Scrubs (TV series)
Scrubs is an American medical comedy drama television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart teaching hospital. The title is a play on surgical scrubs and a term for a low-ranking person because at the beginning of the series, most of the main characters were medical interns.
- Zach Braff - Dr. John "J.D." Dorian
- Donald Faison - Dr. Christopher Turk
- Sarah Chalke - Dr. Elliot Reid
- John C. McGinley - Dr. Perry Cox
- Neil Flynn - Janitor
- Ken Jenkins - Dr. Kelso
- Judy Reyes - Nurse Carla Espinosa
- Eliza Coupe - Denise Mahoney
- Kerry Bishé - Lucy Bennett
About Scrubs (TV series)
- All the heightened drama and medical inaccuracies aside, Chabrerie says it’s the emotional challenges of being a doctor that these shows tend to get right.
“I do think the emotional aspects get brought up more in shows like Scrubs,” she says. (She’s not the only one—a 2009 Slate article says that despite the show’s “cartoonishness,” it’s “quite in tune with the real lives of doctors.”)
“In med school, this is what we did. We lay in our beds and watched Scrubs,” Chabrerie says. “At the end of the day, we see [the same things] all the time. We lose patients all the time. It’s never easy. [On these shows], the young doctor gets really upset, and the older, wiser doctor comes in and says ‘You have to let it go.’”
- Julie Beck, "Health Care in the Time of Grey's Anatomy", The Atlantic, (Aug 26, 2014).