Let Grey’s Anatomy Rest In Peace

Bella Lee, Staff writer

“Grey’s Anatomy” has gone on for far too long. The medical drama, which has been around since 2005, just entered its 19th season this past week. With all new stories and characters, it sounds like it should be interesting. However, this has been going on for the past 17 years, so it’s time the show finally gets its rest. Each season is practically the same at this rate. New characters introduced, new plots that lead to the deaths of long-term or original characters, heartbreaking buildups or teardowns of relationships and cliffhanger after cliffhanger.This plot line is literally only good for a single season, maybe two seasons if it’s written well enough. However, to do it for nineteen straight seasons?!? That’s just insane. I’ve never even watched the show, and this is how I feel about it, so imagine if this was someone who had seen the show and had been dedicated to the whole thing writing this instead. I am also aware that there’s a ridiculous number of deaths throughout the show, which I suppose you should expect in a medical drama, but it sometimes seems like there’s so many deaths occurring that you would question being admitted to the hospital where the show takes place. I will say, out of the many deaths that I have heard of (BuzzFeed keeps me posted with all of this), the grand majority of them are very sad, especially if the one dying was a main character. However, for a medical drama, you would definitely think that the doctors could, I don’t know, be better at their jobs so not as many people would die. Again, I have a very rudimentary idea of what goes on in the show, so there’s a lot more that I don’t know that could very much change my opinion. I will not deny that Shonda Rhimes is a brilliant writer. She is the reason why “Grey’s Anatomy” has been able to last as long as it has, as well as the mastermind behind the success of shows like “Scandal” and “Inventing Anna.” It is a truly impressive feat considering black women are very uncommon in TV roles, let alone as screenwriters and/or executive producers. However, she should let “Grey’s Anatomy” go so that she has the chance to work on new shows and continue improving on existing shows. “Grey’s Anatomy,” you’ve had a great run, but it’s time that you’re finally put to rest. You should have ended at least five years ago, but for who knows why, you’ve been kept alive like a brain dead patient on life support. We’ve loved you, but it’s finally let to let you go.