For those of you who have not had the agony of watching this silly show, here is the story-line for a typical episode; some poor afflicted person arrives at the hospital where the uber-intelligent Dr House, affectionately known as House, practices medicine. The person is afflicted with an incredibly rare illness/affliction that ONLY House is able to diagnose and potentially cure them of.
The wrinkle in the plot is that House is continuously battling severe and crippling physical or emotional pain. To help him deal with his pain, at times he adminsiters too many drugs for himself. Add to that an ongoing battle with alcoholism and a generally miserable personality, and you have the incredible Doctor House.
The weekly trailers for the show usually state, “House is about to face his greatest test yet…will he be sober enough to see what no others can see? Tune in at…”
Pardon me but…YAWN. The fact that the amazing Dr House is played by the British actor Hugh Laurie makes not a wit of difference to me. House rivals Keifer Sutherland’s exploits in the debacle they call 24 (thankfully cancelled after this season).