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Scrubs – The Complete Seventh Season (Disney DVD)


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



I NEED LIFE SUPPORT STAT!  Our patient has suffered from a critical series accident resulting in sub-par plots, bored actors, and an overall sense of disgust.


The Seventh Season is contained on 2-Discs and only consists of 11 episodes; most of which seem to drab and uninteresting.  The season starts as interesting as any other, but quickly takes a nose dive as it is very noticeable that something went wrong; stemming either from the impending writers’ strike or the fact that NBC was canceling the series.  For whatever reason the Seventh Season went under, it is just simply not the Scrubs that fans across the board have come to know and love.


The characters on the series are continuing to grow, while concurrently still maintaining their same sense of childlike delusion.  The quirky world of Sacred Heart is changing (and not always for the better), but the same crazy, lovable elements that made the series are still there.  The Seventh Season is quite a downgrade from Season Six, but with the series moving to a supportive ABC there is still hope that the series that once acted as one of televisions only saving graces will return to be greater than ever.


For a look back at reviews of previous seasons, please follow the links below:


Season 4



Season 5



Season 6




The technical features have not changed much from the Sixth Season release of the series, wheeling down the hallway merely as adequate.  The picture is presented in a 1.33 X 1 full screen that is not bright and vibrant as it should be; as well as the image being a bit soft at times.  It is odd that Scrubs is (was) the only NBC series not to get the Widescreen treatment.  The sound again is a simple Dolby Digital 5.1 Mix that gets the job done on a series that is mostly dialogue.  Most of the sound projects front and center, with the occasional Zack Braff zaniness panning across the other speakers.  The sound as in the previous seasons is not bad, but not great either.


For this series release being less than half a normal season, the extras are quite impressive.  There are interesting and funny audio commentaries on all 11 episodes from cast and crew that shape up to make the set very worth while.  The are featurettes like “My Making of II: My Princess” that features the cast doing a full table read of one of the Seventh Seasons episodes; unfortunately it is one of the seasons least funny and most uninteresting episodes also.  There is also a sit down interview with Ken Jenkins (Dr. Bob Kelso), Deleted Scenes, Alternative Lines, and Bloopers; all of which are fully enjoyable and more rewatchable than extras included on previous seasons.


With the series moving to ABC (and supposedly Braff’s last season), lets hope the series manages to get its heart beating up to the level we ordered.


We’d sure need a lot of garden gnomes…



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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