House is a must watch; it’s a scintillating medical drama and one better than this has not been aired yet. “House” is as popular as it is because of one main reason. Hugh Laurie. He’s Dr. House and it’s hard to believe that he’s an actor and not a real-to-goodness doctor when he’s spewing medical jargon as though born to it. He impresses, stuns, and literally blows our minds.
The show is packed with many interesting characters but they all pale in front of Hugh Laurie. The show seems oriented around Hugh Laurie -he’s always there to save the day, apparently. Every episode depicts a medical drama so intense and so real that when a patient is close to death with an undiagnosed issue and Dr.House is trying every possible method to save them, it’s a nail-biting experience until the patient is saved. Sometimes people forget that they’re actually watching all this on TV, it’s that real.
There’s humor in this show as well. Dry, wry humor, but humor, nevertheless. The part where they debate on the diagnosis could make one wonder, in retrospect, if it’s even possible to remember that much dialogue. But if you’re actually able to wonder anything at all in the middle of the rapid-fire diagnosis and the discussions, you’re not watching the show at all. The truth is that the show is so engaging, it’s absolutely impossible to ‘think’ while watching it.
The diseases that are analyzed are suspenseful enough, but the medical procedures that Dr. House thinks up in a jiffy really cut the cake. He does the wild, the bizarre, the unconventional and the tragic but he saves his patient. Dr. House’s brusque attitude and his obvious rudeness at times are all designed to shock you, to make you hate him, even. That would be an impossible task, though. At the end of every episode, you’ll be cheering him on, though part of you would be willing to cheerfully wring his egomaniac little neck.
House contains everything that you’ll want in medical drama. There’s excitement, romance, competitiveness and doctors with mega ego issues. Best of all is that in every episode, you find something that you can take away with you. Sometimes it’s a quote that you can proudly hand on your wall. But mostly it’s the never-say-die attitude and the sheer pigheadedness of Dr. House that you’ll want for your own.