I like your hairs. - Helena
Hilarious……and so sweet.
Ah man, this face!
Whenever I am having a bad day, I will just look at this GIF, it gets me every time.
HAHAHA OF COURSE IT’S A SONG ABOUT SUGAR.
This is the funniest, warmest, most adorable scene between these two. Sestra’s Forever!
Some of the BEST words ever spoken on this show. And that is saying a lot.
"Awards are stupid, which is why I fully intend to decline this nonsense and recommend it go to Leslie because she works really hard and I don’t. However, she cares way too much about crap like this, which is why I can’t pass up this opportunity to tease her about it." -Ron Swanson (2.17)
I am not going to lie, I cried when they announced Amy’s name. It is about freaking time that her work, and by extension the show, was recognized. Leslie Knope is one of the most endearing, warm, and hard-working characters on TV and would obviously be nothing without Poehler’s heart.
I remember being in college and seeing Angelina Jolie for the first time. I was home in between classes and watching TV and happened upon Gia. I remember sitting at the foot of my bed in disbelief at her performance. Her openness, vulnerability and fearlessness were refreshing, unique and captivating. I have been a fan of hers ever since. I imagine the qualities that I saw on display on my TV screen that day are not just present in her on-screen work but off-screen as well.
I didn’t watch Grey’s Anatomy when it premiered in 2005, somehow it passed me by. When I moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2006 I brought Season 1 with me knowing that I would need something to occupy my time. It was a new city 3,000 miles from home and I didn’t know many people, I knew I would need the company. I instantly feel in love with the show.
Shonda Rhimes did then what I now know she does best. She created a language that was unique to the characters and the space they inhabited. While I watched Private Practice (because I am loyal) it never really did it for me and I believe that it is because it never accomplished the above. Even though Grey’s is a hospital ensemble, not that unique to TV, it felt really fresh in its approach. She created a vocabulary and she used that vocabulary to tell really great stories. In addition, Rhimes seems to kneel at the altar of the cliffhanger which is also pretty rad.
I got the sense that Rhimes was going for 10 probably around Season 6 or 7. It just seemed like the show had the legs to do it; a milestone many shows can’t even comprehend. I have never given up on Grey’s, I still really enjoy it. And I think Shonda Rhimes and the fine men and women of Seattle, who she hasn’t killed off, deserve my loyalty.
So, for my TV moment of the week, I present a clip from Episode 5 of Season 10. Meredith was never my favorite, I kind of found her annoying, but as the series moved along I have grown to really care for her. Her growth feels so authentic to me. I always loved Christina because of her confidence and her unwavering focus but mostly for her ugly cry (ugly criers need to stick together). This dialogue about motherhood and career and choices is relevant but it also really showcases the decade we have all spent together.
I have always felt (and said to anybody who would listen and Facebook) that the greatest love story of Grey’s was that of Meredith and Christina and after 10 years I am glad I am still right.
Season 10. Episode 5.