The Downfall of Grey’s Anatomy

The Downfall of Greys Anatomy

Kaelin Rowell, Junior Editor

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 Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard of Grey’s Anatomy.  If you know me, you probably know that I am a big fan of the 14-Season epidemic of garbage that has swept the nation since 2005. Grey’s Anatomy sadly plays a role in everything I do and takes up a large portion of space on my sticker-covered Camelbak water bottle. I am not proud of this, but sadly, my dedication to this show has led to my depression, considering the show has somehow gotten even worse with each season.

  Don’t get me wrong, I love this show. I love how it is at least somewhat realistic when compared to real life in the hospital. However, I would hope that not everyone dies in real life. This leads to what I hate most about the show- over exaggeration. Every time they need to kill someone off, they do it in the most extreme way possible, such as plane crashes, getting hit by a bus, or getting skin cancer that has spread to your brain.

  Another thing that upsets me with Grey’s is that the writers try to copycat things that have already been done. When Meredith’s sister dies, another half-sister magically comes out of nowhere. This is extremely annoying and I feel like the writers are just trying to make more episodes to get revenue from the show. I feel as if they are pulling ideas out of thin air. For example, even the medical cases are a reach. Someone is either missing a limb or has organs hanging from their body.

  The show is also not even close to what it was in the first five seasons. I do not exaggerate when I say that everyone leaves or dies. For example, only four of the season one cast are still on the show. The show has lost some great actors as well, such as Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, and Katherine Heigl. I cannot even begin to explain how different the show is now that these actors have cut their ties with the show.

  You would also figure that if everyone dies that the writers of the show would know how to properly deliver a death scene. The deaths on the show are all the same. Someone almost lives and they die suddenly. The other characters mourn for two episodes and those who are lost are suddenly forgotten. For example, George O’Malley died by getting hit by a bus before going to the army (See the paragraph about over exaggeration). The next episode contained a funeral scene that lasted for five minutes and everything was said and done. This was an outrage, considering that he was an original main cast member. I will not even dive into the deaths of Lexie, Derek, and Mark. You’ll have to see the stupidity for yourself.

`   I do have to say, though, that season fourteen’s kickoff was pretty good. I, for one, am just happy that Amelia and Owen’s relationship seems to be coming to a close. Kim Raver is also returning to play Teddy Altman, a familiar face from season 6, which I suppose could be exciting to some. However, almost everyone can argue that she is definitely no Cristina Yang. The premiere also mentioned George, Derek, Callie, and Cristina, which was great, considering that everyone listed is evidently a taboo subject.

   In conclusion, Grey’s Anatomy is struggling now. If you are considering to start the show and be like everyone else, start at the beginning and do not go much further than that. To those who are watching now, I wish you well.