I know a lot of people rave about the US TV show House, but somehow I missed the boat and had never watched it. I used to love ER and watched every episode of that right from the beginning. It was a shame when it ended.
Talking to our next door neighbour about a week ago the subject of House came up and when I said I’d never watched it, he told me they had all the box sets and later on came round with Seasons 1-4 on DVD. Only 22 discs and 56 hours of telly!! I wondered whether I should start watching or not, but this morning I watched the first two episodes. It was very good but a little odd. Are there really teams of highly qualified doctors sitting around waiting for one other highly qualified doctor to give them something to do? House has a team of three doctors who only seem to work for him and no-one else. If he doesn’t have a case they do “research”. They also seem to do all their own lab tests and diagnostics, is that right? Do US doctors do that?
Anyway, apart from that it’s a bit like a detective show where they all try to work out what is wrong with the patient over the course of the hour, and I found myself doing the same thing with my limited medical knowledge gleaned from 10 years working in a microbiology lab and 11 years of ER! But I also ended up thinking I had a tapeworm in my brain and thigh and some other brain thing for which I would need my skull to be drilled into. Hmmmm, this could seriously affect my obvious hypochondria!!