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  • Boidiva02
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    #294251

    Too soapy and event-driven? Honey, that’s how Grey’s was from day one…. It makes me laugh when people argue that Grey’s was ever anything BUT a soap with a medical backdrop.

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    nahborghi
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    At least it had better writing and development. It was event-driven, yes, it was soapy from the very start, but it wasn’t ridiculous the way it is now. I mean.. “Seattle Grace Mercy Death”.

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    Too soapy and event-driven? Honey, that’s how Grey’s was from day one…. It makes me laugh when people argue that Grey’s was ever anything BUT a soap with a medical backdrop.

    I didn’t say it wasn’t a soapy show, and I didn’t say it didn’t have event episodes. ¬¬

    My point is that the show lost sense of balance after the first two very entertaining seasons, and often took those aspects to extremes, which really got in the way of the excellent characterization and sense of fun mixed with compelling soap of the early years. It still managed good moments in seasons 3 through 5, and that season 6 finale was entertaining even if a blatant attempt to remain relevant (which was somewhat successful, actually). But after the Izzie/George hook-up and the Grey suicide attempt it got too melodramatic and ratings-stunt-storyline/episode for it’s own good. While those were characteristics that made the show engaging, when taken to exccess it became overkill and annoying. 

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    Army Of Me
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    I hope Christina Yang and the Twisted Sisters have a proper send off this year. Oh has consistently been the best thing about the show and her departure will be felt greatly. I’m optimistic that she will be able to find work on an edgier show, preferably on a cable network.

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    SaraR
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    I think the mistake was just bringing in so many excess characters that the audience really didn’t care about and leaving the originals out on the margins. George and Izzie, who were a part of the original group of interns, left and were replaced by a bunch of Mercy West residents who were really quite annoying — no wonder two of them were killed off not even a full season later.

    There was also Teddy (who I liked, but seemed to be in the minority there) and Owen (can’t stand Kevin McKidd’s chew the scenery style of acting), neither of which compared to Burke’s character in their role in the hospital or Cristina’s life. Meredith and Derek ceased to be interesting after they got together, Derek especially. Ditto Arizona and Callie. The loss of Addison and Kate Walsh hurt a lot, too. She was one of the best characters on the show. Then they killed off Lexie and brought in a whole bunch of new interns.

    The show is just as soapy in its later seasons as it was in its early seasons (actually probably less so) but it’s lost the heart and soul that made it special in the first place. I don’t think Shonda understands what the audience finds compelling in the show or else she wouldn’t have misused Cristina so horribly for the past few seasons and–perhaps her most egregious move–completely ruined Bailey’s character. Oh well.

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    It’s really disgraceful Oh is going to leave Grey’s without an Emmy.  She had the best tapes in 2006 and 2007.

    But hey, atleast they gave 2 to Blythe Danner for that masterpiece Huff (rolls eyes).

    There’s your repeat winners folks. Keeping deserving TV characters like Oh Emmyless since the end of time. It’s why I despise them (outside of the deserving ones like Gandolfini, Cranston, Bergen, Falco etc).

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    Renaton
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    #294257

    I hope some network has the balls to put Sandra Oh as lead of her own show. It really shouldn’t be a issue today, and she is truly deserving of headlining her own series.

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    But hey, atleast they gave 2 to Blythe Danner for that masterpiece Huff (rolls eyes).

    You can’t dispute Danner was deserving for the first season of Huff; “Christmas Is Ruined” was a terrific episode for her.

    Formerly known as PianoMann.

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    [quote=”montana82″]But hey, atleast they gave 2 to Blythe Danner for that masterpiece Huff (rolls eyes).

    You can’t dispute Danner was deserving for the first season of Huff; “Christmas Is Ruined” was a terrific episode for her.[/quote]

    Yes.  And her 2nd win in 2006?

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    nahborghi
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    I will never get over Katherine Heigl winning over Sandra Oh in 2007. I mean c’mon, Oh submitted “From a Whisper to a Scream”, which I consider to be one of the best episodes of Grey’s, and certainly the best of the season. If anyone from GA needed an Emmy, it is Oh and Wilson, not Heigl.

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    [quote=”PianoMann”][quote=”montana82″]But hey, atleast they gave 2 to Blythe Danner for that masterpiece Huff (rolls eyes).

    You can’t dispute Danner was deserving for the first season of Huff; “Christmas Is Ruined” was a terrific episode for her.[/quote]

    Yes.  And her 2nd win in 2006?[/quote]

    I can’t comment. I never saw the second season of Huff, as it had not been released at the time I was watching it. If we want to compromise and say Danner should have won one and Oh won the other, I’d be perfectly fine with it.

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    Renaton
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    I will never get over Katherine Heigl winning over Sandra Oh in 2007. I mean c’mon, Oh submitted “From a Whisper to a Scream”, which I consider to be one of the best episodes of Grey’s, and certainly the best of the season. If anyone from GA needed an Emmy, it is Oh and Wilson, not Heigl.

    Not a popular opinion over here (and on all of the internet, since it’s cool to hate on Heigl today), but I always felt Heigl was a better actress with a better character than Wilson. I get why Bailey/Wilson became such a fan-favorite, it’s the kind of character that goes from comedic to drama with a hard-ass attitude that is also endearing that people love. But I always felt Heigl was really great in her (good) arcs on Grey’s, and I still say she was the best of the cast after Oh, and that her win wasn’t really unfair and undeserved.

    I know Heigl as a public person can be a bit of a bitch sometimes, but that doesn’t change the fact she did excellent work on Grey’s, even in that uneven-but-mostly-good-with-a-few-terrible-moments cancer storyline. I agree she didn’t deserve for that particular season, but I do think that along with hype from Knocked Up, what lead her to win was also in some way the fact her memorable Danny storyline was still in people’s minds, so maybe it helped her being the one with the most popular arc in the show’s history to make her something of a symbolic win for the Grey’s cast.

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    I don’t mind Heigl’s win in 2007. Didn’t she submit the episode where she gives bone marrow to the daughter she gave up for adoption? Overall, I prefer Cristina over Izzie and definitely Oh over Heigl, but I thought Heigl pulled off the grieving for Denny arc pretty much flawlessly that season.

    (Although, yes, “From a Whisper to a Scream” is a great episode — doesn’t “9 Crimes” play over the end? If there’s one thing Grey’s has done consistently well, it’s pair music with scene.)

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    Her grieving Danny was really good. The problem with that season is how they brought her back to the hospital, and the Gizzie storyline.

    And yes, Oh was always the best in Grey’s, and if anyone should’ve won an Emmy for the show, it should’ve been her, but Heigl was quite deserving as well overall. 

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    [quote=”montana82″][quote=”PianoMann”][quote=”montana82″]But hey, atleast they gave 2 to Blythe Danner for that masterpiece Huff (rolls eyes).

    You can’t dispute Danner was deserving for the first season of Huff; “Christmas Is Ruined” was a terrific episode for her.[/quote]

    Yes.  And her 2nd win in 2006?[/quote]

    I can’t comment. I never saw the second season of Huff, as it had not been released at the time I was watching it. If we want to compromise and say Danner should have won one and Oh won the other, I’d be perfectly fine with it.[/quote]

    Agreed 🙂  Danner did deserve it in 2005.  But 2006 should have been Oh.  If not her than Jean Smart.

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