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Shonda Rhimes is suffering from a morbid case of homosexual Stockholm Syndrome. Ever since she was taken to task by gays for the shoddy treatment of T.R. Knightley, this woman has done nothing but push homosexual and liberal political issues into the forefront of almost every episode of every show she makes. Once again last night, she introduces us to a rabid, red-headed ultra-lib going off multiple times about her hatred for conservatives and turns a conservative character who was falsely accused of murder into a homosexual to prove he's innocent. Over dramatized, over-acted, over-hyped and about as realistic and believable as a Scooby Doo episode. Shonda - you started off Grey's as a great show and have slowly morphed it into an unrecognizable Hodge-podge of political activism and homo-erotic voyeurism. Thank you for starting this show off on an even worse foot so I won't waste anymore time giving undue audience to your new unworthy piece of cinematic garbage.
Total overhyped farce. Annoying characters. Jacked up plot. Fail. Next?
Awful. Unwatchable crap. Election year propadanda. Hopefully it will be gone quickly.
I thought the show was captivating and I love seeing a black female lead. Go Shonda and Kerry!!!
I found the treatment of the "conservative gay" so stereotypical and closed minded, i don't know if i can stand to watch it again. The presidential plot line was also predictable, i knew the affair was real, i knew olivia had a "relationship" with the president. Acting was good, production was good, some of the dialogue was entertaining. was disappointing over all
Loved this show. Love the style, the story and the casting. Am marking my calendar for it every week. All I can say is, "You go, Girls!" Thats for star and writer.
Like the show so far, the characters are interesting and a mystery, and that will keep my interest going. Kept me right on the edge waiting for the next scandal to drop. Looking forward to next epi.
I really enjoyed the first episode. Based on the other comments, I stand pretty much alone, but I thought the dialogue, characters and plot line were great.
What makes the series thread with the President so fascinating involves something I've been reading here and there over the past few months: findings that indicate that many great leaders and captains of industry are actually psychopaths. People who are able to manipulate others by becoming whatever and whoever they need to be, in order to entice them. People with a true lack of conscience. That pretty much sums up this President. He told Olivia that he loved her - but you know damned well he doesn't. He was saying and doing whatever he needed to do to get her on his side. Amazing.
I disagree with all of the negatives yall are posting! I loved the fast pace of the script and story telling. Im not one for letting things be draw out unless they have a purpose!
I definitely want to learn more about the team for sure before I make any decisions about who I like or dislike.
Overall I cant wait to see what the show has in stores for us in later episodes!
Fully agree with all the negatives, so I'll just add that after forcing myself to finish the premiere ep I deleted it and unscheduled all future episodes - cancel please.
shonda's 'gut' is oh so wrong on this one… horrible dialogue, rampant overacting, dumb plot, awful camera work, shoddy editing…. totally cringeworthy. and, that's just the nice stuff I have to say about this nauseating tripe!
shonda's gut is oh sooo wrooong on this one… horrible dialogue, rampant overacting, dumb plot, awful camera work, shoddy editing…. totally cringeworthy. and, that's just the nice stuff I have to say about this nauseating tripe!
Terrible,terrible show...and worse writing. Who talks that fast or even like that??? Ever see Michael Clayton? That's how you do it shonda.Nothing original here.
Another unrealistic piece of crap created for the lowest common viewer. I mean, come on, it starts out with an exchange of $3M for a baby in a box??? Aren't these shows played out yet? How about an INTELLIGENT show based on politics, public relations, crisis communications and maybe add a little drama for good measure? Oh, wait, the TV viewing public is too dumb for that.
I absolutely loved the show. It held my interest. I was entertained and glued to the TV. Unfortunately, rushing to click on the stars to rate the show I clicked on the wrong stars. I give this show '5 STARS!!!'
Great show! Emotional and exciting. Anyone who has a secret gets it! Very grown up plot!!
Awful show, terrible script and hackneyed story arc. Shonda is obviously a one trick pony and than has let GA disintegrate into a total disaster while seeking
for a her new GA.
Love it! Don't be so quick to judge! There some parts that made me go...hmmm what a drag! but I liked the parts with Olivia and the President, you could just feel the tension when his wife hugged her! I was like that b***h! I would like to see this play out, love them (Olivia + President) together - don't like his wife! The whole scene in the oval office - pulled me in! I love romance novels so give me a break! Liked Columbus since stomp the yard and I loved Abby, she has feelings the newly engaged Stephan.
I will say this, I preferred Off the Map more than this! I will give it a chance for now.
Horrible show. Overblown, pompous West Wing wannabe. Bad dialogue, bad story line. This is an ensemble of sycophants rallying around a woman the writers have given us no reason to find so worthy of loyalty. They lie, cheat, bribe all for clients with admittedly no concern for justice. And she made her way to the top by knowingly sleeping with a married man while feigning friendship with his wife, and duping the electorate into voting for him. (God forbid tv present a strong, successful woman who dodn't sleep her way yoe the top). In the supposedly dramatic, emotional conclusion, she tells her philandering colleague he should propose to his girlfriend because she is not his normal age inappropriate bimbo - and that as long as he tries, it's not his fault if it fails. Horrible, insulting, stupid show.
It made me physically ill.
Awful. Other characters keep saying how brilliant and gifted Olivia is. That's because we'd never guess it from watching or listening to her. I longed for West Wing's brilliant dialogue, which allowed us to evaluate and appreciate the characters ourselves. Also, Lie to Me already already used a version of Olivia's conceit--that she can tell if people are lying. Very hokey. Finally, given the weak dialogue and exposition-reliant plot, Olivia needs to be played by someone very compelling to watch. But Washington has nothing special.
However, I do agree that the storyline of Olivia and the Pres better not let her become too "UNFIXED" ... she needs to be as strong as possible!
Great show! New, fresh, innovative and the characters are very convincing. Like Olivia and love Abby ... a lot going on there. Nice to have a show on tv that left me wanting more and wishing there was another hour I could watch. Thumbs up for this one for sure!
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