Friday, February 23, 2007

She made the jump...let's all go to Arnolds!

So when we last left Meredith Grey, she was suspended in mid-air, on water skis, jumping over a shark.

Did you really think she wasn't going to make it? Ok, I paused for a second when I saw in the credits that Marti Nixon co-wrote the episode. Nixon wrote for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and they killed off that namesake... twice! But Buffy wasn't the cash cow that Grey's is for Disney, and in the end, this episode had the feeling of a hallow sweeps stunt. I imagine that after all is said, Grey's will have lost a few viewers* as a result. Probably not a good time, considering the spin-off in the works.

As far as music goes, they really didn't pull off much in the way of 'moments' like they did last year. UK singer/songwriter Aqualung led things off with a track off his yet-to-be-released album Memory Man, while Damien Rice's "Sleep Don't Weep" nearly managed to accomplish it's task, minus the weeping pretense (the album track even gives you 17 minutes of silence at the end to emphasize the point of sleep.) All in all, it amounts to quite a letdown... I can't even muster a hearty 'told you so' based on my predictions from last week.

Grey's Anatomy - Episode 3.17
Title track: "Some Kind of Miracle" - Kelly Clarkson
1. "The Lake" - Aqualung - the Chief works on Meredith
2. "Sleep Don't Weep" - Damien Rice - Meredith's heart flatlines... the doctors look on - unsure if they should continue
3. "Swans" - Unkle Bob - Chief says goodbye to Ellis, Derek sleeps by Meredith, and Izzie & Denny sense each other in the hallway

*May I suggest porting over to the show that Kyle Chambers (Dylan the bomb squad dude) currently stars on - Friday Night Lights? It's a much better written drama, and you'll feel much better for it.

Previously: Hot Death Sandwich (Episode 316)

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1 comment:

MJAPA said...

I was pretty let down by the show yesterday. even my kid said, "I expected it to be sadder."
Yeah, me too. It was sad, just not the right kind. :-(