Well Newbie did you survive your Residency?

“I think one of the most universal human experiences is feeling alone. You’d never know it, but there’s most likely tons of people feeling the exact same way. Maybe because you’re feeling abandoned. Maybe because you realize that you aren’t as self-sufficient as you thought. Maybe because you know you should’ve handled something differently. Or maybe because you aren’t as good as you thought you were. Either way, when you hit that low point, you have a choice. You can either wallow in self-pity…Or you can suck it up. It’s your call.” ~J.D  

Heading out in the real world is terrifying. When you’ve spent the first half of your life going through school and being guided by adults, your thrust into the real world and have to be an adult suddenly, you wonder how the hell are you going to manage that?

Scrubs takes that question and throws it right back at the audience, giving them their anwser. I believe that Scrubs can be placed at a coming of age story because of it’s three different characters. You have Turk , J.D, and Elliot Reed all of them starting off their residencies at Sacred Heart Hospital. The series is mainly about their struggles, trying to figure out what they are doing, what they need to do, and how the hell they are going to manage it.

After all they had given us amazing knowledge…….


But how is the show successful? What makes it that way? What is success? There are multiple definitions, there is one that sums up success as attaining wealth, fame, and position. However there is another definition I like more for success and, when applied to scrubs, I think can hold a much better answer.

It was on for nine seasons, nine years that the world got to view scrubs and all that it had to offer. This article, called The Secret to Television Success written by Tiffany Vogt, points out the different things that really make the viewers want to watch this show. A lot of what the author wrote about  the success of the show has to do with the story and connection. I happen to agree with this more. Why?

Well lets take a quick look at other shows that hadn’t lasted long but had still made an impression.

Now many people might claim that in order for a show to be successful, not only does it have to have a good fan base, but it also has to be able to make some sort of money and show that. Otherwise why would a television corporation keep a show around? Now the show lasted nine season, if the show

See, I feel that there is only show much you can show with numbers. I could show you how well the show Scrubs

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