Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I am not a television doctor

The second season of House, M.D. showed up today and I watched a couple of episodes. Hard not to love a doctor who prescribes a bag and a river for cat allergies.

To me, this show is a great comedy, and has very little to do with the patients he's treating. The patients are just an excuse to make the show an hour long.

I get comparisons to the character a lot (and my own brother thinks I look like Hugh Laurie) and I wonder sometimes if I should get offended, since he's such a heartless bastard most of the time. Instead I'm kinda flattered, because he's terribly funny, and very good at what he does. There are worse things to be.

And one of the patients in one of the episodes is played by Matthew Armstrong, who was Hamlet to my Polonius in college.

The new season starts soon, so watch it if you can. Also worth checking out is A Bit of Fry and Laurie, British sketch comedy by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, the first two seasons of which are out now (I think) on DVD. If you've only seen him as House, this show (or Blackadder) will give you a whole new side of a very talented performer.


Anonymous said...

House is awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

If you like Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry you just have to watch "Jeeves and Wooster" - top notch comedy.