'Grey's Anatomy': 5 Reasons We're Loving This Season
From taking risks to new romances: See how this doctor dramedy rediscovered its groove after some shaky seasons
Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo, ... | Grey's Anatomy suffered a hell of an adolescence: An instant hit when it debuted in 2005, the show had phenomenally addictive early days that gave
1. It's taking risks
Sara Ramirez | Derek (Patrick Dempsey) isn't the only one who came out of the shooting with a new penchant for thrill seeking; the show itself has taken
2. Its characters continue to grow
Sandra Oh | Perhaps the shooting's best aftereffect — besides eliminating some dud characters — was traumatizing the core remaining cast members into major change. It was a
3. New romances are sparking, at last!
Kim Raver, Scott Foley | Love at Seattle Grace has been reaching epidemic levels not seen since the show's early days. Better yet, none — none! — of the new
Sarah Drew, Peter MacNicol | ... Stark (Peter MacNicol, sympathetic even as the ultimate jerk) shocking April (Sarah Drew) by asking her out,...
Chyler Leigh, Jesse Williams | ...and Jackson (Jesse Williams) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) hitting the shower. And it's about time, especially for man-candy Jackson. ''The writers would say, 'For the
4. Its funny bone is intact
Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey | After a few seasons filled with angsty wallowing, the Seattle Gracers finally found their wit again. Just watch one of the doctors' patented gallows-?humor-filled lunchroom
5. A new love triangle is stealing the show
Despite all the hot new couples, no relationship has been more fun to watch than that of Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), pregnant girlfriend Callie (Sara Ramirez),