It wouldn’t be wrong to dismiss the later seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, but the show is a smash hit. It manages to pile on the heavy-handed romantic drama and the squeamish medical cases without either one taking over. Grey’s is notable for its colorblind casting and its multifaceted characters. Outside of the radical medical cases, what’s most interesting about Grey’s Anatomy is the gender-role reversal, in comparison with most shows of the same ilk. Meredith and Cristina are career-driven and feel reluctance when it comes to marriage; their male partners propose and propose, or offer to put off work to take care of children. Grey‘s never punishes its characters for being careerists — it just presents that side of them as fact and moves on.