Friday, December 4, 2009

Medical *S-coooool!



So I though I'd share with you all today my new favorite series. It is actually one of my old favorites as well, but with a new twist.

"Scrubs" has just kicked off their new season and has made it into a sort of spinoff. The new season, Season 9, has been dubbed "Scrubs: Med School". Now, I felt while watching the original "Scrubs" seasons, that it borrowed a lot of elements from Samuel Shem's classic "The House Of God" . I think that this, among other reasons, is why most people claim that "Scrubs" is the most accurate TV portrayal of hospital life out there. I love the show because there aren't one-in-a-million super rare diseases that have to be found every episode, or diseases that get mis-diagnosed five times before the real cause of the problem is found thanks to an epiphany by the main character. I also love it because of moments like these:





Priceless, no?

Now, the new season is just as hilarious and has many of the same hilarious stars as the original seasons! The new stars who play the first year medical students are amazing. Kerry Bishe's character is brilliant! There's no way to describe how funny this season is so far. You'll just have to follow this link to watch for yourself.

But I have a question. Is the new season as true in it's representation of medical school as the past seasons have been in their representation of life in a hospital? I'd like to think they're still trying to be as accurate as possible in their portrayal of these sorts of things, but I'm not the best judge, seeing as I am still trudging through undergrad as if it were molasses.

So to those of you who have both seen the new season's premire episodes and have been through medical school, I'd love to know how they're doing! Are they as accurate as they were with the original seasons or are they slipping? Are they doing a horrible job in their interpretation or are they pretty spot on? Any and all opinions are welcome. Especially if you are of the opinion that my hair is pretty much amazing today, because I would totally have to agree.



*Juuuuust a quick little side-note here, I've known how to spell "School" since 1st grade. The title is supposed to represent how the show "Scrubs" is putting the "cool" back in "school". It's a little pronunciation joke. Nothing to do with spelling. Which I am awesome at. Just ask my 4th and 5th grade spelling bee 1st place ribbons. They have the number 1 and bees on them, so they're pretty much as legit as it gets.

5 comments:

JP said...

Hey there... found your blog randomly and enjoy it - good work! I am a first year med student and haven't had the time yet to take a look at the new Scrubs stuff but when I get done with finals (1 week!!) then I'll be sure to post... oh and you can check out my blog here -John

Mary said...

Hola John! Thanks for stopping by! I love meeting new medical bloggers! Also, I totally understand with finals. I'll be done in a week as well. I can't wait! Good luck with your finals, John! I hope you do well! And I can't wait to read your opinion about the new season of Scrubs!

~Mary

Mary said...

Also, John, I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it didn't work! I don't know why, but I tried in internet explorer, firefox, and google chrome, and nothing happened when I clicked the "leave a comment" link. Just a heads up.

JP said...

Hey Mary - you can try again to leave a comment, please do :) - I believe I fixed the problem (and you're the second one to point this out!)... thanks for reading and good luck on finals! Once these exams are over I will be updating my links section too... and exploring yours and other bloggers links - that's one of my favorite things about blogging... oooh I can't wait to just have hours of anxiety free time online with no studying!!

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