Will Addison Ever Come Back to McDreamy and McSteamy?
"Private Practice" premieres tonight at 9/8c on ABC as both fans and TV execs await to see if the eagerly-awaited yet much-criticized "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off turns into a hit or a dud. Judging by the initial reviews, it doesn't look too good for Addison The Revamped Ditzy Sitcom Babe.
The Denver Post has called the show "a ridiculous soap with idiotic, annoyingly impossible characters in outlandishly implausible crises."
The Baltimore Sun says the show is "not very appealing," Addison has "lost her edge" and Shonda Rhimes "never strikes a balance [on PP] between wit and medical woe."
Variety says the show "qualifies as a disappointment" while "the cluelessness of the grown-up doctors here feels more forced and irritating [than on Grey's Anatomy]."
Hollywood Reporter says "the show doesn't really seem to know yet what it wants to be when it grows up -- IF it grows up."
And TV Guide says the show "is turning Addison into a blithering Ally McBeal clone" while its telegenic ensemble is not given "grown-up material to play."
Not too much love for "Private Practice" out there. Then again its parent series "Grey's Anatomy" itself took an almost entire 9-episode first season to turn into the kind of phenomenon we all know and love.
In the meantime, McDreamy and McSteamy are said to bury the hatchet and develop a new camaraderie on "Grey's Anatomy." If Addison however "decides" to return to Seattle Grace, I'm sure the battle over HRH The Queen of Ice will start all over again.