First of all, I've been sort of amazed by the success of "Grey's Anatomy". Not because it isn't a good show, I think it is, but because it seems to be sending out some sort of crazy subliminal message to women. And that subliminal message is: "Females must be obsessed with this show!". Message received. It's like every girl I've been around or met in the past year, every single one of them, has mentioned their love of this freaking show.
So I turned to my crack staff here at Handleman Industries to try and come up with an answer for women's overwhelming love/obsession of this show. And after months and months of intense research, my team has finally come up with the answer. And it is thus:
The women on the show aren't that cute.
Thanks to the Handleman staff for their due diligence in this matter. And you should listen to them because they are never wrong. The women on "Grey's Anatomy" aren't that cute. Yes, they're cute (except for that darned Asian one), but they are just cute enough to be liked by women and not cute enough to be hated by women. And as every season of "The Bachelor" has proven, that is an important recipe for success with the ladies. There's nothing women hate more than a smokin' hot chick (WRITER'S NOTE: I'd like to add here that my crack staff has also found that women hate when I talk about women this way, and it is the most likely reason that Pamie has a kajillion more readers than I do. But I feel the need to keep it real...real sexist (just kidding, I hope)) .
Seriously, has there ever been a less hot hot chick than Ellen Pompeo? And this is with the best makeup artist's the world has to offer. Does she cry for 2 hours every morning before she goes on set? At this rate, she's going to look like Renee Zellweger's older more squinty sister by season 3. It's very confusing.
But I digress with my lady hating, the fact is, it is a very good series. Overrall, I think it's been a really solid season for the show. To me, the first season (and the first part of this year) was amazing, and then at some point this year it just sort of went into a nice, solid routine. However, I thought the episode on Sunday was terrific.
But ABC really screwed the pooch with the programming. Why all of the sudden would you put the show on Monday? And why show the 2 hour finale a day after an hour long episode? It makes no sense. Build some anticipation, guys. I mean, I like the show, but I needed a week to digest that Sunday episode and I didn't get it. Plus, 3 hours of this shit? That's a lot of anything, and sometimes more isn't better. My sister had this friend a long time ago who once famously said: "I like U2, but they're putting out too much music lately." My sister was so appalled by this guy, if you like U2, how could they be making too much music? But now I kinda understand what that dude was talking about. I like "Grey's Anatomy", but 3 hours in 24 hours? Give it a rest.
Nevertheless, I was entertained and it was quality TV. I enjoy a good love triangle as much as the next (gay) guy. Although Addison as the third point of that triangle is very weak. I mean, even with Pompeo's troubling face Addison isn't much competition. She's just so...asexual. Or maybe she's just annoying, I don't know, but my point is that she's hardly a threat. The acting was good, the twists and turns were nice, though extremely hard to believe (they would have to all be fired, right?).
The ending was hilarious to me, you know why? Because of that damned dog. They did the whole bit with their dog dying (what wife would stand for their husband to be sharing a pet with a woman he used to have sex with and you suspect is still in love with?), and then the end came, and it was like the writers were calling Ellen Pompeo a dog. There she was, standing in the middle of her two "owners" as they were calling to her, "Here, Meredith! Here, girl!" And she looked at one, then the other, practically sticking out her tongue as she wondered which one to go to. And she looked so flustered and confused and...unattractive, that I guarantee you every woman that I know LOVED IT!