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Sep. 14th, 2007

I have a hard time talking about TV with people. First, it's rare that I've seen a lot of the most current stuff. And if I have seen it - I probably don't agree with you about it. heh. But I've had a ton of people go on and on at me about Scrubs and how good it is. And apparently it's just stupidly popular. For a change this is one I've actually seen. When I was still living down south in my parents' house I'd catch episodes of it because my parents watched it and thought it was HILAAAARIOUS. My dad is also a big Chuck Norris/Charles Bronson/Steven Segal fan while my mom need only see that a show involves singing, dancing, or ice skating in order to be into it. The TV is always on at my parents' house. Always. If at least one person is awake the TV is on. It has always been that way.

And they, consumers of all, both really like Scrubs. But I've had a lot of people ask me why I don't. And I think I can sum it up with a quote from umbrella.

"Yes. It's HORRID. However it is better than scrubs, because falling down a well is funnier than scrubs, skinning yourself alive with an ice cream scoop is funnier than scrubs, being trapped in a room with Phil Silvers for the rest of your life is funnier than scrubs."

And also because just looking at Zach Braff makes me want to hurl things at his face.


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Sep. 14th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
*looks around shiftily*

i kinda sorta like it. donald faison is my tv boyfriend.

and i am mystified why the zach braff character gets smoking hotties when he is a giant douche-y tool.

it's definitely one of those...fluffy pleasures for me. i figure i watch a little scrubs and then 15 mins of shark week programming that i'm still stretching out. which, can i just say: don't watch extensive shark programming right before going to the beach if you're generally a nervous nelly (which i am) about being in ocean water to start with. no matter how into sharks you are, you will psych your brain right out.

some reasons i like it that aren't that fluffy: lots of back referencing and continuity.
Sep. 14th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
I don't mind Donald Faison, really. I can't take him on that show, but that's the writing, not him.

For me all that stuff on the show wasn't bad in small doses. the goofy janitor, the sassy nurse, the nerdy/sarcastic young doctors, the angry resident, etc. After a full season that was enough. I'm shocked that it's still on or that they've moved the reruns to comedy central.
Sep. 14th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
You're #1!
I've watched parts of, maybe, three episodes and, while i'd rather watch Scrubs than participate in kitchen-utensil-based autovivaflaying, it had only a couple of moments that were even mildly amusing.

I'm very picky when it comes to scripted television. We're now in a golden age of telly in that there's four non-animated, episodic shows that are must-watch for me: The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, My Name is Earl, and Friday Night Lights (which is especially amazing since it's a drama and it is, in large part, a glorified teenage soap). 30 Rock is pretty good, too.

The only one of those that'd actually recommend to you is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, even though i love The Office more.

In other news, congratulations as your LJ should now become the #1 Google hit for "autovivaflaying."
Sep. 14th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: You're #1!
Thanks for the boost!

I've seen It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia but forget to watch it regularly. It's really good. I do watch The Office (I'm the only person I know outside of Karl who loved the British version and still gave the American one a realistic chance), and I really like ,i>30 Rock</i> too. There is honestly a whole list of things I watch for various reasons... some of them are even reality shows or Sci-Fi channel series. So I'm not as broadly anti-TV as I once was. I'm just pretty choosy.

My Name is Earl was something I liked more early on but it sort of wore thin for me.

Our most recent obsessive-to-the-point-of-buying-previous-seasons-on-DVD thing has been Supernatural. It has its cheesy moments, and the two pretty boys never have lasting scars but that stuff is so forgivable. We've also been watching the huge waves of Coupling on BBCA. I'd never really watched it before and for the type of broad strokes sex/relationship comedy it is it's surprisingly well written. Even when they're all just repeating all the asinine "women are like this, men are like that" cliches it's witty enough to make me not hate it. And it's a good light thing to watch for a wind down.

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