But now Grey's Anatomy is going to do what dozens of shows have done before it: a musical episode. That's right, Grey's is about to get a little Glee'd up. Dear God. Dear God, no. Please no. This is not groundbreaking. It's groan-inducing. We don't see how on earth they are going to make this fit with the tone of the show without just being laughable. Unless the writers are brilliant (they aren't, or Denny would have stayed dead) and the tone is perfect (fat chance), this is going to be a mess.
What kind of music will they do? Don't expect rap, Broadway, or Journey. Shonda Rhimes told TVGuide, “Part of the way I figured out that we could do this was to take the songs that our show has made iconic and have them be sung by our cast members, as opposed to singing Broadway songs or singing some songs by a known artist. We’re simply singing songs that Grey’s Anatomy has made famous.” So it's gonna be a bunch of mature indie songs.
The only good thing that could possibly come out of this is that more people will get to hear Sara Ramirez (Callie) sing. She was on Broadway, you know. And she won a Tony. She won't be the only person singing. Watching serious characters sing and be true to their characters is going to be funny and we will be embarrassed for them. The characters we don't think will be able to pull it off? Owen, Cristina, and Alex. Actually, Sandra Oh can make anything work/do anything, so she might be fine.
Still, this is vomit-inducing. And we LIKE Glee and musical episodes. Just not on this show. Is the show out of ideas?