Between "Idol" and all the other Tuesday shows I follow, I should be all caught up with them by... a week from next Tuesday? Still have to get to "House" and "The Unit" and ESPN2's Barry Bonds puff piece and at least four other shows I'm blanking on now, but I got to a couple of other shows after "Idol" last night.
"Scrubs" has felt off-kilter for a while now. The entire season has been weirder than usual, but at first it was funny-weird. The last few weeks, the strangeness has been driving away the laughs. J.D.'s hissy fit about all the interns in Red Wings jerseys was bizarre even by the standards of his man-crush on Dr. Cox. On the other hand, it did beautifully set up the episode's best scene: Cox and Keith in matching outfits. Other than that bit and the shots of Dr. Cox in his happy place, this one felt labored, like the director wasn't sure where to put the camera and the editor wasn't sure where to cut the jokes and the writer didn't have a firm enough handle on the characters. But I expect they'll pull out of this soon, and it's always worth watching just for throwaways like the fact that J.D. and Turk both love Lorelai and Rory. And speaking of which...
I was TiVo'ing "Idol" and "House" downstairs while one of my upstairs VCRs recorded "Gilmore Girls" and "Scrubs." But either the VCR clock was off by a minute or "Gilmore" ran long again, because it cut off the episode in the middle of the last scene. I have no idea what Rory told Logan, which is probably better. Now I can imagine that she again told him off for being a spoiled brat whose tousled blonde hair and money and gift for bullshit doesn't compensate for his complete selfishness... and that after she did that, we somehow had enough time left to cut back to Stars Hollow, where Lorelai finally told Luke how pissed she is about the April thing, and the Anna bag thing.
At the start of the season, I complained that the Rory/Lorelai split was making me hate half the show, but now I find myself hating virtually all of it -- or, at least, any scenes involving either of our two main characters. Any scene with Mrs. Kim is gold, doubly so when she's with Zach, and I still like Lorelai and Rory when they're interacting with Richard and Emily (Lorelai's bitchface when Emily made fun of the new paintjob was hilarious). But when they're with their boyfriends or talking about their boyfriends -- which is most of the time -- I want to throw several thousand gallons of cold water on them.
(On another note, that opening scene might have been more interesting if it had aired the week after the last episode instead of several dinosaur-filled epochs later.)