For Our Consideration: The best love stories on TV are between two women

The best love story on Grey’s Anatomy—a TV series that is for the, most part, built on love stories—was not between romantic partners. It was between two best friends: Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) and Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). Their love for each other is encapsulated in three little words: ”You’re my person.” At first, that phrase refers to Meredith’s seemingly benign status as Cristina’s emergency medical contact. The honor, as it were, seems so sterile. But for an endearingly cold, solitary person like Cristina, there’s nothing more binding than an emergency-contact designation. It’s official, it’s real: There’s documented, scientific proof that Meredith and Cristina are now best friends.

When Meredith and Cristina needed someone, they ran to each other (often literally), and their respective romantic partners came to terms with that. Cristina and Meredith’s friendship is one of the …

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