Season 1 Episode 1

My First Day

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 02, 2001 on NBC

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  • A strong foundation for an extremely underrated show.

    The pilot episode of Scrubs was fantastic. This being Zach Braff\'s first leading role, he was perfect as the insecure John (J.D.) Dorian. His own fears about carrying the show played well as J.D. was nervous about the transition from medical school into residency. For characters as complete as these, very strong foundations were built for further character development. Braff and Donald Faison\'s budding off screen friendship also made their charcters\' bond more believable. Its interesting to see that the character of Elliot Reid was fine tuned as season one continued, as she was portrayed more as an only out for herself type in the beginning, only to show her more neurotic and insecure self later on. Also, the road was paved for Dr. Kelso\'s turn from friedly Chief of staff to money grubbing monster. However, we didn\'t get the clearest idea who Dr. Cox and Carla were. Outstanding debut.