Before 50 Shades of Grey, people were addicted to a Grey of a different kind. This type of “Grey” was set at the Seattle Grace Hospital, the story focusing on the lives of surgical interns and residents who, later on, became experienced doctors. You could say that the show belongs to the romantic medical drama category which was, for me, the first of its kind – well the first that I saw anyway.
I can’t remember exactly when I saw Grey’s Anatomy for the first time but what I do remember was the feeling I got when I first saw an episode – I felt compelled to watch the next one and the one after the next. And so, I did.
Now that I think back, I can definitely see why I got hooked in the first place. Just at the top of my head, here are reasons that I figured why I love Grey’s Anatomy. See if we have a few reasons in common:
1. I always wanted to work in the medical field.
I wanted to work in the medical field because I wanted to help people so I did some internships at the hospital to make up my mind about my education, I can relate with the kind of pressure they experience while working in the hospital. Of course, my kind of pressure is not that intense compared to theirs but it’s relatable because the setting is similar. I did pick up a few things about specific medical cases while watching the show so it’s not all about the drama.
2. My emotions made me like the show.
If you’re a fan, like me, you’ll have experienced different kinds of emotions while watching the show – anger, grief, regret, happiness, love, confusion and so on. What can I say? I’m a girl with a lot of emotions and because these emotions are triggered during certain episodes, I’ve become attached. I may have not said it before, but now that I really think of it, the show was like an outlet, an excuse if you will, for me to show emotions that I wouldn’t normally show under normal circumstances. Having said that, I fully admit that I cried during certain episode (why the heck did Denny have to die?!!).
3. Because MerDer, duh!
You should really start watching Grey’s Anatomy if you don’t know who MerDer (Meredith and Derek) is. To say that their relationship was complicated is an understatement. At some point in our life, we may have had a similar kind of love. I stuck around to see if they really had the happy ending we all hope for.
4. Relatable characters (female ones, in my case)
Before I mention this, let me just say that it is possible for one female to possess a lot of moods and characteristics. Now, it’s probably safe to say that I can sometimes see myself in some of the characters in the show: Meredith’s complicatedness, Cristina’s nonchalance, Bailey’s straightforwardness, Izzie’s sweetness and so on. Ok, so I mostly identify with female characters and there’s nothing wrong with that.
5. Complicated relationships, everywhere!
Because there were a lot (too many to count) of relationship dramas in the show, not just Derek’s and Meredith’s, I bet a lot of girls got hooked too. I think most of us girls are attracted to relationship drama (probably one reason why Twilight became so popular). I, for one, also wanted to know who’s going to hook up with who, who’s going to break up with who and who’s going to cheat on who next.
6. Meredith’s lines are…
I cannot choose just a single one-liner uttered by Meredith Grey herself that I can label as my favorite. She’s always had amusing yet sometimes peculiar one-liners – a lot of them – throughout the span of the show. The most famous has to be the “Pick me, choose me, love me” line which was delivered during one of Derek and Meredith’s many conversations. Here’s another one I like (think deep): “I’ve heard that it’s possible to grow up – I’ve just never met anyone who’s actually done it”.
I Could Go On and On
I can do a lot more than just 6 reasons but we might be here a while if I do. The point is this: I’m the kind of person who learns from what she sees and feels; I learned a lot from Grey’s Anatomy, especially regarding matters of the heart and I’d watch S1Ep1 until the last episode of S11 all over again, if I had to. I’m definitely looking forward to S12, aren’t you?