Quote of the Week

"Our daugher sucks at driving, thats the problem so butt out."
-Christina, Parenthood

Friday, May 18

Seriously Shonda?

I really really disliked the Grey’s finale and not JUST because we lost a beloved character. Point in case: One of my favorite finales of Grey’s is the one where George dies. Don’t get me wrong I LOVED George and did not want him to die. However the episode was GREAT! We ALL knew that TR Knight was leaving the show so they had to get creative to throw us off and they did just that. The whole episode was emotional and EVERY character was involved in either the Izzie or George story lines. It was perfect. Not to mention George didn’t leave any love interests or triangles behind. I literally was applauding Shonda at how well it was done. Now let’s talk about “The Flight” and what went wrong:

1. They Killed Lexie – Of course this was my number one problem given that Mark and Lexie were my favorite couple and honestly the only couple I really cared about anymore. From the beginning I have gotten too attached to all the wrong couples first I LOVED Cristina and Burke, then I ADORED Alex and Izzie and we all know what happened in both those cases. However I still have hope for both of those couples in my mind because none of them are DEAD! Don’t get me wrong I liked MerDer in the beginning and really routed for them but something happen I think right after Addison left and I just stopped caring. Great they are together, I am ready to move on. I would have MUCH rather Meredith been the one to say Goodbye last night or GASP even Derek. I don’t care about their story lines anymore!

2. They Killed Lexie off WAY to early in the episode- Maybe Shonda wanted to get it out of the way or thought it would be more shocking to take Lexie out in the first 15 mins of the episode but I disagree STRONGLY!!! After Lexie died I literally left the episode. I DID NOT care to watch Meredith find Derek, fix his arm, didn’t care about Arizona and the pilot, and ALMOST didn’t care about Mark but part of me wrestled with maybe I want him to die too because I know I don’t want to route for him to be with someone else.

3. TOO Many Stories- There was way too much going on in this episode. When there is something as HUGE and tragic as a plane crash I really want to spend the majority of time if not the entire time on that story arch. I wanted to see the people at Seattle worried about their friends, trying to find them, etc. I definitely didn’t care to watch all these story lines I don’t care about ESPECIALLY after knowing Lexie just died:

• Bailey and what’s his face getting engaged or whatever (see it is of such little importance to me that I don’t even remember his name)

• Altman leaving – just don’t really care

• The residents leaving/dinner- I care a little about what happens to the residents (really only Alex which we all know is staying he just signed a 2 year contract) but please don’t make me suffer through or expect me to care about these story lines as I sit thinking about Lexie lying dead with Mark tightly gripping her hand.

4. Seattle Grace is Clueless – I briefly mentioned it above but I hate how no one at the hospital ever found out! Every time they showed people at the hospital I was just yelling “SERIOUSLY they aren’t going to find out” and stopped listening or caring about anything they were saying.

Ultimately I left the episode ANGRY, ANNOYED and honestly not wanting to watch the show anymore. Anyone who knows me knows that is a big deal. I do not give up on shows that I have been watching for a significant amount of time. I watched/will watch all the following to the very end even though they had some rough times: One Tree Hill, Desperate Housewives, Prison Break, BH 90210, Gossip Girl, Brothers & Sisters , I could go on and on…. I don’t want to stop watching it but I am just very frustrated. At this point the only thing that would really make me a little satisfied would be if Burke or Izzie came back, that is just wishful thinking on my part. Shonda I know you have a lot of shows your juggling now (I LOVE SCANDAL) but please don’t make the show that gave you your big break suffer.

What did you think of the finale? Were you as disappointed as I was?


Sarah Beth said...

I keep reading posts like this on other websites:

"completely agree. Here are my big complaints:
-Lexi deserved a better death scene. It was rushed and happened way too early in the episode. Everything after just sucked.-Did the pilot not have time to send out a mayday call? How did the other airport not notice the plane did not arrive and immediately send out search and rescue? Did the plane not have a transponder? -Do they really expect us to believe that 5 world class surgeons can not keep a fire going with 5 matches??? We know Derek camps from a previous season so he should have directed them on how to build one if for some stupid reason no one knew how. Also, why would Mer waste the last match trying to light the ground on fire??? They had no visible fire built, no wood gathered, nothing, they whole thing was just so unrealistic!!!-Not one of the Docs back at the hospital noticed that the team hadn't been heard from all day. I don't know about you guys but when someone I love travels they always call me once they land safely. Do they expect us to believe that Callie and Arizona don't talk or text each other all day???-Why would the administrator from the other hospital only leave messages for Owen about the team not showing up? Why would she not demand to speak to someone or try to figure out why they never showed up?-The scenes with Webber/Avery/Karev/Kepner were slow and obviously filler, just painful to sit through.

Anyways, I don't think I will be tuning in next season. This finale was just so bad and unbelievable!"

Glad I am not the only one who thinks the finale was bad!

michelle ellis said...

We stopped watching 3 seasons ago because the story lines kept getting worse and worse. Reading your post shows me that I haven't missed to much :) I think it might be time for this show to end.