Gray's Anatomy--Well that was no 'Code Black' ("From a Whisper to a Scream" spoi

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Ken
Well, CW's SUPERNATURAL was a rerun and NBC hadn't started its Must-See 
Sitcom Thurday, Fox had SPIDER-MAN 2 which I had seen in the movies, and CBS 
had CSI with lab techs staring at dead people and evidence, and there was a 
special extended edition of GRAY'S ANATOMY on. Last time this happened was 
last season's "Code Black" which was pretty good, but led to disappointment 
in subsequent episodes at, like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES before it, so many 
unlikeable female characters and blah male characters.

Tonight's ep of GA made the few male characters who weren't blah, made them 
unlikeable. Why is Christina putting up with that jerk, er Burke? Tho her 
whining was no prize either. George has gone from a wuss to a jerk raising 
the specter of Izzie's dead boyfriend to hurt her. Her gossiping about the 
doctors wasn't a spectacularly brainiac move on her part, but come on, ... 
why not stab her with a scapel and pour some alcohol in the wound, why don't 
ya? And McDreamy was mad at Meredith for keeping secrets--not for not 
protecting the patient, putting the patient at risk--because she didn't come 
to him?

Well, next at least next week has the return of SCRUBS and I'll finally get 
to see 30 ROCK.
                                            
Obveeus
Jerk like to travel in pairs?  Ultimately, she was on board to protect him 
because it gave her the chance to do cool surgeries.  When that was over, 
she seems to have taken it upon herself to betray him to the boss in an 
effort to save her own skin.

Hmmm...Boss was planning to retire.  Does he now have to unplan that because 
everyone os so untrustworthy?


I rather liked the strength they gave George's character this episode.  he 
was protecting Dad.  Good for him.


He didn't care about the gossip she spewed.  He lashed out at her because 
she convinced his parents to keep Burke as the Dad's surgeon.  She was doing 
something that he felt could cost his Dad's life.


He really had nothing to be mad at, especially since she didn't 'know' 
anything.
Her comment about 'you were his doctor' was equally unwarranted.  Being a 
doctor becomes infinitely more difficult when your patient fails to tell you 
what is going on.  How os McDreamy supposed to know the hand still has a 
problem if it only happens occasionally and the patient lies (fails to tell 
him) about it?


Scrubs will be worth watching.  As for 30 Rock, you will probably want that 
half hour of your life back.
                                            
Ken
Ah, well, that makes it even worse--and explains her comment to Meredith 
that they both planned the bank robbery.


That and he has to wonder what other surgeries were at risk, where did he go 
wrong as a leader, how bad are his judgement skills if the guy he chose as a 
replacement was capable of not only massive deception but putting the 
patients as well as the hospital at such serious risk.


Yes, strength good, but that's not mutually exclusive from tact. He could 
have mentioned she was on probation--for reasons that she would not want 
mentioned--or he could have talked to Izzie privately. Either way could have 
spared her professional embarrassment at least in front of the patient.


No, just saying storywise and characterwise, it showed a lack of judgement 
and discretion on her part and the writers' decision to have George rip open 
the Dennis scar ... talk about overkill.


Both lashed out needlessly at the other--for the wrong reasons. He was mad 
because she didn't trust him instead of being concerned about the patient. 
She allowed a patient to be at risk, tho admittedly with little evidence to 
support her concerns other than Christina's concerns--who was rather erratic 
or irrational of late.


I kept hearing 30 ROCK was funny, certainly the better of the two SNL-esque 
shows.
                                            
Obveeus
I've seen both and 30 Rock is not funny.
                                            
David
I've been enjoying "30 Rock" all season but everything really came
together in last week's supersized episode. Great characters, perfect
comic timing, the most laughs I got from a tv comedy since "Arrested
Development" ended. The show's on its way to being the next
"Newsradio."

(What I'm saying is people need to start watching before it's gone.
And should go find last week's episode.)
                                            
kenm47
My wife and I BOTH are enjoying 30 Rock. I didn't think Tina Fey had it
in her. And Baldwin is perfect.

Ken (Brooklyn)
                                            
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[email protected] (kenm47) 
My wife and I BOTH are enjoying 30 Rock. I didn't think Tina Fey had it
in her. And Baldwin is perfect. Ken (Brooklyn)
                                            
record
I"m not bothering with it. It'll only get cancelled.
                                            
David
So? I can understand not watching a serial that'll get cancelled, but
a sitcom??
                                            
record
I think it's on at a bad time. I tape ABC, watch the Office, then the
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
I wish something other than SCRUBS was on before 30 ROCK and after THE
OFFICE.

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[email protected] (David) 
I can understand not watching a serial that'll get cancelled, but a
sitcom??
                                            
record
You and I do not agree on what good is, so please forgive me if yours
is less than a ringing, resounding recommendation.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
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less than a ringing, resounding recommendation.
                                            
record
As *we* used to say in New Jersey, 'just sayin'. (Really. You don't
like any of the shows I like.)
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
[email protected] (record hunter) As *we* used to say in New
Jersey, 'just sayin'.
                                            
record
You and I are the same age, mas o menos.

I've noticed the phrase everywhere in the last couple of years, but
when I first heard it, I thought, wow, I haven't heard anyone say that
in years. It's a definite artifact from my NJ childhood.

Are you from North or South Jersey?
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
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Are you from North or South Jersey?
                                            
record
I had cousins who lived in Montclair. They moved to Darien and I used
to visit them when I lived in the city. I liked Montclair a lot more.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
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I had cousins who lived in Montclair, NJ. They moved to Darien and I
used to visit them when I lived in the city. I liked Montclair a lot
more.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
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I'm not bothering with it. It'll only get cancelled.
                                            
record
To watch primetime is a defeatist activity.
                                            
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[email protected] (David) 
I've been enjoying "30 Rock" all season. Great characters, perfect comic
timing, the most laughs I got from a tv comedy since "Arrested
Development."  People need to start watching before it's gone.
                                            
archangsfuca
There's actually a pretty good set of parallels between the 30 
Rock cast and the Newsradio cast.

Dave - Liz
Lisa - Pete
Jimmy James - Jack
Bill - Tracy & Jenna
Beth - Cerie
Joe - Frank
Matthew - Kenneth
Catherine - Twofer
                                            
David
I thought there was a reference to "Newsradio" in the last episode.
Jack's office looked a lot like Dave's. I had to pause the show to make
sure. It was decorated in the same color and style, and the only thing
that stood out was Jack didn't have a couch where Dave did.
                                            
archangsfuca
Oh, his fake office for the TGS sketch?  I think it was just a 
basic office for a multi-camera setup.  The door, window, and desk were 
roughly where Dave's were, but there were a lot of bits that were 
different -- couch, window into the office, space, coffee table in front 
of the couch, the big ol' company founder painting behind the desk, ...
                                            
Obveeus
If you wanted people to watch it, you probably shouldn't compare it to 
Arrested Development.  You are right that they both have the same kind of 
humor...at least the unwatchable Alec Baldwin parts.
                                            
David
That's "future Emmy award winner Alec Baldwin" parts.