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      08.02.2012 20:30

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      Quality comedy!

      Scrubs is an show which has over six seasons, Scrubs is about the life of people in a hospital which focuses with people who have some kind of disease and here we get the doctors Turk,Carla,Jay D and Elliot trying to save people's life while tackling problems in their own life to.All the characters are very close to each other and even though they hate each other at times there be's still time where they forget every conflict between them and help each other and understand each other feelings and maintain a good standard relationship as workers as well as friends.

      The show is based on these people and their life drama and relationships.They have their good times and bad times,this show has been on going on for a long time and always ensures that its different in every episode.The characters have grown as well as their personalities have extended and they have a lot to offer in terms of providing entertainment and also some classic drama and jokes bound within their inner personalities and promises good time pass as well as being hooked on till the end.

      The show is shown on E4 and is good entertainment because of the funny jokes made in the show.Some of the shows can get boring and too similar but still they are good time pass.

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      27.05.2010 17:19
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      You'll Love It. Seriously!

      Scrubs has a special place in my heart just as Friends does for many other people. That's right, Scrubs is as good as Friends if not better.
      Scrubs follows young doctor John Dorian (J.D) as he struggles through Sacred Heart teaching hospital. The series goes from his first to his last days at Sacred Heart and lasts for 8 seasons (although season 7 was pretty short).

      J.D arrives at the hospital and meets a bunch of new people. His best friend from college Christopher Turk is with him on this one as he's enrolled as a member of surgery. The season introduced key jokes and concepts found throughout the entire 8 seasons such as that surgeons are knife happy jocks. J.D finds an unlikely mentor is narcissistic Doctor Cox who soon became my favourite character. As with any comedy there are relationships brewing. J.D takes a fancy to fellow doctor Elliott Reed and Turk gets Spanish fever for long time Dominican nurse Carla.

      Season 3 stands out to me as the best for guest characters. Brendon Fraser is Ben. Ben turns out to be Doctor Cox's best friend (who knew he could have a real friend?) but is also his ex wife's brother. Michael J Fox plays an emotional role as a super doctor who unfortunately suffers with OCD. These characters are some of the best guests you'll find throughout the whole of scrubs.

      My favourite episode arch involved Doctor Cox in Season 5 where he blames himself for the death of some patients. It reminds you that whilst scrubs is primarily a comedy series, it slows down sometimes to take a dramatic approach which leads to a greater understanding of the characters. I think that season 5 will stand out to many as their favourite season for this reason.

      I'll have a moan at season 7. The season is only 11 episodes long due to the writers strike but it also lacks in quality. The characters become foolish and idiotic and you wonder if they're even the same characters they were before. J.D is the worst culprit of this. The jokes aren't that funny and the drama just plain sucks. I love scrubs enough to forget about this season.

      The final season takes the series back to it's roots though and the quality of writing is much improved. We see J.D come to the end of his Sacred Heart career and say goodbye to the rest of the cast too.


      Scrubs is an amazing T.V series and can be seen on E4 pretty much every day. I'd actually recommend watching it from the beginning however because it's story is rich and worth following. It's fan base should be enough to convince you that you're missing out if you haven't already got involved but I hope this review gives you another reason to check it out.

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      27.05.2010 01:18

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      In the older seasons, i couldnt fault it, but in the new seasons, the characters just arent as good.

      Scrubs, is without a doubt, one of the best things on TV nowadays, with a new series currently airing in america and soon to be airing in england, they are clearly doing quite well for themselves.
      Although, i did prefer some of the earlier seasons to the newer ones, simply because, in the earlier seasons the characters were mostly inters, just staring in medical school which made it a lot funnier because of the simple fact they had no idea what they were doing, and also they didn't really know anyone at the hospital.
      However, I'm not saying that the new series aren't good, on the contrary i think they are absolutely brilliant, the fact that they haven't run out of ideas yet astonishes me.
      With the newer seasons focusing on a new set on interns, i think they are slowly trying to edge away from the original cast, which in some ways is good, because you don't want a show to get stale, but on the other hand, to me, you will never be able to replace JD, Turk, Carla, Elliot or Dr cox... the others don't make much of a difference to me.

