Every Thursday, around the same time, my Twitter and Facebook feeds start buzzing about the same television show.
“Is Grey’s new tonight?”
“Only one more hour until Grey’s!”
“OMG, can you believe what is happening on Grey’s?”
“Grey’s,” of course, refers to Grey’s Anatomy, a popular medical drama on ABC. Usually I love to watch what everyone else is watching, but for some reason, I just can’t get into this show. When I see all the excitement over Grey’s start on Thursday afternoons, I wish I could be a part of it, but for some reason, Grey’s just isn’t my thing. Why don’t I like one of the most popular shows on television? I’ve put some (too much?) thought into it, and this is what I’ve come up with:
ER has ruined me for all other medical dramas. Um, hello? Anthony Edwards? Noah Wylie? George Cloony? Sorry, McDreamy, you ain’t got nothin’ on these guys. And let’s not forget ladies like Maura Tierny and Juliana Margulies. Call me old school, but for me no medical drama can compare to ER. When Dr. Greene died, my heart broke and I vowed never to fall in love with another television doctor ever again.
Katherine Heigl. Or as I like to call her, the poor man’s Charlize Theron. I just don’t like her. She’s not a bad actress, but something about her just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t like how she publicly dissed the movie Knocked Up, which helped make her famous (and featured my movie-husband Paul Rudd). And she came off like a pouting child when she removed herself from Emmy consideration in 2009. I can’t seem to separate her from the character she plays, which makes watching Grey’s Anatomy less than enjoyable for me.
I am already paranoid enough. I really shouldn’t be allowed to watch television dramas at all. Law and Order: SVU has me convinced that every man at the grocery store wants to abduct me and torture me in a basement somewhere. Once, I watched a House marathon, and by the end I was sure I had lupus. Watching these types of shows on a weekly basis isn’t good for my sanity. Next thing you know, my caffeine headaches will become inoperable brain tumors, and my poor husband already has enough to deal with.
What do you think? Am I missing out? Should I give Grey’s Anatomy another chance? Are there any television shows you just can’t get into, no matter how popular they are?
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Crystal Paschal is our regular Entertainment Contributor bringing you all the juicy celeb gossip and TV/movie info that you love. When she’s not watching TV (most often of cartoon nature because of her kids), she writes on her blog at MomForLess.com.