The third season of GREY'S ANATOMY is coming to DVD on Tuesday, September 11th.
I thought the second half of Season 3 was weak; there were too many characters making too many stupid choices which manipulated -- or annoyed -- the audience. I also was completely uninterested in the "Ava" storyline with Elizabeth Reaser (despite loving her as Susannah in THE FAMILY STONE) and thought the PRIVATE PRACTICE pilot pretty dreadful. How they could take one of my favorite characters, Addison Montgomery-Shepherd (Kate Walsh), and put her in something so incredibly tedious is beyond me. The pilot was Not Ready for Prime Time.
All that said, GREY'S still had plenty to recommend it over the last year. And although some critics found it over the top, I really liked Meredith's, er, otherwordly visit. The surprise appearances in that sequence were jaw-droppingly terrific, and the climactic reconciliation between Meredith and her demanding mother (Kate Burton), however brief, was one of the program's most moving moments.
The "Seriously Extended" DVD set includes four "extended" episodes. Other extras include audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and featurettes.