Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy is a medical drama television show that follows the lives of surgical interns and residents in a fictional Seattle hospital. The show has ruined my social life over its last 11 seasons, and I don't know that there are many other prime examples of science and popular culture right now than Grey's Anatomy. The creator, Shonda Rhimes, has been quoted as saying the idea for the show came from her time spent volunteering in local hospitals as a high school student. I think this is an interesting fact to discuss for this class because it shows how much our exposure to science as young people, no matter how seemingly small or trivial, can influence our futures. As demonstrated through the creative genius of Shonda Rhimes, science is even capable of producing a career in a completely opposite work field to biology or chemistry (among the thousands of other science-related fields). Grey's Anatomy itself, even though it is a fictional TV show and not necessarily "academically scientific," has introduced a generation to medical science over its airtime and perhaps even influenced a few people to become surgeons.

If you no longer wish to partake in human interaction or accomplish any of your daily responsibilities, you can begin watching the first episode on Netflix.

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2 years ago

This brings up a good point about how television can impact a persons career choices. I read somewhere (though for the life of me I can't remember where) that said there are a very large number of students pursuing degrees in forensic science which could be attributed to the popularity of shows such as CSI, NCIS, and Bones