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Who’s the most annoying Grey’s Anatomy character: Maggie or Amelia?

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Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Honest, serious question: Is anyone still enjoying this show? I get the hate-watch, of course, or watching out of habit, but there are so many annoying characters now I just want to yell at the screen.
  • In the lead again this week: Maggie. My god, even if her mother just wanted a boob job, so the fuck what? But no, she has to obsess about it forever, and then when she finds out the truth, she turns on Jackson. “What’s wrong with you?” What’s wrong with you, you whiny, simpering, woman-child? It’s not Jackson’s fault you were so awful to your mother the last time she was in town for almost no reason. Your mother tells you that she’s sick, and you can’t even comfort her? You take off, just to worry her some more? Maggie may be my least favorite character in the entire history of Grey’s, which is really saying something.
  • Coming up right behind her: Amelia. She and Owen should just get back together or split up forever, but this back-and-forth is ridiculous. As is Amelia calling Owen a bully when he’s just trying to figure out what the state of his marriage is. And none of that is as egregious as Amelia throwing Cristina’s name in Owen’s face. The worst.
  • Similarly, Meredith and Riggs: Either get together, or don’t get together, but this has been drawn out for way too many weeks at this point. Whether or not you two adults actually want to date each other should not be that hard to figure out.
  • To no one’s surprise, DeLuca loves terrible Jo, which makes Stephanie lose it for some reason.
  • Nonagenarian Hal Holbrook and his cute wife June Squibb are there to tell us all that I guess true love can last for 60 years. All it takes is being nice to each other, a rule no one on this show can abide by. But we can only hope that Hal Holbrook finding his way home by himself is a foreshadow of Owen eventually doing the same thing.
  • No Alex (except for a brief appearance), April, Catherine, or Minnick this week. How’d they get so lucky?