Is Meredith Really Dead?
February 16, 2007 2:06 PM
So I contemplated posting about some cool new service today. Or writing about an edgy, alternative Web site with niche videos. And I’ll get back to that shortly.
But for now, for today, I am going for mass appeal. I’m playing the average Jane consumer in the middle of February sweeps who wakes up, hoping it was all a bad dream last night in the final 30 seconds of “Grey’s Anatomy.” And that Jane gets online and she doesn’t go to Small Little Upstart Web Site for Early Adopters. No, she goes to Google or Yahoo or YouTube and says, “Give me something, anything on whether Meredith dies for real or not!”
So I start with YouTube and enter “Grey’s Anatomy.” I get the Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” video. Not what I want. I enter the episode title, “Drowning on Dry Land.” That brings me to promo clips.
Sheesh. Who has time to post these things? Cause they’re not coming from ABC.
Then I watch some clips for next Thursday’s episode. Why won’t they just tell if she’s dead or not?
Oh, wait. Now, I remember. So I’ll actually tune in. Sneaky strategy.
Fine. I try my search on Google, which now just delivers me back to YouTube clips due to the integration of Google’s search tools with YouTube’s video library.
So I watch the final minute of last night’s episode again.
And, Grey’s fans around the world, let’s be honest here. The storyline is way cheesy, but how unbelievably cool was Denny’s reappearance and his priceless response to Meredith: “Damn right you are?” That made tuning in worthwhile.