If there was a battle between the two lead characters from House and Scrubs I think it would be no contest who would win, JD would be crying in the corner while House would be popping pills and riding his motorcycle away from his easy victory.
Although, these two never will colloid (unless you count the episode of scrubs in which Dr. cox becomes house for a few mere seconds) so we will only leave that to imagination. The real question is, can these shows play along together?
I had a friend of mine say that he did not watch my favorite show House because he was a fan of scrubs and they where "Rival shows" this did not make sense to me because they where so radically different, when thinking into it, can we really deem these shows different? Lets take a look.
They are both dramatic comedies.
They both have a main egotistical asshole character.
They both have a moral character.
They both take place in hospitals.
They both have somewhat evil superior bosses.
They both focus on the characters lives as much or more than the medical question.
Of course there are more things similar between the shows, but thats my list and for now I am sticking to it.
Now some would say, thats it! It's solved, they are too alike, you can't like both, you have to pick one! I am here to say that is so completely untrue, as any true watcher of both shows will tell you, the shows are so completely different that there should be no competition between the shows.
One huge difference is the mood in each show, scrubs is a more sarcastic show that is filled with silly flashbacks, it's a true sitcom. House on the other hand is a more serious show, although House is a very funny show at times it's real trait is the amount of drama in the show and the overall quality of general entertainment in the show. With Scrubs you find your self continually snickering at the cleverness of the show and at times feeling quite emotionally invested with the show, feeling for the characters. House on the other hand you find yourself engulfed in drama of the show, feeling for the characters and in a very CSI style hoping to try to figure out the case (although let's face it.. how many times has that happened?), but also at times you find yourself laughing out loud at the situation and comments found it House.
Overall, there are definitely some similarities between house and scrubs but the overall feel of the programs are different, this may cause some people that love one show to hate the other. There is and should be no rivalry between the two shows, if one believes that there is it is because they haven't truly experienced the other. I personally am current on both shows and love them both, I think everyone should enjoy each to the level of their personality, do not let good shows conflict.
Now, what do you guy's think? Am I dead wrong, or am I right, or sort of right and wrong?