Favorite shows

 

 

In a previous post I stated why I watch specific shows over and over. Well for this journal entry…I thought I would list my top three tv shows.

Grey’s Anatomy.

Yes I am a TGIThursday girl. This sow really pulls at your heart strings (RIP McDreamy, Denny, George, Mark and Lexi…probably some I’m missing) This is one of these shows I can watch over and over and still cry…. My family is actually kind of annoyed with how many times I watch it. It is also part of my routine. It comes on at 3 pm most Monday-Friday afternoons on Lifetime. I put it on in the living room signifying that the kids need to go to the playroom and play because I am about to start dinner. It stays on til about 6 some days 8… When it ends at 6 it lets me know that it is time for the baths… I know I could just look at a clock which I do…don’t get me wrong. It’s just nice to have something on in the background that I know.

Gilmore Girls

I completely adore this show….even though I didn’t start watching it until 2015…years after it had gone off the air.. Thank goodness for Netflix. I have this thing where I don’t watch/listen to something because other people are. However, this show was worth it and I do wish I would’ve watched when everyone else was (When this show was running I was busy watching One Tree Hill instead) I love how fast they talk. The speed of their conversations makes some people go HUH? Like my mom. she has said ‘how do you keep up’ and I am just sitting here like…because I talk/think at the speed at which they are conversing. Its like they’re me. 🙂

Scrubs

I’m not even entirely sure why I like this show. It comes on Monday thru Friday at 7 AM and either stays on til 9 or 10 Am. I put it on so that my daughter will take her morning nap.. She doesn’t get too caught up with TV if its not a cartoon. So she just lays down and naps. I haven’t gotten her to nape in her room without her sister…one step at a time. So she naps on the couch and I can keep an eye on her while I do one of my many things I try to get done in that hour.

Scrubs is a good show tho. Its light hearted but does cover some serious issues. It’s been said to be one of the most accurate portrayals of what a real hospital is like. Its funny and well just an overall decent show.

The runner ups for top 3 because well I can never just settle are:

House M.D

Burn Notice

Royal Pains

Psych

One Tree Hill

Once Upon a Time.

 

So what would be on your top 3?

Mindful and mindless

Having a mental illness like anxiety can be tiresome. If you’re anything like me, your mind is on overdrive 24/7. Which can lead to some sleepless nights, my bags under my eyes are starting to get their own bags and extend up the side of my nose creeping towards to the top of my eyes. It’s sad really. I honestly need some sleep. Maybe just one day, all day. I once slept 13 hours. I was 15. My mom was really worried. But I was just tired.

So, for your health’s sake, it is important that you find mindful and mindless activities. This means to do things that lessen your anxiety.

I can’t remember where I read that coloring is a great activity to reduce anxiety and stress, but it does. I mean if you can focus on it long enough. Or if you’re like me, you try to color but have 2 kids who love to be glued to you. So much so that you have to wait til nap time or any other time they’re otherwise distracted to do anything on the computer.

There are a number of things that you could do before an attack that could prevent one. Grounding exercise, meditation, anything. I read once that laying on your back with your feet up on the wall is great for many things. You can do leg exercises without squats, relieve stress, relieve migraines and I found it to be great at calming the body down. It looks weird but if it works it works. You should give it a try and let me know what you think.

Another great anti anxiety activity idea came from the show Grey’s Anatomy. Have you seen it? Well Christina and Meredith do this thing called dance it out. It allows you to just let loose, dance however you want and just burn off that additional energy/adrenaline that anxiety attacks always bring our bodies. Also, music has always been thought of as a therapeutic technique. (or at least it has in my book)

Grey’s Anatomy: Danger Zone

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This is episode 5 of season 14 and it is finally here. We had to wait 2 weeks after Amelia’s brain surgery to see how Megan was kidnapped. As a serious Grey’s fan, that was torture. I mean I watch reruns on Lifetime everyday at 4pm EST. So going two weeks without seeing the Grey Sloan gang is awful.

So tonight is a flashback episode. I think every show has done one. That’s not a bad thing. It allows viewers to see what happened before the characters graced our screens. I actually look forward to flashback episodes because they answer a lot of questions I might have about why the character is the way they are or what happened to them. Therefore, I have waited for TGIT since the last episode.

 

We begin with Owen discussing breaks and cycles. All while in a war zone. The banter between Teddy and Megan show that they are very close. That is until Megan disappeared.

Amelia pulls Owen out of his flashback as Megan is packing up to leave. Already? That doesn’t seem right. She just got in the picture and now she’s going to be in LA. That seems odd. Riggs is there too? So he’s just done with the show? He showed up in a whirlwind causing all kinds of trouble just to leave. I understand that he decided on Megan, but that’s still a little abrupt.

