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I watched the last episode and I did not like it at all. However, I have watched the first season and really liked that season. I want it to be like that all the time. This season isn't as good, and I can't place it

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This show is going nowhere but in circles. Breaking up Meredith and Derek every month and putting them in new triangles is as bad as Passions. They've turned Derek into a huge DICK too.

The show is so downhill since last year and now with KW and IW missing it's more noticeable. People like Lexie, Hahn, and Rose do NOT fill the gap of Addison and Burke. Just makes the show look more pathetic.

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From here:

Amy Madigan has been tapped for a recurring role on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."

She will appear in all five original post-strike episodes of the top medical drama, which returns with fresh episodes April 24. Madigan will play a psychiatrist at Seattle Grace Hospital.

Madigan, who was nominated for an Oscar for "Twice in a Lifetime," recently co-starred in "Gone Baby Gone." She is repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment.

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Bailey was awesome last night...love her with the Andrew(cement guy) and then the scene with Izzy. She was awesome this entire season.Chandra Wilson definetly needs to get an Emmy nomination!!

Really loved the Meredith & Derek and Alex & Izzy kisses

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Bailey was awesome last night...love her with the Andrew(cement guy) and then the scene with Izzy. She was awesome this entire season.Chandra Wilson definetly needs to get an Emmy nomination!!

Really loved the Meredith & Derek and Alex & Izzy kisses

ITA. I really like alex and Izzy together. Funny how the show got better when the focus moved away from izzy and george. :lol: I'm not feeling han and callie, it came out of nowhere. It reminds me of how all of sudden maggie was gay on amc when she was totally into guys beforehand. :rolleyes:

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June 14, 2008

Star Shuns Emmys, Angering Producers

By EDWARD WYATT

LOS ANGELES — Writers and producers for the ABC hit “Grey’s Anatomy” are fuming after one of the show’s stars, Katherine Heigl, said this week that she had opted out of the Emmy race this year because she was not given good enough material to work with last season.

The remark has fueled speculation in Hollywood that Ms. Heigl, 29, wants out of her contract on the series. This is the second time in little over a year that a dispute between Ms. Heigl and the show’s producers has spread beyond the studio soundstage.

The dispute has broader implications than just another celebrity tiff. “Grey’s Anatomy” commands the highest rate for commercials of any series on television after “American Idol,” making it one of ABC’s most profitable programs.

Following her high-profile roles in two feature films in the last year, “Knocked Up” and “27 Dresses,” Ms. Heigl may well be the show’s most visible star, although she is only one of several supporting members of an ensemble cast.

She has recently begun to produce films as well, most recently signing to star in and produce a feature based on the memoir of Carolyn Jessop, who in 2003 fled the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints.

The latest disagreement flared on Wednesday, when a Los Angeles Times Web site devoted to Emmy coverage noted that Ms. Heigl, who last year won the award for best supporting actress in a drama series, was missing from the nomination ballot for the same award this year.

Asked why, Ms. Heigl said that she had decided not to have herself submitted for a nomination. “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention,” she said in a statement. “In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.”

A spokeswoman for Ms. Heigl said Friday that the actress would not comment further. Spokeswomen for ABC Studios, which produces “Grey’s Anatomy,” and for the ABC broadcast network also declined to comment. And a spokesman for Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the series, said she would not comment either.

Two people involved in the production of the show said that the program’s writers and producers were angered by what they considered a slap by Ms. Heigl at the people in the writers’ room. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity, which was granted because they have been involved in discussions with the program’s top executives about the situation but were not authorized to speak on behalf of the series. The series is to begin production on its fifth season on June 25.

This was not the first time that Ms. Heigl has lashed out at the producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” or alienated colleagues on a creative project. In a cover story in the January issue of Vanity Fair, Ms. Heigl said that she found the film “Knocked Up,” which made her into a bona fide box-office star, to be “a little sexist,” adding that “it was hard for me to love the movie.”

