It's easy to write off "Grey's Anatomy" as lots of eye candy and little substance. Similarly, it's easy to assume that a show so hugely popular can't possibly be good. But "Grey's," which took home its first major ensemble award by winning the Best Television Drama Series category at last night's Golden Globe Awards, delivers some of the most consistently well-written television out there.
I've been a fan from the beginning; just thinking about the scene at the end of the pilot where Meredith visits her mother in the nursing home still gets me a little teary. The amazing thing, in a year that's seen so many serial dramas falter after a few episodes, is that "Grey's" has only gotten stronger since its debut. The show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, has said the characters have lived in her head for years, and it shows. They're fully drawn, painfully flawed people, brought to life each week by an outstanding cast.
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Last year's post-Super Bowl episode vaulted "Grey's" into the spotlight, and it managed to keep the tension high all the way until the season finale, which wrapped an ethical lapse, an engagement, a fiance's death, a shooting, and an ill-fated tryst in an exam room into three of the best hours of television I've ever seen.
This season was a little uneven at first, with a lot of new writers on board. But the last couple of episodes have felt like the good old "Grey's" again, and I have a feeling some big things are afoot at Seattle Grace. Here are some shots of my favorite moments from this season so far.