A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

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Shonda Rhimes
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Series cast summary:
Chandra Wilson ...  Dr. Miranda Bailey 379 episodes, 2005-2021
James Pickens Jr. ...  Dr. Richard Webber 379 episodes, 2005-2021
Ellen Pompeo ...  Dr. Meredith Grey 377 episodes, 2005-2021
Justin Chambers ...  Dr. Alex Karev 358 episodes, 2005-2020
Kevin McKidd ...  Dr. Owen Hunt 299 episodes, 2008-2021
Jesse Williams ...  Dr. Jackson Avery 271 episodes, 2009-2021
Bokhee An Bokhee An ...  Nurse Bokhee 4 episodes, 2005-2021
Patrick Dempsey ...  Dr. Derek Shepherd 252 episodes, 2005-2021
Sara Ramirez ...  Dr. Callie Torres 241 episodes, 2006-2020
Jessica Capshaw ...  Dr. Arizona Robbins 225 episodes, 2009-2020
Sandra Oh ...  Dr. Cristina Yang 222 episodes, 2005-2020
Camilla Luddington ...  Dr. Jo Wilson / ... 205 episodes, 2012-2021
Sarah Drew ...  Dr. April Kepner 203 episodes, 2009-2021
Caterina Scorsone ...  Dr. Amelia Shepherd 165 episodes, 2010-2021
Kelly McCreary ...  Dr. Maggie Pierce 160 episodes, 2014-2021
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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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Medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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The show was originally titled "Complications". See more »

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Throughout the series, the Chief of Surgery is shown as running the hospital and surgeons are depicted as making diagnoses. In reality, the Hospital would be run by the Chief Administrator, with a Chief of Medicine and a Chief of Surgery reporting to them. Diagnosis would be handled by medical doctors who would refer the patient for surgery. See more »

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Dr. Meredith Grey: I have an aunt who whenever she poured anything for you she would say "Say when". My aunt would say "Say when" and of course, we never did. We don't say when because there's something about the possibility, of more. More tequila, more love, more anything. More is better.
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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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