I am Dr. John Dorian.
Yes, that is the name of Zach Braff’s character on the television show “Scrubs,” and I believe that show is the story of my life.
Of course I am not a doctor, and I don’t work in a hospital. However, I connect with J.D. He and I are kindred spirits.
He is constantly thinking and rethinking things. So do I. He narrates his life and talks to himself all the time. I don’t do the narration, but I talk to myself more than is probably normal.
J.D. is always searching for the deeper meaning in things, and I find I often over analyze things.
Also, J.D. and I have similar personality quirks. He and I seem to share similar senses of humor. He can be awkward at times, and he always tries his hardest to stay positive.
Not to mention he is a workaholic. I put a lot of effort into my job, and he admirably always goes the extra mile to take care of the tasks me must complete.
Besides, the show is hilarious. I never watch an episode without laughing. It is very witty and subtle, which is just the type of funny I enjoy.
On the show, J.D. has an amazing group of friends who help him through all his problems. I too have great friends that support me in everything I do. No matter the situation, we both have people backing us, even of some of them try to pretend they don’t care.
Enter Dr. Perry Cox.
Dr. Cox is J.D.’s mentor. Cox tries to come off as a tough guy that doesn’t care, but it is clear he cares about J.D.
Now, I don’t really have someone like Dr. Cox in my life, but just like J.D., I want to be more like Dr. Cox. He doesn’t hold back. He says whatever needs to be said whenever it needs to be said.
And he is incredibly sarcastic. I wish I had his level of sarcasm, which he doles out to everyone.
The more emotional portions of the show are what help me understand the world. Being set in a hospital provides many chances to deal with difficult issues such as death and dying.
Of course, I don’t deal with death on a regular basis, but watching how they deal with such a difficult topic shows me how to deal the issues in my life.
I love it that a television show can have such an effect on my world. It’s probably not healthy, but I see it as a positive because then I know where to turn for all my answers.
And the best part, even though there is a writing strike taking place right now, I won’t ever be without that help because even the reruns do it for me, and they are on constantly.
Since J.D. and I are basically the same person, I bet he wishes he had a television show about me from which to watch and learn.
I am a very interesting person. Every episode could start with me always running late for work, follow me through a of day working frantically on an article, and finishing with me falling asleep as I watch my favorite television show on reruns.
That would be a great show.