Friday, February 17, 2006
Making HOUSE Calls
Just an insight to my guilty pleasures: I like HOUSE. I mean the TV show; I'm not complaining about apartment living. But watching Hugh Laurie play American grump so well that I keep forgetting that he is the brilliant Brit from the BLACK ADDER series is pure fun.
Why "guilty" pleasure? Because I know that every episode has the same plot. Patient arrives with weird symptoms; House reluctantly takes the case; misdiagnosed which causes a medical emergency to end act one; finds out a secret to end act two; the secret didn't solve the problem so there is another med emergency; find the answer and administer despite protests of patient/lawyer/adminstrator/residents; cure patient.
Hey, the plot is only an excuse to spend time with the characters. And insights like in "Three Stories" or "Damned If You Do" from last season make the visits worthwhile.
Of course, I'm partial to Oscar the Grouch as well.
Just my thoughts,