The demise of Addisam?? I do hope so…

K’s is back from hiatus.

I lost the flow of posting over the Christmas period, but never fear, my love for the US medical drama never faltered.

So what did bring me back I hear you ask? I’m in need of a massive rant about Private Practice’s “Addisam”, and my utter delight at Naomi fighting back and staking her claim on her ex-husband.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this storyline, Sam and Naomi, founders of the practice, divorced before the series began. They continued to work together and Naomi hired best friend Addison (fresh from Grey’s Anatomy) for her emotional support as much as her medical expertise. Cue start of the series. Three seasons in, Addison sets her sights on Sam and before you know it, they’re a couple (well there wasn’t anyone else left was there?!?)

Addison has always had a troubled love life, and as the writers never get tired of telling us, she suffers from a “skewed moral compass,” but surely boshing your best mate’s ex-husband is a step too far, even for her.

It made season three almost impossible to enjoy because all the characters became so unlikeable. Naomi, albeit the victim in this particular scenario, was a massive bitch last year, and I’m not surprised it forced Sam to move on completely. However, not even she deserved such a betrayal.

Despite what Naomi and Addison both claim, Sam is not a good man. Anyone that screws around with two friends like that (literally) is not worth fighting over. Plus he’s a bit drippy, and a little on the short side.

Also, Addison, it’s bad enough that you did this – and don’t seem to be that bothered by it – but do you have to rub Naomi’s face in it by saying “oh I want to have babies and I want to have them with Sam” and “Nai, I asked Sam to marry me and he hasn’t given me answer.” Seriously, I don’t know how Naomi didn’t punch her in the face.

Now, I’m a few episodes behind the US but things seem to be looking up. While Addison was away for the weekend Sam and Naomi worked on an emotional case, which resulted in them comforting each other with a big fat smooch! Woooo hooooo.

I’ve never particularly liked Naomi, but good on you girl! Wipe that smug look off Addison’s face and claim back what’s rightfully yours.

I’m planning to watch the following episode tonight so we’ll see what happens next.

Missed you guys!!

K x

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Top five… ER Christmas episodes

Instead of doom and gloom the ER Christmas episodes used to give us a sense of hope and cheer. More often than not there was a miracle involved – in the past Benton has given a blind man back his sight, and terminally ill patients have received much needed donor organs – or staff members got a much needed dose of Christmas spirit. Whatever happened, they’d definitely tug on your heart strings.

Here are my favourite five from all 15 festive episodes.

1)      I’ll be home for Christmas (season 8 ) – This was Eriq La Salle’s (Dr Benton) final episode as a regular cast member. Benton’s custody battle for his son, Reese, had reached the final stages, and it wasn’t looking good. He was told he had to re-evaluate his work/life balance, and after presenting Dr Romano with an ultimatum about his overloaded schedule, he decided to leave the ER and take a less demanding job at a clinic in the suburbs, with his girlfriend Cleo Finch. While I was gutted to see Benton go, it was so cute watching him do the right thing for his adorable little boy. The blow was also softened by his final scene with Carter. Carter caught up with Benton during a jog to say a proper goodbye. After a slightly awkward hug, they shared an exchange which completely typifies their relationship.

Carter: “I’m a good doctor because of you”

Benton: “No you’re not… but keep trying.”

Take a look at their final scene (sorry, I couldn’t find one without random subtitles)

2)      Let it snow (season 15) – The last ever ER Christmas episode was a delightful treat. Although the ER was busy treating Sam’s son Alex, this episode featured so highly on the list for one reason only – Drs Morris and Banfield being snowed in at an ER conference in Omaha. Dr Banfield was less than impressed to see Morris, and the situation was made worst by their cancelled flights and the lack of a hotel room. What did they do? Got drunk in the hotel bar of course and sung a spot of karaoke.

Later that night Banfield was feeling a tad worse for wear. Morris ended up taking her to the bathroom and rubbing her backs while she threw up in the toilet. Morris helpfully reminded her to bear in mind that scotch and red wine don’t go well together

3)      How the Finch stole Christmas (season 6) – This one makes the list based on the fact that Carter was a bit like Santa and a different Santa threw up in Kerry’s face. After Carter treated a teenage gunshot wound victim, he started donating the ER’s secret Santa gifts in a guns-for-toys exchange. Meanwhile, Lucy treated a young woman in need of a heart transplant, which sees her banging on Romano’s door in the middle of the night to find the only doctor qualified to perform her patient’s surgery.

