Grey’s Anatomy

 

This show started 2005 in replacement for Boston Legal, inspired by the classic medial textbook “Grey’s Anatomy. The television show is shown on ABC which also shows popular programs such as Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty and Scrubs. The show revolves around Dr. Meredith Grey and the lives of her friends. This show has been nominated and won quite a lot of awards, it continues to as well. Grey’s Anatomy is shown on abc and is also shown on Living TV (Sky), abc also have great shows like Scrubs and Ugly Betty.

Winning two golden and having another 29 awards you know this show has some quality to it. The story-lines of the show go from strength to strength, never failing to impress. The show is about Meredith Grey who’s mother was an outstanding Doctor and she now in her first year her internship. The show then follows the ups and downs of M. Grey and the lives of her friends. In the first season you see her making friends and you see her familiarizing herself with her surroundings. As the seasons go on you see her friends learn many lessons in their personal life and in their medical lives. 

Meredith Grey is played by Ellen Pompeo she does well portraying the character and seems to be very consistent, this was the first time I had see her in anything. She has not been anything I can say was a hit, but I can definitely say that Grey’s Anatomy is her breakthrough in her acting career. In my opinion Sandra Oh (Christina Yang) and Sara Ramirez (Callie Torres) are the two actresses that stand out for me. The presence on screen can be commanding and also soothing, the ability is really shown in this show. They both are consistent and embody the character they. Where as Christina is head smart and very determined and passionate about everything she does, Callie is head strong and sometimes can be vulnerable but very passionate with her patients. I think thats where the main difference is Callie has so much compassion for her patients and it seems as if she puts herself in their boots. Christina is is very committed to being the best at everything she does, she makes sure she is always studying and also getting the best surgeries. Although there is no direct competition I thought it would be an interesting comparison. Another actor that I enjoy on screen is Isaiah Washington he has a very strong male dominance on screen, his character is very interesting as he treats surgery is like art. Gives it time and care. The last character I would like to mention is Miranda Bailey she is played by Chandra Wilson, she is head of the residents and I feel she is very very dominant as a female character. She plays the role that can put the fear in the the interns and she really does play her character well, the character she plays is also having to balance work with problems at home. 

As a medical drama Grey’s Anatomy does well, trying to communicate the medical terms to the audience is excellently done. The show is can constantly keep a very medical vibe without making it all about the interns and their lives. There is a very good balance. I love the way medical shows are able to intertwine the lives of the doctors and patients, Grey’s Anatomy do this very well showing how human the doctors are; showing how the real world affects them. With all that the one thing that makes me love this show is the the message they leave. Now they could leave the show they way it is and entrtain with the weird and wonderful life of Meredith Grey but the show always gives me something to think about. It makes the show quite interesting to talk about as well. Although sometimes I feel a lot of it is based on love it seems realistic for the type of drama it is and where it is set. Some of the episodes are inspirational to me and it really leaves a message for me to ponder on. The show tackles mainstream issues in a very different way. 

I feel Grey’s Anatomy is one of the best medical shows and illustrates how interesting medical has become. The show also is able to make serious issues seem very light hearted. It is definitely a show everyone should check out because another good thing about the show is that fits in with a very diverse audience. The directors and the writers have done a great job of making the show as consistent as possible and being able to keep the audience interested. With medical drams it is very hard because they main premise of them is to save the lives of sick patients, so the audience rely on the sub plot to keep them interested. To be honest they have also been able to keep the premise of the show very interesting. It has five seasons but it is well worth the watch.

House M.D.

Grumpy, funny, sarcastic, rude, intelligent yes it can only be one person Dr House. The show is very entertaining to watch with a lot going on, they also able to fit in a lot of information about hospital knowledge. The show is owned by Fox which produces shows like Family Guy, NCIS, Simpsons, 24 and Prison Break. House takes a different approach from other Medical dramas and pushes the limits with what alowed in drama. Some character references although very mild seem abrupt and rude. I think the what seperates House M.D. from other dramas.

Once you have seen most of the episodes for one season you start to realize the gist. House is presented with a peculiar problem with a patient, he uses his team to brainstorm ideas, then he suddenly finds out the cure and is racing against time to fix it. I think what attracts the audience to the TV Show most is the problem with the patient. The problems are usually unthinkable but very serious, and House M.D. is also able to keep the suspense going because another problem will occur during the episode I think thats one of the reasons I love this show in one episode a patient can go through multiple problems and they can amount up to the smallest cure. If you compare for example Grey’s Anatomy to House M.D. usually there is one problem in the show and they spend the whole show trying to solve the problem. After time, you feel like you are parts of the lives of the characters in Grey’s Anatomy. You do not get the same feeling with House M.D., I am not sure yet whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Dr. House is played by the successful actor Hugh Laurie, he does absolutely amazing as this character. The same way I identify Wolverine with Hugh Jackman the same way I identify House with Hugh Laurie. He has been playing the character so well that he has become him and no other actor can take his position. Over time I have been able to associate the mannerisms and the attitude of House with Hugh Laurie. One thing that Hugh Laurie has got right is the american accent because surprisingly he is british. You could never tell when you see him on-screen. Hugh Laurie does blow some people off the screen when he is acting because of how convincing he looks. I think thats what makes it a re-watchable programme. The character who he plays, is very strong and always believes he is right and most of the time he is. He will use strange and most often risky methods to prove he is right. He also has this same zeal and ambition when it concerns a patients life. His co-workers I find at times find it hard to work with him and understand it will take time before you can handle House.

In the hospital he has a friend Dr. Wilson, who he has known for years and if anyone understands House most it is him. Who is played by Robert Sean Leonard. You know the saying “opposites always attract”, this can be said for the relationship of House and Wilson. Wilson is more understanding and has compassion which can be seen by others. Wilson is also in a stable relationship and also just as successful as House. House is alone and you sometimes feel empathy for him, he needs someone that can bear his attitude but also be an equal balance against him.

Omar Epps who plays Dr Foreman who is part of his team, also over the seasons gives an excellent performance. He is mostly known for his role in Love & Basketball I really did like that film and it should be another film to check out. For the first few seasons Dr. Foreman is not taken seriously mostly due to his past, but as time goes on House starts to respect him as a Doctor. Other characters in the show are Dr. Cuddy who is mostly I candy for House. Between there is a mutual respect, Cuddy is the head of the hospital but House is the best Doctor they have.Cuddy is played by Lisa Edelstein. Other main characters are Dr. Cameron and Dr. Chase. (played by Jesse Spencer and Jennifer Morisson).

I do really like this show and I cannot wait for Season 5, if you have not seen an episode you should it is on Five US at the moment. It is a great little TV Show there to let you question life at times.

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