Grey’s Anatomy Season Four DVD Review

September 9, 2008

ChattahBox reviews<br /> Grey's Anatomy Season Four on DVDGrey’s Anatomy: Season Four

DVD Review
Publisher: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Street Date:  9/9/08
Price: $59.99

Meredith and our favorite docs are back at it again in Season Four of the hit television series Grey’s Anatomy.  How McDonald’s has not released the McDreamy burger with McSteamy fries to capitalize on this series’ success is beyond me.  We are once again subjected to the comedy and tragedy within the walls of Seattle Grace Hospital with a group of doctors we have seen move from first year interns to being on their own and leading their own group of interns.  Well some of them, others are doomed to repeat the intern experience.

Grey’s Anatomy is an acclaimed television series and in it’s fourth season on ABC, and in that time has earned two Emmy Awards and 22 Emmy nominations.  It has also received two Golden Globes and seven additional nominations, and if that were not enough a Grammy nomination as well.  The cast of this series is lead by Ellen Pompeo (originally from the Boston area) as Meredith Grey and her family ties to the Seattle Grace hospital where her mother was a renowned surgeon.  Even though her mother has passed the ghost of her memory and legend lives on in Meredith.

Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers and T.R. Knight share the house and hospital with Meredith as well as the drama.  They form a tight little family of their own and as with any family the laughs and fights are plentiful.  Patrick Dempsy, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Sandra Ramierez and Eric Dane all return to complicate the matters of the heart and career of each of our residents.  This year we do get a number of new characters introduced to the cast, Chyler Leigh as Meredith’s sister, Lexie Grey, Brooke Smith as the hard-nosed surgeon Dr. Erica Hahn, and Lauren Stamile as Dr. McDreamy’s new love Nurse Rose.

There is a fantastic look at the new characters in the Bonus Materials section called “New Docs on the Block”.   There are the obligatory Deleted Scenes, Extended episodes and Blooper material witch is enough to wet the palette, but does not completely satisfy.  The section called “Good Medicine: Favorite Scenes” was an interesting concept but in my opinion not executed well enough.  A brief look at the impact of Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey on the set of the show was showcased in the section “On the Set with Eric and Patrick”.  Again interesting but I couldn’t help get the feeling that Eric Dane is not acting with the “McSteamy” character and trying too hard at that, and Patrick is that little insecure kid who women now adore and inside still he laughs to himself.  I tried to get that feeling of brotherhood from them and just didn’t see it.

At the end of the day the drama that is season four is the draw, and there is plenty.  Some of it juicy little secrets about the other docs and some of it the docs learn about them selves.  Seeing the main characters being able to stand on their own two feet in the hospital and leading and learning as they go is lots of fun and interesting.  And wouldn’t you know it just in time to get revved up for Season Five!!!

Film:  8.0  The writing on this series combined with the talented ensemble cast is a fantastic combination

Audio:  7.0

Video: 7.0

Bonus Material: 6.0

Overall:  7.0

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