Grey's Anatomy: Season 1
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Grey's Anatomy's first season, while entertaining, went a little far trying to find its groove, overdosing on Meredith's overly simplistic voice-overs ("At the end of the day faith is a funny thing"), and musical montages. It has the usual trappings of a hospital drama (unusual cases, such as the patient with the 70-pound tumor, and trysts in the on-call room), but with more warm fuzzies and light touches. (Sometimes, a little too light--the opening credits sequence features an eyelash curler next to medical instruments and red-painted toes savorting with a male patient under a sheet)
Pompeo, who can sound just like Renee Zellweger if you close your eyes, is likeable but not strong enough of a presence compared to her co-stars. Luckily the quirky dialogue and stellar acting by the ethnically diverse cast, particularly by Chandra Wilson (Dr. Bailey, aka "the Nazi") and Oh, who won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress, more than make up for it. The DVD covers the first season's nine episodes, plus commentary on the pilot and a behind-the-scenes feature. --Ellen A. Kim
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What really differs the show from any other medical show I've seen is the character development. The character development helped keep me interested and I felt I got to know Meredith and the other interns. I also got a feel for the hardships being an intern is and how much work goes into becoming a doctor. You also get a feeling of connection with the interns because of how much we find out about them. Dr. Shepherd, Dr. Bailey, and Dr. Burke help them along the way and offer some good advice. It's very informative and I've learned a few things watching it.
Overall I think Grey's Anatomy is one of the best and most addictive shows on TV right now. This DVD is a great way to see it from the beginning and it's priced right and I highly recommend it.
The patients they see also have us wanting more from the characters. Its like ER that the patients any of the patients can die at any time. Its not cheesy in that the ones we love manage to live, because, on several occasions, they have died when its least expected.
By having an outstanding storyline (with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger) and fantastic chemistry, the show manages to stand out among the many medical dramas seen over the years. Even though the 1st season is a bit short, its still worth checking out.
Season one starts out with the introduction of the show's heroin Meredith Grey [Ellen Pompeo] getting herself into a hilariously messy situation (I won't give it away, but let's just say Dr. Derek Shepard [Patrick Dempsey] looks just as good in the morning as he does in his doctor's scrubs). What happens in the first scene of the series sets the story for the rest of the season. Pompeo gives an honest performance (we never feel like she's acting, and we can't help but want her to succeed in her endeavors).
The show's supporting cast consisting of Sandra Oh paired with Isaiah Washington is one of the show's most pleasant surprises. There is a spark between these two by the second or third episode that viewers will notice (perhaps even before the writers did?) leading one to root for them to get together as well.
Other TV buffs may recognize Katherine Heigl from the now defunct (but equally as great) Roswell. Heigl plays an intern/part time model that is strong willed and intelligent. In season one there are hints of a relationship between her and fellow bad-boy intern, Alex (you may recognize him as Masimo, the goofy Italian guy from the Jennifer Lopez flick "The Wedding Planner"). Is she just what he needs to show a softer side of himself?
With smart writing and likable characters, this show has the gripping medical dilemmas of "ER," the solid camaraderie of "Friends," and the heart of "Gilmore Girls." Buy season one, and catch season two on ABC, Sunday nights at 10:00 PM.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am currently binge watching Grey's Anatomy. Season One, although not very many episodes, introduces you to the characters, some of which are currently still on the show. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joy Lukhard
Always the best series, I love going back and reminiscing
Amazing cast; great story lines and addictive plots. Great characters to get invested in!Published 17 days ago by Andy Wyatt
Disks were scratched & had finger prints on them. One disk had a questionable stain on it.Published 23 days ago by Jessica Luther
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Do you have a link to a video of it or something?
May 16, 2006 by C. Goodrum | See all 4 posts
I believe only the first release of a DVD will have the slipcase. If the one you recieved arrives w/o one that should mean its the second or later run of that dvd. If you haven't opened the plastic on the one recieved from Amazon, you may want to return it, and buy the one you saw in the store,... Read More
Mar 27, 2007 by Renee Perry | See all 3 posts
|Can someone who had bought Season 1...||
No, Rocío, no tiene subtítulos en español, sólo en inglés para sordos. Lo cual tiene una ventaja, en cada canción pone cómo se llama y quién la canta.
Pero si de plano el inglés no es tu hit, esperate a que salga en región 4
Sep 26, 2006 by M Brozon | See all 10 posts
|anyone know when Season 2 may appear on DVD?||
Amazon says it will be available September 12, 2006.
May 14, 2006 by C. Clark | See all 3 posts
|Can someone list the episodes on this DVD?||
It was weird to me too until I figured it out ... on the DVD is the 9 episodes that aired from March to May 2005, which they consider Season 1. When they started back up in September 2005, they considered that Season 2. Hope that helps. :)
Apr 5, 2006 by Jen | See all 2 posts
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