Sunday, March 22, 2009

Is there a doctor in House?

I have to confess--since the book I'm working on is medical in nature, I've begun to watch medical shows. It started with a little "Trauma in the ER," followed by a few episodes of "Dr. G, Medical Examiner," and then I became a hardcore HOUSE follower. I've never watched the show for entertainment, but since I was sick last week, I Netflixed the first series and set in to watch it. There were (blushing) a couple of days where I watched nine episodes in a row!

The scariest thing is that it's rubbing off. I was watching a video of undulating intestines during a surgery, and my brain thought, "that's peristalsis," and then Cameron (one of the docs) said, "Peristalsis!" I turned to give her a high five, but she didn't see me. :-)

When I don't have a DVD handy, I find episodes on the USA network, but some of those are older and it takes me a while to figure out how the regular characters' relationships have evolved.

The most intriguing thing about HOUSE is how the creators have written this character--damaged, brilliant, coarse, crude, egocentric, atheistic, lonely, lovely, crusty and tender--and how we root for him to solve the medical mystery every week. Who says heroes have to be completely admirable? HOUSE is the perfect example of a hero who is definitely NOT.

In any case, I'm long past the point of researching. I watch it now simply because I'm caught up in the characters.

If you haven't figured it out, I have a tendency to go on kicks--I was on an Alias kick, then a Twilight kick, now it's a medical kick. Whatever works. :-)



Terri L. Gillespie said...

My name is Terri G. and I am a HOUSE addict.

Smilingsal said...

I'm a kick-kinda person too. Right now, I'm on a blog kick.

Mocha with Linda said...

This made me smile! Bring on the medical fiction.

Brittanie said...

My sister and I watch House too. We watched Crossing Jordan when it was still on. She watches a lot more of the CSI type shows than I do.

Kimberly said...

we are definitely kindred spirits :)

Linda G said...

Right now we are alternating between "Magnum PI" and "Walker Texas Ranger". If you really want 'kicks' then watch "Walker".
I just picked up a season of "Seventh Heaven" at the library.
I will be watching that by myself.

jan said...

i am excited to get a "peek" regarding the book with which you are currently working! hmmm...medical...sounds interesting...
can't wait!

Frances said...

House: "everybody lies". I love fiction!