DVD Review: GREY’S ANATOMY: Season Four Expended

Grey's Anatomy Season 4 DVD

Season 4 of GREY’S ANATOMY is coming out on DVD and Blue-Ray disc tomorrow, September 9, 2008. Just in time to get all caught up before the Season 5 premiere on Thursday, September 25.

We got a sneak preview at the DVD and here are all the goodies that come with it.

Title: Grey’s Anatomy: Season Four Expended

Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T.R. Knight, Chandra Wilson James Pickens Jr., Sara Ramirez, Eric Dane, Chyler Leigh and Brooke Smith

Release Date: September 9, 2008


First and foremost, the most important part of the DVD: the episodes. You get to relive (or discover) season four of Grey’s Anatomy. Now, I will admit that as a fan of the show, this has not been my favorite so far, but it still had some strong episodes.

I have found that with TV shows, sometimes it’s better to rewatch them as a whole. It seems like you get a better idea of what the whole vision for the season was. So whether you have already seen the season or are about to discover it, getting to watch it back to back is the best.

And now on to the highlights of the season.

This season a group of new interns invades Seattle Grace, which includes Lexie Grey, Meredith’s half-sister. This character allowed for some powerful scenes between Meredith and her father, which I really enjoyed.

I was a big fan of Derek when the show started, but this season, I didn’t care that much for him. His storyline wasn’t that exciting.

The person that does shine this season, especially towards the end (the finale more specifically) is Alex. Without giving it away, I think they took his character to a whole new level and allowed us to see a different side of him. Which in turns makes us understand and care for him even more. I really cannot wait to see what happens to him next season.

George has always been a favorite of mine and this season he sorts of detaches from the group and joins a new one. This is mostly due to the fact that he has to repeat his internship, but it does provide for some great materials for the character. I quite enjoyed his relationship with Lexie as well.

Cristina deals with the aftermath of walking out on Burke. But she’s still the same Cristina we love, and so you can expect great things from her.

Finally, I don’t think there is much to say about Izzie this season. There wasn’t one specific thing that stood out to me about the character, but I do enjoy her character, so I guess that’s good enough.

Check out a clip from Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 below.

So that’s that for the episodes, but let’s not forget the Bonus Features, which include:

  • New Docs on the Block Get to know the newest ladies at Seattle Grace- Dr. Hahn, Dr. Lexie
    Grey and Nurse Rose. Hear from each actor about their role on the show and from the other cast
    members on working with them.

  • On Set with Patrick & Eric – Get some one on one time with Seattle Grace’s dreamy team. Behind the scenes moments with Patrick and Eric on location in Seattle and on set. Also hear from fellow cast members as they share stories about the pair.
  • Good Medicine: Favorite Scenes – The Cast of Grey’s tell of their favorite scenes from Season Four.
  • Extended Episode – “Forever Young” includes audio commentary by actress Lauren Stamile (Nurse Rose) and executive producer and director Rob Corn.
  • Audio Commentary – With actress Chyler Leigh (Dr. Lexie Grey) and associate producer Karin Gleason
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers

And once again, bloopers always get me. And there is also tons of great behind-the-scenes stuff for the big fans of the show.

Overall, as I always say, a great buy for TV on DVD lovers!

Buy Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 on DVD.