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But I'll love it til the day I die
on 23 October 2008
Season 7 of Scrubs isn't fantastic, and I have no shame in admitting am a Scrubs fangirl. It's simply not terribly funny, barring a couple of beautiful lines (Janitor: "I don't believe in the moon; I think it's the back of the sun.") and a handful of glorious scenes (like JD making his baby son do the "I'd like to hit that" dance in the park while looking at a baby girl in a stroller...)
The problem is, the first 6 seasons are gold - Scrubs at its best is on a par with the very best tv we'll ever see; Scrubs at its middling is better than 90% of everything else on tv. So, next to that, Scrubs at its season 7 (last episode) worst is painful.
I really believe that if you love something, you'll admit when it's taken a dive, because you want it to find its feet again, and you know how amazing it *really* is. So I'm admitting it: season 7 just isn't up to scratch. The writers had to contend with the strike and it can't have been easy, but what we're given is a season that starts off wonderfully, and gradually loses its shine.
Case in point, the season finale is a fantasy episode where they are all transported to a medieval forest, and it's so awful I actually winced while watching it. Truth is, this isn't the Scrubs you will have fallen in love with 7 years ago, with its depending more upon gimmick than clever writing, and am so relieved there's another season in the tank, because this would have been a horrible horrible legacy to leave.
I really do advise you watch the episodes online prior to buying it. If you disagree with me, that's awesome. But if not, at least when you buy it (as I plan to) you'll know what it is you're paying for and you won't be met with disappointment.