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      25.05.2010 13:44

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      excellent to watch for the first time

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      I enjoyed watching scrubs on comedy central and am currently watching the latest series , i find the program very funny to watch, but at the same time i don't think that if i was admitted to this hospital i would to be treated here all they all seem to be the most incompetent bunch of medical professions you could imagine.
      JD and turk:
      who have been biggest friends since college who are constantly playing tricks on each other. JD also finds that he needs to be accepted by hie mentor Dr Cox.
      Dr Cox:
      he seems to hate everyone but seems to be a very good doctor, including his wife who is constantly fighting with and whom he has 2 children with.

      Dr Elliot
      She has been having an on and off relationship with JD since the beginning of the show and has self liking issues.
      Carla
      She is head nurse who happens to be married to turk , she seems to be a good nurse and has a daughter and another on the way.
      Janitor
      He spends all day thinking up ways he can torment and humiliate JD as he thinks of him as his arch nemesis but then again he doesn't seem to get on with anyone really , he also doesn't seem to do much in the way of work either.

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      24.05.2010 21:23
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      Best watched in short bursts

      Scrubs is one of those programmes that I won't have seen for ages, will get quite into it, only to fast become tired of it's formulaic nature and predictable characters and not watch it again for a few months.

      For those who have never seen it, Scrubs is an American hospital based comedy which is narrated by JD (John Dorian) who is the shows main character (for the majority of all the series) and is played by the baby faced Zach Braff.

      There have been nine series and in later series the main characters shift to some new faces, I haven't seen any past series 6 so my review concerns only the first six.

      The show is set in Sacred Hearts hospital and follows the exploits of several characters who work there, from the surly receptionist Laverne to the irritatingly snappy (although admittedly funny) Dr Cox. The main cast are friends and include a surgeon called Chris Turk (or Turkleton) his missus, nurse Carla who has a spicy latin temprement, the ditsy blonde Elliot Reed (or Barbie to Dr Cox) and JD.

      Slightly less central characters include Bob "Bobo" Kelso (a withered old Doctor who is very dry), the janitor who has a particularly strong hatred for JD and Dr Cox as mentioned above who is a fast talking insult hurling machine (although the very thing that makes him funny also makes him become quickly irritating and predictable), and who could forgot the utterly tragic attorney Ted who is constantly cuckolded by Kelso and is the member of a barbershop quartet.

      While I am currently into Scrubs for it's funny and loveable characters I know from experience that it can quickly become too predictable, and well, too American.

      I do reccomend it as it's light hearted and it is funny, but just be aware that watching too much of it exposes it's reptitive and samey samey nature.

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      12.05.2010 15:56
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      Overall, in it's prime was fantastic

      Scrubs has been a popular comedy now for nearly ten years having started in 2001. I used to watch this regularly but not so much recently and watch a lot of the older episodes on the paramount comedy channel on TV. I have to admit that the earlier series were much better than the more recent ones and I really loved them and found them extremely funny. I think it perhaps is just being made for as much money as possible now rather than actually being hilarious.

      The show itself is set in Sacred Heart hospital and focuses on the lives and day to day activities of a group of hospital workers from interns, doctors and patients. The main character is John Dorian played by Zach Braff who is young but a bit stupid. He constantly dreams of things being better than they are and lives in his own little world half the time. He is very funny though. There are other characters integral to making things work including Elliot Reed played by Sarah Chalke who is JD's main love interest off an on throughout the series. Then there is Chris Turk played by Donald Faison who is JD's best friend and a surgeon. Dr. Perry Cox played by John C. McGinley is a great character who really puts everyone down with his sarcastic comments and is one of the main sources of the comedy.

