Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be talking about my favourite TV during 2018, because while I’ll be doing a more general favourites post soon, I wanted to talk in a bit more detail about why I enjoyed these, like I’ll be doing for all my favourite books of the year too, probably at the very end of the month or beginning of January. Onto the post!
Today, I’m going to be taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, for which the theme is bingeworthy TV shows, and I think my ten favourites at the moment all fit into that category. Onto the post!
Today, I’m doing the Grey’s Anatomy Tag, which I was tagged for by it’s lovely creator Han. Onto the post!
How did you discover Grey’s Anatomy?
I recieved it as a Christmas present when I was either 13 or 14, and finished the first season in 5 days. I ordered the next 2 seasons straight away, and carried on in that pattern till I’d watched the lot.
Who is your twisted sister/person?
Don’t really have anyone as close as that.
Series– I won’t lie, I’m actually pretty fuzzy on the events of some seasons. From memory/rewatch so far, I have a particular fondness for seasons 2 and 9.
Character– My favourite of all time is probably Meredith herself. I LOVE Ellen Pompeo, and how much Mer has developed over the series but still retained what makes her ‘her’
Episode– I love most episodes, but the Christmas episode ofseason 2 has a very special place inmy heart. There’s also season 7, episode 14, which in my opinion has one of the best Christina moments EVER.
Guest Star– I think Kate Burton was phenomenal as Ellis Grey, and I liked the Chief’s wife Adele. Patient wise, I thought the train crash victims on the pole in season 2’s premiere were incredible; their scenes are heartbreaking.
Death– I remember finding George’s emotional, but Mark and Lexie are the ones I was most devestated by. (Mark especially)
Wedding– The post-it note, easily. It’s the best ❤
Series Finale– Season 2 (it makes me laugh hysterically during the LVAD scenes, which is potentially slightly worrying) and Season 6, which is so tense and dramatic it’s difficult to watch. I thought 13’s was phenomenal as well.
Storyline– I found Mer’s relationship with her mum/dealing with her Alzheimer’s interesting to watch, and watching Arizona come to terms with the loss of her leg.
Mer Love Interest– Derek. I’m sorry, I know it’s the boring answer, but I love them.
Couple– As I used my beloved MerDer for the question above, I’ll say Burke and Christina for this one. Their relationship had problems, but when they were good, I loved them.
Your own crush– Alex, and recently I’ve also enjoyed Jackson (who I used to quite dislike!)
Actor bow out– I thought Chyler Leigh and Eric Dane handled their departures well.
Meredtith danger- the bomb episodes in season 2. Talk about shivers down my spine. I don’t think I’ll ever not love those episodes.
Surgery– I don’t pay much attention to the surgeries, if I’m 100% honest.
Series– I’m not keen on seasons 4 and 10. 4 I just thought was quite boring with haywire storylines,but season 10 is awful in my opinion. The Meredith/Christina fight bugged me an AWFUL lot, and I hated some of the interns introduced.
Character– I’m not keen on Izzie (though, oddly, she’s growing on me this rewatch), April, Owen and Amelia. They’re all a bit whiny for my taste, and they’re very smug.
Episode– I can’t think of any specific episode, but I turned a good few of season 10 off in rage.
Guest Star- I loathed several. Melissa George as Sadie, for one, and Rebecca/Ava or whatever you want to call her. Olivia the nurse irritated me as well.
Death– I can’t think of any deaths that particularly annoyed me.
Wedding– Aside from Meredith’s FABULOUS speech, I found Owen and Ameelia’s wedding episode really annoying.
Series Finale– I can’t even remember what happened in season 4’s, so probably that. I think the last few seasons’ (e.g 10 and 11 and 12) have been quite poor.
Storyline– the Christina/Meredith fight in season 10.
Couple– I think Alex deserves a lot better than Jo (I like the actress, but NOT the character).
Actor bow out– I was very disappointed in the events surrounding Patrick Dempsey’s departure.
Meredith danger– the drowning one in either season 3 or 4.
Surgery– same as the other surgery question.
Top 5 Quotes (I can’t think of 5. Here is my favourite of all time)
“Pick me, choose me, love me” – Meredith, to Derek.
Top 5 Songs
Way Down We Go
Shake It Off (cover)