Grey's Anatomy is a lighthearted funny medical comedy-drama that gives more insight into the doctors' lives than similar shows like House or ER. The main characters of the show are the five surgical interns assigned to Dr. Bailey, a resident at Seattle Grace Hospital. These aren't just any interns, they're surgical interns, the most cutthroat group of them all. Under the tutelage of Dr. Derek Shepherd, a neurosurgeon, Dr. Preston Burke, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and "The Chief" Richard Webber, the interns learn and grow. The show focuses not only on their cases and individual lives, but on the interaction the interns have with each other, their coworkers, and their patients.
The interns are:
Meredith Grey--daughter of living legend and super-surgeon, Ellis Grey. Dartmouth Graduate, though doesn't make it plain that she knows more than everyone else--at least not all the time. Owns the house that three of the interns decide to share. An overall nice girl. It's a shame for poor Meredith that on her first day as a surgical intern she discovers she's slept with one of her bosses, Dr. Derek Shepherd (otherwise known as Dr. McDreamy).
Christina Yang--Brown undergraduate, Stanford Medical School, and overall overachiever. Christina Yang is smarter than you, and she's going to make it plain. Christina is the type of girl who if you were racing to the corner and you tripped and fell, she'd finish the race first then come back and see if you were okay. It works for her though and it's hard to dislike her for it.
Alex Karev--someone has to play the bad guy, and on this show it's Karev. He's the doctor who will tell you that you've got cancer and then tell you to suck it up when you shed a tear. The good thing about Karev though is that his brutal honesty isn't covering up for anything. Occasionally you find yourself wondering if someone can really be so callous. Yes, they can.
Izzy Stevens--Izzy is the pretty girl who people will always look at twice upon finding out that she's really a doctor. She paid her way through medical school by posing as a centerfold in a men's magazine and the male doctors don't want to let her be more than a pretty face. Izzy is the doctor you'd want to have if you were looking for compassion, and a kind word rather than the cold hard truth of the matter.
George O'Malley--rounds out the merry group by being the peacemaker and the one who keeps everything balanced. It's blatantly obvious that he has a huge crush on Meredith, but he thinks no one has a clue. For some reason, Dr. Burke has picked George as his favorite.
This group of interns offer humor, warmth, and usually some interesting turn every week. This show is the reason I watch television on Sunday, and for a little hidden insight check out greyswriters.com, where you can see what the writers were thinking when they came up with different story lines. This show is definitely worth taking a look at, even though the first season only has 2 discs with 9 episodes total.