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What's up with Grey's Anatomy?

I’ve never seen more than about twenty minutes of the show and parts of maybe 5 or 6 episodes. Yet, while standing there last night watching the last ten minutes of gruelingly slow dialog, I think to myself “wow, I’ve hardly seen any of this show, but I’m still completely up to date with what’s going on”.

I can’t make it through the last two minutes, so during one of the many long, silent pauses I turn to my wife, who appears to be in a deep trance and say “good n-” before I’m cut off with a sharp “SSHHH”. WTF?!

From what I hear my wife isn’t the only one so engrossed in the show, much of America is also. I don’t think I could stay awake through an entire episode. For my wife it seems more important than life. “I wait all week for this show.”

I make it a point to watch two shows, Lost and Prison Break. If I’m watching Prison Break I have no problem wrestling with my son or even going up stairs to make him a snack. My wife doesn’t seem to be able to miss a single audible breath of boring Grey’s Anatomy. I really don’t get it. Am I missing something?

I watched that show last season and thought it was a pretty good show. My wife loves it now, but I can’t seem to stand it this season. It just seems to have gone off the deep end or just too much of the same old same old. I’d much rather watch CSI.

While women may be able to multi-task better(as they claim), I’ve found that when it comes to tv, movies, reading, they tune out everything else.

DB

because the show is SOOOOO GOOD! Its sex and the city meets ER…a woman’s dream show :slight_smile:

I’m with you on this one.

I don’t get that show at all. To be quite honest, I feel that way about all current TV shows.

[quote]on edge wrote:
My wife doesn’t seem to be able to miss a single audible breath of boring Grey’s Anatomy. I really don’t get it. Am I missing something?[/quote]

It’s a show about ‘hot’ Doctors performing heroic surgeries and being involved in incredibly over-dramatic relationships…

You wonder how a woman could be engrossed in that?

It’s a horrible chick show. That is all.

[quote]Bauer97 wrote:
on edge wrote:
My wife doesn’t seem to be able to miss a single audible breath of boring Grey’s Anatomy. I really don’t get it. Am I missing something?

It’s a show about ‘hot’ Doctors performing heroic surgeries and being involved in incredibly over-dramatic relationships…

You wonder how a woman could be engrossed in that?[/quote]

Haha definitely… on a side note, the best show on TV… SMALLVILLE! woohoo who saw last nights episode?? superman rocks.

[quote]needinghelp wrote:
because the show is SOOOOO GOOD! Its sex and the city meets ER…a woman’s dream show :)[/quote]

So is Scrubs, and that show’s actually funny too, so it’s fun for the whole family.

[quote]BoxBabaX wrote:
Haha definitely… on a side note, the best show on TV… SMALLVILLE! woohoo who saw last nights episode?? superman rocks.[/quote]

I also like Smallville. Not enough to know when it comes on, but if I flip accross it, I watch. The other shows I watch if I come accross them are The Office and My Name is Earl. I end up seeing those two quite a bit because my wife won’t miss them. At least we have common ground there.

props must be given for mentioning scrubs, they even took a shot at Gray’s anatomy last season for copying them.

Elliot: cant we just go home and watch gray’s anatomy ?
J.D: ok, I just love that show, its like they’ve been watching our lives and then decided to put it on television.(ponders for a second, then walks off)

My wife and I actually argue about the show. If I dare say anything against Grey’s Anatomy, I’m in trouble.

I commented to her on the dialogue and she got upset. I observed that it seemed there was a rule: No character can say more than 10 words in a row.

It seems to hold true.

"Hi, Doctor.

Hello.

Did you have a good night?

Yes. You? (A knowing smile)

Yes. VERY nice.

Good. See you later.

I hope so. (A knowing smile)"

That’s the show.

I’d like to see what percentage of of the audience is men. Most men I know just don’t get it.

I can?t believe you just compared Scrubs to Sex and the city. I hate Sex and the city so much, I brought my sister the entire DVD box set and a DVD player for her room so I never have to watch it anymore.

[quote]on edge wrote:
I’ve never seen more than about twenty minutes of the show and parts of maybe 5 or 6 episodes. Yet, while standing there last night watching the last ten minutes of gruelingly slow dialog, I think to myself “wow, I’ve hardly seen any of this show, but I’m still completely up to date with what’s going on”.

I can’t make it through the last two minutes, so during one of the many long, silent pauses I turn to my wife, who appears to be in a deep trance and say “good n-” before I’m cut off with a sharp “SSHHH”. WTF?!

From what I hear my wife isn’t the only one so engrossed in the show, much of America is also. I don’t think I could stay awake through an entire episode. For my wife it seems more important than life. “I wait all week for this show.”

I make it a point to watch two shows, Lost and Prison Break. If I’m watching Prison Break I have no problem wrestling with my son or even going up stairs to make him a snack. My wife doesn’t seem to be able to miss a single audible breath of boring Grey’s Anatomy. I really don’t get it. Am I missing something?[/quote]

My wife is addicted. I just go upstairs and play NCAA Football 07.

All the girls on campus fuckin’ love it.

Never seen one episode.

But from the sheer amount of women that like it, I doubt it meets my standards of excellence:

  1. Violence
  2. Boobs
  3. uh…guess that’s about it.

One of the keys is that they picked very handsome actors for all of the male parts and picked not-stunningly-gorgeous women (except for that one crazy blonde one) for the female parts.

And… lots of relationship drama and tension.

Chicks love it, duh.

Any of you guys ever see the show Scrubs? I think its funny as hell, just wondering if anyone else watches it.

i must say i tune everything out when football is on…

That show sucks along with most tv shows now- reality, sitcoms, the whole bit.

Here are my personal favs:
Simpsons
Southpark
Seinfeld
Frasier
Daily Show
Colbert Report
Ali G show
Vanderlust (this show is hilarious)
Lost is Ok, although I’d rather by the dvd season

[quote]Think tank fish wrote:
I can?t believe you just compared Scrubs to Sex and the city. I hate Sex and the city so much, I brought my sister the entire DVD box set and a DVD player for her room so I never have to watch it anymore. [/quote]

Agreed. Scrubs is nothing like Sex and the City. It’s actually good and redeeming,

I don’t really watch TV. I just buy cartoons sometimes and watch those.

Though, I would watch Scrubs if I ever found my TV powered on while the show had just started. That show kicks ass.