The Curious Case of Dr. Derek Shepherd

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I’ve always believed the British have done television better, not because British Broadcasting Corporation sounds better than American Broadcasting Company; although it does, but because television series tend to be six episodes with a possible Christmas special and then à tout à l’heure until next autumn. British viewers don’t seem to develop the same commitment to television characters as their US counterparts. American television shows are weekly with 25 episodes, now add ten years and we have viewers completely attached to characters, which leads me to Dr. Derek Shepherd. Obligatory spoiler do not continue if you haven’t viewed Grey’s Anatomy (Season 11 episode 21).

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