Originally posted by gaderson
Umm, are people actually watching the show, or do they need to do the 'for the Producer' thing and describe everything to the audience? 'Calibrating the Centrifuge' was just a cover. She was trying to find something to do to get away. Dr. House caught on, but, obviously some in the audience didn't. Sorry to be so harsh, but, that was actually a plot device, and not a medical 'device'.
My *point* was that these shows have relevant consultants for their field (medical, in this case). They are there to be sure (supposedly) that stupid things don't happen.
They could have made up a far better 'plot device' that could have been even real!
How about calibrating a piece of test equipment that actually needs it? That's all it would have taken.
The real thing is that people that know something, even a little, about the subject area shouldn't have their immersion in a show disrupted by nonsense. As another example, I already mentioned the monster bubbles in the IV last week as something that distracted totally, and could have been done correctly with no special steps needed. Heck, about everybody knows that putting air in an IV is 'not a good thing'.