January 8, 2007 5:36pm CST
When 'Scrubs' arrived, it was the best medical comedy since M*A*S*H*, and was greatly received, not least of all in my household. However, since the start of the 4th season, the jokes are being recycled. In the Turk diabetes episode, he didn't want to see the Dr, because he always made him remove his trousers. By series 4, a Dr Kim is in Sacred Heart, who makes everyone take their trousers off? This is just 1 example, but there are many more. Is it time, the Janitor and his squirrel army got a spin-off series, and JD, Turk, Carla and all got euthanised?
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@angelicEmu (1311)
12 Jan 07
They do seem to have lost their way. I remember there was one episode in the 4th season which was all about how some things repeat themselves over and over (almost a tacit apology to the audience for the shameless recycling of material - or maybe a naff justification for why they were doing it... who knows with these showbiz luvvies). In my opinion, it's not just the material which shows how they've lost their way, the characters, direction, and humour have changed and appear to have lost their way too. When the season started, I got the distinct impression that someone else who didn't "get" the humour of the show, had started writing the material, attempting to copy the style of previous seasons, but failing miserably. It's the fact that it had been SO funny previously, which made it even more disappointing, and almost prompted me to stop watching.
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13 Jan 07
I know what you mean, new script writers who aren't of the same quality are brought in on the cheap to just keep things ticking over. I suspect we'll be in for 'flashback' episodes next.
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