The seventh season of Scrubs seems to be missing just a little bit of its timing and charm, only just a little though. I completely understand why. This is the strike-shortened season, so there’s only 11 episodes in this set. The writers’ strike threw a lot of shows off, and you can see how it affected Scurbs.
The final episode in the season seems more like an episode that would be aired in the middle of the season to break up the formula a little bit, much like the musical did in the sixth season.
The seventh season follows another year at Sacred Heart. It follows the same formula that has made Scrubs a winning series. A dash of screwball comedy, a touch of hope, a bit of drama, all stirred together with a lot of lovable characters.
I did notice that this season didn’t contain as much drama as seasons past. There are quite a few extremely outlandish JD daydreams, especially the one where JD dreams about planting Turk’s now-removed testicle so they can grow another Turk. But, no doubt you’re not thinking of buying the season if you aren’t a fan so you’re used to this kind of humor. Over the years Scrubs has developed so many inside jokes that it’s impossible for a newcomer to get everything it has to offer if they haven’t viewed the previous seasons.
This season isn’t without it’s dramatic storylines though. JD is trying to deal with juggling his son and his feelings for Kim. Kelso is found to be too old to occupy his current position so he’s being forced to leave his post. Turk and Carla are trying to be a happily married couple while taking care of their kid, and Dr. Cox is still trying to cope with the fact that he’s Dr. Cox.
With the move to high-def, Scrubs has been the only NBC show to be late on transferring over. It’s still presented in 1.33:1 fullscreen aspect ratio, which makes it look a bit old and dated. Maybe with Scrubs moving to ABC they’ll give the show a widescreen high-def treatment that it needs.
The Special Features
Each of the 11 episodes comes with some kind of commentary from either actors or the crew. They are not boring commentaries by any means. They are fun and vibrant. The actors are funny and play off each other just like they do in the show.