ABC’s ‘Station 19’ Mauled for CG Bear Attack: ‘A Guy in a Bear Suit Would Look Better!’

Fans found the man-vs-beast encounter in the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff unbearable

Last Updated: February 21, 2020 @ 3:07 PM

“Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff “Station 19” found itself in an unbearably awkward spot Thursday night when its CGI job with a furry friend of the forest proved less-than realistic to Twitterverse.

“Oooohhhhhh, nooooo!!!! That CGI BEAR IS BAD, IT’S SO BAD!!!! A guy in a bear suit would look better!” one Twitter user wrote.

The premise of the episode was a camping trip that was meant to be a team-building exercise soon devolved into a disaster when a pair of fellow campers were savagely attacked by a bear.

But to many fans on social media, instead of the encounter being scary, it became a joke, with the obviously-CGI’d bears drawing a barrage of Twitter users firing off hilarious criticisms.

“These bears don’t look real,” another tweet said, along with two screengrabs of the episode that show a baby bear with an abnormally large head and an adult bear that looks about as life-like as a taxidermied museum piece.

“Robitussin honey bear looks more believable,” a third said.

“Station 19,” created by Stacy McKee, follows a group of heroic Seattle firefighters as they put their lives and hearts on the line. Krista Vernoff (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer on Season 3. Rhimes and Beers are executive producers on the series. Paris Barclay (“Pitch” and “Sons of Anarchy”) serves as the producing director and another executive producer on the series. “Station 19” is produced by ABC Studios.

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