Black and White or Grey

During Christmas vacation, I generally watch a season of some television series.  While my children are fighting over new toys, breaking new toys, losing new toys, I enter a make believe world where problems are solved in 42 minutes or an occasional two part episode.  It is a great experience for one week.  If I take some Nyquil, I can have a very nice haze to go along with my delusion.

This vacation, I became addicted to Grey’s Anatomy.  It started off all innocent watching the first season on Hulu while I did laundry.  But then I wanted to remember how everything came together.  I would have memories of certain parts and couldn’t remember how they all went together.  It almost makes you want to go to medical school to find a hospital with perfect looking doctors you can work with and feel insecure about.  But I don’t like blood and guts and science and math so it limits the fields of medicine I can go into.  I can’t even watch my own kids throw-up.  I can’t actually think of any part of medicine I can go into.  Maybe Herbal Medicine.

Some people may have difficulty believing that a place could be as incestuous as Grace Hospital but after living in a small town, and going to a small educational program, I don’t disbelieve it could happen.  You put men and women in a small setting with tons of pressure and all of a sudden couples start to spring up that you never thought would spring up.  You start hanging out with people and not others and you are surprised at graduation that certain people are actually graduating with you and are not in a different year.  It has less to do with an in-group or an out-group, and more to do with being in a pressure cooker and only seeing what is in front of you.

One thing they have got wrong, though, is that occasionally you do open up your group for selfish reasons.  You sit in class and look around and notice people who you think you could learn from or who could benefit your group for some reason and then you try to recruit this person to make you better.  Pressure cookers cause selfishness and it is fun to watch a show that helps you remember this.

Except that I never looked or acted perfectly while in law school like medical interns obviously do.  I wore sweats a lot, but not skin-tight sweats.  Instead of dancing while drunk, I danced while watching Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.  I didn’t have perfect hair, but I did try to make my hair like Sarah Jessica Parker’s in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.  It did not help me get a guy.  It helped take the edge off of Tort law, though.

And I relate to Meredith.  Not because I have anything in common with her AT ALL, except that the adjectives for her are “Dark and Twisted.”  I think those words describe me.  I have dark red hair and I am the world’s best Twister player.

Any series additions out there or am I all alone on Hulu?

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9 responses to “Black and White or Grey

  1. Kadie Briggs

    It is true…. The 4 girls my dad married off, they all married Lima guys. Now for a high school whose average population is 35, that says a lot. None of us were related either….
    So I love Greys, I DVR it. But I was hooked on the Australian series McLeod’s Daughters. I would watch it on Netflix watch it now and totally lose myself. I was lucky my kids survived during my addiction.

    • How did you get hooked on an Australian series? How did you even hear about it? Maybe I should stay away from Netflix…

  2. My most recent addiction is Bollywood movies. Netflix is really evil making so many movies available from all over the world at the touch of a button. My brother-in-law introduced me to Bollywood movies and now I stay up late watching them on Netflix. Mind you, it is a real commitment as Indians don’t believe in 2 hour movies. They are an average of 3 and it is filled with song and dance (my favorite part.) I am sometimes inclined to get up and dance to the groovy rhythms, and then am reminded that I am waaayyy bigger than I used to be and it doesn’t look good on me! 🙂 I just realized it’s not a series addiction… but there you have it.

    • watch them while making dinner and then you can shake it while you bake it. I need to copyright that phrase…

  3. Our Netflix suggestion north of the border sucks. Just sayin.

  4. I also love Grey’s, but I really miss the dynamics of the earlier seasons.

    My mother loves McLeod’s Daughters. I think a cable channel reran some episodes for a while, that got her hooked, and then she had to use Netflix and wait for them to come out on DVD to finish (I believe some box sets were a Christmas gift a few years ago).

    I sort of miss that NyQuil/TV haze… Haven’t had in years.. Darn kids.

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