Grey’s Anatomy

Let’s Just Say It: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Is Over

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The beauty of Grey’s Anatomy is in the way it becomes a surrogate for your own emotions — how you can watch it while in the midst of your own problems and cry not for yourself, but for these complex characters that Shonda Rhimes and co. throw into tragedy over and over again. At its most horrifyingly sad moments — George O’Malley dying in a bus crash, Mark Sloan and Lexi Grey dying in a plane crash, and now, Derek Shepherd dying in a car crash — the push and pull of the heartstrings can become overwhelming. It feels cruel even if, like many viewers, you’ve been watching Grey’s for more than a decade. This is why nearly 100,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking Rhimes to bring back Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), the beloved male lead on a show full of smart, complicated women.
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‘Grey’s Anatomy': What Happens When Fans’ Loyalty to a Character Conflicts With Their Loyalty to the Show

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Last Thursday, almost 10 million people tuned in to Grey’s Anatomy to watch a literally explosive episode that featured — spoiler — the death of a major character: Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), better known as McDreamy. This isn’t the first time a prominent character has exited the long-running medical drama — in fact, ten big names have left over time — but it’s the one that’s producing the most visceral backlash from the series’ obsessive fandom, showcasing TV viewers’ intense loyalty to their favorite characters.
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You Guys, We Just Weren’t Smart Enough to “Get” Alessandra Stanley’s Shonda Rhimes Piece!

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“When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away with Being an Angry Black Woman.” I must have read that sentence five times, unable to believe that multiple editors would OK it as a lede in The New York Fucking Times. But what followed wasn’t much better: unsupported judgments and inaccuracies about one of America’s most powerful television voices, particularly when it comes to portrayals of racial diversity in the workplace.
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10 Career-Changing Music Moments in the Last 10 Years of TV

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In the early 2000s, TV went through a transformation to become a medium capable of artistic achievement on par with film. The power of television has not always been harnessed when it comes to music, but the change in TV coincided with its emergence as a platform as powerful as radio in breaking new artists to the masses. Today the game continues, with music supervisors being courted by labels as much, if not more, than tastemaking rock writers. The power of TV is such that it can both break new artists and reinvent old hits like “Baby Blue” and “Don’t Stop Believin’” for new generations. And so, we’ve put together a list of ten music moments on TV in the last ten years that were not only memorable, but that actually altered an artist’s …Read More

Notable TV Character Deaths in 2013

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If there’s one thing we can count on in America, it’s that people will band together in order to save a cartoon dog from vanishing from the boob tube forever. Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy did the unthinkable during its November 24 episode. The Griffin family’s snarky dog, Brian, was hit by a car, killed, and unceremoniously replaced by a new pup named Vinnie. Since the tragic episode aired, over 115,000 people (and counting) have signed a petition to bring the beloved character back. This year was a particularly distressing year for television audiences as many of their favorite characters bade us adieu forever — including several long-running series favorites. Tip your hats for these notable TV characters who are no longer with us. (And hey, consider this a mass spoiler alert.)
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