After almost twenty seasons, the calibre of a series is naturally going to diminish to an extent. Sure look at 'The Simpsons.' The same can be said of 'Grey's Anatomy' after seventeen seasons but its lead and exec producer Ellen Pompeo is keeping her chin up above any criticism.

Ellen Pompeo recently retweeted a fan's opinion on the latest season of 'Grey's Anatomy', their seventeenth.

The new season recently aired its final episode in the US. It is currently broadcasting on RTÉ Two here in Ireland every Wednesday.

Tweeter @cathryn_lee tagged Ellen Pompeo and wrote: "Sorry for all the
@GreysABC tags but 17 is the most groundbreaking, life changing season.

"Seriously though, I think this season has really helped a lot of people. && If these beach scenes don't hit you, you're not a fan nor human. Thank you so much!"

Another tweeter - @callmeskyblue - responded saying: "I guess I'm an alien because this season was dumpster 🔥 trash!

"I love the show but not this season."

Pompeo retweeted the latter comment, writing: "All good! Seventeen seasons we can't please everyone all the time … it's definitely not easy keeping it going and keeping it great…

"I get it…thanks for checking it out anyway… and thanks for your feedback it matters …sending you love."

Some Twitter users were mad at the critique of the season. However Ellen Pompeo insisted the fan had a right to their opinion.

In a series of tweets she wrote: "But why is someone saying they didn't like something bad? It's literally been on for two decades!!

"Let her live… there is plenty of s--- I don't like…"

She also commented: "Not to mention people are pretty much allowed to feel however they want after this really f----d up couple of years we have had."

The actress also responded to some fan queries about season 17, including talking about its challenges: "Super hard not being able to hang out on set and have fun we had to do our scenes covered up and get off set… very little interaction allowed when not actually filming.. except beach was awesome."

As for whether the next season will continue to address COVID, she wrote: "I honestly don't know but I don't think so it's been a lot for everyone hopefully the worst is behind us."