I have no business writing this blog post.
I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy since…well, I don’t know when, so that pretty much discredits my quality of knowledge or opinion. But I have to say two things:
Derek Shepherd deserved a much better send-off.
To die from injuries sustained in a car crash immediately after saving a bunch of people who were injured in a separate car crash? Did Shonda Rhimes run out of ideas? Or did she feel like that scenario was fraught with irony?
I vote for the former.
Unless Patrick Dempsey, who loves racing, demanded death by car, it just seems lazy to me.
And what’s with Rhimes’ habit of having her female characters off their men by pulling the plug?
Izzy did it. Now Meredith. Is this supposed to come across as a show of strength? A “I love them, but I can take them out when it’s time to let them go” kinda vibe?
I’m sure most people, when faced with a similar situation — in medical professions or not — would do the same thing. And it seems a little redundant on a scripted series like this.
Derek deserved his own unique death. Derek deserved better.
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I have decided the lack of sunshine in California has confused the entertainment community.
Jay Leno won’t go home…and Rob Lowe won’t stay.
Just when he was riding high again in the popular TV drama “Brothers & Sisters,” Lowe has decided to leave the show because he feels he is being ‘underused.’ Parent network ABC let him go, but is keeping him around to possibly anchor his own show in the future.
Where have I heard that before….?
Yes, it has shades of Leno in it. But it also has shades of Lowe.
Remember Rob Lowe as earnest White House speech writer Sam Seaborn on “The West Wing?” Even though it was structured as an ensemble drama, Lowe’s character was initially intended to be the show’s center, and President Jed Bartlet, portrayed by Martin Sheen, very much in the background. In fact, Sheen’s initial contract was only written for four episodes.
But I think we all know what happened there.
A show about the West Wing of the White House — with Martin Sheen as POTUS — rotates around that central figure…and not the assistant communications director. So after four seasons, Lowe left the show to anchor his own series.
It was called “Dr. Vegas.” It lasted 10 episodes. Oh — and Lowe was offered the part of McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy,” but he turned it down because he didn’t want to do another ensemble drama. Hmmm.
So, Rob — I know it’s raining. I know the light has dimmed. But try to see the pattern that you’ve fallen into…
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