Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show. I know, it's an overwrought soap opera with a whiny herione a la Ally McBeal. But I love it. Love love love it.
So you can imagine my delight to see in last week's trailer that the characters would be knitting in this week's episode. Sadly, my delight was short-lived.
It started sort of okay. I was concerned that it looked like Meredith (the whiny herione) was not a real knitter - it's a pet peeve of mine to see actors who clearly don't know how to knit playing experienced knitters, but it was quickly indicated that she had only just taken up knitting. And here's where I started to get a little bit offended. She took up knitting along with a vow of celibacy. I'm slightly miffed at the implication that people who knit are celibate (grandmas?), but it was handled with a large dose of humor, so whatever.
And I was cheered to see Izzie, the former model, was an experienced knitter (and it was obvious that the actress is a real knitter). So yay, one of the sexiest people on the show is a knitter. Izzie tells her patient/love interest that she's knitting a sweater to swap out with Meredith's, so that Meredith will think she can really knit a sweater. Um, somehow I doubt that will work, but whatever.
But then at the end of the show, ostensibly the evening of that same day, Izzie has finished the sweater. Finished the sweater. Denny the heart patient/love interest is incredulous that she knit a sweater in one day. She jokes that she had some extra time. Okay, I'm willing to overlook the gross medical inacuracies on the show, but this is taking things a bit too far. Even if she had knit most of the pieces earlier, there is no way an intern (who couldn't possibly have much time on her hands) could have sewed all the seams, done the neck finishing, and woven in the ends.
I'm beginning to understand how people in the medical profession must feel watching shows like this.