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DESCRIPTION: Private Practice is a spin-off of the highly popular ABC series Grey s Anatomy starring Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, a renowned neonatal surgeon. After realizing that her life isn t advancing at Seattle Grace, Addison packs her bags and heads off to Santa Monica to start a new life. She reunites with her newly divorced med school friends, Naomi (Audra McDonald) and Sam (Taye Diggs), and joins them in the chic private practice along with the other doctors on staff. END
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I am so excited for this series to come out. I miss this AMAZING show. I can't wait till it comes back this fall.
Many have tried to compare the show to Greys, which should be avoided as it has an entirely different tone - lighter, funnier & less OTT-angsty than Greys. It also benefits from being set where it is actually filmed & features location filming out-and-about in LA.
Kate Walsh shines as Addison & easily carries the show. She is surrounded by a small core cast of experienced & talented actors - Tim Daly, Audra McDonald, Taye Diggs, Amy Brenneman, Paul Adelstein, Chris Lowell & KaDee Strickland.
After a rocky first episode, the writing improved as the series progressed & the show started to find its own identity & distance from Greys.
It was the highest-rated new drama this year & one of the first freshman shows to be picked up for an entire 22-ep run, but sadly the US writer's strike shortened the season to only 9 episodes.
ABC have chosen to re-launch their successful new shows in Fall 08, which is when Private Practice will return with Season 2 to anchor the Wednesday night line-up.
The extras for this DVD release are -
1. Kate Walsh - Practice makes Perfect (Working Title) - spend some quality time with Kate Walsh & get a taste of her life beyond the confines of the Private Practice Set
2. Alternative Ensemble : Behind the Scenes of Private Practice
3. Two Extended Episodes
4. Deleted Scenes
6. Audio Commentaries
After the initial episode of seeing the crossover from Greys to Private, we see the first episode called In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else (all the episodes are called In Which ...) where she joins the Oceanside Wellness Group where she was offered a job. The clinic is mostly owned by one of her best friends in college. One of the other workers there is Dr Pete Wilder (Tim Daley) who throughout the season, she has a strong strong chemistry with. It makes for very interesting situations. Some of the episodes are written by Shondra Rhimes so they still have a Greys feel to them.
I have to say that I really like this more than Greys. The characters are all fantastic and complex and that helps make this show great. I'm so lucky that I got to see a lot of this when I was in America last year because as usual, Australia is behind the rest of the world with most things and I have no clue when we are getting this. I just hope my copy of this dvd comes before we get to FINALLY see it over here. I love this program and can't wait to own the dvd. I highly recommend it.
Due to the writers' strike, Season One of "Private Practice" only had 9 episodes. A normal season is 22 shows. But this collection's list price is the same as for a full season. The producers, having taken a major financial hit by not having as much advertising revenue as expected, are trying to recoup some of their costs from us by overpricing this set. I can't condone that.
I rate this collection 3-4 stars for quality, but only 0-1 stars for value. That gives a combined rating of 2 stars: disappointing.
Set in Los Angeles it is about doctors who treat people with holistic medicine, acupuncture, psychiatry, doctors who do not dress like doctors, doctors who drink white wine and look as if they just dropped in the office from the beach. The story lines are most often about people problems, rather than medical problems.
And as such, I just didn't find it worth watching when there are so many other better things.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked Private Practice. Not a great show but funny and interesting.Published 6 months ago by Deborah Lee
Gifted to my sister.
She loves the series and says it seems to get better each season.
I may have to watch them when she is done with them. Read more
Love my private practice i came in late to the game,but thank GOD for dvd now iam on season one catching up from beginning to endPublished 12 months ago by Chhaya