From 'Grey's' to 'Scandal': The Best & Worst Shonda Rhimes Characters
Best: Cristina Yang ("Grey's Anatomy")
Signature Shonda Quirk: Inability to have feelings or consideration when it comes to her patients.
Why We Love Her: She's deeply flawed, but we appreciate the self-awareness that she has when her life goes to hell on a yearly basis because of the choices she makes. She's a great surgeon, and she's ultracompetitive when it comes to being the best cardiothoracic surgeon. She's fiercely devoted to work (even when she took time off because of her meltdown), and we can count on her to pull no punches when someone does something stupid. She also didn't change her whole life to have a baby to keep her husband happy. Unlike Bailey, she's tough and brutally honest when it counts.