Scrubs

Hi all

Whilst self isolated this week I have been binge watching Scrubs.

I will not go through the storylines but this is more about reviewing my memories of watching and laughing at the moments in the early episodes and that by the 5th or 6th series that they had come to a resolution.

Instead they became guilty of ‘jumping the shark ‘and instead it seemed to become less funny so by the final series, it just wasn’t quite funny enough.

for those old enough or those who have watched Happy Days, there was an episode where the character Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water-skis. This gimmick strayed absurdly outside the original storyline of the sitcom.

It came to mean that the programme was starting to go down hill.

by the last 2 seasons, the main cast were less and less featured, the new doctors were poor reflections of the originals and the storylines became less humorous and more contrived.

Author: Joe Campling

Joseph Campling lives in Buckinghamshire, and is married with adult children. He trained as a both a General and Mental Health Nurse in the South East of the United Kingdom in the mid 1980’s and has worked in various roles over the past 30 years. His first authored article in 2007 was jointly written about the need to share positive research based practice amongst care teams locally which was then published in a professional journal. He published “Mild Musings May Mitigate My Mentality” which was his first collection of poems in 2018. He has subsequently published MERRING or is it MRS GREN? Having written sporadically over the years (usually for friends and family) he has been writing more consistently over the past two years and has begun to recite his poetry at various Open Mic nights and Spoken Word events. He is often found ‘scribbling’ and then performing what he has just written. He recently has also been collaborating with a jazz composer by writing lyrics which have been put to music. His interests include watching live music, trying to play the guitar (still project in progress) and quizzing. He also likes to watch TV; mostly factual documentaries, comedy and quiz shows He also needs to read more and swears that he will do so very soon as he has a pile of books to read. He also ‘hangs out’ with members of the local drama club although he has no plans to act but is partial to the odd pint of orange juice and lemonade!! He follows rugby and can sometimes be found cheering his team on (London Irish) whether they win or lose.

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