Tuesday, September 19, 2006

House In My Home

Thanks to several days of spending way too much time watching DVDs, coupled with three weeks' worth of TiVoing, I am now at last all caught up on House. Which honestly feels like some kind of major accomplishment. Hey, I'm watching a show while it's still on the air! Go, me!

What's really strange about this is that House totally does not seem like the sort of series I ought to like at all, and certainly not the kind that'd prompt high levels of enthusiasm from me. I've never cared much for medical shows, and I find procedurals of any sort at best only casually interesting. But there's just something about the character of House that gives this show a weirdly addictive quality. Like crack. Or, perhaps more appropriately, Vicodin.

I will say that, while it's the characters I'm watching for, the medical mystery stuff is kind of cool, too, even if it does tend to be formulaic enough that you can practically set your watch by the plot points. And I'm feeling all big-headed and full of myself right now because I figured out what was up with that kid from last week way before any of the characters did. Boo-yah! My knowledge of weird scientific trivia pays off! That by far beat my previous (and only) record of figuring the disease out about two seconds before House announced it, too. Usually, all I know is that it ain't vasculitis. Mind you, I don't actually know exactly what vasculitis is. But I do know that's never it.

10 comments:

  1. No more cutting up of live animals on House anymore please!

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  2. Given that humans are animals, they kind of do that pretty much every week. :)

    The mouse livers were extra icky for some reason, though.

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  3. This is interesting that you were commenting on House today. Just earlier in the evening, I told Gary that it's odd we like a show like House, it's not our normal thing. But we're huge fans.

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  4. Yeah, there's just something about that show... I think it's probably Hugh Laurie. :)

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  5. Dr Who, Sept 29 at 8pm est. Yea.

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  6. Yep! I believe they're going to be starting with the Christmas special, then carrying on with the rest of the second season.

    I ought to post a reminder here before then, too.

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  7. I love Dad posting the Doctor Who reminder!!!!!
    P.S. They have a Doctor Who pinball machine at Seattle Center, that's in Seattle by the way.

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  8. Yeah, Dad being into Who just totally tickles me, for some reason. :)

    I need to go to Seattle sometime, because I'd really like to visit the Science Fiction Museum. Maybe I should stop and play the pinball machine when I'm in town...

    And I'm kind of amazed at how much more mainstream recognition the show seems to be getting in the US now that it's on cable and has decent special effects, as opposed to being on PBS and featuring rubber monsters. A friend of mine found a toy Dalek at Hastings a while back.

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  9. Well the pinball machine is in a building a few hundred feet from the Science Fiction Museum!And it's right next to.. wait for it.... the skeeball machines!

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  10. Ooh! That's it. Next time I'm out that way, we're going! :)

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