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Scrubs: Preview of Episode 9.09 "Our Stuff Gets Real"


Reality sinks in on Scrubs tonight, such as the fact that Zach Braff can't seem to stay away from Sacred Heart. He's back for another appearance as J.D. on "Our Stuff Gets Real", but he'll soon be out of the way to do his duties as a father.


On the new episode of Scrubs, we'll see how J.D. deals with the arrival of his child. Despite his initial excitement, it dawns on him that he'll need to shed his childish demeanor and take up responsibilities. Or not.


The dad-to-be makes it all about him and tries to get Elliot (Sarah Chalke) to bed, even though she's busy munching on all-beef Cambodian salad. Such is the problem of this married couple, and we're not even discussing J.D. and Turk.


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| 02:08 EST, 13 Jan, 2010
This is the first episode after Our Mysteries that I've liked, Zach Braff was and I think still is the best part of Scrubs, this episode made me think he would be coming back, I really hope he is.
| 23:39 EST, 12 Jan, 2010
I began watching "Scrubs: Med School" out of loyalty to the original show. It's a lot to live up to and I expected some disappointment, but it's more than a bit worse than anticipated; the staple characters have become farces of themselves. This is typical with a long-running series, but the show hasn't been able to catch its stride yet. I don't want to see it canceled as I think (with a bit more time) the show's creators might be able to strike a balance between old and new, but the character chemistry that made Scrubs enjoyable really isn't there anymore. Cole is far too one-dimensional, even when he attempts having depth. Lucy takes J.D.'s neuroticisms to an exponentially uncomfortable level (there is such a thing as alienating awkwardness). Drew, the one character I was enticed by in the season opener, has become Dr. Cox 2.0 overnight. The original Dr. Cox has gone from giving a few token bits of genuine wisdom in a season of acting like a (lovable) jerk to giving sentimental speeches at multiple times in an episode. Turk has become an agony aunt and overly emotional in comparison to his formerly genuine, but jockish, character. And J.D. seems far more juvenile and in his own head than ever. The show's writers need to do several things for this new series and script to stay alive and interesting: 1. they need to explain absences of character and the time lapse between seasons 2. they need to develop character chemistry and depth (don't reveal everything all at once in such a blunt manner, subtly is key), 3. they need *consistency* to secure a stable viewing audience before they even attempt differing from a pattern (you need to create one in order to divert from it). I'm going to keep watching "Scrubs: Med School" in the hope that things get better. At the moment, the back-to-back episodes that started in 2010 is a classic move by a network to dump episodes before canceling a series. And I'd hate to see that with so much potential for the show (should the writers, producers, and directors get their acts in order).

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