With this course, the semester, and my college years coming to an end I felt the need to address one of my favorite shows.
Time, lately, seems to be rapid firing. In a blink of an eye I am now one semester from graduating college. How the heck did that happen? So, these next few months will be used as preparation for how I will say goodbye to the many life-long friendships I have made throughout the years; and let me tell you it will be the toughest goodbye yet. Saying goodbye to Grey’s Anatomy, however, will not. The show is nearing the end of the thirteenth season, which is one of the longest primetime television series in history.
Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the show. Literally. I binge watched the first eleven seasons on Netflix and am on the couch watching every Thursday for the live episodes. Shonda Rhimes is an exceptional writer that incorporates extremely touchy subjects either through the characters or the surgeries. And, surprisingly, she has not run out of things to write about after thirteen years. The story line still keeps me on my toes and keeps me coming back every week. So, you might think, if you love it so much why end it?
Of the fifteen-or-so main characters/doctors on Grey’s Anatomy, only 5 of them remain (Dr. Grey, Dr.Karev, Dr. Bailey, Dr. Webber, and Dr. Robbins). The show has literally killed off over ten of the characters (which I still find myself cursing Shonda Rhimes for, since I was so attached to some of the characters). Not only that, but all of the couples have broke apart. Either wives and spouses have died, or couples get divorced. Therefore, the relationships on the show are no longer believable, and it is getting quite depressing seeing constant ruin in relationships. But my main reason stands: the plot lines are inconsistent with the show’s established history. Characters are going against views that they once had in past seasons and even some medial stories are off.
The show has a tremendous viewing. It is well-liked by almost every single person that I know watches. Although I will still watch religiously if the show continues (after all this time I want to see how it end, I can’t help it), I will be happier to see it end. I don’t want to see my favorite show ruined because producers were eager to keep it going as long as they could before it is not renewed on a network.
–Jenna Romano (Blog Post #8)