Originally Posted by WilliamInnerCircle
I haven't watched many episodes of Grey's Anatomy. The few episodes I've watched have been pretty much ridiculous. Perhaps it's because I've kind of soured on the entire genre of medical shows.
I recall St Elsewhere as one of my favs.
In that one, there was a subway [or BART or whatever Seattle has] accident, and a steel pole rams through both a young white girl and middle aged black man, conjoining them through their chests. its obvious both can't survive. Pretty intense.
I'd submit that for all the Sopranos and The Shield did, ER was the genesis of the golden age of TV. And the first 2 seasons of Grey's Anatomy is epic TV, no matter how melodramatic it got subsequently. EPIC TV. I probably cried every 3 episodes at least. And I'm talking wailing and curling up on my bed. If you can suppress your souring on the genre, I'd recommend go back there.
Michael Chrichton and John Wells, the writing alone.
Then Shonda Rimes.
Titans IMO, up there with Milch and WAAAAAY the **** ahead of Sorkin.