The ‘JD’ in the title is for John Dorian, from 2001′s “Scrubs,” a television show that originally aired on NBC for nine years, before it moved to ABC.
I am watching the Democratic Convention, though earlier I was thinking about the trend toward remakes. There’s the upcoming “Red Dawn” remake, that appears to have The Wolverines up against a Chinese bogeyman this time, perhaps because the Russians are so passé.
There’s also “Death Wish,” which according to director Joe Carnahan isn’t a remake.
The reboot of “Total Recall” came out a few weeks ago, to lukewarm reviews.
In reference to “Death Wish,” you can’t tell me that Brian Garfield’s novel, which was the basis of Michael Winner’s film, is the only story ever written about someone falling victim to urban crime. And, since there are other novels that tackle the subject, why not just make a film about one of them, as opposed to the path already taken.
Which is the point of the compilation clip from “Scrubs” (the NBC run in particular). It revolves around JD’s idea for a movie about Dracula called Dr. Acula (Dr. Acula–Dracula, get it?) though the interesting thing is, in the hands of a competent screenwriter–which JD isn’t–the idea is actually pretty clever.
It reminds me of Forever Knight, except that it takes in a hospital.