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Grey's Anatomy Fans Petition for Show Changes

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Have you heard about the online petition that's been sent to ABC and Shonda Rhimes?

Disgruntled fans are demanding "something to be done to fix the mess [the show] has become." They've apparently become disheartened by "dark and depressing" story lines - and the 400 people who have signed the document (at the time of this posting) are meticulous in describing their problems with the show.

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"The most affected would have to be Derek," the petition reads. "In season 1, we were introduced to the perfect man. He was that guy that everyone wanted to find, everyone wanted to be with. Now he's a shell of that man. The fans are wondering how someone who would always show up, someone who called Meredith the love of his life, who understood her and wanted a lifetime with her became the man he was on our screens January 10, 2008."

(Many on the staff of Grey's Anatomy Insider would point out how difficult it's become to date the self-involved, wishy washy Meredith and wonder what, exactly, Derek did wrong on the aforementioned date, considering his previous warnings and Meredith's reaction to his house plans).

The petition writers, profoundly, ask: "WHO is McDreamy? A question none of us should be asking four seasons into a show."

In short, petitioners explain the reason for their protest as follows:

"We want to know that we're valued, that our feelings and opinions do matter to the people who run the show. We would like to stop feeling alienated and start to feel like they are actually writing for us."

Do you agree with these complaints? Do you think Derek has become lost as a character, or has he simply been forced to adapt to the ever-wavering Meredith? As always, discuss it all now in our

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i do not like the show anymore what happened to George I did not know he was getting killed off. all new people the show is not what it used to be the friends and how they got along, everyone is going other places . Do not watch any more .
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What is with the red headed doctor, could you at least get someone who is good looking!!!!

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I'msuchadawdler

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Please thank the Entire team

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I wish the show stayed the same. It's brilliant and entertaining. The writers gave the audience all the information it needs. There is a clear answer who McDreamy is. I wish so the producers helped to some viewers to understand the hidden symbolism. The show is multilayered and complex, it doesn't give away the easy answers. It required thinking.
Maybe this site will help. No registration, the site is open:
http://greysymbolism.20.forume... The only petition I will sign in regards to this show is stop striking and continue the production. It was supposed to be happy resolution at the end of S4.
I cannot wait to see more.. (and I am a MerDer shipper)

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How many signatures needed before sending it to ABC / Shonda? Just wondering.

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i have a crush on Patrick Dempsey. and i watch the show mainly coz of him n da whole derek- meridith relationship was kinda nice i liked it n da show has become a bit boring since the change...

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All i know is ii wana see Derek n Meridth together

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does anyone knowe when next show will arrive :)?
but I haaate rose, and derek, as soon as they bake up then he goes imideelly to rose and askes her out on a date. Wat's that all about?

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i too am upset with where they are taking the show these days and i hope to see changes when the strike resolves. and five whole days without something posted on this site! this strike needs to end NOW.

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I LOVE this show and there isn't a thing i would change, so many people are so angry with Derek and to be honest I don't think he's done anything wrong, Okay maybe he shouldn't have kissed Rose but didn't him and Mer break-up, gotta say i'm on Derek's side here when you know who you love and you wait and wait and make all these plans and then that person isn't ready it hurts and I think it's only natural that when you meet someone who is ready you want to get to know them, because it's what you've been longing for, committment. But again LOVE the show, can't wait till the writers strike is finally resolved and everyone can get back to work.