Plot Summary: In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John “J.D” Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
Creator: Bill Lawrence
Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
Serious Jest: (Queue It) Creative, witty, funny, quickly-paced, and featuring good soundtracks, this series constantly either puts a smile on my face or tugs at my heartstrings, often during the same episode, and sometimes even at the same time. The entire cast has pristine chemistry and charisma. This show makes me wish I had gone to medical school. Of course, the reason that I chose to be a lawyer was because my dad is a doctor–we didn’t get along–so it also makes me wish I had a different dad…then again, I didn’t need the show for that…
Soooo, the earlier seasons are the best, as the purely-ridiculous-but-hysterical scenes are kept from jumping off the deep end by placing them in the daydream/imagination concept, but in the later seasons the show often played with the net down. Unlike usual, however, I didn’t mind so much. I wonder, though, if this show is incredibly annoying to actual medical doctors, who can’t watch it without screaming at the TV: “No, no, it’s all wrong!” I know I feel like that during most legal shows, especially during Law & Order and its hundreds of spinoffs.