Until last night, I'd only watched Season 1 of GREY'S ANATOMY on DVD. Monday evening, lured by USA Today's rave review (linked above), I couldn't resist tuning in to the Season 2 finale. I rarely mind spoilers and decided I didn't want to wait months more to see the season cliffhanger.
Gulp! Talk about a rock 'em, sock 'em ending. I never thought I'd say this, but I think I now love Alex. :) (It's a bit incongruous and rather nice to learn that in real life Justin Chambers is married with 5 kids.)
The comments at the show's official blog, Grey Matter, number nearly 1000 this morning. I think it's wonderful that the writers have provided a forum for the show's viewers to share their opinions and interact with the creative team.
I came across an interesting blog post at Rhythms of Grace which reminded me of something I wrote here in April about how GREY'S makes viewers think. Mary wrote:
"It's not a Christian show by any stretch of the imagination, but...maybe it is...when it's over, every week without fail, I sit and take stock of my life, of my love, of my choices... I think I must have talked to that TV the whole two hours... In the end, you are left with the question--What would I have done? We'd all like to believe that we'd do the right things, be the right people, but even as we watch, cry and yell at the TV, we know we might not. We know that we need Jesus."
Season 2 will be released on DVD in September, when Season 3 is due to start airing on ABC.
I have the feeling I'm going to be watching Seasons 2 and 3 simultaneously...