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Friday, August 14, 2015

Grey's Anatomy News And A Premiere Date

Executive at ABC Hints to E! Online That Patrick Dempsey Wanted Out of His Role As "Derek Shepherd."

Paul Lee at ABC spoke to E! Online recently saying it was "a difficult decision" to kill off the character of Derek Shepherd. Lee also commented about the relevance of Grey's Anatomy in Season 11, and how proud and happy he is about this. Mr Lee commented on the way Grey's Anatomy is back in the national conversation, which I think is his way of saying that Grey's Anatomy is a topic of water-cooler conversation.

The ratings certainly have been nothing to sneer about, they have been great for a show in it's 11th Season. And with Season 12 having not long premiered, the ratings are doing a lot better than I had predicted. 

Anyway; back to Mr Lee at ABC. I have to agree with him about how Grey's Anatomy affected fans in Season 11. I found the writing to be absolutely fantastic. My only criticism was the episode penned by the creator of the show herself, Shonda Rhimes: it was disgraceful, and totally disrespected Patrick Dempsey, his character; Derek Shepherd and the other actors on the show. 

Where was the proper goodbye? It was non-existant. Derek dies by a truck, how cliche' and dies with a bunch of strangers. Anyway, I have had my whinge about this on another post, so I will shut up now, however the farewell of one of the most popular and much loved favourite characters should have been done differently. Whatever the circumstance surrounding his departure, he deserved better and it would not surprise me if he never speaks to Shonda Rhimes again.

Paul Lee also hinted that it was Dempsey's choice to leave Grey's Anatomy, telling E! that the star had "lots of interests" other than the show, and his passion to race cars and build that career.

Really? Mr Lee; are you sure? While it makes no difference to me whether Dempsey stays or goes, I think the fans deserve the truth and the truth is that Dempsey has wanted to leave for a while now. However, he just went through a divorce earlier this year, why would he give up around $300,000 per episode when he is contracted to the end of Season 12. Why would ABC let their star actor go until his contract ended. Does not add up people?

We are not stupid. It is expensive to race cars and a divorce when you have three kids is expensive too. Perhaps Dempsey is a billionaire from all his car racing and acting jobs, but I don't think this is true. Dempsey, to my knowledge has never won a race. He has placed a few times in race where the prize money is not that big, so racing has to be an expense, not an income. He is yet to become a Formula One star who wins races all the time like Mark Webber and other professional race car drivers.
Racing was always a hobby for Dempsey, that he wanted to take in a professional direction, but unfortunately unless you are very good and sponsors come after you, you will spend many millions of dollars to race your cars.

Sorry Mr Lee, I apologise in advance, but my bullshit detector is off the charts. This simply cannot be true. Dempsey would never look a gift horse in the mouth. What is he doing now? I have heard of no acting offers or any TV show offers. Perhaps I am wrong and not searching the right sites. 

In any case he is gone, I don't believe the rubbish being told to the fans and I knew it was coming anyway. I heard a rumor he was on the way out and sure enough the next episode I live streamed, he died. I loved the actor, but was never a fan of Derek Shepherd, especially after he kissed that girl in Washington. Shonda really pissed me off with that piece of ugly writing.

It was always clear that when Derek Shepherd's time was up on Grey's Anatomy, he would be killed off. No one would believe him leaving Meredith permanently. It was like Mark Sloan. He would have never left Sofia, whether Lexie lived or not.  I was not upset as a fan of McDreamy, but I was very upset at the way it happened, the writing of the episode, the choices made by the writer and the bullshit and lies that followed.

This stupid policy to keep all events secret is stupid. If Grey's get publicity, it is better for the show. If the news is too negative fine, but give us a few spoilers now and then, this show would get more viewers if Shonda would loosen up a bit. 

Speaking of lies, well there have been many on the Grey's set and a fair amount of drama and cover ups, beginning with the Washington fiasco. I am literally over the lies, and would love to know what the truth is. Perhaps when Grey's Anatomy ends, someone will write a tell all book.

Is A Love Interest For Meredith On The Cards For Season 12?

With the death of McDreamy is it possible a romance will happen between Alex and Meredith? I have heard whispers that it might be on the cards and I have even heard that some fans would support a romance between these two. I cannot believe any fan in their right mind would support Alex and Meredith as a couple.

God, I hope not! Please Shonda Rhimes. No. Meredith and any love interest makes me vomit in my mouth a little and the thought of her and Alex makes me want to heave. This is not because I am a heart-broken shipper, but because if the writers pair Meredith up with another man, it disrespects the relationship that grew for MerDer over the last 11 years.

Shonda has said no, but we all know she lies too. She hates giving the fans any kind of Spoilers and forbids the cast from talking about what's coming up. I always believed this to be a mistake.

Premiere Date Announced

Grey's Anatomy will return on the 24th September 2015. This is a little over a month away, it is actually amazing how fast the time has gone. Three months has literally flown by.

It will be interesting to get a look at the first lot of ratings for the new season, as I will be very intrigued at how Grey's Anatomy will do in the ratings, now that McDreamy has gone. Dempsey is a huge loss to this show, but I am hoping the fall out is not too bad and the real, die-hard fans like myself stick it out and are loyal to the show that has entertained many people for 11 years now.

ABC may well lose most of the MerDer Shippers, which often happens when a major character is killed off on a popular show, but I have to say that this is their loss and also why I refuse to ship any couple or character on any show. It is upsetting enough to lose a character that you like, and for some the show might be unwatchable without McDreamy.

Had you asked me in Season 8 if the show could survive without Derek Shepherd when we thought he might die in the plane crash, I would have had serious doubts about the shows future. I am actually feeling positive about the future of Grey's Anatomy. I think it will be on TV for more than one more season, if the ratings stay reasonably stable.

In fact, I think the departure of Cristina Yang hurt the show more than the death of McDreamy will. Mind you, this is just my opinion and might not be the case, as I have no idea how many fans are not planning to watch because their favourite couple are done.

So I am looking forward to the start of Season 12, I just hope it is as good as last season was.

Now it is your turn, tell me what you think about Dempsey leaving, McDreamy's death, and whether you feel Grey's is over after this season. Hit the comments with your thoughts.

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