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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 agree! also i'd like to say that speaking our mind (but not demanding spesific storylines) about grey's shouldn't be offensive to shonda, like we're telling her how to raise her baby like s/o suggested, 'cause raising a baby is a private matter but a tv series is being put out there to be judged, and it's left up to us to decide to watch it, make it succesfull, even keeping it from being cancelled!
hell, even the money, 4 which they strike, is made by our passion 4 the show, so i think we have a right to speak our mind

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i'm so pissed at derek right now that seeing mer with mark sounds to me like a good idea.
anyway, 4 those who keep saying that merder fans who signed the petition live in a fantasy world, and deny to be realistic and admit couples do break up and so on, i'd like to point out that merder where together and broke up (due to addison) then got back together and broke up again (at ep1.s4) then kind of together and broke up again in the last episode!
that's 3 times!!!
what is less realistic, a couple fighting but coping or a couple portrayed as soul mates but can't stay together more than a couple of months?

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may be Meredith and Mark.... one date?!!!! I think it will be great and interesting!

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and whatever happened to caption contest???

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me too!

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yeah i am wondering the same thing

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what is going on? why isnt any update on this site?

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im really sad those days,, grey's anatomy was my life!! im an addicted fan!! previously i used to live my days counting when the next episode will appear now it all changed its soo boring since season 4 started im not looking forward to any episode!! season three was the best all of then were the best!! please grey's anatomy creators do something!! save our lives, im getting healed from my all time addiction!! i dont want that, i want that jumpy feeling and butterflies and exhiliration back!! please =D with sincere care, thank you =D

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I think the story lines are all starting to just be repeats. I really like this show, but I think it needs some new stuff. Not just the same couples and same medical disasters over and over again. I for one am happy that mer and der are not gonna be together for a while. That way when they finally do wind up together, it'll be something happy and not depressing.

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ok seriously meredith and derek HAVE to get over this and finally be bright and shiny!!! i'd really like to see them happy together (and by that i mean not Mer happy, but not Der happy, or Der happy and not Mer happy). it's gone a little too far, i mean i know that the writers have to keep the show interesting and not simply make them a perfect couple, but i'm not asking for perfection, just MerDer together for real! i think that out of these four seasons the happiest they have been (continually) was in season one, before she knew about Addison. now addison is gone, and they have no reason to be broken-up!!! so this whole rose thing better be just the thing to kick Meredith in the butt and make her realize that Derek is HERS and no one else's! i'm really really anxious for this to come through so Meredith and Derek can be a real couple with real dates, real talks, real sleep-overs, and better yet a real home!!!!!