Well, thanks to The Intern, it has come to my attention that my pre-med education has been woefully lacking. I have no clue who Lexie Grey is. Or Dr. McDreamy (my heart hurts to type those words – I had to Google it). Allegedly, all the purity and reality of medicine will become clear for me once I’ve watched a few seasons of this show. I can hardly wait.
I confess. I have weaknesses. I think that Babylon 5 and Stargate Universe were some of the best shows ever made. I also think, had Joss Whedon not been stiff-armed by the networks, that Firefly would ultimately have wound up as successful as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, another of my top 5 television shows of all time. So, it should be no surprise to anyone that my tastes in entertainment are somewhat eclectic. However, I’m having a tough time seeing how a show as shallow and unrealistic as Grey’s Anatomy deserves my attentions. Just reading the Wikipedia entry makes me want to run for the hills. But, from what I’ve heard, every real pre-med owes it to themselves to study the show, so that we can understand what it’s really going to be like, if we decide to pursue surgery. Let me see….surgery…sex….more sex…some more surgery…and a lot more sex with co-workers, attendings, patients, and probably the dude that empties the trash at the end of the week.
Surgery has me so interested right now.
Seriously, readers. I don’t have a lot of time, but I do have a legitimate weakness for good TV fiction. House was enjoyable up until it departed from it’s namesake. I’ve never watched an episode of ER. Is Grey’s Anatomy a worthy use of my time? Or is it simply a unrealistic soap opera that is better left on the Netflix rack where I found it?