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post #31 of 5037
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Originally posted by rogo
Three's Company --> Every single episode about a sexual double entendre that is misunderstood by 1-3 characters.

Gilligan's Island --> Nearly every episode about some ludicrous scheme to leave the island.

American Idol --> Every episode about people singing and getting voted off

Pretty much any reality show --> Ditto

Pretty muchy any detective show (e.g. Columbo) --> Crime, convoluted solution to crime, bad guy apprehended

CSI, CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, Law and Order --> Ditto ^4

I'm not sure how "same premise each week" is such a negative


So you're saying House is just like all the other shows? Maybe that's why it's garnering relatively good ratings. Although I do like Laurie a lot, that's basically what everyone else who feels the show is predictable is saying.

Of course that's what makes a horse race but I don't think anything about the show is unpredictable. It IS funny and sometimes moody and I'm glad it's on but anyone who thinks there are twists and turns I respectfully submit is seing things that aren't there (wasn't that one of the plots?). For comparison the first season of 24 was unpredictable. Some of the episodes (especially the first) of the Shield were unpredictable. Anyone else KNOW that when House chose to treat the infants with different drugs they'd either BOTH have to live or BOTH have to die?

Maybe some others shows had unpredictable parts, but certainly not House. You all are certainly entitled to your opinion but please don't try to tell others they're wrong. We just disagree.

=NLK=
post #32 of 5037
Well, in between the "formula plot", there is supposed to be acting, character development, humor, drama, kinda like what supposedly made ER so "good". That's why I watch it. In fact, I could probably watch it just for Dr. House's quotes every week. (I think my favorite was to the nun, paraphased, well if you don't believe, you sure are wearing a funny hat). Some of them are pretty da$% funny!! Also get a kick out of some of the clinic patients, and their assorted ailments and hypochondria.
post #33 of 5037
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Originally posted by tomtnt
the medicine on HOUSE is NOT realistic AT ALL. ER, though often overly dramatic and exagerates what goes on in the Emergency Room, is at least somewhat realistic with their medical info. HOUSE is completely unrealistic with poor research on many of the topics which comes up on the show. It ruins the show for anyone remotely related to the medical profession.

I don't think it's so bad you can't still enjoy it. Quiz: What was the major "fopah" on the last episode? Hint: It was during the part where the residents were drawing blood from the Schizo Lady.

House to some extent shows how many doctors would like to act but know they can't IMO.
post #34 of 5037
"House" is a great show; I haven't missed a single episode. Sure it's a little repetitive, but like rogo pointed out, what show isn't?
post #35 of 5037
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Originally posted by Jeraden
I like House and have watched them all so far. My only complaint is that every episode is practically identical.

1. Mysterious illness they can't diagnose.
2. They brainstorm for ideas
3. They think they know what it is and try to treat it.
4. Turns out they were wrong, the treatment doesn't help.
5. House resorts to some controversial treatment to figure out what it is
6. They discover some new information regarding the problem that was never disclosed by the patients in the beginning.
7. This leads to the correct diagnosis and a cure
8. Meanwhile, House sees some regular patients and treats them bad.

Jeraden,

Actually made a similar claim to my wife (BTW - we both love the show). I said that depending on what time it was, you could tell whether the primary case would be getting better, or worse. This also sets up viewers, as they can change up the formula once ot twice for a bit of a twist. Right now, the mystery is ultimately in the ilness.

To us, with the quality acting, this is the only show, that we bot agree is "Must See". Having said that, we also love "24" and "The Shield". However, I find both shows better to watch on DVD - as we really enjoy being able to watch them as quickly as possible - but that's a whole other subject.

Wish you all a great holiday, and a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2005.

David
post #36 of 5037
In case it escaped you notice this holiday season, Fox is airing a pair of House repeats tonight (Monday, Dec 27th) starting at 8 PM ET.
If you have missed any episodes, are new to House, or have just gotten access to Fox HD, its a good chance to catch up.
post #37 of 5037
is house DD 5.1?
post #38 of 5037
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post #39 of 5037
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Originally posted by the-sloth
is house DD 5.1?

Yes indeed.
post #40 of 5037
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Originally posted by videojanitor
Yes indeed.

ok. count me in.
post #41 of 5037
" For comparison the first season of 24 was unpredictable. "

And wonderful, except for the Dennis Hopper hours.

No show is perfect.

I have no idea if there are genuine twists and turns in House or if it is merely consistently entertaining. Hugh Laurie leaves us both in awe of the characters genius and laughing hysterically at his sarcasm.

It would be a terrible shame if more shows were this entertaining.
post #42 of 5037
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Originally posted by fredfa
In case it escaped you notice this holiday season, Fox is airing a pair of House repeats tonight (Monday, Dec 27th) starting at 8 PM ET.
If you have missed any episodes, are new to House, or have just gotten access to Fox HD, its a good chance to catch up.

Just started watching the show last week(finally getting Fox in HD), I like it a lot, it's better than a lot of the stuff out there.
post #43 of 5037
I thought House was GREAT tonight . The consult was just hilarious.

-MP
post #44 of 5037
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Originally posted by madpoet
I thought House was GREAT tonight . The consult was just hilarious.

-MP

I agree. If nothing else (just a disclaimer), the show is consistently VERY funny.

