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Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 (2005)




Critic Consensus: A guilty pleasure that's short on guts, Grey's Anatomy and its cast of improbably fresh-faced characters may be addictive, but lack authenticity.


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In the first series of this medical drama, a group of surgical interns, including Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), George O'Malley (T. R. Knight) and Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), begin working at Seattle Grace Hospital. On the night prior to her first day, Meredith goes to a local bar and sleeps with a man she never expects to see again. The man turns out to be neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), one of her new bosses. Izzie accuses Meredith of sleeping with her boss to get ahead, and as the series progresses, a complicated romance develops between Meredith and Derek.


Ellen Pompeo
as Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh
as Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl
as Izzie Stevens
T.R. Knight
as George O'Malley
Justin Chambers
as Alex Karev
Chandra Wilson
as Miranda Bailey
Patrick Dempsey
as Derek Shepherd
Isaiah Washington
as Preston Burke
James Pickens Jr.
as Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez
as Callie Torres
Kevin Mckidd
as Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw
as Arizona Robbins
Jesse Williams
as Jackson Avery
Sarah Drew
as April Kepner
Larry Cahn
as Dr. Taylor
Jerrika Hinton
as Stephanie Edwards
Caterina Scorsone
as Amelia Shepherd
Kelly J. McCreary
as Margaret "Maggie" Pierce
Kate Burton
as Ellis Grey
Ping Wu
as Seymour Glass
Brad Pennington
as Radiologist
Sean Palmer
as Intern #3
Jane Morris
as Mrs. Goff
Moe Irvin
as Tyler Christian
John O'Brien
as Radiology Tech #1, Technician
Helene McCardle
as ER Doctor
Walter Wong
as Tech, Technician
Alice Lu
as Qing Lo
Keith David
as Lloyd Mackie
Brent Sexton
as Jerry Frost
Anna Maria Horsford
as Liz Fallon, Nurse Liz Fallon
Bruce Weitz
as Mr. Levangie
Kevin Rahm
as Cable Duff, Duff
Lauren Bowles
as Alice Franklin
Sarah Hagan
as Devo Friedman
Taylor Nichols
as Mr. Humphrey
Alex S. Alexander
as Annie Connors
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Drake
Kathleen M. Darcy
as Anestheseologist
F.J. Rio
as Jorge Cruz
Joan McMurtrey
as Zoey Glass
Wayne Wilderson
as Bill Adams
Valerie Cruz
as Zona Cruz
Josh Stamberg
as Tommy Walker
Barry Shabaka Henley
as Mr. Patterson
Lara Phillips
as Mr. Levangie's Daughter
Wendy Davis
as Holly Adams
Tom Choi
as Fluoroscope Tech
Kerri Higuchi
as Peds Intern
Kelsey Kemper
as Shelley's Daughter, Shelley’s Daughter
Chris Hendrie
as Dr. Harry Victor
Amanda MacDonald
as Claire Rice
Jack Merrill
as Technician
Stacey Hinnen
as Mr. Johnson
Patricia Bethune
as Older Nurse
Elise Robertson
as Ms. Johnson
Yvonne Farrow
as Heart Patient's Wife
Russell Hornsby
as Digby Owens
Gary Kraus
as Louis Cardon
Yolanda Snowball
as Physical Therapist
Cindy Drummond
as Louis's Wife
Sharmila Devar
as Female Intern
Alex Thayer
as Allison
Chip Keyes
as Big Man
Shannon Burwell
as Crying Patient
Andre Panossian
as Code Team Leader
Linda Klein
as Med Tech
Kristy Munden
as Trauma Nurse
Randall Arney
as Mr. Bryce
Josh Bywater
as Intern #1
Nate Reese
as Father of Patient #1
Debra D. Holt
as Big Man's Wife
Jeff Doucette
as Warren Sterman
Darlene Kegan
as Ruby Walker
Skyler Shaye
as Katie Bryce
Billy Wood
as Senior Resident
Alice Lo
as Qing Lu
Kyle Dragna
as Ellen Parkins
Patricia Harris Smith
as Patient's Wife
Dinah Lee
as Grungy Chick
Rick Humphrey
as Taylor Nichols
Vladimir Rajcic
as Resident Doctor
Charles Walker
as Dr. Chesney
Jack Shearer
as Norman Franklin
Laura Carson
as Gloria Savitch
Gregory Erff
as Mr. Jones
Jeff Marlow
as Drunk Man
Joan McCrea
as Louis' Mother-in-Law
Kate Forster
as Jane Richie
John O'Brian
as CT Tecj
Catherine Dao
as Dr. Knox
Patricia McCormack
as Mrs. Franklin
David Vegh
as Tony Savitch
Grinnell Morris
as Intern #4
Richard Gilbert-Hill
as Small Town Doc
Robbie Troy
as Ms. Bryce
Linda Nile
as Louis' Sister-in-Law
Rudolph McCollum
as Viper's Male Friend
Kathleen Bailey
as Reproductive Counselor
Chad Einbinder
as Sam Friedman
Lisa Kaminir
as Doris Friedman
Joyce Guy
as Ms. Henry
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Critic Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (17)

They're all bursting with life and individuality, practically popping off the screen.

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes pulls you into the interns' lives, and the actors keep you there.

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Grey's Anatomy, ABC's new hospital drama, is the kind of TV product that's so instantly recognizable you feel like you've already dreamed it from premiere to finale.

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Perhaps, like a selfless organ donor, the show will pass on the best parts of itself to another show that can really use them. And the most functional organ on Grey's Anatomy-its delightfully bilious spleen-is Sandra Oh.

April 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series has emerged as a quality guilty pleasure and, in its way, a fine successor to that recent Sunday night must, Sex and the City.

October 19, 2005 | Full Review…

There's a freshness about it that may appeal to those who have tired of ER.

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…

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