Saturday, January 02, 2010

Scrubs, "Our New Girl-Bro": Have it all?

I'm taking it easy on New Year's weekend, but I thought last night's "Scrubs" was an improvement on the recent episodes with JD. Elliot made a more interesting (and mature) mentor figure for Lucy, the Turk and Denise friendship has promise, and it was nice to see Cox and Drew team up to deal with Cole.

What did everybody else think?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wait, has Scrubs moved to Fridays on a permanent basis now?

Alan Sepinwall said...

No. As discussed many times previously, ABC needs to air all the episodes before Lost takes over the timeslot in February, so they're basically airing Scrubs and Ted wherever and whenever they can, including this post-Rose Bowl timeslot last night.

JasonR said...

The ep was really good. I am looking forward to more Turk and Denise. And I am completely shocked that I like Cole (as a character, not as a person). He is the Scrubs Med version of The Todd (nice to see the original, if briefly) - very one note, but somehow likable.

Zach said...

I'm a bit annoyed with my DVR for not recording the episode in full, but I'll say that I thought this episode was a lot better without Zach Braff in it. Perhaps if he didn't dominate the first five episodes and gave more screen time to the new interns, this show may possibly not be burned off at such a quick rate.

forg/jecoup said...

I like the episode too, Eliott was really a better mentor to Lucy than JD.

Ben said...

Loads better with Elliott in the mix than JD; any idea how many more episodes Sarah Chalke is set to be in?

The Turk finding a friend was a bit forced, not to mention a tad non-sensical since he was always the one that fit in while JD was more socially awkward. Still, having "Jo" becoming the Pork to Turk's "chops" works since she has been established as rather butch anyway.

And yes, even Cole is starting to grow on me. Kudos

Scott said...

I thought it was better, but being a 4/10 instead of a 2/10 isn't saying much. I don't like Lucy or Cole. Having Turk and Elliot be in the episodes makes me want the story to be about them, and it's not. I think I'm out

TR0uBLe said...

After re-watching the episode, i have realized something...
The daydream sequences are boring/useless/not funny anymore...
I think the show could work just fine without Lucy being in the center...

LA said...

Tremendous improvement. I thought it was the best episode of the season.

TV Obsessed said...

I liked Elliot a lot more than J.D. and that made the episode work. Turk and Denise being friends was way too random, but it might work later on.

Jim said...

The difference between Elliot, who has grown and matured since season 1, and JD, who regressed in the leap from Scrubs to ZombieScrubs (still love that) kinda says it all about why JD didn't work in this latest manifestation. Loved Dr Kelso interviewing to be Turk's new friend, like that Dr Cox's relationship with Drew is almost the polar oppoiste of the Cox/JD relationship. I think the Turk/Denise friendship has some possibilities, as she appeals to the slightly darker side of Turk that was always lurking (he apparently slept with all of JD's college girlfriend's after all). Is Judy Reyes ever coming back, or is Carla just done? How about some new incarnation of Nurse Roberts?

Henry said...

"You're like a pork chop Keyser Soze!"

I was drinking some water and I did a half spit-take when Turk said that line!

Henry said...

Elliot-as-pregnant is a good source of small-time jokes. Case in point:

-- Coping with the baby through crime procedural shows that appear on TV every nine seconds.

-- "Ketchup on cereal is delicious."

GK said...

Thought Sarah Chalkes face looked weird this episode, but it could have just been her hair.

The drew-Denise-cox interactions are the highlights of the show for me and the only reason I watch.

bjc5379 said...

Alan, you look like a white Mekhi Phifer!

Pamela Jaye said...

Okay, now I'm really frustrated.

not because after warning everyone that Scrubs would probably run late, I forgot it was even on, and only got half of it and therefore didn't see it till today, but because it took 6 out of (13?) eps for this show to get good.
(which means that now that I like it, it will still be canceled due to the first 5)

and because JD reverted to a child again (after getting his virtual hug from Cox, he went back to being needy - I don't mind if he does Eagle), while Elliot actually grew up. Watching her with Lucy was really cool.

So Turk and Denise are going to be friends.... okay...
I don't know, beyond that, I just know I liked the ep far more than anything this season. (and wasn't that JD's music? or was it everyone on Scrubs' music?)

Pamela Jaye said...

oh and yeah

crime procedural shows that appear on TV every nine seconds.

great line (that wasn't quite it and I don't remember it now, though I was able to repeat it twice right after I heard it)
Loved it. And I was able to follow the logic thru Belzer and CSI even though I never watch the CSIx3 and L&Ox3 that she was talking about.
I do love when they get meta about TV (especially those lines about Grey's Anatomy, and Shaloub, and the Nielsens)

William said...

thought this was the best show of the season, really wish they had stuck with a mature JD. Finally got to see more of the new characters. Denise was my favorite of the new characters last season and continues to be this season, (she's also the only one left). Cox and Drew as a tagteam seems promising. I hope this new incarnation gets a fair shot even though I know the ratings are pointing towards cancellation. Sad to see it end this way for Scrubs, but its alwasy been the little show that could.

Anthony Foglia said...

It was good to see Lucy with Elliot. From the first episode, Lucy seemed less a younger JD than a than a younger Elliot. Both are incredibly frazzled, and tend to blurt out embarrassing phrases. And IIRC Lucy also has problems discussing private parts in the bojingo area.

Still not up to the original's quality, but good enough to stand on its own.

annie said...

hated most of the top half, but it got better once Turk stopped channeling S:MD-JD.

For the most part, I love it enough to watch every episode. Scrubs is one series that just screams "fun!" to me, even on it's off-weeks, and that sense of joy coves a lot of ills.

But when he showed up in S:MD, I really missed the JD from last season.

Anonymous said...

"You SUCK Zimmerman!"

Pamela Jaye said...

S:MD?