
Hinton, 32, was born and raised in Oak Cliff. Her father, Avaleon Hinton, continues to work in the Dallas area. Her mother, Cynthia Hinton, is a retired Dallas government worker. Her early education included Margaret B. Anderson Elementary, Mark Twain Leadership Vangard School and Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy. She was an exceptional student and was accepted to enroll in the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center for Talented and Gifted Magnet High School.
With a natural love for the theatre, Hinton grew up attending plays by the Dallas Children’s Theatre. She even participated in church plays written and directed by her mother.
“As a child, I worked vey hard on what I did,” Hinton said. “I had a good example.”
“Parents want to give them something that is contrary as well as something that looks good,” her mother explained. “It is always good for them to have a good example to follow.”
Before her television roles, Hinton taught acting at the East L.A. Classic Theatre. She also volunteers in secondary schools at Career Development Days. In 2012 Hinton wrote, directed and produced a film, which premiered at the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
She currently teaches writing and acting workshops and continues to tour other film festivals across the country. Hinton also continues to seek out meaningful projects in the acting field.
“I was blessed to grow up in a diversified community in Dallas known as Oak Cliff. That’s where I first hit the theatre acting with my Girl Scout troop at Margaret Anderson Elementary.
“My mother said to me, ‘No Jerrika, we want you to be happy,’” she recalled. “Well, I said, ‘No, I want to be peppy.’ Needless to say, I didn’t get the part. But it was easy then. Now, I know that in acting, it is meaningful if you have a voice.
(Source|New Pittsburgh Courier)
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Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and so in the spirit of the holiday, TVLine has compiled a list of what they’re thankful for!
10 SEASONS OF SANDRA OH
Is it a bummer that the Golden Globe winner decided to hang up Cristina’s stethoscope and leave Grey’s Anatomy? Of course it is. But, considering how versatile she is – and how acclaimed she is — we’re probably lucky that the MVP stuck around Seattle Grace/Grey-Sloan for as long as she did.
Which Grey’s character are you most thankful for?
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Good news for Grey’s Anatomy as it topped the rankings for this week’s DVR ratings among adults aged 18-49!!
During the sixth week of the 2013-2014 season (October 28-November 3), The Blacklist and Grey’s Anatomy topped the rankings for the week’s DVR viewing adults 18-49 ratings added between the Live+Same Day period (as reported in all our other ratings posts) and the Live + 7 Day measurement periods with each gaining 2.0 adults 18-49 ratings points.
That’s right, folks, Grey’s has still got it!!
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CROWEN recap – 10 x 09 Sorry seems to be the Hardest Word
It was another episode where there was no interaction between Owen and Cristina. Aargh!! I am getting tired of this. This is the third such episode this season.
This was the Callie-centric episode where she is sued by an Olympic snowboarder named Travis Reed. Owen appeared in basically two scenes, only one of which was a speaking scene. Given that Kevin McKidd was probably busy editing the previous episode, which he had directed, I guess that his minor appearances in this episode were understandable.
However, with the exception of Arizona, Cristina, Jo and Meredith, everyone else was relegated to cameo appearances. It must have been a very light shooting schedule for most of the regular cast.
The story was told in a series of flashbacks, which focused on the actual patient case and present day scenes, which focused on the malpractice suit in the courtroom. To be honest, it was dizzying going back and forth.
The first scene in which we see Cristina takes place four months ago at a baby shower for a highly pregnant Meredith. Cristina and Callie are actually discussing the patient, who will become the plaintiff in the malpractice suit. It seems that Cristina has recommended Callie to do a hip replacement surgery on the athlete. Cristina has given Travis a glowing recommendation about Callie, who wants to know how was it that Cristina knew the snowboarder.
Cristina says that Travis was her first solo valve replacement when she was a second year resident. As usual, Greys has a problem with continuity. If one looks back at Season 6, Cristina’s first valve replacement was the woman who couldn’t decide whether she wanted a valve from a pig or a cow in the episode, “Blink.” But never mind that now. It seems that Cristina has had a new first solo valve replacement surgery, according to this new history.
Cristina says she did it six months before he came out of nowhere and won all those gold medals in the half-pipe. She says proudly that her valve is what gave him the edge. Callie grins. Cristina continues that his heart is her “Mona Lisa” so Callie can’t screw it up.
Arizona comes up and asks about the onesie decorating station. Cristina looks around and tells her that there isn’t one. Arizona complains about what kind of baby shower is this without a oneside decorating station and she already had figured out her design.
A weary Meredith comes up and asks if it was time to open the presents because she needed to sit since her feet were like sausages. Cristina guides Meredith to the couch and sits her down. Those were the good old days when Mertina was still each other’s person, a far cry from what they are today.
A couple days later (still in flashback), Cristina and Callie are walking down the corridor when the cardio fellow notes that Callie seems very happy. Callie concurs that it is true. They both giggle. The residents are running down the corridor, seemingly very stoked about something. Shane says that he got him to sign his snowboard, while Leah says she got him to sign her bra.
The “him” they are referring to is Travis, who is a total cutie. He is surrounded by staff members, who all seem to want to get a piece of him. He spots Cristina and his face lights up.
“Cristina Yang!” he yells. He comes to them and picks her up in a bear hug and lifts her off the ground. Cristina laughs like a giddy school girl, as he spins her around. I think I would giggle too if a cute guy picked me up in a bear hug.
When he finally puts her down, he tells her that she looks better and better every time he sees her. “Dump your husband and run away with me,” he says. Another reminder of an earlier time when Crowen was still together. My tears are shedding. That groaning you hear is me as my heart hurts.
Cristina reminds him that he has a girlfriend. Travis tells her that they have a deal that he can flirt with hot doctors who have had their hands inside his chest. It’s a very short list, he says. Callie laughs. Travis looks over at her and introduces himself. “You’re the ortho god?” he asks. Callie tells him her name and says she prefers goddess. He asks if she is ready to build him a new hip.Read More
I don’t know about you, but eating is the best part of my day! And it comforts me to no end to know that I am not alone! Huffington Post have compiled a list of our favourite TV character who love food as much as we do, and naturally, Cristina Yang made the cut!
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