Well, they blew it. I understand re-vamping the show, but to this extreme is ridiculous. JD, Dr. Cox, Turk and Dr. Kelso are all now Professors at med School. Ugh. I was so unamused at this - and I was one of the people who loved the original version of Scrubs and continue to watch it in re-runs.
They should have had everyone leave - Kelso, the Janitor, Turk, Carla, JD and Eliot - and center the show around Dr. Cox and his interactions with new characters. That would have been more amusing. But this new show is horrendous. Shame on you ABC.
The first five minutes horrified me. After that, it became acceptable enough. I like plenty of the new and new-ish characters (Headbutt Intern from last year, the older student, Hot Australian Student, the camera phone douchebag), but I can't stand Lady JD. Naturally, she's the focus of the show.
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects.
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JD and Eliot will be gone in a few weeks, they're only signed on for six episodes to transition the show into the new format. Carla is not signed up at all, and will likely appear, if ever, only as a sporadic guest star. I don't think there are plans for Janitor to appear. So really it is just Cox, Turk, and Kelso, and even Kelso seems like a bit player.
It is strange, to see my favorites playing minor roles. Especially knowing that JD, Elliot, etc are just there to pass the torch to the new class. I still laughed at a few moments though, so I'm along for the ride for now. The med student that stood up to Dr. Cox, and the hot Australian student are growing on me. Don't know about everyone else though.
I thought Sunny from last season was gonna be the "new" JD, she seemed perfect plus a middle eastern female lead on prime time television, progressive! Sadly it was not to be.
I hadn't watched the past few seasons, as it seemed to have lost its momentum. This new season started out HORRIBLE,but progressed to "tolerable" after a bit. JD has pretty much turned into Pee Wee Herman, a man child who somehow functions in society amongst the 'grown ups'. I'll be glad when he's gone. The new cast might actually be interesting, if they develop the characters a bit.
I saw JCVD earlier this month at the Wisconsin Film Festival. It is...interesting. Not probably what you'd expect. Van Damme plays a character based loosely on himself and gets plenty of time to monologue about the perils of being a B-list movie actor.