Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy - Amanda Quella The Mystery behind the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Amanda Quella The Mystery behind the Success of Grey’s Anatomy The show, Grey’s Anatomy , has gained immense popularity with the American public over the past three years. The reason for this great success is very easy to explain, however. The needs of human beings are constantly being met through each episode. The artful use of drama, sex, and controversial issues in each episode keeps the viewers’ attention during every second of the show. Through meeting the emotional needs of all human beings, Grey’s Anatomy has conquered the hearts of American viewers and captivated their Thursday nights. The episode, “Where the Boys Are,” especially enhances these aspects through the use of stereotypes and controversial topics. “Where the Boys Are” begins as all episodes of Grey’s Anatomy do, with the introduction of a theme for the episode by the main character, Meredith Grey. This theme typically is related to surgery or general medicine. For this episode, the theme is the process of searching for disease in a patient, or the more general theme of finding and recognizing a person’s own problems. The two main characters, Derek Shepherd and Meredith Grey, are the root for the entire plot of this episode, as all episodes are. Derek Shepherd, nicknamed “McDreamy” by Grey and her friends, is the head neurosurgeon of Seattle Grace Hospital in Washington State. The combination of his pushed-back wavy dark hair, friendly eyes, and the slight stubble on his face come together to make him worthy of his nickname. He and the other male doctors at Seattle Grace are going on a camping trip to relieve some stress and to reflect on their lives. The other doctors that accompany him are Preston Burke, George O’Malley, Alex Karev, and the chief of medicine, Richard Webber. Another two men accompany him, the owner of a bar across the street from the hospital and his lover. These men are a jumble of different stereotypes of men. Burke and Shepherd are prepared, confident men that know exactly what they are doing and why. They
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 have all of the necessary tools and equipment for the trip and Shepherd has planned it. They give off the feeling of security, as if by being close to them, nothing can go wrong. O’Malley seems very honest and naive in his setting. He says that he does not need
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Haworth during the Spring '08 term at Marquette.

Page1 / 5

Grey's Anatomy - Amanda Quella The Mystery behind the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online