Scrubs - The Complete Third Season
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Two episode commentaries, featuring producers, writers, and Faison, aren't as fun as in past seasons (though referring to Braff as "Chicken Little," the character he voiced in Disney's much-maligned animated film, is a notable jab). But the DVD set stuffs in way too many featurettes, including one just devoted to the stars' dogs. One complaint: The animated navigation menu takes way too long getting to the special features, it's tempting to skip them altogether. Better to just hit "play" and re-watch the episodes again. --Ellen A. Kim
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47. My American Girl, (10/2/03)
A run-in with her old flame Sean and an accident in her new car leads Elliot to the realization that nothing good has happened to her in the three years that she has been at Sacred Heart. This realization drives her to take drastic measures, including a complete makeover, both inside and out, in an attempt to change her luck. Meanwhile, JD gets stuck with a patient whose diagnosis he can't quite pin down, and when Dr. Cox denies him any assistance, he looks to Carla and Turk to help him out. While Dr. Cox is busy not helping J.D., he takes the time to make amends with Dr. Kelso.
48. My Journey (10/10/03)
J.D. is feeling left out of his friendship with Turk, and gets hurt when Turk is scared of opening up to him. Meanwhile, Carla is driven crazy over an unidentified urine sample and Elliot tries to balance Sean and her career, so that one doesn't end up getting in the way of the other.
49. My White Whale (10/23/03)
Finding difficulties training his interns, J.D. asks to Elliot for some help. She tells J.D about Sean, who gave Elliot great tips based on his dolphin training that fit perfectly for her interns. Dr. Cox finds the ideal pediatrician for his son: Dr. Norris, who acts and looks just like him. However, Dr. Cox is quick to find a problem with him once Jack develops a cough that scares both him and Jordan.
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Season 3 keeps rolling right along, with some great stories as well as some heartbreaking ones. I'm really looking to season 4, when Tom Cavanaugh guest stars as JD's brother and spends an entire episode in the bathtub. But, it looks like these sets are being released every six months, so we can look forward to a season 4 release in November.
Well...the answer is made much easier if you're an existing fan of the series. But there is certainly a progression in the series, that will make it harder for those of you that have missed the majority of the first two seasons. The cast all return for the third season, which makes the show seem consistent with the previous seasons, and means that there are no missing central characters that are solely missed (or even ignored for the third season).
What has changed ever so slightly for Scrubs, is the reluctance to completely rely on slapstick or physical humour that was so prevalent in the first series. And the writers have taken the bold step of padding out episodes with much more in the way of witty dialogue and situation scenarios, and fleshing out the development of the more minor characters in the show (the Janitor has a much bigger role, this time around), plus the relationships of the characters within the show are central/reoccurring themes throughout this season: (Dr Cox/Jordan & Turk/Carla's relationship's feature heavily throughout), and although "J.D." is still the pivotal character of the show, a larger percentage of the running time is now allocated to some of the other central characters, such as: Elliot, Dr Cox & Turk.
I'll admit that as much as I loved the second series (and still do), it took a little while longer for me to dial into the second season, than the first season, as the pacing of the second seasons first couple of episodes seemed a little slower and a little more serious in tone.Read more ›
Although SCRUBS was a quality show from the very beginning, Season Three stands out for the quality both of the individual episodes and the manner in which they developed the various story arcs. All the nutty and frequently surreal humor is still there and the show doesn't skimp at all on laughs, but it does an increasingly good job of going into issues surrounding understanding the behavior of central characters. Although the focus on one level is the impending marriage of Turk and Carla, much time is spent on the pathology of JD's relationships, not exclusively but primarily the one between him and Elliot. The result of this is that all the characters are far less one dimensional and cartoonish than in most comedies.
More and more various shows rely on prominent guest stars during sweeps and few shows can top SCRUBS in this regard. Scott Foley plays Elliot's Season Three boyfriend. Though he was in an earlier season, we didn't learn then that he is a marine biologist, and their relationship is put on hold for most of the year when he goes to New Zealand for a research project. Not to be outdone, the show provides for many episodes a girlfriend in the person of the lovely Tara Reid. Brendan Frasier reprises his role as Jordan's happy-go-lucky brother Ben, while Michael J. Fox has a wonderful appearance as a brilliant doctor/surgeon with severe OCD. And how about that priest who looks like George Takei, Mr. Sulu from STAR TREK? Played, of course, by George Takei.
And then there is JD and Elliot.Read more ›
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I got this as a gift for a friend. He enjoyed it. Every boy I know seems to really like Scrubs.Published 1 month ago by Cinnabun