This Friday Fiona Lowe visits to chat about one of her favourite shows - the very quirky SCRUBS!
Here ‘Down Under’ we’re usually a beat behind on US television series so I didn’t discover Scrubs until the summer of 2003 and I was instantly hooked. Perhaps it reminded me of watching the British comedy, Doctor In House when I was a kid. Over the last few years I’ve dragged in DH to watch it and now the boys have grown some and it’s become family viewing. Santa even brought series 6 and 7 on DVD for Christmas.
What’s not to like about Scrubs? With its off the wall comedy, great music as well as dealing with some real life issues, it just makes me smile, laugh and occasionally cry. As well as the zany stuff ….my boys love ‘Floating Head Doctor (Series 5) the writers have given the characters arcs. Perry started off as a lonely, bitter divorced alcoholic. He’s now a loving dad in a relationship that for most wouldn’t work but somehow allows him to thrive and keep his flaws mostly under control. Carla and Turk have found their way and even Dr Kelso has had moments where we peek past the administrator and see the man. For me, the most frustrating character is JD. My rational side says the writers are always leaving it open for JD and Elliot to get back together but the rest of me is screaming, ‘GROW UP NOW’.
My Musical (Series 6) is a family favorite. We’re not aghast at sitting down to watch the old Hollywood dancing and singing extravaganzas so we loved this episode and had fun working out which type of musical they’d drawn inspiration from for each song. Perry’s ‘Patter Song’ suited him perfectly because he is ‘a-always’ ranting in an extended monologue. And Guy Love…well check out the YouTube clip below!
It’s a bit embarrassing to be caught humming ‘Everything comes down to Poo’ in the supermarket but anyone who has been a hospital patient or worked in a hospital totally gets this song. Both boys put the soundtrack on their ipods!!
While writing this piece I discovered that since Series 5, we’ve been told Scrubs is in ‘its final season’ and yet I have just found out that Series 8 is being shown in the US right now. How excited am I? Very!
So if you haven’t caught up with Scrubs, try it today. The writing is tight, clever and they poke fun at anything and everything…nothing is sacred, which is probably why I enjoy it so much!