I've wanted Grey's Anatomy to end for about 9 years now. Even stopped watching it for 2. And yet, I couldn't make myself watch the fall finale until last Tuesday (i.e. February) because I know it's the penultimate episode to Meredith's departure. Talk about an unhealthy relationship, am I right?
Well despite it's annoying tendency to get renewed year after year (after year), this show has been with some of us for over half our lives!! I've personally binged the whole thing through at least 3 times, and yes, the first 5 seasons are THAT good. The music choices alone could captivate me, and it's because of this show that I discovered so many new artists thanks to the "moody" music. It's fun to say i've been to some famous show spots, and a really fun fact is that Demi Lovato actually plays a patient who is diagnosed with the syndrome I have (superior semicircular canal dehisence)!
Loving a TV show like this feels silly, but it's also just another marker of time. I was packing to go to Europe when I watched the S5 finale. Me and my best friend would sniffle our way through the S8 finale on the floor of my pretty much deserted college house since I was the last one to move out. The S9 premiere gave me butterflies- I went to a watch party in Seattle with new friends, and I was still finding my way out there. Ellen Pompeo leaving in the S19 spring premiere means life is moving on which feels weird since this is by and large one of the longest relationships I’ve sustained. I’m both sad and comforted by that sentiment. Then I have a good laugh at my own expense because it is the year 2023, and we’re in the Golden Age of streaming. Go binge some of this stupidly epic, ridiculous show- that’ll cure your bleeding heart, kiddo.