Bitch 50

The Long Goodbye: Oprah's Last Shows

Oprah’s very last episode was a love letter to her fans; just her on her stage talking to us, her viewers. Much of it was retread: of her rise to unprecedented success and fame, and of the life lessons Oprah has... Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Morbidity and Mortality

We reached the end of season seven of Grey’s Anatomy last week with “Unaccompanied Minor,” the somewhat explosive finale episode. The Grand Rounds crew is taking a look back over the seventh season today, evaluating what worked, what didn’t, and how we felt overall about the... Read more »

The Long Goodbye: Oprah's Mark on Pop Culture

    This week, after 25 years on the air, we say goodbye to the Oprah Winfrey Show, a juggernaut that has shaped the popular culture landscape perhaps more than anything else on TV.     Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Unaccompanied Minor

Shonda Rhimes promised us a ‘mellow’ season finale and didn’t keep her word! ‘Unaccompanied Finale’ contained a series of fireworks and revelations to set us up for the eighth season of Grey’s Anatomy. Relationships exploded (or imploded, or flowered), truths were told, and our... Read more »

The Long Goodbye: Oprah's Final Weigh-in on Weight

I expected at least one voice representing fat acceptance to be present during this final OWS episode on weight. But it wasn’t. Which makes the whole freaking public journey seem for naught. Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: I Will Survive

This week, Grey’s Anatomy wound viewers up for the season finale with some last minute character shuffling, a few big revelations, and a surprisingly slow and even sleepy penultimate episode. Is Shonda’s promise of a mellow finale with no fireworks and more character... Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: White Wedding

This week on Grey’s Anatomy: family building, surgery dramas, and escalations in the race for Chief Resident as the show gets down to the wire. With only two more episodes left to go, and a finale Rhimes promises will be mellower than usual, where is Grey’s Anatomy... Read more »

Celebrating Fifty Years Since the Freedom Rides on Television

“I wouldn’t be sitting here if it wasn’t for your courage,” Oprah said “but I am frustrated, I am disappointed, and at times angry that the history does not get carried forth.” Oprah was speaking about the Freedom Rides, a months-long Civil Rights demonstration in 1961 organized by... Read more »

The Long Goodbye: Oprah on Master Class

When considering this series’ central question about Oprah: Why does she get under so many people’s skin? It comes down to the narrative. Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: This Is How We Do It

This week on Grey’s Anatomy, relationships are moving in all kinds of directions, no one’s heard of medical ethics, Lexie and Avery can’t seem to keep it in their pants, and a new chapter in baby drama has been opened!Find out what the Grand Rounds crew thinks below the... Read more »