Season 12 has hit Australian TV airwaves and I’m back in the Grey’s Groove.
Not content to just watch one new season episode per week, I’ve dragged out the Grey’s Anatomy DVD box set and am systematically working my way through Seasons 1-11.
I can hear Hubby audibly groan when he comes into the living room to find me engrossed in yet another episode.
Sorry Hubs, I’ve got a ways to go! #BetterStartGettingUsedToIt!
Need I say more?
It’s probably the same reason I tuned into Chicago Hope and ER all those years ago. A young George Clooney in E.R *swoon!* and Mark Harmon in Chicago Hope.
The eye candy reels me in every time.
My personal hospital McYummy ratio has not been as high as Grey’s but there have been a couple of standouts.
The Registrar who looked after me when I was first hospitalised all those years ago was H.O.T! Not to mention really good at his job, which is kind of important when you are critically ill.
It was a shame that my attempts to strike up a flirty conversation with him were thwarted by my paralysed facial muscles and slurred speech.
He also told me (in jest) that, “If you were a horse we would have shot you by now, Bree,” which doesn’t really bode well for future romantic prospects, now does it?
Guess I’ll just have to live vicariously through my favourite TV show! Good thing Hubby isn’t the jealous type. *wink wink*
My medical problems look really good compared to the vast majority of cases storylined on Grey’s.
I come away thinking I don’t have it too bad after all!
Ok, so the main characters seem to have experienced more tragedy and heartache in 12 years than most people would see in a lifetime, but they are still relatable, at least to a certain extent.
Grey’s is raw and real, “dark and twisty,” (a’ la Meredith Grey) and its Creators don’t sugar coat the bad stuff.
“Just when we think we’ve figured things out, the universe throws us a curveball. So we have to improvise. We find happiness in unexpected places. We find our way back to things that matter the most. The universe is funny that way, sometimes it just has a way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong.”
– Meredith Grey, ‘White Wedding”
We can all understand what it’s like to lose a loved one; experience disappointment in a career; get really, really sick (oh boy, do I ever!); and navigate the tricky path of love and life, with all its highs and lows.
To see people equalised in such a way on a TV show is humanising.
The only other TV show to rival Grey’s ‘Mc’ labelling would be NCIS.
Poor McGoo, whoops(!) I mean McGee, has many plays on his McName by his lovable colleague DiNozzo…McBarfbag, McByte, McBackstabber, McProbie…thank goodness for endless ‘Mc’ entertainment!
Grey’s has that perfect combination of drama, tragedy, romance and comedy, wrapped up in a (largely) realistic bow.
Looks like my Grey’s Anatomy addiction is here to stay! #SorryNotSorry
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