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Scrubs – The Complete Fifth Season (DVD-Video)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: B-     Episodes: B+



This reviewer has said it before but Scrubs may be the best series on television today and even in recent years.  Zack Braff along with the rest of the cast returns with their Fifth Season on ScrubsScrubs is a creative and imaginative series focusing on the daily lives of a crew of somewhat off-center doctors.  NBC is STILL messing with the series timeslot and weekly run, but has managed to survive long enough to get their due with their 7th and Final Season (check local listings).  For a series that has evolved into a top notch comedy from its original light drama with elements of comedy premise, Scrubs captures the hearts and minds of everyone who views it.  Season Five of Scrubs is near the pinnacle of the series that has only improved from season too season.  The casts’ chemistry remains, the story arches soul remains, and creativity reigns supreme.


In the Fifth Season, the doctors are a little older, a little wiser, and even more insane.  From JD’s (Zach Braff) daydreams too the chaos that ensues around him in reality there is never a dull moment.  We as an audience sit back and go for the ride as the stars grow up a little each season.  With marriages, love triangles, and baby making there is a little something for everybody this season.  It is nice to watch a series evolve in a manner that only heightens the original creative mystique.  No Great Kazoo or cousin Olivers here!


This reviewer wishes he could suit up and live in this Medical fantasy, but for now I will just have to pop in the DVD, sing the theme song [I sing every time], and hope the seventh season is as good as all the rest.


The technical aspects of this 3 disc, 24 episode set are quite good.  The picture again is presented in 1.33:1 full screen that continues to at times have an uneven and blurry quality, but in the end is better than any previous season.  Looking at the picture quality further, Scrubs was the last NBC series to switch into the HD format, and with the start of season 5 fans of the series finally get to view the groundbreaking series kicked up a notch, though something is missing from the film approach.  The sound is quite excellent being presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, which often heightens the experience of the show with its great use of groundbreaking music.


Into the Fifth Season the music remains a strong component of the series and this reviewer still finds it was an excellent choice for the series to be presented in this surround sound format.  The extras on this set are entertaining to say the least.  Some extras include an Extended Cut of the 100th Episode (one of this reviewer’s favorites), audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and another excellently sentimental featurette that looks back at the past five seasons of the series.  Overall, a great set to own.


The series remains a strong contender for this reviewer’s favorite as well and most rewatchable series of all time.  As previously stated Scrubs is one of the best series on television today, with its wonderful cast and interesting concepts of reality.  Many words can describe this series; emotional, fun, witty, ambitious, inventive, but on the whole amazing.  This reviewer highly recommends this DVD set for all audiences, with humor and entertainment that can be watched again and again.  Now that the last season of this wonderful series is about to air in the fall, now is the time to join the staff for one last scrub in!



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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