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As 2020 comes to an end, indulge in nostalgia and catch up on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

“Grey’s Anatomy,” an American television show, is continuing on for another season as 2020 comes to an end. First aired in 2005, “Grey’s Anatomy” is currently filming episodes for a 2021 season, and including next year’s episodes it will total 18 seasons. At some point in time, the show will end, but when this time will come is unknown. 

The creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Shonda Rhimes, has won two Golden Globe awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one AFI Award and more during the show’s runtime. Rhimes is also known for shows “Private Practice” and “Scandal.”

The show is set in Seattle Grace Memorial Hospital where the characters share both life and death experiences and those consequences on a daily basis. Together, the characters discover that medicine and relationships aren’t defined as black and white, but that life’s wonders are complicated, and at times, ironic. Nevertheless, they find a source of comfort in one another all the same. 

Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd and Dr. Meredith Grey, respectively, are the main characters of the show. Although the show closely follows the two leads, the show introduces a number of important secondary characters. Over time, Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Picken Jr. became the de facto stars of the show because of their consistent role in the show’s storyline throughout the 17 seasons. 

Many famous quotes have been born thanks to this show, and the character of Dr. Grey has a fair share of them. For example, “Pick me. Choose me. Love me.” Another, maybe less memorable, yet important quote is one that references Benjamin Franklin sharing a secret of success. According to Dr. Grey, the main barrier to success has to do with fear. The “fear of failure, fear of rejections, [and] sometimes the fear is just of making a decision.” All in all, the show is full of genuine remarks and characters, and is paired with excellent, ironic and poignant writing.

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