|Feel free...to hate on me.|
First, let's talk the good. For example, I love Chandra Wilson. I think she's one of the most beautiful women on television. And no, I'm not saying that she's a deep, soulful, conveniently asexual type of beautiful; Chandra Wilson is fine, and I can't take my eyes off her.
She has these pretty, youthful, almost innocent dark eyes which contrast sharply with her voice and her 'tude on the show. I think her nose is very cute, which again makes her seem younger than she is. And she has these lips which you know other actresses in Hollywood would sell their souls for.
Don't even get me started on that flawless skin of hers.
|Soooooo my kind of dress.|
In addition to seeing a tall, dark-skinned, natural-haired beauty like Issa Rae in popular media (yes...YouTube counts and speaking of counts...we have less than 2 weeks until the next ABG ep), I like seeing a woman who reminds me a lot of me. We have similar complexions, similar shapes, and similar tastes (off the show, that is).
Too bad her fabulousness was barely enough to keep me watching past Season 3. Now, I'm just eager for more Chandra-centric material.
a run for his money.
Though I'll admit, Dempsey's the superior actor.
Anywho, if Ole Doc Sheppy had to get nekkid with someone who wasn't his wife, it should've been Dr. Bailey. They just had this...something between them. Perhaps it's the nerd bond. As kids, she was a bookworm and he was a band geek. *shrug* Match made in heaven.
So if I'm going to start with the bestest part of the show (for Moi, anyway), it's Chandra Wilson as Dr. Bailey. Ms. Shonda Rimes gets a nod on that.
One last pic real quick, y'all.
|Tell me you don't want that dress.|
And now...the not so good.
Rimes delivered us Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), for which I can never forgive her. Pompeo's character goes round in circles. Her problems are boring and her face is hard to look at. Seriously, I have to squint or something. Sometimes I wonder if Rimes made her the lead in an act of subtle rebellion. Like Dr. Grey was actually meant to be a stunning woman of color, but unsurprisingly enough, that idea got shot down. So, Pompeo was cast as Rimes's revenge.
I watched up to God-knows-which season, compared it to the older eps, and there's no real change. She's our requisite, predictable white female lead, complete with the bony body, the highlights, the blue eyes, the permanently damaged, prematurely aging skin, and a characterization that's literally only skin deep.
Initially, I looked at actress Ellen Pompeo and I thought, "The richer she gets, the better she'll look. She'll be able to afford some real food, she'll hire a dermatologist, a vocal coach, and with enough luck, she'll stop looking like Renee Zellweger's malnourished twin and sounding like a wheezy Carrie Bradshaw." Alas, in later seasons, all I saw was a windblown actress miserably losing the war with age.
Keep in mind, this isn't some random hatefest on the white girls. When Ole Doc Sheppy left Dr. Grey (briefly) to go back to his wife (played by Kate Walsh), and everyone was like, "Why oh why?", I was like, um...duh much?
|Yes. Yes, a man would go back to |
this after dealing with Meredith Grey.
|The rightful Dr. Grey|
Now...I haven't forgotten Sandra Oh. Obviously, I cannot forget Sandra Oh.
But I'm thinking Dr. Christina Yang might need her own post. And a tube of pure lard jacked into her veins...STAT.