Grey’s Anatomy, why do I still care?

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Grey's Anatomy

Why in seven Hells am I still watching Grey’s Anatomy? Genuine question here.

There are so many TV shows I have dropped in the last couple of years without batting an eyelid. And Grey’s Anatomy is probably definitely the worst TV show I watch at the moment. It’s emotionally manipulative. Completely over dramatic. The story arcs are all completely done. And I’m pretty sure they’ve all been done before in the previous nine seasons. And I could not give two shits about any of the characters left in the show. (Could those new interns be any more bland and just plain annoying?)

But here I am, week after week, sitting down and watching Grey’s Anatomy almost with a sense of urgency. Well, not quite urgency. More often than not it is watched fairly quickly after it has aired. Even if I’ve got something like Justified or True Detective or The Americans still to catch up on. Grey’s Anatomy will be watched first.

This boils down to one thing. It is easy to watch. There’s no way I can sit down to watch an episode of True Detective while scoffing my dinner and only giving the TV half of my attention. And at the same time, I can’t eat dinner alone, in silence. That is one sad sad dinner.

So excuse me, while I still ‘watch’ Grey’s Anatomy. I can’t be the only one with that show that they know is pointless, but will (probably) never stop watching, right?


  1. I never got into Grey’s Anatomy. I think that decision had a lot to do with watching E.R and not wanting to get into another medical drama. The adverts didn’t appeal to me at the time either. Too fluffy-ish, or something. I don’t know.

    I understand though. I was the same with Charmed. Watched it through to the final season. I could rip each episode to pieces but, at the same time, it was easy to watch. And begrudgingly I did.

    True Detective is definitely a show that requires your undivided attention. My God, I LOVE the dialogue on that show. It’s just brilliant and Matthew McConaughey is such a commanding actor. Always has been, but it’s great to see him break away from the cheesy rom-coms he was doing (I still haven’t forgiven him for The Wedding Planner).

    • Grey’s is definitely a different type of medical drama. I think ER had a great balance between the drama and the medical stuff. Grey’s has always been about the drama. Which is growing a bit old.

      True Detective is brilliant. You’ve seen it all now, right? My god, the finale was breathtaking. Really looking forward to what they’re going to pull out for the next season. And who!

  2. When I was in Bangladesh I watched so many trashy TV shows. Never Greys Anatomy though. Should I start? I recently watched Gossip Girl and loved it! My favourite TV shows in the last year have been Arrow, Falling Skies and The Following. All trashy but actually very addictive. Classics like Felicity and Dawson’s Creek are a must watch too. What will you watch next?

    • Hmm, I’d say leave Grey’s Anatomy. It’s not as good as it used to be. And 10 years in, there might be a little too much to catch up on!

      Ahh Dawson’s Creek. Used to really enjoy that. Despite not actually liking Dawson!

      Currently trying to get caught up with House of Cards and get stuck into The Americans. Oh and a new season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown has started. Always enjoy that one.

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