a kate west favorite

One of the more original and quirky comedy television shows (along the lines of the sadly missed "Arrested Development") is "Scrubs", the hilariously witty, yet goofy take on medical interns and residents. The first notably appealing thing about the show is the refreshing lack of a laugh track, from either a canned or studio audience. We can decide for ourselves whether we think it's funny or not (and trust me, it is hysterical).

Main character J.D. (Zach Braff) evolves from a bambiesque medical intern into a competent doctor as he daydreams and fantasizes his way throughout his career at Sacred Heart Hospital. We hear his internal monologue and see the world through his quirky viewpoint. The rest of the cast (Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, John C. McGinley and Judy Reyes) match his comedic flair, stride for stride. It's not all slapstick however. There are many poignant moments, some musical numbers and the occasional serious subject matter (especially regarding death). There is also love, lust, longing and hope and the cast seems to have a ball together. Likeable characters and life lessons abound, not to mention the directing and writing is quite clever and fun and miles above the usual routine sitcom fare.

Definietely addicting. Great use of music too (see below).

Created by

Bill Lawrence

Zach Braff
Sarah Chalke
Donald Faison
Neil Flynn
Ken Jenkins
John C. McGinley
Judy Reyes

Colin Hay's "Waiting for my Real Life to Begin"

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Scrubs- Seasons 1-6

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