Talk About a Love / Hate Relationship

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Below is the perspective of Meredith... Goldstein, that is. She's a Boston Globe columnist, and we thought you'd like to see what she has to say about her namesake and the Grey's Anatomy protagonist:


Talk About a Love / Hate Relationship
I hate Meredith.

I have my reasons.

She whines incessantly and puts y's on the end of words that don't need them (after all, she's "dark and twisty").

She can't be alone, she only talks about her love life, and an entire hospital staff orbits around her.

She got her job because of her mom.

During the 15 seconds she was single, she met a perfect veterinarian who cooks.

She used a sick dog to perpetuate adultery.

She slept with a million guys and never freaked out to her roommates about whether she got an STD.

I hate her because McDreamy is a stupid nickname.

I hate Meredith for the same reason someone posted this note on a blog last winter at 2:20 a.m.: "I think Meredith's character needs to gain about 20 pounds and stop crying." And for the reason someone posted this one on a blog just a few months ago after last season's finale: "Meredith looks like some skeleton someone found on an archeological dig and did a voodoo spell on to bring her back to life. Someone get her a Twinkie, a pizza and a Luna Bar and fast."

At least Ally McBeal sang sometimes.

I hate Meredith because sometimes she has a lisp and sometimes she doesn't.

I hate her even more because the lisp is cute.

When Meredith is doing her job, which involves cutting people open and exposing their organs, I'm pretty sure she's thinking about boys. She breathes loud to be dramatic. She probably doesn't even have asthma!

She thinks she's unique -- everybody's parents get sick and divorced.

I hate Meredith because she wants what she can't have.

Because she's probably going to get her way.

Because if she doesn't get her way, I will feel incomplete.

And because tonight, against my better judgment, I will tune in and root for her just like everybody else.

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I like Meredith, but the show needs to move along re her relationship with McDreamy. Either make it stick or move on, don't be like Jag and keep hanging on for 7 years, we got bored and left.


Listen I know not everybody is perfect okay. By the way McDreamy is a fabulous nick. Everybody has problems okay. Yeah ok nobody's perfect. But what did you expect? Its a tv show ok. What did you want? Some perfect little twit? Thats not interesting to see.


i love meredith's character. she has so many things in her life that most of us can relate to. i mean seriously. how many of you have had a thing in your life when you had to pick between two people? i mean it might not of been this BIG of a pick but i bet you've had at least one time when you've had this problem. i think it's good that meredith is taking her time picking between derek and finn. i don't think she needs to go running to derek right when he decides that he wants her. she needs to keep him hanging so that when she does pick him .. he'll be more greatful and he'll want her more than he ever did before. it's amazing how a television show can get you this freakishly obsessed. i love it!


Only the idiots bashing the actors and the characters without a reason.


I love Meredith. I love the way she supports her friends. I love the way she shares her home with her roommates. I love the way she cares about her patients. But, I can't understand why she hesitated at all about her choice between Finn and Derek. That was annoying. I hope she comes to her senses soon. For two seasons she has loved Derek. Now he professes his love for her and she has to think about it? Seriously??


I think the writer is just like every other Mer fan. One mintue you love her then the next you hate her. Right now, I dislike her and moved on to Addison.(For now at least)!


If there's still room on the high horse - I get that this article is supposed to be all cute like "10 things I hate about you" - but it sorely misses its mark.


i think what this chick is trying to say she hates meredith because she likes her so much. she wishes she got MOST everything she wanted and her friends orbited around her problems and not theirs .. is that what you're trying to say? cause it sounds like it ..


OK it's time for me to get on my high horse. First of all Cristina came up with McDreamy and you didn't even mention that. And I don't care who you are if you had a life like Meredith has had you wouldn't even be half as sane as she is. She has her moments and about 3/4 of it's someone else turning her world upside down. Their all friends and they orbit around each other. How can you say your rooting for her if all your going to do is bash her.


Hateful, irresponsible bit of so-called journalism. That an editor did not step in an put an end to this rant is beyond me. To dislike a character on television is one thing, but to make such spiteful comments about the actress who plays said character is distasteful. The actress, her family/friends/well-wishers as well as detractors will read this - think of the embarassment. And no, being a celebrity does not make her fair game to your cheap insults - very clever hiding behind "quotation marks". Shame on you, Ms. Goldstein.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)