Monday, June 12, 2006
ER versus Grey's Anatomy
ER finished up about a week ago and won't be back on our screens until December. They left us with a lovely cliffhanger to keep us hanging on for the next six months. RTE in their wisdom are providing us with a new medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy' (when I say new obviously I mean new to RTE as this program has already been on several other channels for months) to keep us entertained on a Sunday. I enjoyed the first two episodes of Grey's Anatomy that were shown last night. It's a nice change from ER. Don't get me wrong, I like watching ER which is a good thing considering that I've been watching it for more than ten years. But sometimes it's nice to have a break from the mini trauma that it normally induces on a Sunday night. Grey's Anatomy seems fluffier and funnier with a distinct lack of graphic blood and guts. It also doesn't hurt matters that Patrick Dempsey plays Dr. Derek Shepherd. I first encountered Patrick Dempsey in a late eighties gem called 'Can't Buy Me Love' and although he did plenty of movies and TV after that I didn't notice him again until 'Sweet Home Alabama' a couple of years ago.