Outstanding. It’s been a very long time since an episode came along which truly lived and breathed the very core of Grey’s Anatomy. Only Mama Knows took us on a journey all through the last ten seasons. Not only is the ‘daughter’ story working well but it was presented to us in 11.04 faithfully and beautifully written, directed, edited and acted. Every single scene, even the very few unrelated to the central story arc, shouted to be absorbed to the point where leaving the room, even with the beauty of the pause button, was not an option. If you needed any reason to keep watching then 11.04 proves that there is fire in the old boiler.
Grey’s Anatomy - Only Mama Knows - Review - by Brouhaha
Okay, don’t die of shock. It’s a quick turnaround of reviews this week. Partly cause I loved the episode and partly because I’m trying to be more timely. Here you go.
Phoebe Greenwood looks at the epidemic of online scaremongering about Ebola – and why the west’s energy might be better directed on the west African slums where tens of thousands may actually die without medical help
Very wise and down to earth video.
Grey’s Anatomy - Got To Be Real - Review by Brouhaha
Sorry it’s late. Technical glitches at the site and then on my own laptop. Here you go.
Dear Grey’s friends. I have a post/review for 11.03 ready but can’t post it yet on SpoilerTV as kittens have invaded the server…or something like that. Read more about that …
I will post as soon as possible but as it’s 11pm here this will likely be tomorrow morning, assuming normal service has resumed.
Grey’s Anatomy - Episode 11.02 - Review
Did anyone see the pilot episode for a new show last Thursday? It’s called Grey’s Anatomy and stars Kelly McCreary as a beautiful young surgeon…
There is always a risk when a new face lands in a mature series as a major character. Too many times it’s merely the last death throws of a show that is painfully lingering before the network cancels. On rare occasions the introduction causes a positive shift and the show goes happily on – perhaps Law & Order SVU is an example of that. Well, Grey’s is not in the death throws but it is a mature show and in order to secure a future the producers had to change the game. The question is…did you notice?
Grey’s Anatomy - Episode 11.01 - Review
Yes back writing and hope to be more regular than last season. Here you go with the first instalment:
We are officially in mourning. Cristina didn’t actually die but her departure from Grey Sloan Memorial leaves us with a huge hole in our hearts and a chasm in the cast. Season eleven of Grey’s Anatomy kicked off Thursday night and we landed straight into the drama we left back in May. No time jump, no shootings and no Yang. “I must have lost it on the wind” was a good episode, worthy of early season promise. It flowed almost too well from season finale in a seamless movement from ten to eleven. In this way it succeeded as a premiere because it took us along the journey as if the last four months were but one week. Though without the drama it has potentially lost ratings. In a mostly strong episode the writers gave us good questions about existing, more established characters and left us wanting to know more about the newbies.
Rather than be worried about the negative impact Oh’s departure episode one has actually provided a lot of hope.
Q:Hi Maxine, How's life and congrats on your son. In Season 5 on Grey's Anatomy when Owen Hunt was introduced to us, what did you think of him then? And what is your theory on how the writers seem to have ruined his character? I am in the process of catching up with your reviews of S10 and will post my comments on Spoiler TV soon. Jel
Hi. Well I’m not sure that the writers have ‘ruined’ him. I’ve never been a huge fan of Owen because I don’t like how the writers portrayed him in the first place. I think his character is dark and violent but I’m pretty sure that (the latter) is not how the writers want us to think of him. “What is it about men" in Season 8 really nails it for me when he abused the patient. His character, in a similar way to Arizona, sits on the periphery of much of the Grey’s story so it will be interesting how they progress him. It’s quite possible we will get to see a more balanced view of him now the (very powerful) character of Cristina is gone.
Thanks for reading. I’m in the process of writing 11.01 review which will be posted soon.
I only have one question/comment tonight regarding Scotland referendum….. Where the hell is #Dimbleby?
Surely he should be presenting BBC coverage? Come on BBC. What the….
No Huw. No.
What have the Britons ever done for us?
"Apart from the NHS, devolution, giving the Scots high office … Nation-trashing is the negative heart of the Yes camp
I think my moment of clarity in this interminable referendum campaign came just over a fortnight ago. There was a BBC debate and all of sudden the Yes supporters following it on social media were excitedly repeating the words of the popular actress Elaine C Smith. She was speaking passionately about poverty in Scotland and added: “If this is better together, if this is the best of both worlds, then God help us.”
I thought, is that what she thinks of us outside Scotland and of this country, the United Kingdom? That somehow we, and the Union we’re part of, prevent poor Scottish people from becoming wealthier and there’s nothing more to be said? Finito.
I am a passionate Scotsman, yet I resent any suggestion that I should somehow automatically support independence. I do not, and I would urge anyone either thinking of voting “yes”, or who is undecided, to say “no”.
I do so from the heart — as a proud Glaswegian —…
The black hole….
I’ve had lovely messages prompting me to write Grey’s reviews and give opinions and I’ve been poor in responding. Sorry for that. Life has been super duper great but that’s meant Grey’s has been back burned.
Next week I have time so if you’re still interested in end of season reviews and opinions I’ll make an attempt to post.
Be gentle with me if I don’t get around to it. :)