Wow -- I just finished watching the first season of Grey's Anatomy (thanks for the loan, Sal!). I think I had seen 4 or 5 out of the 9 episodes when it was on TV last year, but I missed some pretty pivotal ones like the season finale (and what a finale it was!). Besides filling in missing plot holes, it was really nice to get to see the whole season unfold in a period of two days, as opposed to 9 weeks. The show definitely has some great writers behind it. The characters are well developed, there's plenty of witty banter, and I like the way each episode has a theme that sort of unifies what all the characters are going through, yet somehow avoids being cookie-cutter-ish. Not sure if all that makes sense. I also really like a lot of the music on the show, and just found out that by turning on the DVD sub-titles during a song sequence, I can find out the artist and name of the song. Cool stuff. Guess that means that I'll have to watch the whole season again.
In case anyone is still puzzling over the title of this post, it's in reference to episode 9, which I just finished watching. So no, I don't have syphilis... but if I did, I now know from the show that it can be cured with a simple shot of penicillin.