It's so hard to say goodbye...
It's Paris Geller night on Private Practice! The Shonda-verse is pulling an Amanda Foreman and bringing Liza Weil in for a guest spot as a multiple personalities sufferer for Sheldon to treat tonight, even though she played a cancer patient -- and completely different character, as far as I can tell, unless "cancer patient" is one of her multiple personalities -- on Grey's Anatomy a couple years ago. It's weird, but it's not unprecedented, and besides, who doesn't love having more Paris Geller? We all love more Paris Geller. Welcome to Private Practice, Liza Weil!
In what I'm sure will be another pick-me-up episode (last week's was particularly cheerful), tonight everyone tells Charlotte what she should do about her rape. Clearly she is going to react well to this, considering that last week she was all up in arms because people had the nerve to look at her. Not saying that she doesn't have the right to be all pissy with her well-meaning, if misguided friends/coworkers, but I just imagine that she'll be less than happy about their meddling.
The Season 5 premiere of Private Practice kicks off with -- what else? -- medical-related drama.
As I mentioned yesterday Private Practice is one of those shows that I can't stop watching, even though I really should have two seasons ago. Anyway, last year ended on an interesting note, to say the very least. Naomi quit the practice, Charlotte got canned, Addison made out with a married guy and Meghan from Felicity CUT VIOLET'S BABY OUT OF HER STOMACH AND LEFT HER ON THE FLOOR TO DIE!!!!
Tonight's the second season finale of this show and to be honest with you, I never thought it would make it this long. But now that I've gotten past my initial outright hatred of it, I've kind of come to peace with this soapy medical drama. It's not good by any means (despite its strong cast), but it's not as horrible as it was when it started. You just have to let go of all reason or hope of things making sense or people behaving in a way that people in any sort of professional scenario would ever act, and it is totally watchable. It's sort of the Prison Break of medical shows. Totally preposterous, but I just can't look the other away.