4)      A miracle happens here (season 2) – The ER was struggling to muster any Christmas spirit, well, all except Carol. The recovery room staff came down to the ER to sing carols and, although the ER staff were suppose to go up later in the day and return the favour, they were put off by the professional performance and decided against it. The ever honourable Carol went upstairs by herself as no one else would go with her. During her rather flat rendition of the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” the others joined her and they butcher the song together. Later that night Carol holds a Christmas party in her new house, where her then boyfriend Shep tells her he loves her.

5)      The greatest of gifts (season 7) – This festive episode was split between County General’s maternity ward, where Carter was helping Chen have her baby, and New York, where Mark and Elizabeth were seeking expert advice about Mark’s brain tumour. Chen had second thoughts about giving her baby up for adoption, a decision which is complicated by the adoptive parents’ presence at the hospital, however Carter stayed up all night to be with his friend, only to find himself tempted by drugs (again) to get him through his next shift.

I hoped you liked these as much as I did – I’m going to watch them now as there’s nothing like a hospital drama to put you in a more festive mood. Have a lovely Christmas everyone.

K x

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Eric Dane – a nice guy after all?

Eric Dane has taken a break from his sex tapes and fender benders and is supporting his friend, Michael C Hall through his marriage break up.

Grey’s Anatomy’s McSteamy was spotted railing around his buddy, along with another friend, yesterday afternoon as they all ate lunch at a trendy café. Perhaps he isn’t all bad after all.

For those of you unfamiliar with Michael C Hall (I was one of them) he stars in US serial killer drama, Dexter, along with his newly separated wife Jennifer Carpenter. They play brother and sister on the show – is anyone else thinking this might get a bit awkward?

 K x

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Noah Wyle at the Yogi Bear premier

Just when I thought Noah Wyle couldn’t get any cuter, he takes his sweet little children to see the Yogi Bear premier at the weekend.

Looks like he brought along a couple of stragglers too as they’re not all his.

His eight year old son, Owen, is the one wearing the check shirt, and his five year old daughter Auden was there too wearing a rather snazzy flowery dress/spotty tights/pink cowboy boot combo – beyond adorable.

Ignoring the fact that this looks like I’m not only stalking Noah, but now his children, check out this video of them on the red carpet (skip to about 3o seconds in).

Could Noah be any more perfect?

K x

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Taye Diggs getting a divorce?

If only….

The absolutely scrumptious Taye Diggs is still happily married to Broadway veteran (and Glee cast member) Idina Menzel. However, the two were snapped singing ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.’ at the Trevor Project benefit – a girl can dream the song had a hidden meaning, right?

The Private Practice star and his very lucky wife, put a twist on the George and Ira Gershwin classic by making the lyrics more personal. Check out the video here.

K x

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Off the Map – new medical drama coming soon

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes! Great news for all you medical drama fans – Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice has confirmed her new medical drama Off the Map will be hitting US screens on 12th January.

She’s working with co-writer Betsy Beers (again) on what television network ABC describes as “an uplifting medical drama that explores how far one has to go in order to truly heal.”

Off the Map is set in “la cuidad de las estrellas” (the city of stars) – a small town in the South American jungle, which is served by just one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic. Sound familiar? Yes, I thought so too – it reminds me of the classic ER episode Middle of Nowhere, when Benton travels to Mississippi to work in a tired clinic and ends up becoming the town hero.

Needless to say the clinic will be full of young, idealistic, HOT doctors who all seem to be running away from personal demons and carrying plenty of emotional baggage.

Check out the trailer below.

It sounds amazing doesn’t it? It has all the necessary ingredients required from a heart-wrenching medical drama. Bring on 12th January.

K x

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Grey’s Anatomy the musical?

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has revealed that a musical episode of the medical drama is planned for this season.

Rhimes said the story would focus heavily on Callie Torres, played by Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez, and there’s speculation that Broadway veteran Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) will belt out a classic, as might other cast members not known for their singing.

Rimes told TV Guide, “You will be very surprised to discover that some people sing quite well. That’s sort of a little gift to the fans, to discover that people who are not necessarily known for singing have pretty great voices.” I bet Patrick Dempsey is a dark horse.

She was also clear that the episode wouldn’t be musical heavy and nobody will be dancing and signing down the hospital wards, which is a shame as I think that would only enhance Grey’s! Instead the plan is for certain members of the cast to take on some of the songs that the show made iconic.

Casting my mind back I can only think of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” and The Fray’s “How to Save a Life” but I’m sure there are others considering how important music is to the show. Let me know if you think of any others?

K x

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