21 August, 2006

Gripping, Breaking News

So since I'm back at work, I'm doing my "back at work" things, which includes taking frequent work breaks to surf the net for news. I work for myself and my boss is lenient, although she still has a "no porn" policy. Porn freaks me out. It's so fake.

Anyway, back to the story at hand.

I'm surfing the headlines on Excite, hoping to learn something about the world outside my office when I come across this article.

The headline?

Hugh Laurie Plays U.S. Doctor on 'House'

Yessir. That's important to know. That show is one of the most popular on TV, getting ready to air it's third or fourth season in main run and catching all others up in syndication. Laurie has been on the cover of at least half a dozen magazines in the last eighteen months, with the word 'House' somewhere in the general region of his face.

I can see why we need this timely article on the wire.

On the bright side, I love me some Hugh Laurie...

6 Comments:

At 2:55 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger dolphin said...

I have to say, I think House is the best thing on television. Can't wait for the new season to start.

 
At 10:00 AM, August 23, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

Did I mention that I've seen the season premiere of House to you yet?

 
At 10:13 AM, August 23, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

I did read about it on your blog...

Mr. Special!

 
At 10:55 AM, August 23, 2006, Blogger grandefille said...

I would fling myself upon Hugh Laurie and smooch him incessantly until he squeaked, were it not for him being a happily married fellow. And all that simply for his portrayal of Mr. Palmer in "Sense and Sensibility."

"If only you would stop." [rustle rustle]

Bwah!

I was so excited about "House" when I heard about it, but I'm very sad to admit that I can't watch it. I adore Hugh Laurie and respect his gift, but I cannot abide his character. At all. (I have a thing about doctors with God complexes because of a really horrible family experience.) Not even Sela Ward could bring me to watch it, y'all.

 
At 11:07 AM, August 23, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

I have to admit that I can't stand the actual show.

It's the same show over and over and over. I'm convinced the only reason it's so popular is because people get a vicarious thrill out of House's bastardly behaviour.

Act One: Seemingly normal person/Very very odd person presents with strange symptoms. House is either interested because of the person's oddity or not interested at all but can be talked into it by one of the other staff members.

Act Two: Discuss the problem. Come up with a diagnosis. Treat for the diagnosis. It makes the problem worse.

Act Three: Realise that the worsening problem means that the new treatment should be either A or B. One will kill, the other will cure. Much drama with loved ones/relatives/hospital staff over which to choose. House insults everyone just as they have to make the hardest decision of their life.

Act Four: Choose Treatment. It works, but only after one scary moment where it seems like it won't. Everyone gets to be mad at House for suggesting the wrong treatment and then love him once it finally kicks in and saves the person.

Act Five: Tie up loose ends with the clinic subplot and personal dramas of the staff.

The end.

There you go. Every episode of House, right there in a nutshell.

 
At 3:52 PM, August 23, 2006, Blogger grandefille said...

You are correct, as usual, Ms. C. I guess they figured the same process has been working for Dick Wolf all these years, so they could jump on it, too.

I think it's the only medical show where the focus is NOT on everyone jumping out of an O.R. and into closets with each other, though. Gaaaaaaah. In fact, I've cruelly begun to accept "art" as life to explain why the last couple of doctors I talked to had NO IDEA about the PDR-noted and pharmacist-LOUDLY-warned side effects of a medication I had to take. Kept saying, "Never heard of that at all. Nope." After the third consecutive response of ignorance (tinged with disbelief and suspicion –- I was making it up! Yes!), I was tempted to say, "Well, if you hadn't been canoodling in Trauma 2 with Luka or McDreamy during your residency, you might have heard of that while on rounds."

Ahem.

 

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