Ever since Netflix became mainstream, Grey's Anatomy has been a favorite to binge watch. I myself jumped on the bandwagon a little late for the show. However, since then I have been constantly watching and falling in love with the show.
All of the characters are constantly falling in and out of relationships, bringing the show new and old characters each season. The one constant of the show is Meredith and Derek. There is a constant dance of will they or won't they until they finally do.
Fans of the show can't get enough of the pair. They love the chemistry between the two and the cat and mouse games. True fans genuinely enjoy this, for someone who loves the show as a whole it gets a little tiresome.
Meredith and Derek as two separate characters are very complex and amazing. Put together they are just destructive for one another. They are constantly doing things to hurt one another and it's not what a relationship should be portrayed as.
Many times you see Derek try to be controlling over Meredith such as when he tried to get her roommates to move out once he moved in, and he never even consulted her on it. It seems that just because he's her boss he can use this power over her to get what he wants. He even keeps her out of certain surgeries because he is mad at her.
Meredith, on the other hand, becomes petty at certain points. She holds grudges about her past and you can often see her taking it out on Derek. She refuses to talk to him and sometimes acts like a child throughout the relationship.
Put together the two make a train wreck of a relationship. They constantly hurt each other and fight about menial things that turn into bigger things. After a few episodes of fighting they somehow makeup and everything is fine for a little while until another fight comes along.
While this is all fine for a fictional world, there are now impressionable children watching this show who think it's ok for a relationship to be based on hurt and sometimes malice. While couples d fight with one another it is never with the intent it hurt the other person. It becomes very tiresome after awhile.
True fans of the show believe Meredith and Derek belong together. As an outsider who is currently making their way through the show, I couldn't disagree more. I think Derek and Addison might be a better pair than him and Meredith.
This should not be a relationship that people idolize. Yes, there are moments where they show they care about each other, but this is not love. Meredith and Derek may be the worst couple that has graced TV.