At the beginning of "GREY'S ANATOMY: SEASON ONE," it was easy to dismiss the show and be annoyed at its desperate attempts at self-importance and cliche's masking themselves as "something daring." However, by the second season, and now with the release of "GREY'S ANATOMY: SEASON 3," it's refreshing to find the writing, acting and direction have come full-circle, making it one of the more entertaining programs a major network has to offer. Sure, there are a fair share of forced situations and moral soapbox speeches, but then "BOSTON LEGAL" has its share of that too, and is as equally enjoyable.
Patrick Dempsey has finally come full circle too! Two decades ago, one wondered how and why this guy was getting any jobs in the industry to begin with, without any notable talent, "mediocre," if not laughable looks, too! But, perhaps due to coaching and a personal stylist, he was suddenly picked to play one of the young Kennedy's in a tv movie, and is now considered, "McDreamy!" Times do change!
The third season offers varying success with its story arcs, some great, but many just fair. Izzie's dilemmas are less intriguing, but she is always fun to watch, and there are some really great dramatic moments between her and George, that feel as honest as anything in recent tv memory.
The other characters have their share of varying quality in scenes, with Christina(Sandra Oh)scenes being the consistently weakest.
BUENA VISTA has provided the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are solid and often vibrant. There's great detail in virtually every scene and contrast is excellent. One of the sharpest looking "tv to dvd" transfers available!
BUENA VISTA has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It's a surprisingly engaging mix, with plenty of discrete and surround effects. Music is well complimented and balanced throughout. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
BUENA VISTA has provided some extras. The commentaries are terrific, but it's easy to be disappointed that there are only three of them offered.
There are also some deleted scenes and a couple of ho-hum featurettes.