Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 (2005)


Season 1
Grey's Anatomy

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 315
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Air date: Mar 27, 2005
Air date: Apr 3, 2005
Air date: Apr 10, 2005
Air date: Apr 17, 2005
Air date: Apr 24, 2005
Air date: May 1, 2005
Air date: May 8, 2005
Air date: May 15, 2005
Air date: May 22, 2005

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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
Helene McCardle
as ER Doctor
Alice Lu
as Qing Lo
Keith David
as Lloyd Mackie
Brent Sexton
as Jerry Frost
Bruce Weitz
as Mr. Levangie
Kevin Rahm
as Cable Duff
Lauren Bowles
as Alice Franklin
Sarah Hagan
as Devo Friedman
Taylor Nichols
as Mr. Humphrey
Alex S. Alexander
as Annie Connors
Kathleen M. Darcy
as Anestheseologist
F.J. Rio
as Jorge Cruz
Joan McMurtrey
as Zoey Glass
Valerie Cruz
as Zona Cruz
Josh Stamberg
as Tommy Walker
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
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 (10) | Top Critics (5)

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.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Having now seen more than once almost all of the nine episodes of Season One, I realize that the underlying charm of the show is that it is, for all intents and purposes, an alternate version of TV's beloved Sex and the City.

Jan 4, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I've decided that I don't think "Grey's Anatomy" really is all that good, but I don't care, 'cause it's a great show anyway.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

ABC's boring new medical series could aggravate your ennui and complicate that sense of languor that's made you feel so listless and apathetic lately.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Aaaaaand the first tears of many to be spilled appear on my cheeks. Damn you, Shonda! Damn yoooooou!

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The cast is solid and as diverse as any to be found on the small screen, and the direction by Peter Horton is sharp and well-paced. What's missing, though, is the ring of authenticity.

Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

I am at least convinced that nerve-racked Meredith and her buddy band of handsome cutups have a higher calling than liposuction, insurance fraud, grandstanding, and golf.

Apr 11, 2005 | Full Review…

The script by Shonda Rhimes, nimbly directed by Peter Horton, is nothing but a casserole made of equal parts ham and corn.

Mar 26, 2005 | Full Review…

Soap opera. As the scene of all these interpersonal fireworks is a hospital, patients do share the screen. But they're wheeled in as excuses to get the leads into the OR or as metaphors for something Meredith and her newbie cohorts need to learn.

Oct 19, 2005 | Full Review…

I want to see bags under the eyes; I want to see yellow teeth from drinking too much soda on call; I want to see a unibrow on somebody. Still, I think it's a great show. I'm totally hooked.

Apr 4, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 1

  • Aug 22, 2019
    This show drew me in so much. Love it, hope it continues for a long time!
  • Jun 05, 2019
    Season 1 of Grey's Anatomy was a breath of fresh air. The characters, the relationships, and the comedic parts - I was glued to the series in an instant. Praise to all the actors!
  • Dec 04, 2018
    Grey's Anatomy is a medical drama series that stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey; in the beginning of the show Meredith starts out as an intern at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital and works herself up to becoming an attending. Although, throughout her journey she faces difficult times such as almost drowning, the loss of her husband, breakups and even a plane crash as well as good times with her friends and children and the most important of all, reaching her goal of becoming an attending. “A Hard Day’s Night”, the first episode begins with Meredith waking up with her first night stand, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) the guy she meets at the bar and leads the audience to thinking it's going to play out one way but ends up going a total different route. Throughout the show the actors deal with realistic scenarios at the hospital and play their roles so precisely making the audience believe as if everything that was happening was actually occuring in real life. When doing surgeries they have all their medical equipment in the surgical rooms and throughout their dialogue they use medical terms when communicating with one another, as well as when performing surgeries. When performing surgeries they elaborate the steps almost as if the audience was following along. The show has a roller coaster of emotions from leaving the audience all happy and excited to crying at one point and confused at another. All in all Grey's Anatomy is a show with many seasons that expresses multiple emotions and connects with the audience as if they were there and emotionally lets the audience connect with the characters. Take some time out of your day and watch an episode of Grey’s Anatomy by the end of the night you'll be seasons in.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Uma das melhores séries da História (apesar de algumas temporadas menos boas) que me faz rir e chorar em cada episódio. O enredo desta temporada deixou-me sempre cativado e curioso. Se a série continuasse sempre com este rumo, a série seria melhor ainda.
  • Oct 25, 2018
    An overly-dramatic series that will pull directly on the heartstrings of the emotional tween girl. Cue Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars.
  • Oct 25, 2018
    Grey's Anatomy is an American series produced by ABC Studios which portrays the lives of surgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital as well as their professional routines and conquer or personal failures. Created by Shonda Rimes, it had its first episode published in 2005, and currently, the scenes from the 15th season are being recorded. Due to the fact that she has an unusual number of episodes for a series (208 so far), several actors participated in her plot, however only 4 participated in all the seasons so far: Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Gray), main personage in which plot, main series develops on it; Justin Pohambers (Alex Karese), impresses the audience with his positive change of personality throughout the series, Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), very charismatic, has almost 100% approval of fans and critics, James Pickens. Jr. (Richard Weber), is the oldest surgeon, shakes up all his philosophical teachings on life. Over the years, Grey's Anatomy has been missing out on a number of critically acclaimed characters, including Dr. yang, played by Sandra Oh, who, according to critics, was responsible for losing 17% of her audience. exit in the 9th season. Although it is a medical series, the doctors' private life ends up being very exposed. The director leaves behind the idea of ??transmitting medical teachings, and clings to tell about the details of the life of each professional. However, some fans they learn, among so much personal drama, a little about being a doctor, nomenclatures and protagonosticos of diseases learned by laymen give rise to the expression "formed by Grey's anatomy".
  • Oct 05, 2018
    sooooooo addictive. Binge-worthy
  • Feb 09, 2015
    81% Great start to one of the most successful TV series in the decade, it definitely ranks up as one of the top tier Hospital Dramedys today.
  • Jan 06, 2015
    Mildly addicting. Binged watched while I knitted a scarf. Haha.
  • Dec 18, 2014
    Let your mind go... The tears will follow.... I was hooked after 5 minutes.

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