But at the end when the husband whispers into his wife's ear to not die (I think) and they had the wide shot of the monitor, I said to myself "even THESE writers wouldn't be THAT dumb" but sure enough, beep-beep-beep. Despite that, I really enjoyed this episode(for peripheral reasons), more than any other. And, although no "Narrow Margin" or "Witness for the Prosecution", the script did hold a bit of a turn.

I think the reason this show is so entertaining is, apart from Laurie, that the other actors are pretty good as well. It wouldn't be the same without Hugh but they all play off each other very well, IMHO.

=NLK=
post #45 of 5037
My wife was cracking up over the "calibrating the centerfuge" scene, since there's no such thing
post #46 of 5037
Good acting, crappy show...
post #47 of 5037
In comparison to what? . It's better than most of the cannon fodder out there.
post #48 of 5037
I thought you could calibrate a centrifuge? I read something a while ago about having to adjust the voltage to make it sure it runs at the right RPM.

But I don’t know, she obviously wasn't running it, maybe she was just getting to that part.
post #49 of 5037
I watched it the other night for the first time and I actually liked it. That house is one rude SOB. That being said, I think the show actually seems good to me because the rest of the junk the networks are putting out lately.
post #50 of 5037
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Originally posted by da_burl
I could probably watch it just for Dr. House's quotes every week

My favorite is when he says about the guy with an MP3 player stuck in his rectum:

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"He's going to be sued by the RIAA for illegal dumping."
post #51 of 5037
I liked the consult also with the story about the drugs; I thought they were going to end up on a posture-thing because of, um, the unequal distribution of the load.

One thing last night that made my wife (the RN) and I die was when they were doing the MRI, and you could plainly see large bubbles in the IV line as they were injecting the contrast. If the medical advisors didn't catch that, I'd fire them. I can live with some errors, but bubbles in an IV line?! Eek!
post #52 of 5037
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Originally posted by Symbios
I thought you could calibrate a centrifuge? I read something a while ago about having to adjust the voltage to make it sure it runs at the right RPM.

But I don’t know, she obviously wasn't running it, maybe she was just getting to that part.

According to my Ph.D. wife, no . You have to make sure whatever you put in there is balanced correctly, but there is no calibration required.

-MP
post #53 of 5037
OT, but what would you calibrate? How many RPMs it's doing? It's a centrifuge, not a scale... I do have to say this is the worse medical/science fact content drama I've seen in a while.
post #54 of 5037
Given that any show of this type always has at least one, if not several, "medical advisors" listed in the end credits, you have to wonder how this kind of blunder makes it through?

Well, I don't know a thing about medicine*, so I get a kick out of this show. The writing, and especially Hugh Laurie's delivery, puts it several notches above most of the other network TV offerings. I can only hope that more people start watching it, lest FOX decides to cancel in favor of another "Who's Your Daddy?" ...

*On the other hand, if I watch a show about the inner workings of a TV station, the factual errors make me crazy ... with the exception of The Larry Sanders Show, which was quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever seen ...
post #55 of 5037
While it's true that these shows have advisers, those advisers understand that accuracy must sometimes take a backseat to the advancement of the plot, or to accommodate the time and budget restrictions under which these shows operate. It is sometimes a little hard to take, when you are an expert in the field, but that doesn't apply to enough people to make it worth the producers while to go over budget to correct all factual errors.
post #56 of 5037
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Originally posted by videojanitor
*On the other hand, if I watch a show about the inner workings of a TV station

That would probably bore most folks here to tears..except the part where
the phone rings with viewers yelling "flip the switch"....:
As we all know, it goes something like this:

Lee drops the phone and tears down from the newsdesk, headed for master control,yelling at the top of her lungs: "Flip the switch! Flip The switch! the HD is in SD! Flip the switch!" As she trips over a news photog
and his camera gear, tumbling down the hall, CSI suddenly pops up in HD...

post #57 of 5037
D* ch.88 keeps stuttering where I live, only when House comes on. It's annoying, because commercials during the show flow perfectly smoothly. I have to resort to OTA, but have to deal with occasional airplane interference.

Otherwise, I really enjoy the show. Even if every episode boils down to someone risking a patient's life. Whether House screams that line out loud or not. You're risking a patient's life!

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Originally posted by oldskoolboarder
BTW, I find it interesting that a lot of the Fox characters show up on other shows. Wonder if the Fox actors are on contract w/ the studio vs the show? The hospital admin is the same person who played a transsexual on Ally McBeal. And on North Shore (horrible show, great vid quality), the new chef was the main character from John Doe. (Too bad they cancelled it just when they introduced the twist.)

Ah, John Doe. One of the few bubble shows (though very typical of Fox) that got positive USA Today readership feedback only to get cancelled anyway. Futurama, Firefly, the list goes on and on.
post #58 of 5037
People keep just skipping out on their rights agaiinst self incrimination and unreasonable searches on CSI pretty much each episode.

Somehow, it doesn't stop me and about 20 million other people from finding the show entertaining.

After 10 years, most of the medical stuff on ER is still gibberish to me -- even if accurate. I'm tolerating the inaccuracy because it doesn't hurt the entertainment value of the end product.
post #59 of 5037
Anyone else think that Massive Attacks's Teardrop seems apt as the theme song? Even if only for a few seconds!
post #60 of 5037
Thread Starter 
Boy tonight looked terrible. the color was all off and the sound was only out of the center channel. I dont remember it being this way the first time this one aired, but maybee i just missed it?
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