Here is my opinion on why you should watch Private Practice Season 1 Episode 2. As the title of my post says it’s an emotional whirlwind. From weird personality traits of the main characters to babies switched at birth! That’s correct – baby switching – not only that but some of the best lines I have ever heard on TV.
I tip my hat to Shonda Rhimes and her team of writers, this was perfectly written episode had some of my favourite lines of the series in it. The one I loved was Addison talking about Pete who was talking to Sam’s stripper friend, ‘I’m a doctor! My touch heals!’. In this sarcastic way brilliant line.
The main side story in this episode was developed in an amazing way: it was about these two babies who had been switched at birth. With those kind of subjects on television it can be over dramatised in the acting and then it does not tell the story of the people and how they felt. The way these two mothers interacted at the end showed how devastating and confusing it was for them. It was heart breaking. The legal side is interesting in what happens to the babies because a lot of times in peoples lives they have others who look after them like a father or a mother it’s interesting that the state decides.
The other side story about the mother who was poisoning her son with mushrooms to get him to stop drinking was cute. But reminded me of how much love and care mothers give and how we take it for granted sometimes. So go give your mum a big hug and kiss cause they are special people!
The reason I love Shonda Rhimes’ shows so much is she always makes me think about situations in life and makes me question how I do things. This was a fantastic episode and few developments in character relationships so it did not feel like the side story took over the main story of the characters. Next episode comment coming soon!
I remember the first time I watched Ghost Whisperer. It was a luxury because I was one of those poor children who had been living with analogue television for many years (by the way, my mum still has not moved to Sky). It was the start of my exploration into American television and once I was in that, I had to watch everything.
Writing this review of Ghost Whisperer episode one has a special place in my heart. Once I got into this show when I was young I was obsessed. Believe me if you watch till end of the season it will peak your interest. Do not listen to what all the critics say about it being a copy of Medium. For those who do a lot of comparing, it is interesting, but I like to focus on one show at a time.
The story basically is that this girl called Melinda can talk to ghosts and she acts as the person you go to see if as a ghost you are lost or have issues with Earth that you need to sort out. Then she says ‘be gone my fellow ghost go to the light and gorge yourself in heaven’. I guessed that although as a born Catholic, I presume there is wine and food to gorge on or so they told me in church!
So the first episode of Ghost Whisperer in my books they honestly could have started of with a more riveting ghost story. It was interesting and brought the element of small town America that it was trying to bring out but really as a first episode it should dazzel me. That part of episode just did not cut it.
Though what I really liked was the introduction to the characters. It made you like the characters instantly and be intrigued by their background story and how they got to where they were in their lives. For example Melinda learns her gift from her grandmother, not her mother. Why? Has it skipped a generation or did she die?
To be fair to the critics and I do agree with them on this point, this is a very kitschy and a small town show to start. However, I think it could have a surprising twist so do go and watch the pilot and more. Stay tuned for my comment on the next episode!
I watch some odd tv but what a lot of people do not understand is the feeling you get when you immerse yourself in another world of a tv series. It helps you understand your life and even move past something in your life. I know it helped me to know that I could delve into a world of imagination, to escape and dream.
That’s why I love tv shows like Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy, South Park, Scrubs, Modern Family and Malcom in the Middle. The make us see life from all sides.
Private Practice to be honest only got into it because of Grey’s Anatomy and I loved Addison’s character. It was a great start to a season seeing the change from big to small and the close-knit family. Plus the characters have a great introduction to their back stories and a lot of depth to play with their storylines.
Personally I am with Addison on the whole thing about moving to the beach and dancing naked! We definitely don’t do enough of it! The practice is smalltown medicine that creates drama which Shonda Rhimes does best.
I am falling in love Pete: he is smooth talking and so confident. I have never believed in the work Pete does. I am now slowly leaning towards the ‘eastern medicine voodoo thing’, as Addison says.
In this first episode Shonda was at her best creating relationships between people and reminding us of how life can move in so many directions so quickly. It just showed all the characters in their own fields – and also how doctors have such an important role in impacting our lives.
Overall, as a first episode it kept me interested to the very end and beyond. All lovers of Shonda Rhimes or Addison should try it. It is the opposite of Grey’s Anatomy with less drama with more dreamy gorgeous men.