As Snarky as Dr. Cox: Complaints and Negative Opinions
Posted Mar 19, 2008 @ 1:19 PM
Of course, in JD's mind, their time together probably lasted a lot longer than it really did. He'd certainly count the "sex buddies" period too.
Posted Mar 26, 2008 @ 5:46 AM
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Posted Apr 19, 2008 @ 11:22 AM
Posted Apr 26, 2008 @ 9:28 PM
Posted Apr 27, 2008 @ 10:23 AM
1. The episode after J.D. and Elliot hook-up, they make it seem like he's being the selfish one, even though she went out of her way to sleep with him and to make him be deceitful about it.
2. J.D.'s general stupidity once he was going out with Elliot was astounding. He definitely overthought the whole thing and handled it like a toddler. Turk's idiotic advice would also be contradicted many a time in the following seasons when he tells J.D. that "Molebutt was the only one who was good for you." Which I'm sure he's said at least two or three times since he gave him such crappy advice.
3. J.D. trying to get Sean and Elliot back together was idiotic. It's like he watched the Parent Trap the night before and thought that it could actually work.
I also have a season 4 gripe.
Even though it's good continuity to have Elliot sleep with Dan since she liked him in the first season, it was just a really stupid trashy storyline to get them to be "friends". Hey, I got an idea? Why didn't they have her help J.D. through his dad dying instead and having them realize that way instead of having her sleep with Dan.
Those are just some major complaints I have. Otherwise I really haven't had a complaint with the show in a long time.
Posted Aug 1, 2008 @ 9:12 PM
Edited by Mint Chocolate, Aug 2, 2008 @ 6:39 AM.
Posted Aug 8, 2008 @ 4:13 PM
It's also annoying that no one ever actually reads notes before running off with them. I mean, I get that they're in a hurry, but still. JD doesn't read Elliot's note about Molly and it just says "Now we're even" and Turk didn't read JD's note about why they threw water balloons at the interns. And since JD wasn't even mad at him, I'm not sure why he would do that...
Then there's Carla insisting that nothing was wrong with Jordan pretending that Jack wasn't his. If Dr. Cox hadn't chosen to stay with her, would he have ever found out? And it's not like Jordan really had a plan to tell him.
And somehow the people at the hospital went from thinking of the Janitor as one of three personas: the brit, the dimwitted german, or the chronic stutterer to realizing how creepy he is with no transistion. How did that happen?
One word: Nina.
Danni's morph from decent girlfriend to fullblown psycho seems kind of...sudden, too.
Carla can't just decide that Dr. Cox doesn't like her because it inconveniences her.
The whole everyone-hates-the-nicknames thing. They all seemed to blame JD for the nicknames even though he wasn't the only one used them and even though Kelso coined 'Colonel Doctor.'
Amusing as it is, how does NO ONE know the Janitor's name? He wore a nametag at one point.
Why are Elliot and JD so incompatible? I mean, it can't just be a mutual fear of commitment because you really don't get all that committed after only two weeks (or however long their first go was).
And Kim! What would have happened if JD said that he wanted to stay with her and do the long-distance relationship thing even without the pregnancy? How would she have told him she was "just kidding" about the miscarriage? And why does everyone turn on JD when he says he doesn't want to be with the woman who told him his child DIED before it was born just because she's pregnant? And why did she go from 'it's okay if you can't say it yet' to 'I need someone to love me now'? Was it just because he said that he hoped he could love her not that he thought that he could?
The Jordan cutting Dr. Cox thing was just...odd.
Elliot's neurosis concerning the wedding was pretty bad. I mean, really? She can't invite Veronica because she wants to be the only one with a guy's name and she goes by Ronnie?
Turk and Carla kicking JD out was pretty bad, as was Elliot not let JD stay until he found someplace else to live.
There seems to be more scenes with Turk and Dr. Cox in them than JD and Dr. Cox lately.
Dr. Cox saying he'd Carla and Turk to his daughter's birthday party made sense, as Turk was married to Carla, but Elliot? Really? He'd invite her before JD?
When Elliot said that she wanted to wait to have sex and Jake saying that he was okay with that and then Elliot jumping him? Good God, what are they, teenagers? Was the whole point to just see if he was willing to wait?
And for that matter, why would Jake put a call from Elliot on speakerphone during a meeting? That's done a lot in comedies, but you'd think that common sense would dictate that your girlfriend might say something you don't want your colleagues to hear.
And where did Molly/JD even come from? They'd barely met before, aside from JD being annoyed that she can't get his name right.
And I HATE the way JD says "Perry." It just sounds so...smug.
Edited by Sarah1281, Dec 2, 2008 @ 11:31 AM.
Posted Nov 2, 2010 @ 1:28 PM
LAME, Bill Lawrence.
As for the deleted scenes, it's cool that Bill Lawrence talks about them, but did he have to talk over the fucking dialogue??!! Just have him introduce them and then show the fucking thing. A major unforgiveable fuckup.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 @ 1:03 PM
Posted Jul 23, 2012 @ 9:39 AM
I think so many shows that survive past the first three or four seasons understandably struggle with characterization. One common problem is that, in an attempt to show growth and maturity, characters can 'grow' right out of the salient traits and relatable, amusing foibles which made them unique in the first place, replaced by duller and more generic shadows of their former nuttily flawed selves. And then there's the opposite problem, and one from which Scrubs suffered more than perhaps any other show I've loved: that all the characters become painfully exaggerated, shrill, over-the-top caricatures, with characters who were occasionally snarky becoming flat-out vicious, or characters who were moderately neurotic becoming deeply, scarily insane, etc.
I'm curious as to whether others who were disillusioned with the later seasons of the show found that they loved and appreciated the earlier seasons even more by contrast, or whether those later seasons retrospectively soured them on even formerly beloved earlier seasons. I needed an extended sabbatical from this show, but I'm happily surprised to find that S1-S2 still hold up as among my favorite seasons of any show, ever---amazingly witty, charming, relatable, layered, clever, and more emotionally resonant for me than any other sitcom I've ever seen. I'm once again able to enjoy them immensely, as long as I conveniently repress most of what follows!
Edited by MsTaken, Jul 23, 2012 @ 9:41 AM.
Posted Aug 5, 2012 @ 9:04 AM
Edited by Sucia, Aug 5, 2012 @ 9:05 AM.