Grey's Anatomy Premier!!! + How to Contact Show Creators - page 21

Oh my god! I haven't posted in a long time, but I just had to post again. I'm watching the premier of Grey's Anatomy -- any of you see this?? (new show on ABC) The Doctor, after being questioned... Read More

  1. by   Kikumaru
    Quote from Gompers
    Okay, WOW, I had a totally different view of the show.

    I saw it as a group of VERY arrogant interns who think they're god's gift to medicine - and watched as almost all of them got torn apart on their very first shift. They start out all competitive, each wanting to be the "best" that day so they can be the first to do a procedure in the OR...and by the end of the show, they all admit that they have no CLUE what they're doing (I loved that scene).

    The three comments I saw that were nursing-related, and interpreted as slams by nurses here, had different meaning here to me.

    1. The teenager talking about the nurse knowing more than the first-year resident - she's a bratty kid who KNOWS that the one way to hurt a doctor is to say a nurse is better. That's ALL I took from her comment - just wanted to annoy the doc, not put down nurses.

    2. The resident who called Meredith a nurse - like someone else posted, he's obviously an arrogant sexist pig who assumes that all women are nurses. He's like a dramatic version of "The Todd" from Scrubs. Whether he assumes all women or nurses or believes that they SHOULD be nurses, either way it shows him in a crappy light. If I remember correctly, he did know she was a doctor, so calling her a nurse was his way of pissing her off. He was no more mature than the teenaged girl. Don't forget, this was the first episode of a heavily-casted show, so they really have to go overboard to show us what each character is about.

    3. The best part, to me, was when the arrogant sexist resident was an idiot about the pneumonia. The nurse KNEW it wasn't pneumonia, and he totally slammed her with that comment about him going to medical school, so he knows all the answers basically. Of course, he turned out WRONG, the nurse was right, and he ended up looking like a complete idiot. Even though you can tell the nurse KNEW what was wrong, they had to give the glory to Meredith, because of course she's the "special" doctor of this show, the perfect one.

    Overall, I really liked the show because it showed what residents are actually like that first year - arrogant, yet clueless. And most importantly - dangerous.

    I work in a teaching hospital, maybe that's what I liked it?

    I am in total agreement with you! In the long term the nurse ended up being viewed in the right light VS the "arrogant resident." I viewed this show as something not only for residents and nurses but for families and patients to relate to.
  2. by   jrun97503
    Quote from Gompers
    I still like it, have to say.

    I really liked how, after watching the main character's ex-surgeon mother be completely confused (early-onset Altziemher's) for the past three episodes...the ONE thing that brought her back to reality was the mention of her long-time scrub nurse's name. She just lit up as she said what a great nurse she had been. For those who didn't watch the show, the scrub nurse had advanced pancreatic cancer and had basically been admitted to the hospital to die. She had been there forever and it was like her home, and it's where she chose to spend her last days. She was very well respected.
    Yes gomper you are right. She was well respected by all of the hospital. It seemed like she couldn't go ten feet with out meeting someone she knew. The think I found kind of sad though, and you could tell the character Miranda Grey did as well, was when she told her mom about the scrub nurse. The mothers eyes did light up and she knew exactly who she was and what she did. I understand that she has alzhiemers but still that has to sting a little of not hurt like heck.
    I do think what the nurse did was cool though. Helping to train the intern. Telling her how to do some things and being a grump until she got it right. That was pretty cool I think.

    Dave
  3. by   pghfoxfan
    ER shows some kick *** nurses...I just wish they didn't act like bimbos and sleep around with every available doctor.
  4. by   bhamlpn
    Agree, but those md's are hot!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   kea6783
    ok, I think I've seen this commercial (only) ONCE!!

    But, if it's what it sounds like, at the end when the nurses are practically glowing, I think they should splatter some fake blood across their scrubs, maybe give them some baggy eyes.. for realism.

    What do you think!? Feel free to add!
  6. by   nervousnurse
    Yea, the things that intern said on the premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" made me mad, too........HOWEVER, wasn't it great when it turned out the nurse was CORRECT and the doctor got reprimanded??? :chuckle That character is such a JERK!

    I liked the story line with the scrub nurse, and I agree that it was sad how Merideth's mom remembered her immediately, but not her own daughter and husband! I am so disappointed with Sandra Oh's character and the way she treats the patients so coldly and bluntly...especially with the organ donation.....ugh!

