Scrubs 9 Seasons 2008

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Season 8
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Dr. Kelso's beautiful replacement, the unethical Dr. Maddox, shakes things up a bit, while J.D. struggles to manage new interns.

Zach Braff,Sarah Chalke
22 minutes

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Season 8

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Genres Comedy
Director Michael Spiller
Starring Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke
Supporting actors Donald Faison, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Ken Jenkins, Neil Flynn
Season year 2008
Network Disney ABC
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gingerbread on 4 Dec. 2010
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This series really goes back to basics and recaptures what made Scrubs such a roaring success in the first place, culminating in a stunning finale which left a tear in my eye.

The previous few series had, in my opinion, been going downhill, with an ever-increasing cast (think Simpsons-style, with many characters acting as a one-joke prop such as Beard-Face, Snoop-dog intern etc) and an increasingly ridiculous script. The characters were becoming parodies of themselves, the jokes were repetitive, JD was annoying and all realism had been lost.

Needless to say, I had a bad feeling about series 8.

But I needn't have worried. Seasons 8 is brilliant for a number of reasons:

- The realism and drama are back - one episode in particular, involving JD, Turk and a dying man, had me in tears
- The character of JD is massively toned down, returning to the likeable, caring chappie of the first couple of seasons
- JD and Elliot are back together, but genuinely happy and minus the drama
- They've trimmed the fat in terms of the size of cast and repeated jokes
- The final episode, which is brilliant for reasons all by itself (which I won't spoil).

So why only 4 stars?

Mainly because, as great as this series is, I don't believe anything could top the first two series - mainly because they were still new and fresh.

Also, this should have been the last series and it's a crime that it wasn't. The existence of season 9 (essentially a spin-off) somehow makes the season 8 finale less poignant and meaningful.

But a definite must-have for any scrubs fans, especially those who were losing faith in their favourite programme. Season 8 is back on form (and then some).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacko92 on 20 Feb. 2010
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This series was a major up turn for Scrubs. Series 1-5 were class with amazing comedy with a well worked storyline.
Series 6 is my least favourite of the 8 completed series I have seen. However the storyline still works and the comedy is still there if not as well timed or used as well in previous series.

Series 7 was an improvement but still lacked the spark of series 1-5 but then the Writers strike in the States did no favours for it.

This series however for me was a major improvement bringing back the spark of the early series. The new interns bring new energy to Scrubs and any true Scrubs fan wanted J.D and Elliot to get back together and see how the story progressed from there and for me it was done quite well. Admittedly one or two episodes fall a bit flat lacking in invention and comedy (My Nah Nah Nah is the major flop, My ABC's and My Full Moon are the other two I think were lacking compared to the others) and these episodes were in the middle of the series. But the last 5 episodes are very well done bringing comedy and drama together and it was a very fitting way to what everyone assumed was the end of Scrubs. 4 out of 5 stars because of the tedium of a few episodes taking the gloss of a otherwise successful series.

Series 9 is good so far but will forever live in the shadow of the true Scrubs with J.D and the rest. This is why British comedy is on the whole better because we don't run our shows into the ground until they run out of ideas and entertainment drops. Some shows like Blackadder or Coupling are fantastic because they ended on a high and did not not ruin its image by making series that were such a huge step down
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N Snow on 14 Oct. 2010
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As I have been a massive Scrubs fan since the very start I did worry a bit about Season 8. I thought seasons 4 and 5 were amazing, Season 6 was good but it was becoming very formulaic and a lot more like a normal sitcom. Then Season 7 just about managed to get made, with a mere 11 episodes and plenty of evidence that they were running out of ideas. Then there was nothing for nearly 2 years, and now finally the 8th Season is out to own on DVD. So I guess you're all wondering if it's worth buying? Well, if you're a fan, a newcomer or even someone who's never seen it before, I would still have to say 'Hell Yeah it's worth it'.

The season kicks off in typical style with JD pestering the Janitor, then Courtney Cox turns up as the new chief of medicine using the 'hot woman walking through the corridor as her hairs blows and some funky rock music plays in the background' style. It's obvious straight away that it's still the same old Scrubs. There are a few big changes of course, but they are incorporated fairly well. The exception being poor old Dr Kelso who is kept in the series as a lonely old retiree. Kelso was always a huge favorite character for me (much like Mr Burns in the Simpsons) as he was always steaming around the hospital yelling, humiliating people and generally being what the Americans refer to as 'A Douche!'. They should have let him bow out gracefully after his awesome final episode in Season 7. Unfortunately, instead he is still in nearly every episode, pottering around the cafe mostly with a few one liners and a couple of moments with Dr Cox. It's a nice idea, but in reality Kelso is no longer funny in this role, so it's a bit of a shame.

Luckily the other characters are still in top form.
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