Now this weeks blog is really off topic! And I mean really off topic but I felt like I just had to express my feelings on this matter.
Now if you did not know I am a huge huge HUGE fan of greys anatomy… HUGE! I have been watching this show live since season 3 and it is now up to season 14. It has literally been in my life for over 10 years!
Now obviously the show has had off seasons where the story lines are just horrible. I feel like recently this ‘off season’ has been happening for the last 3 or 4 seasons! I have stuck around because I am so invested in these characters… they have been in my life for 10 years. They are almost like my best friends, as sad as that sounds!
Now I don’t know if you have heard but recently two actresses got ‘let go’ for ‘creative reasons’! Now you would think these actresses are small characters that have been in it for a season or two but no you are wrong! These two characters have both been in the show for over 9 years! The actresses did not want to leave, they loved their work and were always very interactive with their fans! For me if they wanted to leave themselves I would have been fine with this whole thing! I would have understood because they wanted to move on! But no they were let go for ‘creative reasons’!
Using creative reasons as an excuse actually makes me very angry! Yes I get it the show has been on for so long you need to freshen up and get some new story lines but fans don’t want to invest in new interns! We love the show because we love the characters and keep watching because we are invested in their lives! As I said using creative reasons is not an excuse and if anything it actually confirms what I had been thinking about the last couple of seasons… that they just cannot write good story lines anymore!
Take for instance the start of this season, season 14! It started off with Owens sister coming back she had surgery and was literally out of there after 3 or 4 episodes? Why did they not drag out the story longer? Then there was also the Nathan, Meredith and Owens sister triangle that literally was in it for an episode and bam! Resolved! It’s almost like they have an idea chuck it in the show for 1 or 2 episodes and then resolve it? What about the whole episode surrounded by Bailey who had a heart attack… and was literally fine by the end of the episode? Let’s even bring up jos husband who came into 1 episode… and then was literally killed off in the next? Like where is the creativity in that? That whole story could have been over 4 episodes at least! I also almost forgot Amelia’s brain tumour which again was resolved so quickly!
I feel like the last couple of seasons have just been all over the place in terms of good stories! The stories are out there, all it takes is some creativity which obviously the greys writers do not have at the moment! This is evident when they fire two of the most beloved characters for ‘creative reasons’! They use the excuse that the show has been running for so long blah blah blah, and that these characters have run their course blah blah blah! People don’t want to watch a show just about Meredith who is apparently wonderwoman and everything goes her way… all the time! It’s boring and to be honest Meredith has never been my favourite! People are invested in the show for all the main characters not just one!
Now I still have not mentioned who the two actresses are that are leaving. I mean if you are a greys fan you should already know but the two actresses are Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew who play Arizona Robbins and April Kepner, two characters that have been in the show for over 9 years! These two and Alex are my favourite characters so it makes sense the news really hit me hard! I am not ready to say good bye to them and for such a rediculous reason! Like I said if they wanted to leave themselves I would have been happy for them but the way the writers have handled this is appalling! There is still so much to tell about these characters! So many stories we have not learnt about them and it makes me said that the creators of this show think that they are dispensable!
Anyway I am really happy to get all that off my chest it has been making me so angry for the last 2 weeks! I am such a huge fan of greys but this has hit me hard and I don’t know if I can come back from this! I will be watching the season until the end to see where my favourite characters end up, but after that… I cannot invest in these new intern story lines with actors who are just not up to scratch! It makes me think they just want to bring in new characters and interns because they don’t have to pay them much at all! But anyway that’s for a whole other discussion! Come the end of this season I will be no longer watching greys anatomy and I hope… I hope the show just ends because how many more characters are on the chopping block? Obviously the writers think only Meredith is worth keeping because ‘it’s called greys anatomy’ blah blah blah! People have invested in the other characters and you can’t just cut them away and expect their fans to stick around I am sorry!
Anyway now I will wrap this up for good! Sorry the blog was completely off topic I just really wanted to get it off my chest!
Make sure you follow me on all my social media! I may make a video on YouTube about this because I am really upset about this decision!
Let me know your thoughts on the matter! Are you happy, sad, angry that they are leaving?