But after so many years, it is worth asking why rapt viewers keep coming back to the show.
Despite the horrible things that consistently happen to our heroine, Meredith Grey, the show offers up a level of continuity that’s hard to ignore.
We’ve watched Meredith go from being an intern, to a resident, to Director of the Residency program at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, which itself has had three different names across the series.
We’ve seen her fall in love, become a mum, and lose her beloved Derek, but after all that viewers keep returning for more of Meredith and the ever-changing cast of characters. At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than familiarity, especially in an increasingly anxious world.
And because there’s so much of the series to consume, fans don’t even have to go in order.
There’s an argument to be had for visiting the scenes that continue to live in our head, rent-free, years on from their conception.
Take Meredith and Derek’s post-it note wedding from season five, or even her famous “pick me, choose me, love me,” speech to him in season two (even though it took him longer than we would have liked to pick her).
Or, if you find their up-and-down romance isn’t entirely to your taste, there’s also great moments of friendship in the show – Meredith and Cristina’s dance parties, or the season eight episode where they got drunk while playing baseball at work, all make for great TV.
You can re-live your favourite Grey’s Anatomy moments, or start it all again from the very beginning, on Disney+.