Scrubs (1st Season)

It’s good to be able to enjoy some relaxing day after exams… the truth is that I was beginning to need them badly, but at last they’re here ^^.

Scrubs (1st Season) Original title: Scrubs. Spanish title: Scrubs. Season: First Season. Year: 2001 - 2002. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America (USA). Language: English. Episodes: 24 x 22 min. Color or B/W: Color. Creator: Bill Lawence. Director: Various. Script: Bill Lawrence and others. Photography: John Inwood. Music: Jan Stevens. Cast: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes.


Plot outline John Dorian (J.D.) is a medical student who joins the Sacred Heart Hospital as an intern, alongside with his friend Turk. There, always shown from the particular point of view of J.D., they’ll evolve both as people and medics with the help of cynic and sarcastic characters as Dr. Kelso, Dr. Cox or the janitor of the hospital.

Comment without spoilers The plot of the series is very simple and easy to follow, focusing in the daily life of the characters and the events of the hospital, through J.D.’s always funny distorted perception of reality.

The cast chosen to incarnate the characters of this series generally do a fairly good job, and I can hardly think about those characters being performed by other actors, except maybe in the case of Turk, because I don’t think that Donald Faison suits him.

Besides all the main characters have remarkable aspects, the ones I like more are Dr. Kelso, Dr. Cox, the janitor and Elliot, as most of the situations they’re involved in are the funniest of the series. On the other side, I think that J.D., despite being the real protagonist, the only valuable thing that adds to the show is its way of perceiving life… which is not bad but it gives the feeling that the writers are not taking full advantage of the character.

The music has an important presence in this season, and is performed by a moderately wide range of artists between pop, rock, indie, etc.

The general atmosphere is good, but that is quite easy, as about 90% of the series happen in a hospital, so there’s not much needed to make you feel that in a credible way.

So, it may not be the best series I’ve ever seen, in fact it’s far from that, but the truth is that is a very entertaining season, and very easy to see and follow, not requiring any effort to watch it, as happened with, for instance, the first season of Damages.

List of episodes:

  1. My First Day (Pilot).

  2. My Mentor.

  3. My Best Friend’s Mistake.

  4. My Old Lady.

  5. My Two Dads.

  6. My Bad.

  7. My Super Ego.

  8. My Fifteen Minutes.

  9. My Day Off.

  10. My Nickname.

  11. My Own Personal Jesus.

  12. My Blind Date.

  13. My Balancing Act.

  14. My Drug Buddy.

  15. My Bed Banter & Beyond.

  16. My Heavy Meddle.

  17. My Student.

  18. My Tuscaloosa Heart.

  19. My Old Man.

  20. My Way or the Highway.

  21. My Sacrificial Clam.

  22. My Occurrence.

  23. My Hero.

  24. My Last Day.


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