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  • Ben
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    Today marks one week since Scrubs ended, and I have to say that season 9 was the worst season. The last batch of episodes from the season felt sort of like 30 Rock in how they threw around "silly" lines with the occasional cutaway joke.
    I agree with the many fans that the great finale was somewhat ruined by this season, as it shows a classic example of what can happen to a show that sticks around for too long.
    Out of all the seasons, I found season 2 to be the best, does anyone have their favorite season?

  • TheTVCritic
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    Thanks for posting Ben. Sadly I would say Season 1 which I thought was superb. Each season of Scrubs disappointed me a little more than the last I'm sad to say. I believed that they ran out of moral lessons to be learnt by the end of season 2 and continually recycled.

    Although I agree this final season was not needed, I wouldn't say it was as bad as seasons 6 or 7. You are right about the bad cutaway jokes but at least (for me) the new characters allowed for a fresh dynamic of sorts. I thought Cole and Denise were decent characters too. Where as I became so tired of the Janitor and others in the later seasons that I disliked them more. I hope one day to get around to reviewing it all. Though whether anyone will care by then is the question.

  • Ben
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    I totally agree that Scrubs got weaker from as it went along, I started watching it on Comedy Central as reruns and then I started watching it new starting in season 6. Now a couple years later, I can reflect on the show with a full knowledge of its progression. I do believe that some of its best episodes did come from the middle of its run, and I can't say I was in love with the first season, that's not to say I hated it, but it wasn't as funny as I expected because I thought the writers tried too hard to be funny with some of the fantasy sequences.
    To be honest, I think it would be awesome if you ever got the chance to review the earlier seasons, I firmly believe you have the best TV reviews on the internet. Sites like IGN could seriously learn a thing or two from your reviews.

  • Brando Calrissian
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    While Scrubs certainly isn't what it used to be back in the glory days of Season 1 - 3 (4 was pretty good), I am actually sad that this is the end of the new Scrubs. I actually really enjoyed their new take on the show. It was a breath of fresh air. While the finale episode may have been a great way to end it, the previous 3-4ish seasons had been increasingly awful. I seriously only put up with Season 8 just so I could see that finale.

    I really liked the dynamic between Drew and Dr. Cox, Drew and Denise, Cole and anyone, and also Turk and Denise. It was a nice blend of the old and the new, but unfortunately never really took off from a viewership standpoint. Tis a shame. I was enjoying it far more than I enjoyed Seasons 6-8 of Scrubs.

    The new "girl version of JD" was kind of weak, but oh well...

  • TheTVCritic
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    Ben - you are very kind. I think the way Brando and I seem to approach reviews is different to the way the majority of mainstream reviews are written.

    I can think of 3 types off the top of my head.
    1) The fan review - which is based on a very personal likes v dislikes of what happened
    2) The professional review - which talks about the actors, directors and direction of the whole show. Not usually concerned with each episode itself.
    3) The mainstream review - summing things up for people who don't watch the show.

    What I aim to do is to analyse each episode as a valuable piece of art in itself and judge it on what it achieved. I try to hold it to a somewhat objective standard and be fair. It seems to be a different approach to most reviewers and I'm thrilled to find people who enjoy reading that.

    I think with Scrubs context is key. Season One was something very new when it started. I hadn't seen Family Guy, Arrested Development style shows yet. So Scrubs' fantasy sequences seemed like a charming new way of fleshing out JD's character. I thought the show did a great job in that first season of turning a hospital procedural drama into a fun sit com.

    But I never thought it was a very funny show. Compared to how much I laughed at Frasier, Friends, Spin City etc it never came close.

    I sincerely hope to get round to writing about it in the future along with many other shows

  • Yogabon
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    You mentioned Frasier in your comment on Scrubs.

    At the time it aired, I felt it was the best Sitcom going. I was sad to see it go and didn't even try to watch another Sitcom for some time. I caught Arrested Development on DVD and was very sorry to see it dropped. That was some delicious stuff and I was happy to see the end of the Laugh Track there. Scrubs had many fun episodes and I caught it here and there but lost track of it. If you happen to watch How to Train a Dragon tell me the Astrid character doesn't remind you of Sarah Chalke somewhat.

  • TheTVCritic
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    I am a big Frasier fan. I will have to remember that if I get round to watching "How to Train a Dragon"...

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