Scrubs: The Complete 4th Season

DVD Reviews | Oct 29th, 2006

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Starring Zach Braff, John C. McGinley, Aloma Wright, Sarah Chalke, Judy Reyes, Christa Miller, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, Heather Graham
Written By: Bill Lawrence
Directed By: Paul Quinn
Studio: Disney/ Buena Vista
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Another Scrubs Season is out and it’s another season I barely saw. Though, I think I did see a few of these episodes unlike the third season. I’m not sure how much different this season is to last season, but the show still has plenty of laughs with some new reoccurring guest stars.

Scrubs Season 4 starts out with Turk and Carla coming back from their honeymoon. J.D and Turk reunite with open arms, literally. Heather Graham comes onboard as a spaced out psychiatrist who ends up being a brief love interest to J.D. And friend to Elliot. J.D and Elliot try to get along after just splitting up again, and things get a little bit more awkward when they have to share an office together. They both get appointed Chief Resident of Sacred Heart. The Janitor gives J.D the title of Co-Chief and everyone starts to call him that and it drives J.D nuts. This season has a lot of the usual Scrubs moments, J.D thinks he knows what he is doing and gets straighten out by Dr Cox. J.D continues to screw things up with beautiful women, Turk and Carla have a rough time dealing with their newlywed life, Elliot tries to find herself some more but has come along better than the rest of the group surprisingly. Dr Cox is still going crazy over his ex-wife/wife but seems like he’s more tolerant of her than ever before. But just when you think he’s gonna be nice, he ends up doing a 180 & fooling you. The season ending isn’t really that special but J.D finds an apartment and moves out. I guess that’s a big story arc since Turk and J.D have lived with each other for so long.

I found season 4 of Scrubs to be just as funny as the previous seasons. I still thinks it’s one of the cleverest shows on TV right now and has been since it’s been airing on TV. I thought the addition of Heather Graham was served for one purpose, her giant breasts. And my god, what an addition to the cast! I especially loved those dream sequences where it involved her in bra and panties. Yes i’m a pervert and happy for it! I’m happy for it because I can enjoy moments like Heather Graham in a bra on regular TV. Of course I could just put on Boogie Nights to see her get down and dirty with some roller skates on..But like with all my reviews, I’m going off on a tangent. Scrubs, yes, Scrubs. I was talking about Scrubs the TV show.

In the beginning of this season, it seemed like there was less of Dr Cox than usual but he gets more screen time in the middle and end of the season. I still can’t imagine how he remembers all those rants and speeches he gives. There’s just so many of them, and they are really long too. But I guess that’s why John C. McGinley is a talented actor and quite good at what he does. Everyone on the show is great, and all their characters are likable. That’s what makes this TV series such a joy to watch. Even smaller characters (Ted, The Janitor) on the show get decent amount of screen time for you to like them a lot. One episode I thought was fantastic was “My Life in Four Cameras.” J.D meets a writer from Cheers and pictures himself working in the Hospital with a studio audience present. During that long dream sequence, the jokes weren’t funny, Elliot was wearing this sexy nurses outfit (along with every other female), and it was just a great spoof on TV sitcoms. It’s the generic sitcoms that American audience love but for some reason don’t like clever shows without a laugh track or studio audience. If you like the guest stars on Scrubs, this year they have a lot of memorable performances from Colin Farrell, Matthew Perry, Juliana Marguiles, Molly Shannon, Richard Kind, Clay Aitken, and other people. I remember watching the Colin Farrell episode when it originally aired and thought that was pretty good episode. Girls were throwing themselves on him just for talking, and J.D & Turk thought he was so cool. It was nice to finally hear him talk Irish and not American like he does in every movie.

The Scrubs DVDs also have a nice amount of featurettes and bonus material. This time, there’s some more audio commentary (Zach Braff does one episode), a featurette on Dr Cox being a mentor and J.D’s quest to get a hug from him, the sweethearts of Sacred Heart, deleted scenes and other featurettes. I still like the effort that is put into these DVDs, especially with the extras, because there are a lot of TV shows on DVD that don’t have any extras.

If you’re a fan of Scrubs, and have the previous 3 seasons on DVD; then getting Season 4 is a no brainer. The show is still hilarious and walks the line of comedy and drama fairly well. Sometimes it gets too serious but for the most part, this is strictly a comedy that is still fresh and funny. Buy this now or Dr Cox might belittle you!

– Will You Ever Be My Mentor?: Explore J.D.’s Never-Ending Quest For Dr. Cox’s Approval
– The Sweethearts Of Sacred Heart: An Inside Look At The Loves And Flirtations Of Sacred Heart’s Women
– The Weapons Chest:Spend Some Time With The Show’s Talented “Second Squad” Of Actors
– Who’s That Man: Discover Secrets Of The Mysterious Janitor
– Donald Keeps Talking: An Extended Sit-Down Interview With Actor Donald Faison
– Audio Commentaries
– Deleted Scenes And Much More!

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC

Standard 1.33:1 Color


Favorite Scenes: My Office, My First Kill, My Best Moment, My life in Four Cameras
Rating: NR
Running Time: 542 minutes
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