Saturday, October 1, 2011

To You, With Love From Your Television: Grey’s Anatomy

Like I've said before, if you're getting the majority of your relationship advice from Hollywood, you're pretty much doomed to fail. And um, Grey’s Anatomy is no exception. Seriously, how can brain surgeons have these kind of sex lives?? When do they have time to perform, I don’t know, actual surgery???!!

And still… I was struck by the most recent episode. If you haven’t seen the show, Drs. Grey and Shepherd have been having some problems (shocker).

But in a scene that’s sticking with me...

Meredith challenges Derek, “Well, then why are you with me?”
“Because of that!” he tells her, pointing at the post-it note on the wall over their bed. The one with their marriage vows on it. “Because I meant that. I promised I wouldn’t run. I promised I would love you.”
“Even when you hate me…”
“Even when I hate you!”

This just resonated with me so much. The truth is, anyone who is in a long-term relationship knows what it’s like to love someone even when you hate them. And if you haven’t felt that in your marriage yet, you will.

I have always said falling in love is a feeling but staying in love…that’s a choice.

So way to go, Grey’s Anatomy. For once, I totally forgive you for all the slow motion bedroom scenes, bomb threats, pregnancy scares, cancer episodes, and for killing off George O’Malley. Okay, maybe I’m still mad about that last one. I love you, though. Even when I hate you.

“To love each other,
even when we hate each other.
No running. Ever!
Take care when old,
senile, smelly. This is forever!”
Meredith Grey
Derek Shepherd

What about you? Have you seen any glimpse of real love or relationships on television?

love, elizabeth


Janet @ Made For This said...

On television? When the trapped miners in Virginia were brought to the surface alive.

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

Now I have to go watch it! It's on my DVR. And I know...I don't know how these people have so much time for sex. I certainly don't, although goodness knows I make an effort.

Mrs. Pancakes said...'s crazy how much of our advice we get from Hollywood! I havent seen Grey's since season 2...but the crazy thing is that they have been knocking the boots since season one so I'm not sure how they've graduated!

TiAnna Mae said...

Basketball Wives! JK!!!

Everyday Love said...

I LOVED that quote! I love the show, but hate how slutty everyone is. haha But seriously, that part was amazing and I admire him for that!

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

HAHA I love Grey's anatomy. I really want Meredeth to have an affair with Jackson? and I want Lexie to go into a coma and get kicked off the show. I also want Izzy to come back.. sighs. :)

Ocean Dreams said...

I totally agree. That was such a great scene!! TV rarely goes that direction and once anyone has problems they are out. I thought this was so realistic and refreshing because instead of ending their relationship, they are choosing to stay.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Who knew Grey's Anatomy could have a little bit of truth in it??

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