Medical drama series has fast-become a TV sensation worldwide. Airing on its 7th season, Grey’s Anatomy has indeed remain to be undisputed on TV ratings. Now let’s take a quick look inside the Seattle Grace Hospital.
This top-rated TV series is created by Shonda Rhimes. The series focuses on Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) who is striving to out shell herself from her legendary mother, along with her professional and personal mentors.
Pioneering characters circling the surgical team are Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) an intrepid surgeon with a penchant for ladies; George O’Malley (T.R. Knight) the most emotional male doctor in the story; Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) an ex-lingerie model striving to shift career in medicine; and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) a super-competitive surgeon. These budding surgeons were initially mentored by Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) during their surgical internship. Bailey has been promoted from being a general surgeon practice to becoming the hospital’s Chief Resident and now becomes an attending general surgeon. Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr), who had an affair with Dr. Ellis Grey- Meredith’s mother, runs the surgical program. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) a.k.a. Mr. McDreamy plays the love interest of Meredith and Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington), no longer on the show, used to be Cristina’s love team.
On its second season, there were few characters added to the series. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) entered the scene seeking for reconciliation with his husband Derek. Plastic surgeon Marc Sloan (Eric Dane) was introduced as Derek’s former best friend and Callie Torres (Sandra Ramirez) plays George’s love interest. On the third season, Meredith’s sister Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) entered the scene. Season 3 was Burke’s last appearance leaving Cristina heartbroken. There were several characters added on Grey’s Anatomy’s succeeding seasons. These include Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith), Owen Hunt (Kevin McKid), Arizona Robins (Jessica Capshaw) and Saddie Harris (Melissa George). Contrasting the new characters, some characters were likewise removed from the scene. O’Malley, Stevens, Hahn and Burke’s characters have controversially left the story.
Grey’s Anatomy is now on its 7th season and continuously dominates the TV ratings. The show has consistently ranked among the highest rater in American television. Alongside its ranking, the medical drama series has also bagged several awards from different award giving bodies. These awards recognized the acting, writing and directing prowess of the deserving staffs.
Medical drama have indeed become epidemic to televisions. ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy speaks truth to this claim. Because of its craze, the show has been copied by a Colombian production titled A Corazon Abierto, which premiered excellent ratings. This Colombian version began airing on May 17, 2010 on RNC TV in Colombia and on Telemundo in the U.S. It is likewise released on DVD’s and was adapted into a video game in 2008. The latter allows you to experience the medical adventures of Meredith Grey.
Profession, love and friendship were stirred to give the story a unique flavor. Without a doubt, Grey’s Anatomy has captured the taste of almost every household in the U.S. and across the globe.