      I actually like this show as it's a bit different as alot of the comedy is generated by JD's mind as he imagines things that are just a figment of his imagination. So the way it is filmed adds to the homour. There are some great moments including the ongoing fued between the janitor and JD.

      I has a unique style of being packed full of laughs and jokes for half hour and then gets serious right at the end to deliver an important message about life and death normally. I would recommend this though if you've never seen it as it's very entertaining.

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      14.03.2010 19:42
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      Funny and good to watch

      I recently started watching this and I think its great, I own all the DVD's released over here in the UK and enjoy re watching them. Everything is silly and over the top but I like that sort of humor I would recommend watching it, though it can be far from reality some times. If a real hospital was run like scared heart I would be very worried! but it makes good watchable TV that is very funny it sort of mocks other hospital dramas at the same time as being one! The UK is rather behind the USA at the moment but we always are with American Tv! Also it is tucked away on a free view channel not one of the main channels. Not sure what is going to be like now the main character has left but I am excited about the next series, season 9 coming on UK television.

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        11.03.2010 18:05
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        Thumbs up

        Scrubs is a tv comedy show set around a hospital. The show is narrated by a character called J.D who is played by Zach Braff. In a quick sum-up the show follows J.D's life at work, home and his friends.

        The show started in 2001 and to date is still going strong and on its 9th season. Up to season 7 the show was from NBC but now ABC shows it (all the letters in these American tv channels gets a bit confusing I know!).

        The style of the show is quite unusual, and follows a quirky usually upbeat theme. The characters often encounter problems but usually find a way to over come them with the help of their friends. Music plays a big part in the show and many famous artists have had a cameo or music been an integral part of a scene.

        As a comedy there are several funny moments guaranteed in every show but it is the chemistry between character which really is the star of the show and keeps you watching from show to show rather than just tuning in occasionally like many other comedy shows.

        I really like this show and recommend it to all who want to watch a feel good show. :)

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          03.03.2010 00:47
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          a very good hospital comedy from the US

          Scrubs is now in its ninth season. I haven't seen any of the newest episodes which premiered in the US at the end of 2009. Apparently there has been quite a few new cast members added with a new location. This is all not very good for the show as I think the original characters were the best and most loveable and the show seems to have gone a bit downhill in more recent seasons.

          The first series of the show came in 2001 and it is set in Sacred Heart Hospital and follows the work and personal lives of three young physicians . They are John Dorian ("J.D.") (Zach Braff), who is the lead character who also narrates most of the shows. He is joined by Chris Turk (Donald Faison) who is J.D.'s long-time best friend who is a surgeon. The other member of the group is Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke) who like JD starts of as an intern and later becomes a private practice physician. She is quirky and generally quite insecure about herself. Another main character is the experienced and relatively normal nurse Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes) who also plays Turk's romantic interest.

          There are other quite odd and funny characters added in such as the janitor played by an actor named Neil Flynn. They are joined by Ken Jenkins who plays the character of Bob Kelso (Chief of Medicine) and Perry Cox (John C. McGinley) who JD considers to be his mentor but he just tends to make fun of his actions.

          The show especially in its earlier series and with the original cast was clever and had both smart and very funny dialogue. The characters were engaging and interesting and they all had very individual and sometimes quite strange personalities. The show also can be quite outrageous and quite over the top at times but that is also part of it's great appeal. All of the main characters and actors are very good and play their roles very well and they are entertaining to watch. There is a script written for the show but they are allowed to improvise when filming and this can sometimes be apparent when watching. The janitor especially has his moments and plays a number of pranks on JD who he torments throughout. The show moves sometimes from reality to fantasy and sometimes bursts into song and dance. Overall it was at least in its original form, very funny and well written and had great characters. It has gone down slightly in more recent series and maybe the format has become a little tired and the show has ran out of ideas but I would still give it 4/5 stars.

