Sunday, August 19, 2007

Did you let me scrub in for this operation because I slept with you?

Wow, thank god for YouTube. I can have a really shitty day and come home and dig up the treasure of (the real) Stephen Colbert on Charlie Rose. Good times. The morons were out in droves today. It was a very funny, charming break from the endless fuckwits of my day. It was also the only time I've heard him speak about his father's and brothers' deaths.

But don't worry, my blog's not going to get too serious. On the flip side, everyone has to start somewhere:



Speaking of TOTAL SHIT, D and I watched a random episode of Grey's Anatomy TiVO taped recently. Ok, so maybe I suggested to TiVo to tape it. Maybe. I'm always on the lookout for guilty pleasures, shoot me. WOWZERS. What a fucking spectacle. I hope to one day teach a scriptwriting class just so I can show this episode. This will be my prime example of GROTESQUE PAINT-BY-NUMBERS MELODRAMA. It was the second of a two-parter, and I hate to judge a whole series on one episode, but mother fuck. We started yelling out dialogue towards the end and you know what? We nearly always got it right.

Grey had her finger on a bomb in some dude who was bleeding out and she couldn't even wiggle her finger but they still rolled the whole gurney down the hall to get away from the main oxygen line and then she pulled the whole bomb out and gave it to some dude who walked it down the hall and blew the hell up. Where the bomb squad was (seriously, they'd milked this for hours, the bomb squad should have been there) was apparently of no concern. This was so gloriously awful I almost want to watch more. With beer.

Hope I didn't give anything away there if you're a fan and you haven't seen that episode (it was old, I presume), but it was such a schlocky buildup it gave itself away. If you didn't see it coming, I really can't help you there.

(I checked, it's season two, so I'm not ruining anything).

10 comments:

Mob said...

I have had a handful of people back when I had co-workers try to sell me on the Grey's, but it just never happened.

Your review doesn't endear it to me in any way, shape or form.

MacGuffin said...

Hey, look up "Colbert schmoozes" on youtube, you'll find a number of Charlie Rose clips with Stephen. I didn't know about these at all until you posted the link, so thanks!

Ellen Aim said...

Mob: I was vaguely curious myself (obviously) but didn't expect it to be *such* shit. Maybe only a little shit. I'm not seeing giving it another go...

MacG: Yup, those are exactly the ones I watched! Great stuff.

Veloute said...

Okay, I will bare my soul here and say I like Grey's Anatomy (total guilty pleasure).

I just bumped up season 3 so I can indulge myself some more. After I finish with House, that is. Oh, and Penn and Teller. And some other stuff.

Yes, it's really cheesy. I'm a housewife...I mean stay at home mom..., right? I need the cheesy, it's part of the job.

Skylers Dad said...

I like Greys Anatomy a lot, but for the performances from the two characters George and Bailey. They are wonderful!

Ellen Aim said...

Vel: I admit if I had seen it from the beginning I might be less critical. And really, I saw *more* than my fair share of Ally Mc-fucking-Beal in Japan, so I assure I'm not one to judge.

But dude that episode blew.

Skyler'sD: Those characters didn't feature much in this 'sode. Is Bailey the hot lady doctor with reddish hair? She was certainly among the least annoying. Is George TK Knight? Or TR Knight, whatever. He kinda annoyed me... (Bailey yelled at him and that was about it).

Grant Miller said...

A friend and I recently discussed how archaic it was in 2004 when there was no YouTube.

Ellen Aim said...

Man, I think about all that dough my sister and I blew on bootleg Depeche Mode and random VHS films (Goldmine magazine, anyone?)and oooh...I try not to get steamed. Oh, to be a teenager now...

The [Cherry] Ride said...

I am done with Grey's. Used to love it, but it has jumped the shark (just like that expression, I know).

Ellen Aim said...

Maybe I should start from the beginning. I already have too many movies to watch, yet I seem to make time for guilty shit with no problem.

And I value lessons in HOW NOT TO WRITE SHIT DIALOGUE. That has to be a fate worse than death, if you ask me.