Shonda, Oh, Shonda, What DID You Do???
I will be the first to tell you that I worship in the church of Shonda Rhimes, Exec Producer and creator of “Grey’s Anatomy.” I sing the praises of this woman. She is brilliant and the show she creates weekly continues to draw me in. Last year’s season finale featuring a gunman on the loose in the hospital should go down in television history as one of the best finales ever. BUT…
Last night’s “Grey’s” musical episode didn’t just jump the shark, it jumped a whale! Shonda, what the heck were you thinking? Didn’t you ever hear of a show called “Cop Rock?” We didn’t like singing cops and we don’t like singing doctors. Why? It’s not natural to the storyline. In “Glee,” the students are in the glee club and Mr. Sheu teaches them. They are supposed to sing, but doctors do not sing. EVER. I have never once heard my doctor sing my diagnosis (and I know for sure I would walk out if he did).
Shonda, we have come to love the characters of Seattle Grace for various reasons and we have come to truly know them, thanks in great part to you, but seeing them sing while trying to save Cali’s life was just…odd. More than odd…bizarre. It felt so out of character for these characters. I just couldn’t embrace it. I know you have said this is something you really wanted to do for a long time now, but some ideas are just better left on the writing room wall.
In short, keep up the drama, the love, the angst, the life or death save… and leave the singing to “Glee.”