History YMMV / GreysAnatomy

31st Dec '15 6:17:15 AM MagBas
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* CanonSue: ** A pretty extreme case is Izzie Stevens. By cutting her fiancÚ's LVAD wire and putting him at even greater risk of heart failure to push him up the donor register, she should've had her licence revoked and been imprisoned. Instead, she's barely punished and gets [[KarmaHoudini 8.7 million dollars]]. Though it did come back to bite her in the ass when [[spoiler: she got fired]] in Season Six... ** Some fans refer to Meredith as "Mary Sue Grey" or "Mer Sue". Her mere voice managed to bring a man back from a vegetative state, and she tampered with Derek's clinical trial, almost ruining his career, but was EasilyForgiven. ** Shonda Rhimes has been very forthcoming about the fact that most of the women on the show are based on her personality/experiences in some way, the biggest examples being Izzie, Meredith, Cristina and Lexie. Keep in mind that TropesAreNotBad, as some of the "Sue" traits Shonda infused the characters with (Lexie's quirkiness, Cristina's ambition) have actually endeared them to fans.
31st May '15 12:51:29 PM TwilightChronicles
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* AcceptableTargets: The rapist whose [[spoiler: penis was bitten off by his would-be victim]] is treated with pretty much the exact amount of tact and sympathy you'd expect anyone to have for somebody in that situation.

* ArcFatigue: Izzie's cancer storyline in Season 5 really started to drag as the season went on, as the writers rejected every major opportunity for the storyline to give Izzie some ''needed'' CharacterDevelopment.

** Shonda Rhimes has been very forthcoming about the fact that most of the women on the show are based on her personality/experiences in some way, the biggest examples being Izzie, Meredith, Cristina and Lexie. Keep in mind that TropesAreNotBad, as some of the "Sue" traits Shonda infused the characters with (Lexie's quirkiness, Cristina's ambition) have actually endeared them to fans.

* StrangledByTheRedString: Jackson and April had apparently been best friends and in love with each other for years before hooking up, despite the fact there was no indication of either of those things for their first year and a half on the show, wherein they barely interacted. April's best friend was her roommate Reed, and Jackson was a little busy crushing on Lexie (and briefly Cristina) to have been harboring feelings for anyone else. But after they were the only Mercy Westers left after Reed and Charles had gone [[spoiler: to heaven]], suddenly they were always incredibly close.

** [[spoiler: Reed Adamson getting shot in the head]]. The only tragic thing about it was April's breakdown upon finding her body, but then again, fans weren't exactly crazy about her at the time either.
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** [[spoiler: Reed Adamson getting shot in the head]].head]] after being a cold and rude to the wrong person. The only tragic thing about it was April's breakdown upon finding her body, but then again, fans weren't exactly crazy about her at the time either. ** In Izzie's last episode, she attempts to reconcile with Alex [[spoiler: after finally being ruled cancer-free]], and he very calmly calls her out on her incredibly selfish behavior during their marriage and tells her that she would be better off just leaving and starting again somewhere else. Fans felt the same, and evidently so did Katherine Heigl, who asked to be let out of her contract a few weeks later before she could be properly written out in the last quarter of the season.
22nd May '15 4:27:06 PM TwilightChronicles
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** Of the five new interns introduced in season 9, Jo is the only one who's managed to find ''some'' fans (read: the only one who is not absolutely despised), thanks to her interesting backstory and her storylines as an intern/resident being funny rather than frustrating as they usually are for rookie characters. Not to mentioned her [[BirdsOfAFeather chemistry with Alex]].
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** Of the five new interns introduced in season 9, Jo is the only one who's managed to find ''some'' fans (read: the only one who is not absolutely despised), thanks to her interesting backstory and her storylines as an intern/resident being funny rather than frustrating as they usually are for rookie characters. Not to mentioned mention her [[BirdsOfAFeather chemistry with Alex]].

