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Published:April 27th, 2006 11:58 EST
Getting to know Grey's Anatomy

Getting to know Grey's Anatomy

By Nikki Savastone

Meredith Grey is a doctor. In fact, she is a surgical intern at Seattle Grace, one of the nation’s leading hospitals, at least on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Millions of Americans tune-in to watch her learn, mess-up and save, not only human lives, but her love life as well.

The hour-long drama began March 27, 2005 with Grey (Ellen Pompeo) realizing her one-night stand was her boss, Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepard (Patrick Dempsey). Suddenly, Grey had an awkward relationship and ABC had a hit.

Each week the young interns stumble through complicated surgeries and try to deal with life outside the operating room. Grey and four other interns are placed under the guidance of attending surgeon Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), who is also called the “Nazi.” From there Grey and Christina (Sandra Oh) become best friends. George (T.R. Knight) falls in love with Grey. Alex (Justin Chambers) is labeled the jerk and Izzie (Katherine Heigl) deals with her modeling pictures being placed all over the hospital, all in the first nine episodes.

Confused? A great way to catch-up is the DVD package of season one or tune-in to ABC at 10 p.m. Sundays and jump right in. Just remember, romance, roommates and real life can be a complicated mix.