I have a confession to make
I can't stand McDreamy.
Don't get me wrong. It's not as though I don't understand and appreciate his appeal. And I'll be the first to admit that Patrick Dempsey makes for some YUM. MEE. eye candy (although new love-triangle-competitor Chris O'Donnell is no slouch in the looks department either).
But make no mistake, his character is Pure, Grade-A, Unadulterated Jackass (TM).
Poor Meredith Grey. They say the appeal of the show stems from its relatability. Hence my dislike of McDreamy. Apparently the theory is that every woman has had a McDreamy in her life, and I'm sorry to say that I'm no exception. My McDreamy, too, had an attachment to someone else, but the chemistry was indescribably mind-blowing. And this blinded me to the fact that he was simply a confused loser, and a jackass. As indecisive and inconvenient as Derek Shepherd, my McDreamy always popped up at *precisely* the wrong moment. I would be doing fine, living my life happily and enjoying time with my friends, and suddenly he would call to apologize for being out of touch, and we should get dinner and catch up. And like an idiot, I let him pull it more times than I even have a right to be ashamed of. Men like him fuck with you just when you've finished reeling from the last painful encounter. Then, as soon as they've gotten you attached to them again, as soon as you're no longer unattainable, they go back to their pretty red-headed wives and girlfriends (most of whom turn out to be amazingly wonderful people whom you should have been friends with in the first place, rather than wasting your time with Dreamy McAsshole, and who don't deserve to be put through the kind of shit he also puts them through, not that this ever matters to an obsessively jealous mistress blinded by chemistry), and you and your friends are left to pick up the pieces, once again, and sit there and suffer while he goes along on his happy way, bouncing between his two women with nary a consequence.
Fortunately, I had an amazing smart woman in my life (my wonderful sister) who helped me see through his bullshit and cut off communication with him, forever. I can't describe how much of a happier person I am since doing that. So I hope that this season we'll see Meredith start to make some smart choices too.
Until then, I will sit here and loathe McDreamy for her.