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Grey's Anatomy 

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Series (2005– )
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

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Series cast summary:
Ellen Pompeo ...  Dr. Meredith Grey 333 episodes, 2005-2019
Justin Chambers ...  Dr. Alex Karev 333 episodes, 2005-2019
Chandra Wilson ...  Dr. Miranda Bailey 332 episodes, 2005-2019
James Pickens Jr. ...  Dr. Richard Webber 332 episodes, 2005-2019
Kevin McKidd ...  Dr. Owen Hunt 251 episodes, 2008-2019
Patrick Dempsey ...  Dr. Derek Shepherd 254 episodes, 2005-2018
Sara Ramirez ...  Dr. Callie Torres 242 episodes, 2006-2018
Jesse Williams ...  Dr. Jackson Avery 225 episodes, 2009-2019
Bokhee An Bokhee An ...  Nurse Bokhee 225 episodes, 2005-2019
Jessica Capshaw ...  Dr. Arizona Robbins 225 episodes, 2009-2018
Sandra Oh ...  Dr. Cristina Yang 227 episodes, 2005-2017
Sarah Drew ...  Dr. April Kepner 202 episodes, 2009-2018
Camilla Luddington ...  Dr. Jo Wilson / ... 158 episodes, 2012-2019
Eric Dane ...  Dr. Mark Sloan 143 episodes, 2006-2018
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A medical based drama centered around Meredith Grey, an aspiring surgeon and daughter of one of the best surgeons, Dr. Ellis Grey. Throughout the series, Meredith goes through professional and personal challenges along with fellow surgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital.

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Country:

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English

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27 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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With "Anatomy," ABC Scores A Triple!
1 November 2005 | by cchaseSee all my reviews

The Network From Nowhere really knocked me for a loop by smacking the viewing audience upside its collective head with THREE strong series that came out winners: "Desperate Housewives" and "LOST" being the first two.

Now that we are well into the second season for both of those, and their story arcs are looking a little 'iffy', it's the third and most surprising contender, "Grey's Anatomy", that looks to be the strongest of the bunch. As the follow-up riding on "Housewives'" coattails, I was ready to dismiss it outright as "Ally McBeal in hospital scrubs." But not having much else to watch in that time slot, I decided to give it a try, and was I pleasantly shocked! Though there ARE some moments where the principal characters come off as self-centered, neurotic and at times downright eccentric, it never reached the level of absurdity that "Ally" often did, and thank God for that! Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey comes off as likable and probably more self-aware and introspective than self-absorbed and scatterbrained, though there are moments you do want to reach into the screen and give her a good shaking.

And good call on the ensemble casting! You really have to give props to any show that FINALLY figures out how to effectively showcase the sweet-and-sour charms of Sandra Oh, who was good enough to elevate a sow's ear of a show like "Arli$$," if not to save it. And not to mention give assorted actors who have all been great in projects not up to their talents, the chance to really shine in some very well-written roles, and I want to single out Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson and especially T.R. Knight as George, who is really coming into his own as this season progresses.

Not to snub Isaiah Washington, James Pickens, Jr., Kate Walsh or the so-hot-it's-criminal Patrick Dempsey. Seasoned vets all, it's just good to see them all land in a nice place where they can do great work with some sense of job security. (WE HOPE.)

Realistic enough to be accessible but not a turn-off, and whimsically light enough at other times without straying into "Stefan-the-Frog" territory, (are you listening, David Kelley?), "Grey's" should remain as a dependable Sunday night staple as long as creator/producer Shonda Rhimes and her crew are able to continue to strike that balance, and keep its newfound audience interested and entertained with the trials, tribulations and trysts of the staff at Seattle Grace Hospital.


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