Season One DVD Now Available

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Grab the DVD Set and Relive the Drama!
Look at it as quality over quantity. Last March, Grey's Anatomy breathed fresh air into the sterile hospital drama format. Now it's breaking the rules again by releasing its Season One DVD set less than a year after its premiere.

Season one technically contained 13 episodes, but four of them weren't aired last summer and were instead added to Season Two. As a result, just the first nine episodes are included on the DVD, along with bonus versions of the pilot and a pair of commentary options:

  1. Cast members Katherine Heigl (Izzie), T.R. Knight (George) and Sandra Oh (Cristina).
  2. Creator and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes, with co-producer Peter Horton.

The cast's commentary is endearingly awkward, natural and unpretentious, which is fitting for a show of this nature. The allure of Grey's Anatomy is its realistic and likable characters, and the fact that its cast members seem to actually like each other broadens its appeal. Perhaps the only downside of the bonus features is that embattled lovebirds Ellen Pompeo (Meredith) and Patrick Dempsey (Derek) are not prominently featured.

It's still worth checking out, whether you are a newly-converted fan looking to catch up, or a full-blown devotee wanting to relive last Spring's initial episodes. A behind-the-scenes glimpse at the show's production is also interesting, with secrets such as the props used for surgery scenes revealed, as well as the trials of writing realistic medical scripts. There are also five unaired scenes from other episodes, and an alternate opening-credits scene.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

CRISTINA: "There's a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can't be in it until you're in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss... My dad died when I was nine. George, I'm really sorry you had to join the club."
GEORGE: "I... I don't know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn't."
CRISTINA: "Yeah, that never really changes."

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."