Wednesday, April 28, 2010

If You Like Cristina And Owen And Not Teddy...

Yang/Hunt peeps, it seems like Shonda Rhimes has gotten your message. We think. Here is brand new interview with Shonda Rhimes from TV Guide:

Despite being involved in a love triangle this season on Grey's Anatomy, fan favorites Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) have a bright future, executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells exclusively.

"There is absolutely hope for Cristina and Owen," she says. "They clearly love each other."

Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), who still harbors feelings for wartime pal Owen, has been standing in the way of that hope this season — and that has agitated fans. "It's been very interesting to watch everyone twittering," Rhimes says. "I'm really glad everyone cares that much. Seriously, I'm glad they have that strong of a reaction to what's going on."

"It's interesting that the assumption is that we're attempting to break up Cristina and Owen, or that Teddy is somehow going to be the instrument of that. I think that fans are used to stories being told a certain way, so I get it."

Just because there is hope, doesn't mean there isn't impending trouble for the couple, some of which Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will have to protect Cristina from.

"Meredith is a fairly fierce protector of Cristina and I love that," continues Rhimes. "In a lot of ways, she's the instrument of whatever happens next in the triangle. Cristina is her person and she's trying to take care of her the best she can."

So if Cristina and Owen have a happy future, why continue the drama?

"A lot of happy people on the show make for a lot of happy people and not much show," jokes Rhimes. "I don't really understand the real fervent desire for everybody to be in healthy relationships. Just because they're facing obstacles and we're waiting to see what's going to happen with them, that doesn't mean that they can't have a happy ending. But why does their happy ending have to happen right now?"

Are you happy to hear Teddy won't stand in Cristina and Owen's way?


Kabecka said...

Obviously Shonda still doesn't get, it's not about the fans wanting C/O to be always super happy, what we want is good stoylines. These actors and these characters are so underused... We were expecting great things for season 6, because season 5 was so good, and they had very difficult time during that season, so it's not happiness we want, it's good television, and not old typical triangle stupid plots... or storylines that don't really have an use or purpose, because really, if we look at what season 6 has been, what has it been about? I don't even know what to say, we haven't seen their relationship develop in any way, or them knowing each other better, or Cristina becoming a better doctor... or ANYTHING. Season 5, I can easily describe what it was about and how the characters developed, and what was the purpose and meaning of every scene... that's why it was so good, it was great witten and brilliantly played.
This season just seemed like an excuse to get new characters in, try to explain why other disappeared... and all for what? to kill the time, and so at the end the actress they spent so much time trying to give excuses to explain her character's ausence decides to leave and it will have a crappy explanation. Instead of wasting the time with those things, they could have spent it in the actors and characters who were already there and who are worthy.

Cassandra said...

I am a big Owen and Christina fan. I love seeing Christina so happy with a man that truely loves her for her. He has fought and loved her more than Burke ever did. I just want to see Christina and Owen being together. Plus, I am Kevin, I want to see Owen pop the question to Christina. Or maybe see Christina pop the question to Owen. Overall, I have see them grow as a couple and their connection still grows stronger. It would seem that nothing could break them up. At least I hope!

dawn said...

Shonda has ruined the magic of CO with the introduction of Teddy. She has been telling us all along that it is a different triangle and now she is saying that she thought it was interesting that we are assuming they are going to break up or assuming Teddy is the instrument to the break up. Seriously?????? That is being shown to us epi after epi since 6.10 and it hasn't ended as far as I can see. So she is backtracking what she said? She is unbelievable.
She refused to admit that they made a mistake with the triangle. Obviously she has forgotten that when they tried to sell us this triangle crap they hoped we will be oh so conflicted and how they gushed about this in their podcast/WB with all the heathcliff stuff, how they feel for Teddy and her pain. GAG. What about Cristina? What about Cristina? Who is feeling for her? Who understands her pain?
Now they are trying to save Teddy's who to me is irredeemable after all she has done. Let me count the ways. Continuously declaring her love for Owen despite knowing he is in a committed relationship, acting unprofessional towards Cristina then accused her for being unprofessional, telling Cris she wants her boyfriend in exchange for her staying, tattletale on Cristina, her atrocious bikini wax speech which is the worst line ever in the history of GA (IMO), unringing the bell (NOT) and staring staring staring, etc. Did I mention staring? I don't even want to start on this comin epi where she launches herself at Owen!
Thanks so much Shonda for ruining CO. PTSD seems like a joke this season because of the triangle. They could have continued telling the PTSD story since it is such a serious matter but they chose to go this triangle route. Not to mention now Teddy also has PTSD. What a joke.
So I agree with the above poster that she obviously doesn't understand the fans. She thinks she does but she doesn't. Why do all these interviews about SF at all since she doesn't give a d.amn about what fans think? It's too late especially for those fans who have given up epis ago when they begged for this triangle to end already. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

lilayanis said...

love cristina and owen together and I hate teddy

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