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The side effects of too much Grey's Anatomy

Oh man. When I was finishing undergrad and in the year following graduation, I was a Grey's Anatomy JUNKIE. I loved it. I obsessed over it. I wanted to marry George O'Malley and be best friends with Miranda Bailey and find a mentor who kicked as much ass as Addison Montgomery, and I firmly believed that I *WAS* Cristina Yang. The show OWNED me.

But then, Denny died and things got all melodramatic, and they ruined George, and punished all of the strong female characters because that's how you write drama about professional, ambitious women in the workplace - you punish them for having ambition, and made Izzie and Meredith completely unlikeable and McDreamy became rather McDouchy and cast issues wiped out some of my favourite characters...

Needless to say, I fell away from the series for a long long time. I stopped watching avidly after about season 3, and with less and less interest after season 4.

But now... I moved, and I haven't gotten cable yet because I want to buy a new TV, but I've been enjoying a cable-less existence and haven't been strongly motivated to get a new one after all... but then I'll get bored after too much reading, and that's where Grey's Anatomy came in.

It needs to come with a manufacturer's warning. DO NOT WATCH Seasons 5-8 of Grey's Anatomy over the course of a few weeks. Take long breaks between episodes. Otherwise, you'll find yourself falling victim repeatedly to the emotional manipulation worse than you otherwise would have, and crying while wearing contacts is not pleasant! Especially not at the 33 minute mark EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE.

It's been a serious overload. And it makes me sad for characters that I first knew and loved. I hate when my OTPs get ruined because actors and production staff can't all get along...

I think I need to revitalize my soul with some West Wing... It makes me cry just as much as Grey's Anatomy, but in the "I love Bartlett so MUCH I wish he were a real person so I could drop everything in my life to work on his campaign and get him elected!" kind of way.

Happy Victoria Day weekend.

Confessions of a Drama Queen

I'm a drama queen lacking in Real Life drama. So, instead, I flail about things that I become obsessive over - which, usually, is everything, all the time, always. Be warned - I like to post AD NAUSEUM about what I'm currently in love with, and this changes about every other day.

I also occasionally flirt with the notion that I can write, and chose to demonstrate this deranged fantasy with the occasional fic bit posted from my one current fanfic project. I really only do it for the shallow praise - what, like you don't think a drama queen would have an ego?

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