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Breaking-up is Hard to Do

Breakups are never really a fun thing. Over the last several weeks I’ve been struggling with one of the worst ever- the decision to stop watching what used to be one of my favorite shows.

During the course of the last year, I’ve been re-evaluating how I spend my free time, and I knew that the amount of television I watched was unhealthy. I’ve mentioned this issue before, but have finally gotten to the point where I’m ready to say good-bye forever to some of my old favorite shows.

It’s been a long time coming, and I’m sure I’ll slip up at some point, but for now I’m bidding a sweet adieu to Grey’s Anatomy.

Several factors contributed to this hard decision, but the final straw was trying to watch the season finale and realizing just how ridiculous that show has gotten over the years.

When I first started watching it, the show was full of promise, with a great cast, interesting story-lines and excellent writing. During the course of the last few seasons, some of the plots have just become silly, and by now they’ve pretty much exhausted the potential bed-hopping match-ups among the different characters– so the natural progression was to have the doctors start to settle down, thereby losing some of soap opera feel the show started out with.

If you are unfamiliar with this show, some of the more extreme plots that these characters have lived through include: drowning, a giant sinkhole in the middle of Seattle, a madman terrorizing the hospital, a patient with a live bomb in his chest, and most recently a plane crash where mostly everyone not only survives, but barely has an injury- despite the massive wreckage.

The writers must realize just how ridiculous some of these things happening to the same group of people is, as during the season finale a character calls attention to some of the events listed above, and refers to the hospital as Seattle Grace Mercy Death- as if there is a curse following this group of overly attractive and superstar like surgeons around.

As they say, “all good things must come to an end.” and I’m of the opinion that Grey’s has reached that point. I almost wish the show had just ended so I wouldn’t have been forced to make the decision to quit myself.

Deciding to just stop watching after this season ended was a tough decision, as I can still remember watching the first episode (and most of the first season) with my best friend several years ago, and watching it has been part of my weekly routine for so long that I wonder just how I will spend all of the extra free-time I’ll be gaining.

Sure, it’s just a show, but in some ways it does feel a little like a breakup since it will no longer be a part of my life. Have you ever made a decision similar to mine, and decided to quit something like this cold turkey?


Responses (4)

  1. Duh says:

    really? what shows on network TV isn’t crap now a days?

  2. Melanie says:

    Person of Interest. House. There are still a few good ones.

  3. nyparrot says:

    I loved watching ‘House’. But the Grand Finale was pretty ridiculous… Or well:)

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