Shonda Rhimes female TV icon

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 18th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Shonda Rhimes is an amazing, writer, and producer. She has produced many great TV dramas including Grey's Anatomy and "How to Get Away With Murder."


There are many women actresses, but there are not many women writer/producers. Then we have to shorten that pool down to black female writer/producers. When we do that, the first name and maybe only name that will come to mind is Shonda Rhimes.

Montrealers adore her show “Grey’s Anatomy”. Many Montrealers are glued to the TV each Thursday night on Montreal CTV to watch this program and then switch over the American station for “Practice.” She has also done, “Inside the Box”, “Seattle Grace On Call”, “Seattle Grace : Message of Hope”, “Off the Map”, Gilded Lilys”, “Scandal”, and “How to get away with murder”,

Before Grey Anatomy

Before her big break with Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda was already a writer, but as the executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” Shonda not only had to write, she also oversees ever as aspect of the production from hiring and firing to scene location and wardrobe.

Hospital dramas have been well received on television since the 1960s but Shonda had a twist to the regular programming. She had a cast of interns, rookie doctors so to speak, and she brought out their fumbles, fears, successes, hopes, joys, relationships both on the job and off, and their sex lives. This show was different, dramatic, comical at times, and sassy.

Recent Productions

Shonda’s success was partly due to the fact that she was considering medical school herself before taken on the massive role as writer and executive producer at “Grey’s Anatomy”?

Perhaps Montrealers enjoy ‘Grey’s Anatomy” so much, because Shonda based the character of Meredith on herself? Shonda will have the last word on everything and once a writer wrote that Meredith would drink beer and Shonda ruled it out because she doesn’t drink beer so neither would Meredith.

Besides Meredith, Shonda Rhimes brings parts of her personality to all the actors in the show. This is what makes a good writer great. This is what writers in Montreal have always been told.

In terms of writing, there is a negative connotation in the writing industry about women’s work and the things women like to read. The writing of women is categorized as a “Chick Lit”, meaning that this type of literature is often considered beneath the reading requirements of men. Shonda celebrates women’s literature and is proud that her baby “Grey’s Anatomy’ is a chick show because it is a show women like herself love to watch.

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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