If you watch Grey’s, and you have made it to season 14 then you know all too perfectly well that each episode thoroughly demonstrates the complexities of life through the use of patients and doctors. At the beginning and end of each episode, we are comforted with words of wisdom. However, if that does not wow you enough, it’s the single, important message we receive from each episode about ourselves, life, work, and others.
It is next to painful to see these episodes unfold over the timeline in which they fall, as we learn to know patients with all sorts of cases, and the doctors we learn to love who mature into the people they are suppose to be. Shonda seemingly connects these cases to the doctors who create the overall theme, and are in some way tied to those very patients. As a basic human being, I cannot move forward with life without thinking back to these episodes for many reasons. Grey’s Anatomy mirrors real life in an almost blunt way. We worry about the simple, ordinary, casual present. As human beings I believe we very little often think about tomorrow, the future. One of the reasons why I personally think this is true is because, we do not want to come to terms with that. The very thought that our lives started a minute ago and will eventually end is brutal. Grey’s Anatomy reminds us that life is temporary no matter if we ignore or accept it.
One of the very aspects I like about this show is that we see so many minor and major flaws in each of the characters. This aspect alone makes the show so relatable. Meredith and her past and her uncertain journey towards Alzheimers is frightening. Derek and Amelia Shepard, whom both lost their father. The secrets buried between Richard Webber and Ellis Grey created much confusion and havoc for not only them but others… and many other characters that exist in the world of Grey’s face some sort of conflict.
On that note, Grey’s Anatomy is going into its 14th season, and after 12 years of seeing the developments of plots and characters form, I believe that Grey’s Anatomy mirrors mortal struggles in reminding us that time always wins whether we like it or not. The moments we take for granted have meaning. We make mistakes along the way, and then later wish we had taken the time to make those better choices.