Happy Casting News
  Kelly Bedard

Grey’s fans get excited for February because 2 TV All-Stars are coming to play the younger versions of The Chief and Ellis Grey. The star-crossed lovers will be played by Angel‘s J August Richards and Studio 60‘s Sarah Paulson. (Which brings the Shondaland/Buffyverse crossover count to 7, unless I’ve missed one). In other exciting casting […]

What Happened to Addy?
  Kelly Bedard

If you go to iTunes and download the My TV Podcast Grey’s Anatomy Special, you’ll hear me and my co-host Tessa in early 2008 talking about a Grey’s Anatomy that is 4 and a half seasons old and a Private Practice still hobbling its way through its first season. There’s a point at which we […]

  Kelly Bedard

Lately Grey’s Anatomy has been substantially more enjoyable than it’s been in years. Not since we lost Burke and Addison over the course of one hiatus has Seattle Grace been populated with actual adult characters. With the additions of complicated adult characters like Owen and Teddy and the personal growth and maturity that’s come to […]

  Kelly Bedard

Catching up on this season of Private Practice, an idea for a new list came to mind. You know what there are a lot of on TV? Characters who are very bad at their jobs (whether the writers meant for that to be the case or not). Sadly, on this list, only one of these […]

The Blame Game
  Tim Collins

A few years ago I was obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy. It was the number one show I looked forward to watching week after week. Several friendships were created over the show and I’m sure a few here or there were harmed by it (not being available on Thursday nights in college can be rather difficult […]

New But Familiar Faces
  Kelly Bedard

The employees of Seattle Grace may be suffering under their seige, but the new orange-scrubed doctors who’ve landed on Grey’s Anatomy have some comfortingly familiar faces, even if their names need to be looked up on IMDB. Nora Zehetner (aka Colin’s sister from Everwood) was extremely annoying, Robert Baker (aka Leo from Valentine) was easily […]

Violation of the Spin-Off Rules
  Kelly Bedard

The conceit of a spin-off is that the new show and its predecessor exist within the same reality. For Private Practice, this means that the woman who, in our reality, is Kate Walsh is actually Addison Montgomery within the reality of Grey’s Anatomy and all its descendants. She is Addison Montgomery whether she is in […]

  Kelly Bedard

*CAUTION, SPOILERS AHEAD* Liza Weil, Zach Gilford, Debra Mooney- what more can I ask? OK, well that’s not exactly fair. As much as I adore me a little Matt Saracen, rejoice at the sight of Paris Geller back on my TV screen and smile whenever I remember Edna Harper, it takes a lot more than […]

Obsessions
  Kelly Bedard

Emma Stone– She was the saving grace of the underwhelming Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, a highlight of The House Bunny and played one of the only relatable characters in Superbad. The girl is a serious talent and she’s here to stay. Dubbed Disney- the mad editing skills of “Fantachan” make the Random Disney Crap YouTube […]

  Lauren Keiffer

Grey’s Anatomy has had its spectacular moments, characters, and story lines. This show, also, has had its dull moments. However, through it all there is one character that keeps me tuning back. She is strong. She is frank. She is caring. She knows what she is doing. This character is Dr. Miranda Bailey. I absolutely […]

  Kelly Bedard

This week, Grey’s Anatomy turned 100… in style. They celebrated with big drama, big trauma, balloons, flowers, sex and wedding cake. But something was burried in all the hoopla, my favourite stuff in fact. The episode previous, episode 99, was small. It was about family and forgiveness and some flimsy metaphor about “saying you’re sorry”. […]

They’re My People…
  Kelly Bedard

… and people are better than no people. So proclaimed a dying patient on Grey’s Anatomy this Thursday. And it’s that general sentiment that I came away from the episode with. Grey’s Anatomy may not be perfect, it may not have great artistic merit or somehow inform the human experience, but I’ve lived with these […]

  Kelly Bedard

With the recent guest appearance of Amber Benson on Private Practice, the total number of Buffyverse supporting players to appear on a Shonda Rhimes show has been pushed to 6 (that I can think of). Between Grey’s Anatomy and it’s spinoff Private Practice, Shonda fans have been treated to the best of the supporting casts of Buffy the […]