In the same article, Ms. Heigl questioned some of the drama that the creators of “Grey’s Anatomy” had written for her character, Dr. Isobel Stevens, known as Izzie, who had an affair with a married friend. “It was a ratings ploy,” she said, adding that she wanted to see more “cooperation between the business end and the creative end.”

In February 2007 Ms. Heigl temporarily suspended contract talks with the show’s producers after she sought a raise that she felt would put her on par with other actresses, including Ellen Pompeo, who plays the title character, Dr. Meredith Grey. After ABC issued a statement saying it had already offered “to raise her compensation significantly above the terms of her current contract,” Ms. Heigl said she felt disrespected.

Ms. Heigl is currently under contract with the program through at least the 2009-10 season, according to one of the people involved in its production. But the thinking among the show’s executives, that person said, is that Ms. Heigl wants to be free of the commitment to pursue more feature film roles.

At times Ms. Heigl has been supportive of the “Grey’s Anatomy” writers. During the recent strike by television and film writers, she was a visible presence on the picket line in their support, and she was one of the first actors nominated for a Golden Globe award last year to say she would not cross a picket line to attend the ceremony.

If she were to depart, the effect on the series could be significant. Advertisers paid more than $400,000 for a 30-second spot last season, according to Television Week. That amount reflects the show’s popularity with young adult women as well as its prime spot on the Thursday night schedule, when many advertisers seek to influence consumers’ decisions about the coming weekend.

The next most costly series to advertisers, “Desperate Housewives,” commands only about two-thirds as much per commercial, even though it draws more viewers. Spots on “American Idol” cost close to $1 million, more than double what advertisers pay for “Grey’s Anatomy.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/14/arts/television/14heig.html

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I agree, Heigl was right not to submit herself because she didn't have material worthy of an Emmy. Imo, it was a courageous step and one that more actors should consider.

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Nothing special about the season premiere. :(

This show has lost its spark. :(

I thought the show was much better than the last season. They went back to the dynamics that worked...The dialogue improved, and the show seemed to be poking fun at everything everyone hated last season. It was more than entertaining.

They showed less Meredith and Derek and made the show more entertaining by focusing on balancing the characters. It was my first time ever enjoying George, Callie is still written to be an idiot, Hanns will never belong in my opinion, and this military doctor was hilarious, borderline ridiculous- and the writers new it and ran with. The casting on the show is phenomenal.

I'm starting to enjoy Chief again, and Miranda was sounding more and more like a viable character instead of some governess. I think this season is going to remind people why they liked the show to begin with, because I forgot. And yet I don't imagine them picking up any new fans.

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the show seemed to be poking fun at everything everyone hated last season.

Yeah, I got Shonda Rhimes' metaphors with the whole ranking thing and when the Chief addressed his staff saying how things are going to be different.

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Toups i disagree, i loved Christina's new military guy...I really hope he sticks around longterm...Also enjoyed Callie and Hahn and can't wait to watch their relationship progress...Also i think Bernadette Peters and the lady from Picket Fences did a great job..But there were bad parts...I still can't stand Merideth and Derek and i was cheering Christina on when she told Merideth to shut up...

Oh and the icicle bit totally ended up on Talk Soup...how funny is that..

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Toups i disagree, i loved Christina's new military guy...I really hope he sticks around longterm...Also enjoyed Callie and Hahn and can't wait to watch their relationship progress...Also i think Bernadette Peters and the lady from Picket Fences did a great job..But there were bad parts...I still can't stand Merideth and Derek and i was cheering Christina on when she told Merideth to shut up...

Oh and the icicle bit totally ended up on Talk Soup...how funny is that..

There were some good parts like the military guy ("Made of Honor" reunion with Patrick Dempsey). I just didn't feel like the main story with the 3 ladies, 3 men accident was that interesting. Though I did like the scene where Izzy tells the 30 second memory lapse woman that her husband will coming any minute.

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"So?".

Sorry, that guy looks really really dumb every time he said that and half the time he spoke.

The season premiere just felt dreary, really it was kinda depressing. Now I haven't watched a full episode of GA since...god, was it that bomb episode? Probably the one after. Anyway, the whole show felt lackluster, the actors looked bored and the dialogue was dull.

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