We see Rigg’s first proposal to Megan. Which is interesting because it was a necklace. I wonder if we get to see what happened to the necklace during this episode. So Megan didn’t get the Stat position that she wanted. But it didn’t seem like it was that important, or emotional. We’ve seen just how much Shonda can pull at our heart strings even with the little things.

Back in the present day, Owen jumps in the car with Megan to go with her to LA. A roadtrip. I wonder if he even bothered to tell Amelia.  I mean they honestly do not have the best communication. Like at all. They make rash decisions without discussing it with each other. Like when Amelia decided she just wanted to live with Stephanie. That’s not a marriage.

Sibling road trip….. I forsee arguments… or at least thats how they would be in my family.

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Megan’s son is heartbreaking. You can tell that he had experienced some real trauma.

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So we see why Megan and Riggs were arguing. He cheated, the girl left her necklace and then tried to play it off as an engagement necklace. You sir, are an ass. Like serious ass. I am not sure why she forgave you.

At least we are seeing how compassionate Megan is as a doctor.  The Megan, Owen sibling bonding is cute. Until Megan throws all the arguments in Owen’s face. Which is something siblings honestly does. Riggs ignored Megan’s son. You could guess something bad was going to happen. It was just destined. Megan told Riggs he needed his fan. He is a surgeon. How could he not multitask talking on the phone and helping the boy fix his fan. When Riggs showed up, I didn’t like him. Then I started to. Now, I am starting to not like him again. I hope that Megan’s son is okay. If not, Riggs deserves something bad, real bad. I am very disappointed in Riggs.

Also, I have been trolling twitter-verse under the hashtags #TGIT and #GreysAnatomy. A lot of fans our not too thrilled with this episode. I believe one said that they are waiting for the OMG moment.

Finally, Amelia calls. I was wondering if he even told his wife. What do you have there. He didn’t even tell her he was leaving town. They really need to work on their communication. I wonder if they thought about counseling.

Is Riggs really trying to rationalize the reasons the shooter did what he did so that he can justify his mistakes. Are you serious? Dude, you cheated. In the War Zone. You cheated. There’s no justifying that. Ever. Even if you’re not in television world.

So Owen did keep her from promoting. That’s not a very supportive brother. I understand he says he did it because she could have died. But you have to give your siblings a chance. Maybe if she went to that training she wouldn’t have been kidnapped.

I agree with Farouk there are so many choices. I am actually an easy person to please. I literally eat almost the same thing at every fast food joint.

Way to go Teddy. Tell Riggs off. Stand up for her. Tear into him. He deserves it.  You shouldn’t cave Teddy. You need to make him feel bad. I would. I wouldn’t say hey people mess up. No. He just said that he cheated because him and Megan were fighting. That is in no way a valid excuse. At all.

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Is Megan really trying to kick Owen out of the car on the side of the highway….Miles away from his home. That’s not cool.

Wait…..what??!??

Here I am thinking Riggs is the most vile person that has been a staff member of Grey Sloan and it comes out that Megan cheated first?

That poor woman. The chest tube is coming out. That is painful to get in the first time let alone another time. Megan wants to ride back with her patient. Which of course is against protocol. But Megan tells Owen that Nathan cheated and that’s why.

That poor woman isn’t so poor anymore. She’s the shooter. She’s the reason why Megan got kidnapped. Seriously? That’s not cool. We have 8 minutes left and we are just now seeing how Megan got kidnapped. That’s not cool. I usually love flashback episodes but this one hasn’t lived up to what I am use to from Grey’s. My heart strings were not pulled even in the slightest. They should have been. Megan was kidnapped for 10 years. Tortured. It must have been the worst thing for her to deal with, yet the episode didn’t make me feel anything except a little anger towards Riggs.

I don’t know how I feel about Megan and Riggs just yet. Maybe it is a couple that I got to get use to. That is, if they stay on the show. However, Owen and Amelia need to get their marriage together. Honestly. Owen needs a happy relationship at least once. Amelia deserves a happy life. She lost her dad. Her fiance. Her brother. She had a grapefruit size tumor. She has gone thru enough. And now…. they’re divorcing. Making Owen’s second divorce. Not cool. Maybe now he’ll try to go after Teddy. You know the thing he tried to do before finding out about Amelia’s tumor.

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This episode was advertised as finding out what happened. However, we don’t see how exactly Megan was kidnapped. We seen her in the helicopter with the other shooter, the woman, but that’s it. Nothing else. What happened in that helicopter.

 

A message at the end of the episode shows Owen talking to the fans about Veteran’s homelessness. We get to Kevin McKidd’s real accent. Which I could listen to all day everyday. Just saying. How you doin’ Kevin. 🙂

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Grey’s Anatomy: Ain’t that a kick in the head October 12, 2017

Amelia shaving her hair is a sad moment.  I cannot help but thinking about Once upon a time when Amelia’s doctor. Hades is going to perform surgery on Amelia.

