What an inexplicable mess this turned out to be. After giving J.D. a great write-off with last year's season finale, they bring him back even though Braff's only going to be around for six episodes? Cameos by our old regulars that are cute but don't really contribute to anything? I think they would have been better off formally launching this as a spin-off series and only keeping Turk, Cox and Kelso. I actually like Kerry Bishé as the new protagonist. She's very different from J.D. which is to the show's advantage. Switching off between her voiceovers (aka new show) and J.D.'s voiceovers (aka old show) I think undercut her introduction. The fantasy sequences don't work as well with her character; I'm not sure if it's Bishé's failing or the new writers' failing. The decision to nuke the old Sacred Heart may help differentiate the new show from the old show, but I thought the hospital scenes lost something moving from filming in an actual hospital to a studio set.