‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Will Feature an All-Male Episode This Season

Patrick DempseyThe Grey’s Anatomy producers seem to be getting smarter. With monikers like McDreamy and McSteamy, the medical drama, entering its eighth season on September 22, makes no large effort to hide the fact that it has a very specific target demographic: people who like to look at handsome guys. Early on next season, they will be taking full advantage of this: creator Shonda Rhimes announced an “all boys episode.”

This is not exactly to be taken literally: the female castmembers will appear in the episode. However, the males will command the vast majority of the screen time, plot and development, including a sharing stake of the episode’s narration.

Of course, none of this is to suggest that this is purely an aesthetically-charged ratings booster. It is always respectable to shift the focus onto different characters; it was always interesting, at the very least, when Scrubs (also a voiced-over medical series… but with more jumping) experimented with it. Few other details have been released about this male-centric episode, other than that it will revolve around an accident at a Comic-Con festival of sorts. We’re expecting patients dressed like Game of Thrones characters.

Source: EW

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.