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Greys Anatomy New series 18
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FiftyShadesofMeredith · 10/11/2021 22:22

Came on to see what everyone thought of the first episode tonight but can’t find a thread. Where are my people?

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FiftyShadesofMeredith · 11/11/2021 16:04

Tumbleweed

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SickAndTiredAgain · 11/11/2021 16:06

I haven’t watched it yet. But I’m a big fan so will catch up soon and then I’m sure I’ll have many thoughts! I’m hoping for better than last series, and I do like the look of the few spoilers I’ve seen.

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Sirzy · 11/11/2021 16:06

I was disappointed. More impressed with the new season of station 19 so far but hoping it improves

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Boredsillyathome · 11/11/2021 16:11

I just wrote on the old Greys thread, I had to Google the bloke Meredith met in the hotel he's from Season 14, definitely don't remember him, I wasn't that impressed with the 1st episode thought it would be a bit more exciting

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SickAndTiredAgain · 11/11/2021 16:13

@Boredsillyathome

I just wrote on the old Greys thread, I had to Google the bloke Meredith met in the hotel he's from Season 14, definitely don't remember him, I wasn't that impressed with the 1st episode thought it would be a bit more exciting

Is that the kidney donor patient/doctor? I think I saw that spoiler and I do remember him. He was a visiting transplant dr who collapsed because he’d recently received a kidney donation. He was nice. Bit dull.
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NadiaVulvokov · 12/11/2021 12:39

I was very disappointed. It’s just a very syrupy soapy, “isn’t Meredith amazing, oh she’s the best ever” love fest now.

It’s been like that for a few seasons now. Last season had it’s issues but I thought they were pretty brave in tackling Covid so head on given the climate in the US at the time. It seemed relevant again although the Aries was really flawed in other ways.

I read that Shonda Rhimes has said that the series will continue as long as Ellen Pompeo wants to play Meredith. So I wonder if that influences the story lines a bit- writers make sure everything is ultra positive so the show keeps rolling on.

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SickAndTiredAgain · 12/11/2021 13:22

@NadiaVulvokov I’m sort of hoping this series is the last one. I’ve watched it for 17 years so I will almost certainly stick with it -to the bitter end- but it is starting to feel like it’s on its last legs.

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FiftyShadesofMeredith · 12/11/2021 13:40

The early ones were so good, it’s such a shame. I just rewatched the last series and whilst there were some good bits mostly it was just depressing.

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NadiaVulvokov · 12/11/2021 14:10

@SickAndTiredAgain I know, I think I’ll maybe just leave this season til I have a cold or something and watch in one go when I need something really undemanding. Or wait until it does finish for good and then watch for the sake of completeness.

The first seasons really showed how messy people can be; even if they look like they are succeeding. It’s so one dimensional now.

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Fadingout · 13/11/2021 10:06

Dedicated Greys fan here! I’m still watching but very very bored of it. The stupid storylines, all a bit smarmy and soap opera like. I don’t find any of the characters great. I miss old Greys. I’ve watched the old series’ repeatedly but am very bored of the direction Greys are taking.

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Fadingout · 13/11/2021 10:19

First episode…awful.

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sunshinelover69 · 13/11/2021 10:24

Where is it on?

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NadiaVulvokov · 13/11/2021 13:39

@sunshinelover69 Sky

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Panicmode1 · 13/11/2021 16:04

I gave up on Greys in the middle of the last season. I was a diehard fan but found myself increasingly disengaged during episodes so stopped watching and removed my series link. I got fed up with missing stuff tht was on Station 19 so Greys seemed increasingly disjointed - and I found I just didn't care any more :-( . Sad that this series hasn't improved, but glad my decision seems to have been the right one!

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Fadingout · 13/11/2021 16:20

@Panicmode1 I actually fast forwarded through some of it. There’s just no sense of drama anymore. I want to give it up but want to see it end if that makes sense. The whole thing is dreadful now and if it was the first series, I doubt I’d carry on watching.

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Panicmode1 · 13/11/2021 16:24

@Fadingout My daughter has just started watching from the beginning and I'm loving her excitement at discovering them - but also wishing she doesn't get too sucked in because I know the disappointment that's coming down the line Wink.

It's sad - I definitely think it's had its day.

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Pbbananabagel · 13/11/2021 16:26

I never watched it before mat leave and have now seen all but season 18 - desperate to know what happens to poor Owen!
I don’t have sky sadly so will have to wait for it to be available for free on streaming

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OddBoots · 13/11/2021 20:26

I've just watched the whole of Private Practice (again) and finished in time for Greys. I agree that Meredith is really annoying, I watch in spite of her not because of her and sometimes fast forward her bits.

I am part way thought this first ep of S18 and gasped when then mentioned tethered spinal cord, I have one and it's not something most people know about so it's good to see it featured.

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Titanium2013 · 13/11/2021 21:03

I’ve been with Greys since the start and I must say I’m losing the will!! Ellen Pompeo seems bored with her character. There was a lot of eyebrow raising and silences rather than acting! There was zero chemistry with that guy at the hotel. And what’s happening with Jo? That wig she wore was ridiculous. It just doesn’t fit that she wouldnt cope, especially as she was given Avery’s penthouse so not on the breadline struggling! I think the main issue i have is that the interns are just annoying. I just can’t connect with them like I did with Izzie, George, Alex etc. Amelia is super annoying, Link needs to grow a pair and who cares about Station 19? Not me, so stop with the crossovers. Think I may give it a few more episodes before I give up on it.

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burnoutbabe · 14/11/2021 08:37

Happy it's back on in uk though I did struggle to finish last season of greys, left episodes for a while on sky+. Just quite draining at times.

I am rewatching private practice on Disney, up to season 3 now so no Amelia yet.

As I don't watch station 19 I didn't realise there was any cross over this week. So that was good!

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SheilaFentiman · 14/11/2021 09:37

Not much crossover this week - one of the patients was injured in the Station 19 premiere and brought to Grey Sloan, but I don’t think they refer to it as a formal crossover if the main cast don’t appear in both.

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Faircastle · 14/11/2021 15:13

I've just started watching S18 E01: Here comes the sun.

The last episode of S17 confused me with all the skipping forwards, and now I'm even more confused. The hospital had full-on measures to mitigate against the spread of Covid and now it has none at all, not even face masks. Is the pandemic suddenly over in Seattle?

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ImperialQueenofMoo · 14/11/2021 15:59

At the start of the episode they state it's set in a post pandemic world. There are references to COVID but that's it.

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Whatwouldscullydo · 14/11/2021 16:06

I thought it sucked.

When she said she'd been seeing someone but his kid had a hard time I wondered who she was talking about. Delucca died ajd the kids liked him and she was in a coma fir weeks so who?

I've need waiting for something to happen with hayes after the point they made where Christina said she sent him.

Its very obvious the lack of character development they've had with the interns as u didn't even.miss them.

I dont know why Jo was in it she deserves a better part than what she got.

The only believeale part would have been keredith sleeping with the dr and she didn't. If u don't want him meredith I will. He's not half bad.

There was no story line at all. Just awful

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Faircastle · 14/11/2021 16:09

@ImperialQueenofMoo

At the start of the episode they state it's set in a post pandemic world. There are references to COVID but that's it.

Thank you @ImperialQueenofMoo
You can tell how closely I was paying attention. Grin
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