Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network to start publishing your own articles.First I would like to apologize to or for the band Snow Patrol. The song "Grey's Anatomy" used in the opening sequence is one of my favorites, however, the way it was used, with characters singing, butchered it for me. Will I ever be able to hear that song without seeing Sara Ramirez, who plays Callie, bloody and in pain with her lips moving to the song? I am not sure.
"Grey's Anatomy" had their big musical event last night on ABC, and I for one was not looking forward to it. When I heard they were doing a musical episode, as I wrote in my last article, I was thinking producers felt the need to do something spectacular to keep fans. But Shonda, and ABC, the fans are still there. What the heck were you thinking?
Last night when it was time for the show, I thought to myself, okay, I will try to get into this. After all, you never know. A reader for my last article had commented that it was done apparently successfully on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," so maybe "Grey's" had a chance. First, I can not even compare the two shows since they are so different. Second, it's an emergency room drama, not skinny, pretty little vampires flitting around for love and blood. But I appreciate my reader's sentiment, after all, you have to give it a chance.
And I did. And I hated it. I understood Callie maybe singing and hearing herself sing and having that out of body experience, but when Dr. Miranda Bailey sings, that is way out of character. And yes, I get it, this is Callie hearing all of these people sing to sort of save her and bring her back, however, even in her dreams, the character of Dr. Bailey would not sing. And don't get me started on Dr. Hunt played by Kevin McKidd. He can not sing. He should not have sang. I did not need to see him attempt singing.
Then there was the soft-core porn song where all the couples, or couplings, on the show sing to each other as they are about to have sex. Would Callie really be thinking about that while her life is in jeopardy? That made no sense to me at all. I like to think of myself as a creative person, but this was too over the top for a drama such as "Grey's Anatomy."
The best scene of the show was when Meredith and Derek were in the elevator and she is crying because she felt so badly that a day before she was jealous of how easy it was for Callie to get pregnant (and how hard it has been for them) and how Callie was now in an accident in the cruel work of the universe. There was no music. No song. And no singing. Great scene!
But I am a fan. You see Shonda, I am a fan, and will continue to watch "Grey's" because I love the characters. But please, I am begging you, no more SINGING!
"Grey's Anatomy" airs on ABC on Thursday nights.