How to resuscitate the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ we loved
BETWEEN the TR Knight and Isaiah Washington kerfuffle, Katherine Heigl’s candid comments to the press , and Eric Dane’s sex tape that surfaced a few months ago, Grey’s
Anatomy has been plagued with plenty of off-camera drama.
As for the on-screen drama, it’s been a bit scattered as well. Faltering storylines, inconsistent characters… you get the idea. What breaks our heart about
Grey’s is that we used to love it. Here’s a few suggestions to keep the show on air.
● Go easy on the Izzie: Make sure Izzie has so much to do that Katherine Heigl doesn’t resort to shrieky over-acting. When she’s on, she’s on. When she’s overacting, it’s a hot mess. Let us rediscover the Izzie we loved from the beginning.
● Give Sloan something to do: For that matter, give McSleazy a major storyline and let Eric Dane be known for a performance that the family can watch.
● Don’t forget the interns: When
Grey’s started the main cast was mostly interns. We thought they were interesting, so why treat the new interns any differently?
● Callie’s gay – or bi – get used to it: The writers and producers had to have known they were going to make a lot of people angry when they went down the path of Callie (Sara Ramirez) exploring her sexuality. Tough.
● More Cristina and Owen: They are about the only characters who haven’t managed to work our last nerve. Let’s keep it that way.
● Go back in time and cast Hugh Laurie instead of Isaiah Washington. Grey’s needs that larger-thanlife immovable object that forces everything and everyone around him/her to bend to his/her will.
● Bring back Addison Montgomery: Remember when Kate Walsh joined the cast of Grey’s and was smart and sassy and sexy? Then she moved to Los Angeles and lost at least half of her IQ. The crossover episode with Private
Practice in season five reminded us how much we used to like Addison.
● More medicine, please.
● More funny: What made Grey’s fun early on was the way it was sprinkled with humour. Now when it’s funny it seems forced.
● No more otherworldly visits: Sorry, folks, if you kill someone off they need to stay dead. – LA Times
● Grey’s starts on M-Net on January 19 at 7.30pm. – LA Times
HAPPY TIMES: The cast of Grey’s.