Seasons 1-3 of Grey’s Anatomy are Fantastic
It would be nearly impossible to find someone who has not yet heard of the show, Grey’s Anatomy. The popular medical drama first premiered on March 27, 2005 and will be going into its nineteenth season on October 6, 2022. Nineteen season is an incredible achievement for any series. The first three seasons, however, are the show’s prime.
The show follows a group of five surgical interns at Seattle Grace Hospital. Meredith Grey, Alex Karev, George O’Malley, Izzie Stevens, and Cristina Yang make up the center of the plot. What drives the first few seasons is their dysfunctional friendship. Watching their polar opposite personalities clash onscreen makes for great drama and comedy to keep viewers hooked. Every character has their individual storylines, but they frequently cross paths.
Though there is no shortage of romantic relationships, the friendships are the core of the show. Watching these interns learn to live together, compete with one another, then support each other is fun and intriguing.
Each character is so well casted, it is impossible to imagine having a different actor in the group. In particular, the chemistry between Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) would be impossible to replicate. These actresses clearly know their characters inside and out, making for a compelling performance.
After Season 3:
I was obsessed with this show when I started watching it earlier this year. I managed to make it through Season 7, Episode 7 before I called it quits. Where the first three seasons were filled with humor, the later seasons were filled with never ending stress. It became a real chore to sit through an entire episode. Some episodes I had to split between multiple days because they felt so emotionally draining.
From killing off characters to giving fan favorites extremely difficult storylines, it became too hard to watch. The show becomes more about relationships than the core friendships that made the beginning of the series so unique.
While some of the characters introduced later on add their own sparkle to the show, it is not enough to replace what has been lost. As much as I enjoyed watching the beginning of Grey’s Anatomy, I cannot see myself returning to the series to finish it. I have heard too many spoilers about the later seasons to try to convince myself that it will get better. The actors and creators are still amazing, but the show has become too much of a downer for me personally.
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