Ever since i saw F.R.I.E.N.D.S i had promised myself never to get addicted with any other series. But was hearing so much about this one that thought will give it a shot. One of my blog mates gave me the torrent link for all the 6 seasons and urged me to watch them, tempting that its Robin cook novels on screen. Me have a fetish for medical thrillers but usually any drama based on hospitals are always a huge letdown. It would surely have some eyecatchy hero and a lollypop heroine with candy floss romance thrown in. And for sure either one of the couple or their siblings or loved ones will have some untypable disease which would create a rift and almost as a religious practice the lead pair would have pathetic relation with their parents. In short YUCK.
Imagine this situation. A kid falls unconscious while playing in the ground and gets admitted in hospital. No one has any clue as to what is wrong with him. Soon another kid gets admitted with similar symptoms from same school/class. With zero similarity and almost no contact or knowledge of each other, only two of these kids from a bus load of them, are afflicted with similar symptoms. The docs unravel the reason why by eliminating the options and zeroing in on the reason. Remove the last line and replace it with cops, you can make your own terror plot and a homicide story for CSI(Crime Scene Investigation). I just described an episode from HOUSE M.D series. The best part about the series is - no pretension. Half the dialogs of the series are names of medicines and treatment for them and they are rattled of with such a conviction that, feels as if the guys who talk are really qualified docs. And esp the pace at which they treat the seizure victims!! wow!! The director has absolute faith on his script and never for once try to be preachy. Its all matter of fact. And guess what..that works.
The Hugh guy who comes as Doctor House does a neat job. Sarcastic to the point of being caustic and over confident to the point of exceeding arrogance and vulnerable at the same time. Makes a delightful mix of a character popping in pain killers to hide the pain from his limp. A motley bunch of a black, an Australian(?) and a good looking cute gal, all with their own shady pasts form the rest of the team. The cute lady who comes as hospital admin does a neat balancing job of managing the arrogant yet brilliant doc at the same time falling within the limit. Never for once i realised before that diseases could be so interesting and scary. The series make America sound the sickest place on earth and Americans the most vulnerable of the homosapiens with zero immunity for anything. No wonder they carry a gun everywhere and jump over shadows.
After watching a whole season of it i already feel like 2/3rdss of a doctor :) well..to me being a doctor is 3 things..know the disease..know the medication and match the two. After watching 15 episodes i can now quote around 75 weird diseases averaging 5 per episode along with their medicine. Just need to know the matching part a bit more in detail and presto Doctor Gils is ready :) And if at all they make a series on me it might be called the HAUNTED HOUSE and might also come with stricter norms for viewing populations. Well..who cares :)