Review: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ firefighter spinoff ‘Station 19’ lacks heat



There’s sufficiently not sizzle to Station 19.

ABC’s new Gray’s Anatomy spinoff (Thursday, 9 ET/PT, ★½ out of four), investigates an alternate cut of Gray’s Seattle universe, following firefighters as they react to crises — which now and then take them to Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital that is the setting of the long-running medicinal show.

Station, made by Stacy McKee and delivered by Shonda Rhimes, marks ABC’s endeavor to make its own variant of NBC’s Chicago Fire establishment, with giving hybrids outlined a role as appraisals stunts. In any case, that is a low bar to go for.

The new dramatization’s greatest association with Gray’s is Dr. Ben Warren (Jason George), who burned through eight seasons as an anesthesiologist and surgical occupant. Presently, for reasons unknown never clarified in the Station debut, Ben has pushed off his therapeutic profession to end up a trial firefighter. His decision has neither rhyme nor reason and is more diverting than whatever else. The arrangement would have been exceptional off extracting his character and leaving Gray’s association with brief cameos by Chandra Wilson, who plays Ben’s significant other, head of surgery Miranda Bailey, and Ellen Pompeo (as Meredith Gray) in Thursday’s debut.

“Dim’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo shows up in the “Station

“Dim’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo shows up in the “Station 19” debut scene. (Photograph: Mitch Haaseth/ABC)

Ben isn’t the focal point of the arrangement; he’s the freshman character and, in any event in the pilot scene, for the most part only the aim of jokes for his sudden profession change.

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Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy on “Station 19.”

Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy on “Station 19.” (Photo: Mitch Haaseth/ABC)

Rather, Station takes after Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz), the little girl of the station’s commander (Miguel Sandoval), who’s hard outwardly however defenseless within — momentous, obviously — and the fundamental reason the station continues running. She’s in an easygoing association with her collaborator, Jack (Gray Damon), who has greater plans for their future than she does, and still has sexual pressure with her previous secondary school sweetheart, cop Ryan (Alberto Frezza). After a condo fire sends the skipper to Gray Sloan, Andy and Jack are named the group’s interval pioneers.

Dim Damon, Jaina Lee Ortiz and Danielle Savre on “Station

Dim Damon, Jaina Lee Ortiz and Danielle Savre on “Station 19.” (Photo: Mitch Haaseth/ABC)

Like For the People, another Rhimes dramatization that debuted for the current month, Station endures by repeating the tropes of the maker’s built up arrangement: Grey’s, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. Both arrangement, prone to be Rhimes’ keep going on ABC before she moves to Netflix, highlight an enthusiastic, alluring gathering of youngsters with hopeful expert objectives and some sexual pressure blended in, an equation that is worked previously yet feels abused in 2018. Individuals is only somewhat more captivating, if simply because it deals with a faster pace and marginally additionally intriguing characters. Station experiences difficulty influencing minutes to pop that don’t include brave fire and security salvages.

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Station is increasingly a modest copy of what made Gray’s tick than an effective spinoff. It tries to touch off something new for the Gray’s reality, however just winds up flaring out.

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