Dear Grey’s Anatomy,
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just going to come right out with it. I don’t think this relationship is working for me anymore. I know these words are hard to hear, but we both know that things haven’t been good between us for a long time. We used to spend every Sunday night together. When you would go away for the summer, I waited for you, excitedly anticipating your return. I was there for you every week, but slowly over time, I would watch you the next day and then without even realizing it, I would wait a week or two before tuning in to see what was happening at Seattle Grace. We both got busy, that’s true, but after a while, catching up on your plotlines began to feel like a chore rather than something I really wanted to spend my time doing. I know for a fact, that’s not what either of us wants.
We’ve had some really wonderful times together. Do you remember when you killed George off, but didn’t reveal that he was actually the unidentified man in the hospital bed until the very end? I’ll never forget that. Realistically though, we both knew it couldn’t last forever. Sure, things were great at first. They always are when you have your choice of story lines and a fresh, young, attractive cast to work with, but inevitably, those things change. Good plots can’t last forever, no matter how creative you get. Brain cancer, secret alcoholism, bombs inside patients and a crazed gunman on the loose in the hospital were all great stories, but those types of narratives are impossible to maintain. Come on, starting off this season with a giant sinkhole in the middle of Seattle? If that’s all you’ve got left, maybe it’s time to finally call the time of death.
I was 24 when we met; still fresh out of college and figuring myself out. You were brand new to ABC and immediately everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure. We took a chance on each other. I’m a different person now. I’ve grown up a lot and refined my tastes. I’ve been spending more and more time with networks like AMC and FX. As much as it might hurt to hear this, they bring something into my life that you never did. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Killing, Damages, Justified and Terriers (R.I.P.) are just a few of the shows that I’ve been openly watching. They continue to surprise and astound me in ways that you never have. You were great in your own way, but at the end of the day, you just can’t compete. There are plenty of fish in the sea, and I’m sure someone new will make room on their DVR for you before you know it.
I’ve stood by you for 7 seasons, and I just can’t do it anymore. Honestly, do you really want to be with someone who has to be multitasking in order to watch you? I can’t fault you for wanting to hang in there, but you’re just going to have to find a way to do it without me. And please, for your sake and mine, don’t do anything needy like creating another spinoff in order to keep me close. It’s just sad.
Yours no longer,
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