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Scrubs Still Can’t Find Its Rhythm with “My New Coat”

Randy Dankievitch
On paper, “My New Coat” is an easy episode of Scrubs to get excited about, being credited to the same writer/director combination behind season one’s “My Old Lady”. Immediately establishing itself as an episode about identity is even more promising – which makes it a major bummer when the episode mostly fails...
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“My Big Mouth” Is An Early Low Point for Scrubs’ Second Season

Randy Dankievitch
Even in its younger years, Scrubs‘ ultimate strength as an ensemble comedy was its fearlessness in putting different characters together for stories; Sacred Heart is a large community, but never one that feels too big and sprawling for its own good. Because of that, there aren’t a lot of stories that feel...
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It’s Two Steps Back, One Step Forward for BoJack Horseman in “INT. SUB”

Randy Dankievitch
“INT. SUB” presents itself as a fairly typical episode of BoJack Horseman, a completely capable, if indulgent, attempt to recreate the goofy chaos of earlier, less emotionally heavy seasons of the show. However, it’s placement in BoJack‘s uneven fifth season raises the stakes for the episode, which mostly uses its...
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“No Good Deed” Is Daredevil’s Hour of Reckoning

Randy Dankievitch
After Fisk’s explosive release from prison, all the cats are out of all of the bags in “No Good Deed”, a Daredevil episode with a impressive agenda. From the reveal of Dex’s emotional “support”, to Foggy’s disappointment with his new fancy lawyer lifestyle, “No Good Deed” is a series of introspective moments...
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With “My Nightingale”, A Refocused Scrubs Shows Its Maturity

Randy Dankievitch
With the mess of “My Last Day” behind Scrubs, “My Nightingale” breathes fresh air into the young comedy; it’s a complete 180 from the awkward machinations of “My Overkill” in every sense of the word. Admittedly, some of this comes from simple things, like the introduction (or reappearance) of the...
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With “Please”, Daredevil Hits the Reset Button

Randy Dankievitch
Although last week’s episode features actual flashbacks from season one, it’s “Please” that almost feels like a clip show, attempting to unwind the damage of the last two years of Daredevil stories and refocus on what made characters interesting in the first place, with a series of focused mini-vignettes on...