9 Times Meredith And Derek Were Relationship Goals

9 Times Meredith And Derek Were Relationship Goals

"You... you were like a breath of fresh air. It's like I was drowning and you saved me."

This might be a tiny bit biased, but Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd are the best couple of all time. Throughout every episode, I fall in love with both of them more and more. I have gone through "Grey's Anatomy" on Netflix — Season 1 through 11 — 13 times. There are 245 episodes from season 1 through 11. Multiply that by 13 and you have got a lot of "Grey's Anatomy." By doing the math, I have realized I have watched 3,185 episodes and they still cease to amaze me. Derek and Meredith are goals. Real life relationship goals. If you are not the Derek to my Meredith, get tf out. So here are nine times Derek and Meredith made you melt inside.

1. The way Derek looks at her: This makes me die every dang time. You can see how much he loves her just by looking into his eyes. He always has this smile that literally makes my heart feel like it is falling out of my butt. I'm sorry, but he kills me.

2. When he carried her out of the water after she drowned: What is more amazing than risking your own life to save the one you love? He jumped into the ice cold water, not even worried about what it could do to him, just so he could get her. *wipes tear*

3. When she told Gary Clark to shoot her instead of him: Again, this is love. We say it all the time "I would take a bullet for you." But would you really? Meredith would. She didn't even think twice about it. After Christina pulled her back into the room she still risked her life to go help him. Ah, sweet sweet love.

4. That time in the exam room during the Hospital Prom: This explains itself. No words to describe this scene.

5. Pick me, Choose me, Love me: This will always be one of my favorites. She stopped letting her pride get in the way, and just threw it all on the table. "OK, here it is. Your choice, it's simple. Her or me; and I'm sure she's really great. But, Derek, I love you. In a really, really big pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window.. unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me. Choose me. Love me."

6. What started it all: Literally a drunken hookup started this beautiful mess. I literally can't even. People, she didn't even remember his name the next morning. I am dying. "I don't have a story. I'm just a girl in a bar." "And I'm just a guy in a bar." *Tears*

7. The Proposal: I don't care who you are when that elevator door slid open you crapped your pants. There he was, standing there looking all McDreamy and sh*t. He had every patient chart and X-rays from every surgery/patient they had together. He loves her so much it hurts me. "When a crisis happens, you don't freeze. You move forward. You get the rest of us to move forward. Because you've seen worse. You've survived worse. I'm not going to get on a knee. I'm not going to ask a question. I love you Meredith Grey, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you."

8. Post-It Wedding: I never expected anything huge involving a wedding, but I also didn't think it would be this simple. But anything that Meredith and Derek do is 100 percent supported by me.

9. The Last Goodbye: During their final moments together, when the flashbacks started playing and the beginning notes of "Chasing Cars" started filling our ears, we were hit with the best memories of MerDer. Thinking about it makes the hairs on my arms stick up because it is just so dang beautiful. Even their goodbye was relationship goals.

No matter how many times I watch this show, Meredith and Derek will forever fill my heart with joy and eyes with tears

XOXO, MerDer

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.

It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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11 Amazing TV Shows That Are Ending in 2019

All good things must come to an end.


It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)


Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)


Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)


Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

Comedy Central

Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes



Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)


Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)


Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

11. Crashing (HBO)


Final Date: End of 2019

3 seasons//24 episodes

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