on medical dramas, funerals and chinese new year

Sunday, January 29, 2006

I've always been fascinated with tv shows with medical themes (e.r., chicago hope, Scrubs, medical investigation). Lately, I can't get enough of House, MD and Grey's Anatomy

Since House's season 1 finale was shown early this month, I've been having medical drama withdrawals. Hehehe.. It was a good thing my sister discovered that Grey's was already being shown here. Yay!

Even though House and Grey's Anatomy are both medical dramas, it's very different from each other. House is about Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), an acerbic, cynical, infectious disease specialist with no bedside manner. He does, however, have sharp instincts which enables him and his team of medical specialists, to solve diagnostic mysteries. I never thought sarcasm would be endearing. But that's what I like about Hugh Laurie's character. He's so grumpy, you just feel for him and it makes you wonder why he became like that.

I love this show because the stories are not only engaging, the fact that Robert Sean Leonard is also in the cast is the icing on the cake. Who could ever forget RSL in Dead Poet's Society? Hay.. dreamboat! :D

I've only seen 2 episodes of Grey's Anatomy but it's already on my favorites list.

According to the official website, "Grey's Anatomy focuses on young people struggling to be doctors and doctors struggling to stay human. It's the drama and intensity of medical training mixed with the funny, sexy, painful lives of interns who are about to discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey."

I initially thought that the Grey on the title was Patrick Dempsey (who looks even better now that he's older.) but now I know that it's Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), a first year surgical intern with a great pedigree, who has a family secret.

The show is about Dr. Grey's and her fellow interns triumphs and struggles, as they learn to become surgeons. I can't wait to watch the next episodes.

I don't know why I'm fascinated by medical shows. And it seems weird because the sight of needles and blood makes me feel like fainting, but I love watching these kinds of shows. I used to think it's because I wanted to become a doctor when I was in Grade School. Now I think it's because I wanted to understand the medical profession, when mom was diagnosed with Cancer back in 1997. Watching medical shows helped me deal with it. It also helped that I understood the procedures and it served as one of my research points, when I wanted to learn more about mom's condition. I liked the shows so much, one of mom's doctors thought I was in the medical profession myself, when I asked her loads of questions. :p See? Being a TV junkie helps!

Lately, it seems that the only time I see my friends is during wakes and funerals of family members. How sad is that? First it was my mom's. then Mona's grandmother a month & a half after, then my best friend's grandmother early this month, and Joanne's grandfather last Friday.

As we were leaving the wake last Friday, we all wished that the next time we see each other again, it would be for another gimmick night. Heck, coffee somewhere sounds nice. Sana lang wag na sa wakes.

And before I forget....



Anonymous said...

happy new year din mare!!!

naku it's sad nga that friends tend to see each other for that na lang these days...tignan mo nga tayo di ba? *sigh*

where are they showing Grey's Anatomy?


Jennie said...

xie nin kuai le!

oo nga, after 12 years di ba, sa wake pa tayo ni mama nagkita? *sigh*

Grey's is being shown on wowow (yey, binalik na wowow sa cable namin :p). every saturday at 11 pm.

CHINA said...

wow. we have something in common. i love greys anatomy showing na din d2 sa cable namin sa dubai. and on its 2nd session. my fav is isabel stevens (katherine heighl) im a fan of her since roswell. and i saw that u post abt the golden globes hahaha. i post it too on my blog. bad talaga yan si isaac.

missP said...

hi jennie,

napadalaw lang...i like e.r., and i couldn't get enough of that series before... but I don't watch it here in germany anymore. they just keep repeating the past episodes kasi.

have not seen scrubs, house or grey's anatomy for that matter. grabee na ba ako ka out of this world? hehehe, ;) ingatz!

raissa said...

I love Grey's Anatomy. Usually pag Sunday I am everywhere thats why I make it a point that I tape it. Patrick Dempsey is still cute as ever LOL

Randon post about your randon books - I have "kokology" too. Aliw ang book na yan

Jennie said...

china: hi. thanks for the visit. i like isobel, too, but I like patrick dempsey's character and sandra oh's, more :) actually, i like everyone on grey's anatomy, even alex (justin chambers).

missP: hello! :) hehe, hindi ka out of this world, mahal ko lang mashado tv ko. :p

sadly, matagal nang hindi napapalabas dito yung e.r. 2 seasons na yata yung hindi ko napapanood.

happy weekend!

raissa: mas guapo si patrick dempsey ngayon kesa nung "can't buy me love" days nya. nakakatunaw shang tumingin. kakilig! hahaha!

i love "kokology" nakaka-aliw no? di ko pa nabibili yung book 2.

Kai said...

i didn't know Grey's is already being shown there. cheerios! i love that show to bits! season 2 is even more beautiful. keep watching it, super ayos yan! (:

Jennie said...

kai: hi! :) Grey's is on cable, Japanese channel. But it's still not on local tv. i like it so much, i even watch the replays on tuesdays. hahaha!

Anonymous said...

palagi kong pinapanood yang dalawang shows na yan.. ^_^

at saka season 2 na yung parehong pinapalabas dito ngayon.. hehehe..

ang gwapo ni dr. chase (house)! *^_^* pag ganun kaga gwapo ang mga duktor dito eh gaganahan ako pumasok sa magiging trabaho ko araw-araw! hahahaha! :D

Jennie said...

giannina: buti pa jan season 2 na. matagal pa season2 ng house dito. naiinip na nga ako eh :p pero at least yung grey's wala pa sa kalahatii ng season1 kaya matagal-tagal pa yun. :)

yguapo nga si dr. chase, hehehe... sana ganun kaguao dr ko. :p kaya lang naasar ako sa kanya nung nalaman ko na sha yung mole against dr. house nung season1.