Okay, so you may or may not know, I watch Grey's Anatomy. But only in reruns in the afternoon. And over the years, I've seen all the episodes up to a certain point and then it resets, and I watch them all again.
Recently I came to a conclusion.
Derek is an ass. And he always has been. But he smiles that boyish smile and occasionally does something nice or heroic or whatever, and they gloss over the total ass-ness.
And whatever he does to make Meredith feel like shit, she just takes it and takes him back. He makes her feel like she's the problem - a fact she totally accepts because she's all 'dark and twisty' - when really he's the problem. He knows she has issues, which he uses whenever they suit him, and then damns her for them when they don't.
And the world applauds him. He's McDreamy.
There's something wrong with that picture, imo.
Don't even get me started on the show's treatment of Christina. Every time that woman showed any kind of strength, they made her have some kind of breakdown. Or they offered her up to Burke. And then they gave her to Owen. Blech.
Sorry to all the Grey's Anatomy fans out there. I was one of you. I still am. I can't help myself. It's like an addiction - you know it's wrong, but you just can't stop. Not cold turkey anyway. So, I'm weaning myself off Grey's. I'm done with their mindgames and their dysfunctional relationships.
So I'm done with Derek. Meredith should've picked Finn years ago and lived happily ever after with the veterinarian.
I keep seeing commercials where there's some question as to whether Derek cheated on Meredith. I hope he did, and that she finally sees him for what he is and kicks him to the curb. But I won't know because by the time those episodes hit the reruns circuit, I will be over my addiction. Maybe.
Ever been addicted to a show? Thoughts and opinions on Grey's?
PSA: No one who says they love you should ever treat you like shit. If you're feeling like shit and the source is a supposed loved one, seek help.