GREY’S ANATOMY: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON
MOVIE: ** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: **1/2 (out of 5)
BY KEVIN CARR
I’ll be honest with you… I’ve gotten really tired of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Sure, the first season was interesting and a bit fun at times, if not totally unrealistic. The series has now fallen into a rut, which continues in season seven. However, there are plenty of fans of the show out there, and they are continuing to propel this series to a rating high.
After the shocking season six finale, the doctors at Seattle Grace are picking up the pieces after a gunman terrorized the hospital. There’s more drama than ever as we face a three-way battle for parental rights, more will-they/won’t-they marriage issues and new, unnaturally hot doctors entering the hospital. “Grey’s Anatomy” has gotten comfortable this year, continuing to preach about body image while hypocritically casting someone like the skeletal Rachel Taylor as a new love interest. Season seven takes some risks, including a musical episode as well as another “Private Practice” crossover. It seems to work for the fans, but I can’t help but see this show as circling the drain with rehashed storylines and overexposed drama.
While I may not be much of a fan of the show, I am somewhat impressed that there are still some decent DVD features on these discs. There are deleted scenes (known as “Dissecting Grey’s Anatomy: Unaired Scenes”) as well as a set of outtakes known as “In Stitches.” There’s a specific spotlight on the musical episode with an extended version of that show along with a behind-the-scenes look at how it was brought to the screen. Finally, there’s another set of webisodes about the life behind the drama at Seattle Grace.