This Friday, I’m off work. So I’m sat on the couch for some alone time, drink in hand and TV on. What am I watching? Greys Anatomy!
Did you just laugh out loud or seem surprised? I know. After all, the series premiered
So I’m super late. Almost 15 years since its first season.
I don’t watch much TV — for a lot of reasons. Sometimes I don’t actually know how to use my TV (fun fact: my two-year-old does and he’s somewhat led me to the right buttons). Sometimes I can’t find my glasses and so can’t really see the TV. Other times I’m so busy it seems like a waste of time to just sit for hours, and sometimes I don’t know what to watch. On a few occasions, I’m spoilt for choice and so end up watching nothing.
But one thing I’m deciding to do more these days is actually relax. And Tola’s idea of relaxing, is drink in hand and watching TV. Despite his rather busy schedule, he still finds time to watch loads of TV (I’m sure the flexibility in his schedule allows for that).
The only series we may have watched together ever is Breaking Bad. And now that there’s a sequel about Jesse Pinkman, he’s already on to that. But I couldn’t be bothered. He’s also currently watching season 2 of Riviera. We kind of watched season 1 together but I’ve totally forgotten everything that happened. And maybe that’s another reason it’s hard to keep up. So much happens between seasons that I’m constantly wondering “Who is this? What’s happening?”
I only recently finished Jane the Virgin, but it was so easy to keep track of. I’ve started some really popular ones in the past — Scandal, Suits, How To Get Away With Murder (HTGAWM), but I can’t think of many I’ve really followed through on. My most recent trials were Greenleaf and The Crown. I enjoyed them — but failed to go back when the new seasons began.
And no, I haven’t watched Game of Thrones. But neither has Tola. It seems way too late for us to catch up with the hype.
So why Grey’s Anatomy now? I’m not exactly sure. I hear it is one of those really good classic ones with die hard fans. Or perhaps it’s better seen in retrospect. Just the way I enjoyed Friends so much after Tola got the box set (which is a perfect gift for any fan!) and I could watch it all at a go!
Before getting the Friends box set, I’d seen bits and pieces of it. A close friend at Uni who was in medical school used to binge on it, so I’d often watch one or two episodes. I also recently read Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes. She’s the brain behind Scandal, HTGAWM and Grey’s Anatomy. The various and often heartfelt allusions to the latter makes it seem like I’d love it. And Sandra Oh, aka Cristina Yang seems
So yeah, I’m about to dive in.
Are you a Greys Anatomy fan? Did you watch it and would you recommend it? Please share your all-time favourite TV Series to binge on. I’d love to hear.