In Five Minutes…
  Kelly Bedard

A new Grey’s Anatomy will begin on ABC. Having finally watched last week’s installment and actually liked it for the first time in months, I’m now sitting here and sending out positive “please don’t be stupid” thoughts to the characters at Seattle Grace. Because I’d forgotten how much I like them when I like them. […]

My TV Question of the Day
  Kelly Bedard

Should Shonda Rhimes be Fired? Consistently, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice are among the most disappointing shows on the air. The only characters with interesting development belong to actors who are clearly pulling more than their fair weight, the stories are repetitive and uninteresting, the dialogue contrived and the sets rife with discontent. I love […]

  Kelly Bedard

6 Actors Who Shone This Week Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Joel Grey (Private Practice), Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy), Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice). 5 Interesting Developments Violet is pregnant (Private Practice), Izzie is sick (Grey’s Anatomy), Suzuki is straight (Ugly Betty), Charlotte wants to get married (Private Practice), […]

  Kelly Bedard

TERRIBLE! There was… The absurd: that off-putting and unbelievable new cardio doctor The unendearingly cheesy: the vent speech? Owen would never say something so stupid. The persistently frustrating: Denny GO AWAY! It’s Karev’s time now. The unfair: there’s not a chief in the world who would have chosen unprecedentedly punishing Christina over letting her, the […]

In stark contrast to this week’s other Shondaland offering, Grey’s Anatomymade me very very happy this week. It, of course, had some serious problems: the extreme idiocy of the interns, Izzy going crazy for no reason when she’s been perfectly sane for years now, every that has anything to do with Denny, Lexi or Sadie. […]

Why Grey’s Why?
  Kelly Bedard

This week’s Grey’s Anatomywas stupid. That’s what it was. It was stupid people doing stupid things for stupid reasons and giving stupid explanations for them. Let’s start with the stupid things that the characters did. -Lexipedia and her band of merry moronic intern followers. What gives you the idea that cutting yourselves open for the […]

Shiny, Pretty and Grey
  Kelly Bedard

The TV Addict classified this week’s Grey’s Anatomy as “Ugly” but I’m here to defend Shonda and Co. The Addict is fallible after all. I thought this week’s Grey’s was lovely. It was sweet and sincere with just a tad of fun. Shepperd and Bailey’s patient and her husband were so lovely. That story was great. […]

George’s Day
  Kelly Bedard

George O’Malley is not a favourite character of mine. In fact, were someone who knows me pretty well to read character descriptions of the Grey’s Anatomy characters, they might say that I should like George the best, but I don’t. I think he’s whiny and simple and selfish. I think he talks too much and […]

oh,… and Grey’s this week was great too
  Kelly Bedard

I loved this episode. Derek was incredibly sweet; Meredith, George and Lexi were completely tolerable if not likable; Bailey was great. Izzy looking for someone to live with and realizing that she’s all alone was lovely, and I haven’t liked Izzy in a long time. It’s true that she’s never really been in love since […]

  Kelly Bedard

There were 3 major season premieres last night of shows that I love. Ugly Betty moved to Manhattan in more ways than one and moved on from Mode as well as from the men of her past. Hilda dated a married man. Ignacio got a job working for Lindsay Lohan and Daniel tried to make […]

and then they all makeout
  Kelly Bedard

There is a grand tradition of Grey’s Anatomy season finales. Addison’s arrival left millions of viewers speechless and uncertain. Denny’s death is remembered as one of the most emotional moments of television in years. Christina’s wedding should have earned Sandra Oh an Emmy and sent Burke off on exactly the right note. So when last […]

This Week on TV
  Kelly Bedard

For some reason all the TV worth watching is currently on either Sunday, Monday or Thursday. This means that I tend to watch things all at once. Thus, I will now write about them all at once. I apologize for the lack of posting this week and hopefully can make up for it with one […]

2 for 2
  Kelly Bedard

Grey’s Anatomy was great for the second week in a row. Some really great Sloan stuff, awesome Bailey-ness, some good Callie/Hahn, long-awaited spectacular Christina story (brilliant Sandra Oh acting and the writers finally acknowledge that Preston Burke was once a part of the show), an incredibly touching patient story, tolerable Mer-Der scenes, some great Alex […]