You can binge-watch the first 12 seasons of powerhouse producer Shonda Rhime’s soapy medical drama on Netflix. The show’s still going because fans love the drama and intrigue of life in a Seattle hospital. It’s one of the most popular shows on television even with an ever-changing cast. Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey has been around since the beginning, starting as a newbie intern and becoming more experienced as she goes along. You’ll find yourself addicted to the ups and downs of the romance and sizzle in this long-running pop culture icon. (These are the secrets hospitals won’t tell you—but all patients should know.)
Edie Falco is amazing as a no-nonsense nurse and mom who also happens to be a drug addict. She spends the first few seasons making sure no one finds out— colleagues or husband, but she can’t keep it up, so the tension rises. She’s surrounded by a quirky and likeable cast and you get caught rooting for a character who is deeply flawed. She keeps making mistakes despite her best intentions. Falco’s performance grounds this emotional drama that also has touches of humor. Here’s what nurses wish they could tell you.