** The interns of season 9 are becoming this, especially since [[ReplacementScrappy it seems like they will eventually be lead characters.]]
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** The Each one of the five new interns introduced in Season 9 was this for somebody, but now that only two remain, Stephanie is getting the brunt of season 9 the negative feedback (Jo is a little more of a BaseBreaker and does have her fans). The majority of viewers find the character flat and one-dimensional and are becoming this, especially since [[ReplacementScrappy it seems like they will eventually not happy that she's stealing the spotlight with her resident plotline, while Jo's only storyline continues to be lead characters.her relationship with Alex. [[DieForOurShip And then there are the Jackson/April shippers...]]
15th May '15 3:19:31 AM Risaga54
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In Season 10 Episode 16 Cristina is making an online dating profile for Owen and asks him to describe his perfect woman. What he says could mostly be a description of Cristina (and given both how much Owen loved her and how he left "wants kids" off the list probably intentionally is). Who else fits Owen's description almost perfectly (and seems to eventually want kids)? [[spoiler: Callie, his friend and in "if/Then" his wife and his later love interest Dr. Amelia Shepherd, who fits the description perfectly]]
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In Season mid-Season 10 Episode 16 Cristina is making an online dating profile for Owen and asks him to describe his perfect woman. What he says could mostly be a description of Cristina (and given both how much Owen loved her and how he left "wants kids" off the list probably intentionally is). Who else fits Owen's description almost perfectly (and seems to eventually want kids)? [[spoiler: Callie, his friend and in "if/Then" his wife and his later love interest Dr. Amelia Shepherd, who fits the description perfectly]]perfectly]] ** In Season 7 a gay couple has an accident when getting their papers for a civil union and one of the partners has a long speech about how he's fought for the right to get married but it isn't legal in Washington state. A few years later, Washington becomes one of the first states to allow marriage equality.
15th May '15 2:44:00 AM Risaga54
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** Many fans refuse to watch after [[spoiler: Cristina left at the end of Season 10]] but Season 11 is actually getting decent reviews.
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** Many fans refuse to watch after [[spoiler: Cristina left at the end of Season 10]] but and, more recently, [[spoiler: Derek dying near the end of Season 11 is actually getting decent reviews. 11]]
15th May '15 2:39:08 AM Risaga54
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** Many things that [[spoiler: Derek says, especially to Meredith, in retrospect of his death]], but a speech he makes saying "I want to grow old with you. I want us until we're 110 and gross and stinky I want all of that with you, takes the cake.
5th May '15 1:12:26 PM TwilightChronicles
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* GrowingTheBeard: Grows it (season 2), shaves it off (season 4), grows it again (season 6 finale, widely seen as revitalizing the show), shaves it off again (season 8 finale/season 9 premier, [[spoiler: in which Lexie and Mark are killed off]]), and appears to be growing it yet again (season 11).
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* GrowingTheBeard: Grows it (season 2), shaves it off (season 4), grows it again (season 6 finale, widely seen as revitalizing the show), shaves it off again (season 8 finale/season 9 premier, [[spoiler: in which Lexie and Mark are killed off]]), and appears starts to be growing grow it yet again ''yet again'' (season 11).11) and then shaves it off dry ([[spoiler: the death of Derek Shepherd]]).

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* GrowingTheBeard: Grows ** The show has never been shy about showcasing Meredith's angst (or, less charitably {{Wagnst}}) about a wide variety of personal dramas, so it (season 2), shaves it off (season 4), grows it again (season 6 finale, widely seen as revitalizing felt especially strange that her reaction to something that everybody could agree was worthy of a deep reaction ([[spoiler: the show), shaves death of her husband]]) was almost totally glossed over, especially given that the episode following it off again (season 8 finale/season 9 premier, [[spoiler: in which Lexie and Mark are killed off]]), and appears to be growing it yet again (season 11). was ''two hours long'' but barely featured her.
1st May '15 4:08:21 AM NonoRobot
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Extra "to" removed. On a side note, it is interesting to see how mileage do vary. I couldn't care less about Derek's death (and, frankly, I think this show needs some new blood, Meredith and Derek lost their appeal a long time ago).
* BrokenBase: [[spoiler: The death of Derek Shepherd]] has absolutely ''splintered'' the base. Almost nobody is ''happy'' about it, given how loved the character was, but some are willing to make the concession that it was the only way to [[spoiler: write out Patrick Dempsey, who was going to to leave the show anyway, without demonizing the character and having him abandon his wife and children for good.]] Others wish a better solution could've been found, and see the move as a cheap ratings stunt, and not even a necessary one given given that the season hasn't exactly been struggling to pull high numbers.
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* BrokenBase: [[spoiler: The death of Derek Shepherd]] has absolutely ''splintered'' the base. Almost nobody is ''happy'' about it, given how loved the character was, but some are willing to make the concession that it was the only way to [[spoiler: write [[spoiler:write out Patrick Dempsey, who was going to to leave the show anyway, without demonizing the character and having him abandon his wife and children for good.]] Others wish a better solution could've been found, and see the move as a cheap ratings stunt, and not even a necessary one given given that the season hasn't exactly been struggling to pull high numbers. And, finally, you have those who feel indifferent about it, having lost interest in the character a long time ago.
1st May '15 3:50:41 AM NonoRobot
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** Amelia Sheperd. Between her tragic backstory when she was little, the horrific events of Series/PrivatePractice, and in season 11 [[spoiler:the death of Derek]], her life has been nothing but tragedies. As she sarcastically puts it: -->'''Amelia''': Thank you universe!
30th Apr '15 6:42:58 PM Risaga54
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* WinBackTheCrowd: After a really mediocre year (or, as a lot of fans would tell you, mediocre ''three'' years), the Season 6 finale breathed new life into the show and it entered a second golden age. And, after the highly divisive ninth and tenth seasons, the eleventh seems to be making a bid to rescue the show again, with some truly quality writing and an overall less bleak tone.
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* WinBackTheCrowd: After a really mediocre year (or, as a lot of fans would tell you, mediocre ''three'' years), the Season 6 finale breathed new life into the show and it entered a second golden age. And, after the highly divisive ninth and tenth seasons, the eleventh seems seemed to be making a bid to rescue the show again, with some truly quality writing and an overall less bleak tone.tone until [[spoiler: the death of Derek at the end destroying many fans faith in the series]].
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