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Looking Back on Station 19

As the series comes to a close, now is the perfect time to start again from the beginning.
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After 6 years of filming, the action-packed, heart-wrenching spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy ends its final season this year.


Station 19 originated from Grey’s Anatomy character Ben Warren needing a change in his career and becoming a firefighter, giving viewers another view of the city of Seattle. The balance between action and character-building moments truly draws the attention of any viewer and keeps them coming back for more.


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Very early in the first season comes a conflict: two lieutenants fighting for a shot at captaincy, and viewers are forced to choose between the two. The whole plotline teaches us about the characters, showing their competitive nature, strengths, weaknesses, and the true friendships they have.


The outside of Station 19, based off of Seattle Fire Department Station 20. Image by Google LLC.

With the character development they include, there comes many painful scenes and episodes. The writers do a brilliant job of giving just enough information to make you think a character has a chance at death but manages to escape it. However, they do the same thing when they plan to kill someone off. It’s never expected that a character won’t survive the rest of the season, much less the end of the episode.


With all of the good aspects of Station 19, there’s only one complaint often found: it becomes too political. After a while, the writers begin touching on many issues, including racism, sexism, abortion rights, and other hot topics.


While these are all things that should be talked about in some capacity, the show becomes less about fighting fires (which is the main reason people choose to watch the show) and more about pushing beliefs out with the plot. It takes away from the enjoyment of the episodes after some time.


Station 19 is by far one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. If you choose to watch it, I’d recommend watching it alongside Grey’s Anatomy, even if you weren’t a fan of the show. It will give you much more context and information you don’t get without watching. Click here for the order to watch the two series in, and enjoy!


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    Mona PittmanMay 19, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    I loved that the writers incorporated real life into the show, it made it feel more real and authentic. I was able to connect to the characters in a deeper level. I am sad this show has come to an end it definitely is one of my favorites.