Grey’s Anatomy: The Music Event – Reviewed
*Possible Spoiler Alert* – You have been warned.
As I’ve made it very clear, one of my favorite shows currently on television is Grey’s Anatomy. This Thursday, March 31st, was their highly touted ‘Music Event,’ “Song Beneath the Song”.
I’ve never been a huge fan of musical episodes, they generally don’t work well with the storyline. They are often over dramatic and completely outside the norm of the show (story wise). Too often the show is written around really powerful songs rather than songs being placed around really powerful writing. My favorite musical episode is from Scrubs (My Musical). Really brilliant writing and song writing, not powerful, but brilliant. But I digress…unfortunately for Grey’s Anatomy, this episode wasn’t on par with past episodes (musical or not). It felt like a forced/awkward intimate situation. Normally when I watch Grey’s, I zone out. Nothing interrupts me. This episode, I watched, paused, looked up song titles, watched, paused, etc. It wasn’t that entrancing. While I feel like the writing and music were probably laid out together instead of one being done before the other, it felt like it was entirely about the music. The acting took second stage to the music. This episode is such a powerful story that could have been so much better had it been a regular show. Unfortunate for an episode that was so highly advertised; unacceptable for a show the caliber of Grey’s Anatomy.
Below is a list of songs (in order of which they were played) and a rating 1-10 on how good the song was.
If I Lay Here – Callie, Hunt, Bailey – 7
Just Breathe – Little Grey – 7
How We Operate – Hunt – 4
Wait – Bailey, Little Grey, Kepner – 4
Runnin’ on Sunshine – Callie, Nurse Eli, Hunt, Henry Burton (patient), Karev, Bailey, Altman, Arizona, Little Grey, Meredith – 6
Universe & U – Callie, Arizona – 5
Grace – Callie – 6
How to Save a Life – Hunt, Meredith, Altman, Sloan, Arizona, Karev, Callie, Basically the whole cast – 5
The Story – Callie – 3 – This song was just bad. The vocal wasn’t terrible, but the fact that they made it look like a cheesy music video made me want to cut out my eyeballs. Why would they take something so perfect and ruin it with music.
In case you were wondering, she said, “Yes.”
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