THE GOOD: Thanks to the ideal balance of comedy, drama and intrigue, last night’s GREY’S ANATOMY continued it’s post-WGA strike string of phenomenal episodes [hence this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story]. There was laughter thanks to George’s fake job as the ‘Chief’s Intern’ and McSteamy realizing that he’s become Seattle Grace’s equivalent of a sexual predator. Mystery, as fans were left wondering if Dr. Erica Hahn is or isn’t, umm… you know, a fan of ‘Ellen.’ And of course sadness courtesy of an emotional guest starring turn by Gay GI Joe and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS alum Benny Ciaramello [Santiago] not to mention a mother trapped in a plastic bubble and Meredith clueing into the fact that McDreamy is her constant. In other words, GREY’S ANATOMY should be required viewing for all future and current television writers. Because unlike some other shows that have returned with less than stellar stories post—WGA strike, Shonda Rhimes and Co. keep hitting it out of the park.
THE BAD: Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for UGLY BETTY. Or as I’m calling last night’s episode — Just Ugly. I mean how many times do we have to see Daniel hit rock bottom? Or Marc and Wilhemina’ scheme fail? To borrow a line from the brilliant Stephen Colbert: BETTY, you’re officially on notice. And if you don’t start to deliver the goods, it’s adios muchachos come September 2008.
THE UGLY: I’m just going to say it. Last night’s episode of THE OFFICE may have been the series worst episode ever. From Michael’s akward and slightly creepy afternoon at the job fair to the been-there-done-that joke that nobody respects Dwight, there was absolutely nothing funny going on in-or-around Dunder Mifflin. Add to that the almost pathetic nature of Pam not realizing that you need to know basic Photoshop and Illustrator skills to work in graphic design [Please Pam get a clue! You spend all day online, frakkin’ google graphic design skills], this TV Addict spent the majority of the show’s twenty-two minutes pondering how much Callaway Golf and H&R Block paid for the gratuitous product placement [that totally worked by the way!].