Daniel and I have been watching a lot of Scrubs lately. I think he collected through season 6. Right now, we’re taking a little break because we can’t get one of season 4’s discs to work, which is a bummer. The only thing that makes it okay is that by then the show was already becoming pretty formulaic, unfortunately. I can’t imaging how they dragged it on for 9 seasons, but they managed.
The characters are pretty well-developed by the second season. Elliot (Sarah Chalke) is neurotic and consistently seems to crack under the pressure of her parents and the demands of her job. Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) is mean, but well-intentioned (most of the time). Todd (Robert Maschio) is the obnoxious comedic relief that still manages to be funny on occasion, but mostly just comes off as stale in these later seasons. Carla (Judy Reyes) is the know-it-all nurse that tries to guide the new residents. J.D. (Zach Braff) is the main character. I’m already pretty tired of his internal monologues and fantasies, not to mention the on-again, off-again romance that he has with Elliot in every season. It got really old during the third season. Turk (Donald Faison) is my favorite character, with the Janitor (Neil Flynn) following close behind. Reflecting on what I’ve seen so far, it’s a shame that Bill Lawrence beat this dead horse into the ground, but had to discontinue Clone High after some people felt offended about Gandhi’s character.
What other tv shows were just kept on the air for way too long? What tv shows weren’t given enough of a chance?