The 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.