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I love how Amelia has the entire surgical team do the superwoman pose with her. The whole beginning of this episode makes you want to cry.

Oh no, not new interns. Fabulous, the first intern interviewee is talking to himself. I am glad that Webber and Bailey passed on him.  I love that April is in the chapel praying that she doesn’t have to unplug Amelia.

Is it safe for Hades to be singing while performing surgery??? Thank goodness Amelia woke up. Oh no, shes talking inside her head. I’m getting big Derek flashbacks. How do they expect her to talk if she has a tube down her throat?? They cannot let another Shepherd die. However, love how Meredith is really there for her sister.

The second interviewee for the intern job provided a little too much information. I almost forgot that Harper Avery passed on the last episode.  Catherine Avery is back again. Jackson and Catherine get back from the funeral of Harper Avery.

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I still cannot believe the glances that Avery and Pierce pass between each other. They are technically step siblings. (I heard that they’re going to talk about the step sibling thing. Just waiting to see when.) Meredith has to ask Jackson if it’s okay to take his name off of Megan Hunt’s surgery so that she could be considered for a Harper Avery award.

Deluca is working with Amelia. Performing the routine that Amelia requires after brain surgery so that they recover faster. Hades doesn’t like that, at all. However, Deluca stands his ground and get Amelia to the chair.

Meredith and Megan talk about Riggs. It’s funny how Meredith is stuck in another triangle.

I love how Amelia is so adamant on not taking any drugs considering she’s a recovering addict. Webber completely understands. But if it could help her recover, shouldn’t she take them? I understand that she could slip back into old habits. However, if she has a good support team couldn’t they give her something like tylenol?

Post Op day 2. They’re all talking about Amelia and what the tumor has caused like leaving her life in LA. Amelia started talking. Yay! Except it’s in French. Interesting.

Grey Sloan doesn’t need to have an Instagram ‘star’. Sorry lady. Not in this hospital. Aww Ben is sleeping in the hospital.

“You can’t help him if you’re dead” -Meredith Grey. Which is very true. Megan desperately wants to get back to her son but she has an infection. With transplants the risk of rejection is quite high.

I do enjoy the friendship between April and Arizona. I also feel bad that April moved out of Jackson’s house because the way they were living was painful to her.

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“Would you keep it down”. Amelia finally speaks English. Thank goodness. Thank you Shonda for not killing Amelia. Oh no… She forgot that Derek died. This is going to bring up an all new kind of hurt. Really Shonda. I just thanked you for allowing her to live but you make her forget about Derek’s death. You are a cruel cruel woman.

“You will be a surgeon again.” And I think the fans have rejoiced.  Is Riggs really trying to get Megan’s son for a fake clinical trial? Smart! I think that this grand gesture is so sweet.

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These intern interviews are something else. If you cannot touch your eyeball with your finger how are you going to touch all of the ooey gooey stuff inside the human body.

This is going to be awkward. Catherine, Webber, Jackson and Maggie having dinner together. The small talk is painful to watch. Do not put wine in Maggies mouth, bad things could happen. A quarter of a billion dollars….. wow!!! Jaw meet floor. How do you not want a quarter of a billion dollars???

Uhm Maggie….he already bought a hospital…. And please, you’re talking too much. This is the problem with drinking too much wine.

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“Do you know who the President is?” “I wish I didn’t”  Amelia is BACK!

Oh no. Wilson can’t be apart of the paper being submitted for the Harper Avery award. I am not looking forward to her psycho husband. And the fact that its the nice guy from Glee.

Here’s the hint of Ben leaving the show for the spin off show. That’s gonna be interesting.

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Meredith trying to help Riggs get the kid to Megan is amazing.  Sometimes you forget how bad ass Meredith is. I cannot believe Riggs pulled it off.

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“I don’t want you to ruin my work” Way to go Meredith and Riggs. Ya’ll made a mom happy. Owen finally gets to meet his nephew. This is such a heartwarming scene.

Was Meredith looking up like looking up to Derek? Why Shonda? Why do you have to keep mentioning Derek? That’s just torture.

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Thank you Catherine for bringing up the fact that they’re step siblings. Finally! Someone said it.  I like jealous Richard.

Its cute but sad that Amelia is trying to let Owen go. Owen is such a good guy. Even though he did kiss Teddy.  Which is bringing Christina memories up from when he cheated on her.

I love any episode that has Harriet. Sofia’s coming home. Yay! Now if we could only get a Torres appearance.

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Amelia’s going home. Maybe there’s hope for them yet. And now we seriously have to wait 2 weeks before Grey’s is back. That is so unfair