|'Grey's Anatomy' drives some fans away with over the top storylines|
|Written by Kasha Henricks, Daily Vidette Senior Staff|
|Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:52|
“Grey’s Anatomy” is now on its eighth season of medical drama. Although healing is what the doctors revolve around, the premise of the show is like any other nighttime drama. It is filled with sex-crazed adults who lead unlikely lives.
The episode that aired on April 5, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” dealt with death, adultery, anger, and love. These themes are recurring in Grey’s Anatomy history.
I have watched Grey’s Anatomy since it’s first season in 2005 and have been surprised by the fact that most episodes and seasons have kept me on my toes. However, the show is not at the same level it was before — do not get me wrong, I still love Grey’s.
However, the antics the show now goes through are very over the top. In the episode, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” the main characters Dr. Meredith Grey and Dr. Derek Shepherd, played by Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey, see a lion crossing the street in front of them. You later learn that the lion is their new patient's pet, and that it attacked its owner and her boyfriend.
The brilliant surgeons then save the chewed-up patients. They have completely overdone the typical medical dramas that they now have to imagine a completely unrealistic event that the surgeons could then be the heroes for.
Another character on the show, Dr. Teddy Altman, played by Kim Raver, is dealing with the death of her husband. She starts the episode attending grief counseling and ends the episode telling her patient that his wife died in the waiting room. She portrays a woman who is desperately trying to move on yet has not accepted the fact that she is alone.
The final plot line this episode portrays is the fact that Dr. Christina Yang, played by Sandra Oh, discovered her husband cheated on her and now has to decide if she will be able to forgive him. The show ends with her throwing her bowl of cereal in her husband’s face.
Grey’s Anatomy is a television show I will end up watching until its series finale, I hope in the future, however, they step it up. I enjoy the multiple storylines throughout the show yet I think it would be better to keep the drama but revolve it around more realistic story lines.