January 6, 2007

Scrubs: An Epiphany

I finally got over the holidays - the food, the booze, the not-getting-enough-sleep - and guess what the Wise Men brought me? A new TV addiction: Scrubs. A show that has been on the air for six seasons... wow I feel like a real pioneer ;)
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with it, Scrubs follows the life of young doctor John Dorian in what has to be one of the most surreal hospitals you'll ever see. In short, it's ER meets Ally Mcbeal.
Encouraged by some good friends - and let me tell you something about this crowd... they are HARD TO PLEASE - I watched an episode yesterday, followed by a bunch of clips and that was it... I was hooked. Zach Braff has a lot to do with it, he is truly hilarious. Despite its over-the-top previews, Scrubs is definitely more than a goofy show... there is tension, and chemistry, and heartache. I LIKE IT.

For all the TV freaks out there here are the obvious references:
- Grey's Anatomy. The hospital, the...well, scrubs, the patients, the relationships... you name it. Now wait a minute: Scrubs was there first, I know! So Grey's is the rip-off, especially for the monologues. Since it's drama the show's take on hospital life is obviously different, however I find Scrubs to be more endearing.
- Ally Mcbeal. The dreaming on screen, the unappropriate hook-ups in the workplace... I missed the craziness. THANK YOU SCRUBS, thank you ...* tearing up*...
- Family guy. The wacky moments, the dirty humor, it's all there!

I gotta stop the youtube frenzy and buy the DVDs... I'll leave you with my favorite quote from the show - and if that doesn't turn you into a fan I don't know what will -

"This moment is so good I wanna have sex with it"

... I have FIVE seasons to go, oh the magic!

1 comment:

LA said...

Scrubs is a fantastic show. Dr. Cox and Jordan are my favorite characters, but there's not a weak link on the whole show.