Topic: mcdreamy

Why Patrick Dempsey Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Is a Good Thing

Why Patrick Dempsey Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' Is a Good Thing

Grey’s Anatomy used to be appointment TV for me – I couldn’t get enough of Meredith, Derek, Cristina, Bailey, Alex, and the rest of the gang. But as the storylines got increasingly absurd and over the top (Izzie is having ghost sex with her dead fiance? REALLY?), I watched less and less often. It has gotten to the point where I just catch clips on Hulu a couple of days after an episode airs or let a friend who watches this show give me a verbal update about the few remaining characters I like. But the news that Patrick Dempsey, aka Dr. McDreamy, is planning to leave after next season, is actually refreshing. Eight years of a series is impressive for any actor, and the show is in need of a major shakeup if it wants to remain on the air. More »