Grey's Anatomy Season Premiere: The Good, the Bad and the Horny

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If you weren't glued to your TV last night ... good for you.

Social activities are preferable (as is reading Hollywood Gossip online). But if you were in fact plopped on the couch, there was plenty to entertain you.

In addition to the premiere of FlashForward, the guilty pleasure that is The Vampire Diaries and The Office quotes that are always hilarious, there was this:

Grey’s Anatomy kicking off its sixth season with a two-hour episode, picking up where the May's cliffhanger left off and leaving many a tissue box emptied.

Frankly, it was one of the best episodes the long-running has offered us in years - and this is from someone who's seen all 104 of them (sad, but very true).

Here were some of the highlights of the premiere, in which George was laid to rest and the doctors of Seattle Grace struggled to cope in their own ways:

  • Quote of the night, from Chandra Wilson's Miranda Bailey: “I have to stop caring so much. I have to save it for my son. I can’t keep giving it away here.”
  • Quote of the night, runner-up: Mark, after George's death, on the women in his life: "What is it about that guy... was he hung?" Classic Grey's Anatomy.
  • Hottest couple: Owenstina. Sorry, MerDer. Kevin McKidd (Owen) is awesome, and at least Sandra Oh (Cristina) can be shown from the neck down.
  • Horniest couple: Meredith and Derek decided to go at it at every moment (and location). Hot for fans, and a clever move by the producers, as it allowed a pregnant Ellen Pompeo to be on the show, yet rarely visible!
  • Lame, made-for-spoiler moment: Lexie briefly thought it wasn't George who was hit by a bus, disfigured and killed. Cut to commercial. Then we come back and it totally was George! We hate Shonda Rhimes so much.
  • DVR Hall of Fame: The original interns stepped away from the funeral unable to control their despair ... or laughter. They began howling about George's death, Izzie's cancer, and the weddings of Izzie and Meredith.
  • A long road: Izzie was brought back from the brink and is beating cancer. But an uphill battle lies ahead as Alex struggles big-time with her condition.
  • New faces: As usual, characters were introduced that helped tell doctors' stories: Arizona and Lexie were wonderful working with them throughout.
  • Recession special: Seattle Grace is merging with rival Mercy West and there will be layoffs as a result. No one can accuse the show of not being topical.
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Miranda

With me working in a hospital I love this show. It makes me think I wish that hospitals were like they are on TV.

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