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This Is The Best Season Of Scrubs According To IMDb

The legacy of the medical TV sitcom Scrubs has only grown in the years since the series was on the air. The show, which ran for eight seasons (not counting a ninth season soft reboot that most people hate, and usually ignore), has continued to gain more fans, and more acclaim, as it's become available to people via streaming services. 

There are plenty of things to love in every season of the show. Over the course of its run, we watched J.D. (Zach Braff) and his friends start as interns at Sacred Heart Hospital, and eventually evolve into attendings themselves. All the while, they have plenty of misadventures, and deal with shifting situations in their personal lives, as well as the inner workings of the hospital.

Although every Scrubs season has things worth praising, there are a few that stand above the rest, primarily for their consistent quality. Many people love the show's third season, for instance, which features the truly heartbreaking "My Screwup," and a number of other standout installments. Although every season has its fans — and season 3 earned a decent enough second place — the rankings on IMDb clearly rate a different season as the best one in the show's run.

Season 5 of Scrubs features some of the show's best episodes

In fact, season 5 of Scrubs is the big winner, according to IMDb rankings. 

With an average episode rating of 8.437, season 5 of Scrubs rises as the show's best season. Perhaps the biggest reason for this high average comes from the show's darkest, most brutal episode: in "My Lunch", Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) and J.D. work on treating three patients in various stages of organ failure. When a donor comes through, Cox fails to screen the organs properly, and installs infected organs into all three patients, killing them. 

It's a haunting, harrowing episode that reminds the audience of the high stakes of being a doctor. Scrubs was often a show about how dull the world of medicine can be, but in "My Lunch," it emphasized the humanity of the patients who come to a hospital hoping to get better. 

"My Lunch" is widely considered one of the show's standout installments, and it's surrounded by other episodes that are great in their own right, even if they don't rise to the level of "My Lunch," such as "My Way Home," an entire episode designed as a clever, but loving tribute to The Wizard of Oz

In its fifth season, Scrubs was firing on all cylinders — not just as a comedy, but also as a compelling drama. Other seasons attempted to mix the laughs and the tears, but things never got better than they were in season 5.