Friday, July 21, 2006

To the 'Grey's Anatomy' set, STAT, with a McDreamy martini

When I was a kid, I took a writing class at our suburban library, taught by a local children’s author. I don’t remember much of what we did in the class, but I’ll always remember one thing the teacher said. Being a writer, she said, was carte blanche to go anywhere; for example, to gather research for a book or article, a writer might sit in an emergency room for 24 hours straight, observing what went on.

I have yet to do that, but being a writer today took me to a similar place: A Hollywood studio, where I and the other critics at the TV Critics’ Association summer press tour visited the hospital set of “Grey’s Anatomy” and the police set of “The Shield.” Both were places I never thought I’d be, and both were fascinating.

You can read about my TV studio visits by starting here and reading all the way through, or by jumping to each individually:

You have the right to remain silent on the set of "The Shield"
To the "Grey's Anatomy" set, STAT, with a McDreamy martini


Cheryl said...

I love, love, love Grey's Anatomy! You are one lucky lady!

Anonymous said...

Although I'm a huge Grey's Anatomy fan, I was never really fond of Ellen Pompeo because I always heard stories of her starving herself and being rude to her castmates. In your article, though, she seemed fun and friendly! I hope that's how she really is -- I'd hate for her to leave the show or force others to leave because of silly feuding.