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.


"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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Viewers think they have the power to change the way a show is written - please God I hope not. How about some faith in the writers and where they are taking the characters? Characters need to grow and change and be human. If all the characters stayed the same there would be no reason to watch as it would be the same every week.


Oh yeah, it sounds like there is a chance the writers may be meeting next week since the directors came to a deal this week. That certainly sounds encouraging! Even Patrick mentioned when asked about the writers stike ( at the Car Auction today) that he heard they may be meeting next week! Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope its resolved asap! Lets also hope there is still time for a few more episodes for this season!


I just saw Patrick on the Speed Channel. Gosh, he looked great! He was at a Car Auction in Arizona and he auctioned off one of the cars he raced in last season. Included was one of his racing suits, a signed helmet, 3rd dvd set of GA and racing lessons from him. Wouldn't I have loved to have been the winner of that package. I think it sold for $200,000.00. His hair looked alittle longer than I had seen lately from pics around LA. In other words he was looking HOT! Naturally looking stylish with a grey sweater and scarf tied around his neck. He drove the car on stage and then came to the podium and greeted the crowd with his beautiful smile and told the crowd what was included with the car. After the winning bid he left the stage to shake hands and sign autographs. What a guy!


oliau- I don't think Mark and MER really have to go out on a date. (she really shouldn't lower herself to that and that is something that DER would not be able to forgive her for) I just think that they need to hook up so she can vent to him about DER. He isn't aware that they have ended AGAIN!
Then DER just needs to see her with him and MER just needs him on his date with Rose right after they end it. Won't there be some FIREWORKS!!!!
Once DER and MER strom off or kill each other.
That would leave Mark and Rose together to hook up!
Still think that DER needs to realize he will only be happy with MER and it is probably his turn to land in the hospital so that MER realizes life is short since she seems to not have learned that lesson herself from almost dying!
Maybe if DER almost dies that might be her wake-up call!


haha. =D maybe... losers! just kiddingg. :)


maybe it's the other way around! they are team rose and all this is just too much 4 them :-)


i know!!! we weren't serious about them going on strike because of meredith and derek... please come backkkk!!! i miss the site's wonderful updates!!


hopefully the website's staff will read this and update it! i missed the caption contest i was having fun playing!!


i agree carol and dierose. derekisformeredith ur right when is the sight going to be updated?


exactly, carol!!! an i was wondering the same thing, why hasnt this website been updated?? i wanna see who won the caption contest!


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)