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            12.02.2010 10:25
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            A show for everyone with timeless appeal

            In a nutshell Scrubs is a hospital(Sacred Heart) comedy about, and narrated by J.D. (Zach Braff) and his relationships with the other main characters of Doctor Cox (his mentor), Turk (his long time best friend), Elliot (his on/off girlfirend) and Carla (the nurse and Turks girlfriend/wife).

            J.D. is constantly disappearing 'into his head' where he takes a current situation and has a fantasy whilst day dreaming. The strong cast is integral to the plot and often episodes have sub-plots involving the so called second cast: The Janitor, a man who is consistently out to torment J.D., Bob Kelso (the hospitals Chief of Medicine), The Todd (another matcho but possibly gay surgeon) and Jordan Sullivan (Dr.Cox's disturbed wife).

            Scrubs is a timeless comedy as endless repeats on E4 suggest. Personally after season nine, I think that the show should be wound up and not be flogged to it's death. Scrubs has been so successful due to it's storylines and surely there is only so many stories you can tell before the characters start to become caricatures of themselves just as those in Friends did.

            However, it has got to be said that this show is brilliant. If you've never watched it please go out and get the DVD's. You wont be disappointed!

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              11.02.2010 17:11
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              Worth a watch

              Scrubs is a US sitcom set inside a hospital, combining the surrealist humour and frequent cut-aways of Family Guy with the cosiness and familiarity of earlier US hits such as Cheers, M*A*S*H and Frasier. The central protagonist is JD (Zak Braff), a feminine and needy male junior doctor who is best friends with Turk, a newly-qualified surgeon and socially-acceptable black stereotype. Other main characters include Elliott, a superficial female doctor, and Carla, a nurse and girlfiriend to Turk who is forever meddling in other people's affairs.

              The central dynamic is between JD and his mentor Dr Cox, a jaded, hostile and sarcastic misanthrope who is nevertheless an utterly devoted doctor, with JD constantly trying to impress Cox whilst forever being treated with disdain, resulting in frequent, excellent sardonic one-liners. Other characters include Chief of Medicine Dr Kelso, a grumpy and Machiavellian character whose loyalties lie with himself and "his" hospital rather than the people within it, and the suicidally depressed Ted, the Hospital's lawyer and Kelso's unwilling sidekick, who is effectively mentally enslaved by Kelso and harboring a deep resentment that occasionally bursts forth in expressions of uncharacteristic subordination.

              The show is light, intelligent, fast-paced, unpredictable and well-written, not to mention frequently very funny, although it can also be sombre and saccharine, as patients die and staffmembers are forced into tricky ethical dilemmas. The story is narrated by JD, and this device works very well, though ti can be a bit tiresome to hear JD end every episode with an opening phrase like "I guess its true waht they say...." or "You know, I learned something today", or "I guess when all's said and done..." before offering up some generic feel-good/bitter-sweet sentiment.

              When all's said and done though, (ahem), Scrubs is a very entertaining and engaging modern US comedy that's well worth a watch, although the newer episodes are starting to lose their edge.

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                29.01.2010 16:42
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                I'll only watch it if there's nothing else on TV

                This is one of those series on TV that I'll watch but only if there's nothing else on. In other words, it's a good show, but not good enough to make me want to watch every single episode.

                It's an American sitcom which revolves around a group of people who all work in Sacred Heart Hospital. In the first series the main characters are just starting out at the hospital as interns and throughout the different series they progress in their career.

                JD is the main character and he narrates through the show. He is quite immature for a doctor but he is also very sensitive and friendly and gets to know his patients well.

                Elliot, who has an on-off relationship with JD, is a beautiful blonde doctor, known to some as 'Barbie' because she's clever but has no common sense and a very over-the-top personality.

                Turk is a surgeon and JD's best friend and they have a very strangely close and intimate relationship for two guys.

                Carla is a nurse at the hospital and ends up in a serious relationship with Turk. She is the mother hen of the hospital, always offering her advice and help to both the doctors and interns.

