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GREY’S ANATOMY – My rating: 9.5/10

GreysAnatomyGrey’s Anatomy is now in it’s 10th season.  There’s a reason for this.  The show is that good.  I never grow tired or bored with Grey’s Anatomy because the stories are excellent.  I was told that the writer, who they consider a genius and is also the writer of Scandal, goes out looking for real live medical cases that are rare and exciting to bring to the show each week.  I remember one case that involved a pole that rammed through 2 people.  Only one could live after the removal of the pole.  Unfortunately, the older person would survive while the young, engaged woman had to die.  It was a very sad but true story.  Many weird cases have been presented and many personal stories are told each week.  Shonda Rhimes is an excellent writer and has two great shows airing back to back.  Most of today’s doctors started out as new interns and evolved into what they are today.  Sandra Oh, who is the reining queen of mean but efficiently brilliant, is leaving the show after this season.  The controversial Isaiah Washington, who was thrown off the show for a derogatory gay remark he made some years ago, is returning as the brilliant heart surgeon, Dr. Bert.  He and Sandra Oh were getting married when he left her at the alter, never to return, until now.  All of this makes for some interesting episodes in the weeks to come.  Also, the music, which Grey’s Anatomy is known for,  is fantastic.  I hope there will be many, many more seasons to come — Grey’s Anatomy is a winner.

SCANDAL – My rating: 10/10

ScandalWow, was I surprised by this fast moving series!  Shonda Rhimes has outdone herself.  When this show was first advertised, I thought it was going to be a flimsy, soap opera-ish story, much like Pan Am.  Instead, I was mesmerized from the very first episode.  The perfect actress for the perfect role.  Kerry Washington is showing a side of her talent I’d never seen before.  Her wit, personality, intelligence, beauty, charisma and more makes for a super character much needed in the world of political deceitfulness and cover-ups.

Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice are both really good shows but Scandal gets the edge.  As the creator of all three series, Shonda has proven to be an exceptional writer.  She is educating us while entertaining us simultaneously. Who knew the extent of political coverups or the masterful minds it requires to nicely cover a scandal?  I can hardly wait for the next episode just to see what controversy will be put to rest.

The cast is superb, the writing is excellent, and the situations each week are worthy of your time and indulgence.  Bring your brain power, you’ll need it, as the dialogue is fast moving.  Kudos to Shonda Rhimes.  Scandal currently airs on ABC TV.