    Did anyone notice on last Sunday's episode, when one of the interns invited some NURSES to the party, and Sandra Oh said "oh no....you invited NURSES?"....... :uhoh21:
    Last edit by nervousnurse on Apr 28, '05
  7. by   adelle
    Quote from nervousnurse
    Yea, the things that intern said on the premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" made me mad, too........HOWEVER, wasn't it great when it turned out the nurse was CORRECT and the doctor got reprimanded??? :chuckle That character is such a JERK!

    I liked the story line with the scrub nurse, and I agree that it was sad how Merideth's mom remembered her immediately, but not her own daughter and husband! I am so disappointed with Sandra Oh's character and the way she treats the patients so coldly and bluntly...especially with the organ donation.....ugh!

    Did anyone notice on last Sunday's episode, when one of the interns invited some NURSES to the party, and Sandra Oh said "oh no....you invited NURSES?"....... :uhoh21:
    I was wondering when someone was going to jump on that!
  8. by   estrogen
    What is wrong with this show??? Is the writing really so pittyfull as it seems or is there some hidden agenda and at the end of the season some big twist happens and theclever truth will be revealed?

    What is their problem? "Oh no, you invited NURSES???" There was so much disgust in her tone... Do nurses suddenly have koodies or what?

    And what the heck was that thing with the heart? I'm by no means a cardiac or surgical nurse, just plane ole med-surg, but she "popped a glove as she was holding the heart and as a result might have nicked it"?? ... I would have imagined the result of a "popped glove" (how do you pop a glove while you have it allready on, anyway?) and the direct contact of her hand with the heart to be pericarditis perhaps, but a "ruptured ventricle"??? I don't know, but maybe I'm just not educated enough...

    Oh and lastly, Sandra Oh and the handsome surgeon looked at each other a few times during the day and then at the end of the shift they end up having "physical negotiations" in the locker room??? That's just plain tacky... No depth of character, no storyline leading up to it...

    Yeah, it's just pi$$ poor wiriting... :hatparty:
    Last edit by estrogen on Apr 29, '05
  9. by   Gompers
    Quote from estrogen
    What is their problem? "Oh no, you invited NURSES???" There was so much disgust in her tone... Do nuses suddenly have koodies or what?

    Do you work as a nurse in a teaching hospital? Because I do, and if the surgical residents were having a party and someone invited US, I can promise you that they'd all say the same thing. No, we don't have cooties, but we're definitely not peers either!
  10. by   estrogen
    Quote from Gompers
    Do you work as a nurse in a teaching hospital? Because I do, and if the surgical residents were having a party and someone invited US, I can promise you that they'd all say the same thing. No, we don't have cooties, but we're definitely not peers either!
    No, I'm not in a teaching hospital... fortunately I guess
  11. by   Gompers
    Quote from estrogen
    No, I'm not in a teaching hospital... fortunately I guess

    Well, I do love working in a teaching hospital, don't get me wrong. But just saying that unless you work side-by-side with residents (especially SURGICAL residents as they're always the most cocky) you don't understand that this is really what they're like. I personally don't believe the show is knocking nurses - it's showing how surgical residents knock them, even though the nurses are usually RIGHT. Happens quite often where I work.
  12. by   tridil2000
    Quote from Gompers
    Do you work as a nurse in a teaching hospital? Because I do, and if the surgical residents were having a party and someone invited US, I can promise you that they'd all say the same thing. No, we don't have cooties, but we're definitely not peers either!
    i work in an er at a teaching hospital. we're like one big family. everyone is invited to each other's functions, from docs, nurses to techs!
  13. by   baby&mommynurse
    Quote from Gompers
    Well, I do love working in a teaching hospital, don't get me wrong. But just saying that unless you work side-by-side with residents (especially SURGICAL residents as they're always the most cocky) you don't understand that this is really what they're like. I personally don't believe the show is knocking nurses - it's showing how surgical residents knock them, even though the nurses are usually RIGHT. Happens quite often where I work.
    I agree with you Gompers. From the beginning, I never really believed the show was knocking nurses... the show IS about residents not nurses. However, I did put my into the producers about how nurses were being perceived as a result. I also work at a teaching hospital and I see and work with residents all the time. Most of them are super nice and respect the nurses... probably because their attending doc taught them to do so! But there are a few that are really cocky and we just put them in their place! :chuckle

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