                These four main characters make a great group of friends but there are also other characters in the hospital including Perry, an unfriendly but very funny doctor who JD sees as his mentor, Kelso, the mean and cruel Chief of Medicine, and the Janitor who constantly tries to pick on JD.

                The show mixes both reality with fantasy which makes it very entertaining but when JD goes off into a dream world of his own and bizarre things start happening that obviously aren't real, it can get quite silly.

                It's not the best of US sitcoms in my opinion but it can be very funny, despite the stupid dream worlds that occasionally pop up.

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                25.01.2010 17:53
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                A good buy for Scrubs lovers with money to spare.

                Scrubs is a sitcom I've have only got into in the last few months, after hearing about it from a friend.

                The series is based in Sacred Heart Hospital, and it follows the lives of the people who work there.

                More often than not, the show is narrated through the "inside voice" of JD, the protagonist, and intern at the Sacred Heart Hospital. The never ending laughs come through from all directions; The "evil" Chief of Medicine Bob Kelso, the ever ever sarcastic Dr Cox and the usual slapstick humour of the surgeons. Another fantastic twist to the show is the comical narrations and flashbacks/day dreams from JD, which make you feel almost a part of the show.

                I have enjoyed watching the show's actors mature to there roles over time, and after a while of watching you almost begin empathising with the characters in the show (which is exeptionally rare in a Situational Comedy).

                Scrubs is an inspirationally different show, as, as well as making you cry with laughter one minute, it can leave you feeling thoughtful and pensieve the next, as you see characters coping with death disease and illness, which are always just around the corner at Sacred heart.

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                14.01.2010 14:53
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                A hilarious, often quirky medical sitcom that sadly loses it's charm from season 8 onwards.

                In recent years, America seem to be displaying a fascination with medical shows. They've brought us House, E.R. and Grey's Anatomy, amongst others, but Scrubs has always been the most appealing, and watchable, to me.

                Launched in 2001, Scrubs centres on Sacred Heart, a teaching hospital where interns first start out their medical career. Scrubs is set through the eyes of intern Dr. John "JD" Dorian (played by Zach Braff) who narrates the often surreal goings on at the hospital. Scrubs features hilarious dialogue, and daydream sequences of the focal character, JD. The series also constantly features guest cameos from well known actors such as Brendan Fraiser, Heather Graham, Michael J. Fox and Colin Farrell.

                In the first eight seasons, JD is joined alongside by:
                *His best friend Chris Turk (Donald Faison) who is a surgical intern.
                *Blonde doctor Elliot Reed (Sarah Chalke) who at one point almost every season acts as JD's occasional love interest.
                *Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) as JD's idol and supposed mentor, even though he hates the thought of that (or so he says).
                *Nurse Carla Espinosa/Turk (Judy Reyes), the advice-giver and wife of Chris Turk.
                *Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins), the sarcastic and bitter Chief of Medicine, who under it all does have a good heart.
                *The Janitor (Neil Flynn), a mysterious man who will never reveal his true name, and enjoys tormenting JD every working day.

                As well as these a cast of supporting characters make regular appearances, including "The Todd",an innuendo loving surgeon, Leverne, a gossip loving nurse, Ted, a rather lame lawyer and assistant to the Chief Of Medicine, and Jordan, the ex-wife of Dr. Cox.

                Although all of the characters bring something different to the show, it is Zach Braff as JD, John C. McGinley as Dr. Cox and Neil Flynn as The Janitor that stand out from the rest.

