I’ve been rolling this whole thing around in my head for the last month. Really a few months, since this was the threatened direction for the next Ghostbusters film. A film that I’ve been waiting for since 1989. I’ve wanted more Ghostbusters and now it’s actually going to happen. I’m going to get what I wished for… but you know what they say… be careful what you wish for, you may actually get it.
About five and a half years ago, I even listed Paul Feig on a post about who should direct a third Ghostbusters film. I had found a list of potential directors on a couple of sites, and added Feig to the list, so in the words of Egon Spengler, “I blame myself.” At the time, I said:
“Paul Feig is a director that was also the creator of the short lived, but brilliant show Freaks and Geeks. He’s directed many of the funniest episodes of such shows as The Office and Arrested Development. His comedy style seems like it’d be a good fit for a new Ghostbusters, as he is able to capture the feel of the 80s so well in Freaks and Geeks, which wouldn’t necessarily matter for a modern day GB film, but it would at least keep the overall feel of the series thus far intact. I wouldn’t mind seeing his name attached to the helm.”
What a difference five years makes. Feig has directed a bunch of movies that I’ve never seen. I’ve only seen about 20 minutes of Bridesmaids, and didn’t enjoy it. And now Feig loves working with women. There’s nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all. The problem lies in the makeup of the team. If Feig had said that he was continuing the story with a new team that would include women, I wouldn’t have a problem with that. Over the years there have been many women that have been on the team. Having a team with at least one guy opens up the property so that boys and girls alike can watch and enjoy it, and see someone that they could dream that they might one day grow up to become. Seeing someone of your own gender in a role gives you something to aspire to.
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Here’s the latest on the next season of Scrubs. As more and more is revealed I am more or less hopeful for the future of the show. They said before that, like Frasier was a spin-off of Cheers, the next season would be a similar departure from Scrubs. It seems that is more and more the case.
Producers are looking for a new title for the show, as the direction is moved from a teaching hospital to med school. Word is they’re looking to keep Scrubs as part of the title in some way, but we’ll keep our eyes open for that. One title that ran through my head that could achieve both familiarity as well as help to explain the new format of the show is “Scrub School.” But that’s my own idea and by no means official.
I was expecting this to happen, and am very hopeful for a brilliant start to a new chapter in the world of Scrubs. The chapter featuring Dr. John Dorian’s first 8 years, from intern to resident has come to a close, and now it’s time for a new chapter.