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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 26 August 2008 01:17 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like House M. D.(I spent most of this past weekend watching season 4 and finished it on Monday) but I find that the character of Gregory House is a bit like Jack Bauer. He never develops as a person, he is still the same misanthropic bastard he was in season one, which makes his relationships absolutely unrealistic. Why would Wilson hang out with him? Why would Cameron,the most compassionate and gentle character on the show be attracted to someone like House, who really has proven again and again that he hates humanity. Why do people keep giving this man the benefit of the doubt, and why did David Shore decide to make this man perpetually miserable. No human being can be that unhappy. I really wish they would allow our favorite doctor to evolve into something besides a massive jerk.

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Michelle
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posted 26 August 2008 01:20 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not to mention that he would have lost his license LONG ago had any regulatory board heard of even a tenth of the things he does on that show to the patients.

I have a hard time with shows like that. I mean, it's funny, but I find it too difficult to suspend my disbelief when they show such over-the-top misconduct. I mean, every episode he does five things that could get him slapped with a suspension or even permanent removal of his medical license!


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posted 26 August 2008 02:23 PM      Profile for jrootham     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
TV show, logic, connection to reality? What were you thinking????
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posted 26 August 2008 02:42 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, I know. I'm sure that people who work for crime labs probably also hate CSI because it's so unrealistic, whereas I get a kick out of the show because I know nothing about forensic sciences.
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posted 26 August 2008 02:52 PM      Profile for jrootham     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually that's a real problem. Juries have been influenced by the show to expect better evidence than is available.
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posted 08 September 2008 07:56 AM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are some women actually attracted to men like House?
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posted 08 September 2008 09:36 AM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He doesn't seem to get lucky very often, does he?
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posted 08 September 2008 09:48 AM      Profile for rural - Francesca   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think he has grown as a person from the first season.
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posted 08 September 2008 12:19 PM      Profile for Hunt the Thimble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by jrootham:
TV show, logic, connection to reality? What were you thinking????

House reminds me of my grade 7 teacher's disdain when I admitted to a fondness for Boston Public: "Do you think I'd have my job if I fired a gun in class?"


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Michelle
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posted 08 September 2008 12:27 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Holy crap, you watched Boston Public in grade 7? You're a young'un! I just did a double-take after reading that.

Sorry, I know it's not relevant to the conversation or anything. Just nice to see younger folks take an interest, that's all.


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posted 08 September 2008 12:38 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by CMOT Dibbler:
Are some women actually attracted to men like House?

Unfortunately yes. House is a narcissist. There is a companion personality to the narcissist type, a "mirror". In simplified terms, the mirror personality gets gratification from serving the narcissist and reflecting their supposed superiority back at them -- gives them a sort of sense of favour and purpose.

I know at least two women in such relationships with men not unlike House, personality-wise. Sadly, they are not really brilliant men and their women are actually more talented than they are, but both women subvert their own goals to their spouses. I find it very sad.


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posted 08 September 2008 01:14 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Do any of them have stuble?
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posted 08 September 2008 01:26 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Let's see: there's his ex wife, that girl who inhailed the dust from the earthquake, that vegan woman who dumped her boyfriend because he ate a hamburger, Cameron...

Or by lucky do you mean sexual intercourse?

quote:
He doesn't seem to get lucky very often, does he?

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posted 08 September 2008 02:38 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by CMOT Dibbler:
Do any of them have stuble?

What, my women friends?!

Of the spouses... No, not really. One could at least give points for style, if they had stubble. No, I just don't understand it, but there it is, all the same.


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