                The first eight seasons see the focal characters undergoing significant changes. As the storylines go on, we see marriages, (many) births, deaths, characters leaving, characters returning, and new characters making appearances. Throughout, JD provides his reflection of his day, told over an narration, and litters the episodes with his daydream sequences. The crazy scenarios and the bizarre daydreams are what make Scrubs so brilliant. The humour is damn right hilarious for the most part, so it seems a shame that this does not last once the eighth season came along. The eighth season saw the introduction of a new Chief of Medicine (played by Courtney Cox) who does not have the level of humour, or charm, that Ken Jenkins did as his role as Dr. Bob Kelso. By this point it was clear that the original Scrubs we all know and love was about to end, and so the eighth season saw the daydreams fizzle out, and the show take a more serious turn.

                It was the ninth season that saw the brunt of the changes. Although change isn't always so bad, it really did not do Scrubs any justice. Season 9 saw the sitcom shifted from medical teaching hospital Sacred Heart to a new location, where the interns were replaced with new characters. JD's hilarious narration was replaced by the new focal character, intern Lucy Bennett (played by Kerry Bische). Gone were the bizarre, witty and hilarious daydreams that JD had every episode. The shows format was changed to try and make the show more refreshing. Sadly, most of the original cast of Scrubs had now left by this point, with the focal character, John "JD" Dorian only appearing in the first few episodes. With hardly any of the original characters now making appearences, Scrubs is not the show it once was before. The script-writing does not appear to have the same amount of heart and soul that the previous eight seasons did.

                Despite the new set-up of Scrubs from Scrubs Season 9 and the side series, "Scrubs: The Interns" being rather poor, this should not taint the image of the rest of Scrubs. As a whole, Scrubs is an excellent show which managed to be consistently funny for seven seasons. It was the eighth season where it started to decline. Seasons 1 to 7 was the "golden age" of Scrubs, and these are the episodes that even now, can be rewatched and enjoyed. The humour, for the most part quite off the wall and slapstick, is hilarious. So for those who want to give Scrubs a go, check out the first seven seasons and forget about the rest. This is where the good script-writing, acting and humour lies.

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                  24.12.2009 13:59

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                  How to make a show fall from grace

                  Scrubs was once upon a time a great show, but in recent years, not so much. It launched in 2001 and was an immediate and consistent ratings hit, but after it bumbled through an awkward eighth season and managed an admittedly decent series finale, the producers crassly decided to knock out a cash-in ninth season with only half the cast in it! This is yet another case of a popular show being milked for all its worth.

                  The show is set in a hospital called Sacred Heart, revolving around the day to day operation of the hospital and the effects that working there has on the doctors and patients. The main characters are:

                  J.D. aka John Dorian (Zach Braff) - a young idealist who is in fact something of an idiot, he is the protagonist and frequently breaks off into little comic asides in his own mind. He is personable but he also makes some incredibly silly mistakes that means he's not always likeable.

                  Elliot Reed (Sarah Chalke) - JD's prime love interest throughout the show, Elliot is a quirky girl who has father issues and is very insecure about herself and the way she practises. She and JD's neuroses mix together well.

                  Chris Turk (Donald Faison) - JD's best friend and a member of the jock-like pack of surgeons, he is a very skilled surgeon but is also bone-headed much like JD.

                  Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes) - Turk's girlfriend and eventual wife, she is the most straight-laced of the group and probably the most smart despite "only" being a nurse. She also is good friends with Dr. Cox.

                  Perry Cox (John C. McGinley) - an experienced veteran doctor who frequently cuts the other doctors down to size, he is hilariously acerbic, quite possibly an alcoholic, and has an on-off relationship with his ex-wife Jordan (played by Bill Lawrence's own wife, funnily enough).

                  The show has a very quirky comic style, and refreshingly lacks the canned laughter that so many shows have. My main complaint though is that it has a rigid formula of 20 minutes of laughs, then two minutes at the end of a life lesson, accompanied by the flavour-of-the-week Indie song-of-the-minute. It is a bit tacky.

                  The show might suck now, because it's clearly gone past its sell-by date, but once upon a time it was a mighty comedy with some very memorable guest spots (Brendan Frasier and Michael J. Fox in particular).

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                Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. In May 2007 it was confirmed that the show would return for its seventh season.