As is generally the case with me, if I’m not on to a trend from the very beginning, I am WAY behind. There is no middle ground with me. (See: Tiffany buys first cell phone at age 26, saw Titanic on video, still does not own an iPod, etc..)
So, because I didn’t see the first episode of Grey’s Anatomy, nor the second or seventeenth, I figured it would be one of those things I would never know about. Like hair extensions. And beer.
For one thing, I had been on the original ER wagon, back when the stories were more about the patients than about the love lives of the increasingly beautiful cast. It still shocks me to see ER commercials, since I keep assuming that the show was cancelled at least three years ago. I was in diapers when that show began. And Uncle Jesse is now a doctor? Come ooooooon.
But, thanks to the current (albeit not new) trend of renting or buying entire seasons of a TV show on DVD, (which, again, I caught on to quite late) I can catch up on all of the water cooler chatter regarding Meredith and McDreamy. Except that I no longer work near a water cooler. And everybody who likes the show is six seasons ahead of me.
But, I have a plan for that, too.
Every Thursday, I TiVo the current episode and watch it while waiting for the next season to arrive by mail. Currently, I know the beginning of the stories and the end, with a ginormous gap in the middle. It’s like having TV amnesia, but eventually the two sides will converge and I will be televisionally complete.
For those of you who are avid watchers, here are some of my comments while watching the first (and current) season:
“Ohhhh, I get it. Meredith Grey. Grey’s anatomy!”
“Oh my gosh, it’s that girl from My Father the Hero!”
“Huh? Those two ended up together?”
“Huh? He’s not gay?”
(a couple weeks later)
“Ohhh. He’s gay in real life.”
“Oh. They call him ‘McDreamy’ on the show?”
I bet you can’t wait until my future post about the wonders of indoor plumbing.