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Grey’s Anatomy – Season 2

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ABC's second season of its medical soap aired between 2005 and 2006

For viewers bored or distressed by the constant gore and breakneck speed of hospital dramas like ER, Grey’s Anatomy comes as a breath of fresh air. Unlike other shows set in the world of medicine, this series is just as concerned with its characters’ personal lives as with their medical careers, and thrives by stressing the way in which the two intertwine. After all, for surgical interns who have chosen to dedicate their lives to medicine, the hospital largely becomes their home.

Rather than standing on its own, each medical challenge sheds some light on the doctors’ personal experiences, bringing the hospital environment to a refreshingly relevant level. While the series may not be the most realistic medical drama on television, it is certainly the most compelling and entertaining, containing such juicy plotlines as love triangles, affairs between co-workers, and secret romances. The second season is picking up right where the first one left off, with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) discovering that her boyfriend, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) has been hiding the fact that he’s married. Shocked and betrayed, Meredith embarks on a messy healing process that involves angry shouting matches and a string of one-night stands. As usual, the show avoids taking itself too seriously by interjecting serious themes with light-hearted dialogue and humorous medical emergencies. Rounding out the already impressive ensemble cast are new characters like Derek’s wife (Kate Walsh) and new love interests for most of the cast.

Episode 01: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
The season start was alright. Lots of drama and less medical drama. Lots of relationship stories against one medical story of the barkeeper. Cristina (Sandra Oh) told Meredith about her pregnancy – who cares, a story which doesn’t interest me right now. McDreamy has a wife, this is much more interesting, but the upcoming fight between Meredith and Addison wasn’t one. Well, at least Addison knows what she did and isn’t on a fight with the lover of her husband. It is nice to see that George (T.R. Knight) and Alex (Justin Chambers) can’t stand each other, but I wanted to see more about that. And the rest was pretty uninteresting and there is nothing much to talk about. 6,5/10

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