Love Letter: Shonda Rimes

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I guess this qualifies as both a love and “how could you do this to me again Shonda” letter.

Shonda Rimes is the mastermind behind Grey’s Anatomy and the new television show, Scandal. I’ve been obsessed with Grey’s since early high school and just this past weekend began binge watching Scandal. Since I picked up Grey’s all those years ago, I don’t think there has ever been an episode where I end with “oh how nice, everything is perfect at Seattle Grace Hospital.” No, no, no. It is far more likely I end the episode with “DAMN YOU SHONDA RIMES HOW COULD YOU???”

I don’t know how, but Shonda Rimes has come up with more ways to break up relationships, create horrific disasters and make me cry than I ever thought possible. But I keep coming back for more because it’s so good. The characters she’s created and the relationships between those characters are unparalleled. I love the love/hate dynamic that Olive Pope and Mr. Prez have in Scandal but I don’t think anything will ever top Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang. They have their own language with each other that half the time, doesn’t involve actual words or sounds for that matter. They just know each other so well that they don’t have to speak, they just have to be in each other’s presence. It’s quite beautiful actually.

Shonda Rimes, most of the time I want to curse your name for making me feel so many feelings and breaking my heart while watching television. But then I realize that you’re one of the few people who creates the type of television that makes me feel any type of strong feelings toward characters and that’s pretty amazing. So Shonda Rimes, I love you. Please never stop writing. And thank you for finally letting Meredith and Derek find a little happiness. I think it gives all of us hope.

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You’re My Person

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I tried to stop watching Grey’s Anatomy 2 years ago and somehow left all of the drama and emotions of Seattle Grace for 2 whole seasons. Then I saw a preview just the other day for the new episodes and said to myself, “I need Meredith Grey back in my life.”

So, I signed up for that evil thing called Netflix and haven’t been sleeping normal human hours because I’ve been watching an unhealthy 8+ hours of Grey’s every day. There are so many delicate relationships throughout the show that I dare you to watch an episode and not cry like a 12 year old who found out *NSYNC just broke up.

Grey and Yang have one of the best television relationships I’ve ever seen. Most of their communication comes from nonverbals and just understanding the other by accepting them for who they are. They use the phrase “you’re my person” as a catch all for “you have to love and accept me for who I am and I shouldn’t have to explain myself.” Everyone needs their “person.” If you don’t have one, try and find one. Because one day when you mess up really bad and come crying to them they won’t ask why or how or who, they’ll just sit next to you, give you an awkward hug and let you cry until you have no more tears.