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Good set, minor drawbacks
on January 30, 2012
This is not a review of the show itself, but of this particular set.
Complete series sets can be hit or miss. Usually, they include the same discs as each individual season does, packaged together in some manner. I, personally, am a fan of slim cases in a set like this. This set uses slide-in pockets. I will say the presentation of this set makes it one of the more interesting ones I own. The outer box is designed to resemble a doctor's clipboard, and comes with a JD name tag, a photo-booth style photo strip of the characters, and a strange holograph of the cast which when tilted shows an x-ray-like view (with some rather strange objects appearing within).
There's a paper wrap-around that explains what's in the set and must be removed before the box can be opened. The box flips open like one of those clipboards with a storage area below.
Inside is where the folders with the discs is found. The folder is designed to look like patient charts. The are individual "folders" with tabs for each season. The 9 folders are bound together with bolt-like objects. They are not tight to the folders, so they move around a lot. I can see this causing damage if they get handled frequently, since the folders are made of thin cardboard. The spine is left open, so it is clearly designed to remain in the larger box which takes up a fair amount of space, and "SCRUBS" is only written on the longer dimension. You will not easily be able to store this set alongside season sets of other shows for this reason.
My biggest gripe with this set is that after season 2, the episode titles no longer appear on the discs. In addition, there is no supplement with episode titles or descriptions. Seasons 3-9 still have which episode numbers are on each disc written on them, so you can always reference Wikipedia or something if you want the episode details.
The $108 price point works out to about $12 a season. The season sets individually range from $14-19, so it's a good value for the price.
All in all, it's a good looking set with a few minor drawbacks. I highly recommend it for any fan of the show.