Oh how I love that gorgeous face!! Yes, I find Hugh Laurie attractive! Anyway, I digress. I have been watching the tv show “House, M.D.” since the day it first aired about eight years ago. I have seldom missed an episode. If I wasn’t able to watch it on tv, I watched online or on a dvr. There is something about Dr. House and his antics that I find interesting. Over the years, I have also found him irritating, cruel, immoral, and just plain stupid. That’s okay though because it’s part of his character and I accept it, flaws and all. One thing I applaud the show for doing is bringing awareness to lupus. If you’ve ever watched the show, you’ve heard House or one of the other doctors say “It’s always lupus”. My daughter has lupus (she’s in remission) and when she was first diagnosed, lupus didn’t get much media awareness. Thanks to House, people have learned about lupus and I am thankful for that.
When I was working as a mental health therapist, I came into contact with several psychiatrists and other medical professionals who had the same acerbic personality as Dr. House. These professionals were cocky, arrogant, irritating, and usually quite brilliant. Working with these House wanna-be’s gave me frequent migraines but I also learned a lot. I have also learned quite a bit by watching House. I learned about diseases that people seldom talk about it—diseases that someone’s sister, brother, mother, father or friend was suffering from somewhere in the world. Having grown up as the daughter of a physician, I soaked up medical knowledge when I was a child and I soaked up lots of medical knowledge while watching House.
So why am I talking about a fictional character on a tv show? Well….haven’t you ever had a favorite show that you related to, loved the characters, and couldn’t stand to miss an episode of? I’ve had several of those shows. What makes me sad is that this is the last season of House. Yep. This show will not be back next year. Now that I know this, every episode that I watch is even more sweet yet sad at the same time. Thank goodness for DVDs because I will be purchasing all seasons so I can watch when nothing else is on. It will be like catching up with an old friend.
Here is a list of my all time favorite tv shows that have ended. These are the shows that I loved to watch, identified with the characters, and/or loved the plot/story lines.
- 24: I sure do miss Jack Bauer saving the world from terrorists!
- X-Files: Mulder and Scully and cigarette smoking man….need I say more?
- E/R: George Clooney, the drama among the staff, Goran Visnjic….sigh.
- Law and Order: loved it!
- Law and Order Criminal Intent: Goren and Eames, pure brilliance
- Lie To Me: an under-rated show
- Third Watch: eye candy and drama; realistic stories
- Prison Break: never a dull moment plus Wentworth Miller 😉
- Cold Case: excellent storylines
- Joan of Arcadia: loved the concept of the show
- Friday Night Lights: helped me relive my high school youth!