TV Show Critique #1: Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 Episode 2
The nine characters who appear as series regulars in the first season all work in the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. Five of the characters are interns: Meredith Grey portrayed by Ellen Pompeo, who is in a romantic relationship with her attending Derek Shepherd. Cristina Yang is portrayed by Sandra Oh, an extremely competitive intern. Izzie Stevens is portrayed by Katherine Heigl, an ex model who struggles to be recognized as a doctor. Alex Karev is portrayed by Justin Chambers, an arrogant intern who initially irritates his colleagues. Last is George O'Malley portrayed by T.R. Knight, an insecure intern with a lack of confidence. The interns are mentored by their resident Miranda Bailey portrayed by Chandra Wilson, a disciplined woman. The surgical program is led by the Chief of Surgery Dr. Richard Webber portrayed by James Pickens Jr.. In his employ are Preston Burke and Derek Shepherd from New York portrayed by Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey respectively.
I would say that the characters on this TV show are well described and developed. Also the story line was refreshing because it showed similar occurrences to those of a real hospital. The story development starts off with a smaller issue of Meredith trying to find a roommate. The drama soon begins to build as she tries to keep a business relationship with a doctor at the hospital. She is also anxious to be in the room and assist with a surgery. she must also deal with the horrific souvenir of a patient's brutal rape. And her visit to the nursery leads to a conflict with a pediatric intern. Meanwhile, Cristina and Alex develop their bedside manners, in a manner of speaking; George has a depressing day overseeing codes; Izzie runs into a language barrier with one of her patients; and Burke finds out why Webber was preferred for a leadership position over him. The first season's ratings were consistently high, ranking first in its timeslot...
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