Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scrubs

The first time I saw this sitcom was on a JetBlue flight to New York. The humor was dry - the way I like it and somehow, it seemed different than those other Sitcoms on air - After all Seinfeld and FRIENDS are done with and Frasier off late has become monotonous.

Scrubs has this really kick-ass cast - except for perhaps Elliot, whose character makes me baulk. But, this is more or less a realistic take on some moral dilemmas we go through in real life, but told very very humorously. I believe that the show is called Scrubs because, in hospital jargon, greenhorns are called Scrubs and all the main characters - JD, Elliot and Turk are basically that. Apart from this youth club, the guy who really makes me watch each episode, is Dr. Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox, played by John C. McGinley. His character is one with which I can empathize a lot. Maybe its because there are certain common traits between the character and the real me - but, he is the real show-stealer. He is like the Joker in the Batman. His sarcasm kicks ass and his love for being fit - his fitness levels for being 47 years old is seriously fantastic. I think the only character who can rival in terms of being liked by me is Stewie.

This is the only sitcom that I have really felt a need to start from Season 1 and watch single one - I'm now at the end of Season two. Lets see how this affliction lasts.....

5 comments:

Renji John said...

Virtual High Five! Todd rules... :-)

Rukmani Ram said...

erm.. I think "scrubs" refers to their attire..

Hail Stewie!

Karthik Sriram said...

@ rukmani ram,

I thought that was unsurprisingly blatant (Do I sound like Cox? ;-))

LKS

Rukmani Ram said...

@karthik: you wish! :P

Anonymous said...

Dude.. Scrubs is real good.. I mean, for the first 6 seasons.. if u watch any of the episodes of season 7, im pretty sure u wont watch any of the episodes in the earlier seasons.