You will never ever ever ever find a bigger “Scrubs” fan than me. I think that show is one of the funniest and most underrated comedies of our time. I was actually annoyed when Comedy Central moved their syndicated repeats to the 8-9 hour (even though I’ve seen all the episodes many, many times) because I liked to watch them while I eat dinner. It was like sitting down with old friends. If that makes me sound like a sad loser, then that just about explains where I’m at socially at this point in my life. But I digress….
I read this news brief on EW.com today. http://news-briefs.ew.com/2009/10/29/revamped-scrubs-coming-to-ab-on-dec-1/ Instead of filling me with joy, it actually irked me. Admittedly, the show had some hiccups in the last few seasons, but overall they had a pretty great eight-season run. The series finale of that show was the best I’d ever seen, where Zach Braff’s character, J.D., sees flashes of his life to come – all set to Peter Gabriel’s song, “Book of Love.” Having watched this show over the course of eight years (and again, loving it so much that I actually felt like I knew these people*), it was such a sweet, wonderful emotional way to end this journey. It was absolutely a classy and high-note on which to leave.
Bringing it back, even though it’s not really the same show, just feels weird. What is Turk without J.D.? What is Dr. Cox, for that matter, without J.D. to pick on? Because I love all things “Scrubs” as much as I do, I fear dragging it out in this way will sort of lessen the overall quality of the show as a whole. It hurts to say good-bye, but it’s time to let go.
* A few years ago I was at an industry party and Zach Braff and Donald Faison walked by me. My instinct was to say, “Hey guys!” because, for a brief second, I forgot that I don’t really know them. I should really start getting out more.
Click here for updated thoughts on the subject: http://twynne105.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/scrubs-youre-breaking-my-heart/