Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 DVD Review

Grey's Anatomy Season 4 DVD Cover

Seat42f Says: When watching Season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy on TV (with the strike-delayed gap in the middle), the show was definitely top heavy, or bottom heavy, or something explaining that the top half of the season (Before the Strike, BTS) was wrought with clichés and terribly confusing melodrama and the bottom half of the season (After the Strike, ATS) was closer to the Grey’s Anatomy we had come to love from Season 1 and 2.

What I loved about watching the show back, consecutively, is that the BTS episodes, while still contrived (Izzie treats a deer.  Really?), did not leave as terrible an impression on me as they did originally.  I was able to jump right into the ATS episodes (the highlight being Jason O’Mara as a brain tumor patient in the Derek and Meredith clinical trial), versus waiting months to see them, and the whole season felt more solid, more like the beginning of the show had a point.

It’s almost like we needed to Christina cut herself off, Meredith be a super whiny pain in the ass, George fail at everything, Meredith and Derek fail, Bailey continue to be the best thing about the show, etc., in order for us to realize in the end that Christina could be totally strong on her own, Meredith would eventually realize that she needs Derek, George would get a backbone again, Meredith and Derek would be together, and Bailey wouldn’t let anything stop her from being the best thing about the show.
Definitely worth adding to the collection – BTS episodes: C, ATS episodes: A, Average rating: B!

DVD Extras: B

Release Date: September 9th, 2008
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fourth Season 
Change is in the air for the doctors of Seattle Grace Hospital when Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fourth Season comes to DVD and Blu-ray™ on September 9, 2008. Meredith Grey and her colleagues take on their residencies in a season full of challenges, celebrations and complications of the heart. The exciting multi-disc set include all 16 episodes of the Emmy® Award winning drama’s acclaimed fourth season plus extended episodes, deleted scenes, bloopers and more exclusive bonus features.  Just in time for fans to catch up with their favorite characters before the premiere of the highly anticipated Season Five.
Love, lies, and family ties are revealed on one of television’s most talked about shows. Inject a generous dose of new, wide-eyed interns and it’s the prescription for TV’s most compelling drama. The show has earned two Emmy® Awards plus 22 additional Emmy® nominations, two Golden Globes® and seven more nominations, and a Grammy nomination. “Grey’s Anatomy” is produced by ABC Studios.
• New Docs on the Block Get to know the newest ladies at Seattle Grace- Dr. Hahn, Dr. Lexie Grey and Nurse Rose. Hear from each actor about their role on the show and from the other cast members on working with them.
• On Set with Patrick & Eric Get some one on one time with Seattle Grace’s dreamy team. Behind the scenes moments with Patrick and Eric on location in Seattle and on set. Also hear  from fellow cast members as they share stories about the pair.
• Good Medicine: Favorite Scenes The Cast of Grey’s tell of their favorite scenes from Season Four.
• Extended Episode – “Forever Young” includes audio commentary by actress Lauren Stamile (Nurse Rose) and executive producer and director Rob Corn.
• Audio Commentary – With actress Chyler Leigh (Dr. Lexie Grey) and associate producer Karin Gleason
• Deleted Scenes 
• Bloopers 
DVD Specifications
Aspect ratio:  1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions) 
Sound:  5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound  
Languages:    English  
Blu-ray Specifications
Aspect ratio:    1.78:1, Widescreen adapted for 16×9 Televisions
Sound:    5.1 Uncompressed (48kHz/16-bit)
Languages:    English