There’s nothing in this universe that can’t be explained. Eventually.
-Dr. Gregory House
Last Monday the last episode of the show starring my TV boyfriend, Dr. Gregory House, aired.
In it, House was as abrasive, stubborn, emotionally unavailable and unreasonable as always. And as always, we are left struck by how ultimately he is governed by his capacity for good, his enormous love for a very very select few. His heart is in the right place… just protected by walls and briar bushes surrounded by a labyrinth for which there is no map. You can get there, it’s just not easy and probably impossible to do on purpose.
I have always said that there is no one in this world that reminds me so much of myself, and you can take that however you please 🙂
Once my brother was really sick. He had chills and a low-grade fever for what seemed like a really long time. He went to the doctor and they prescribed him something, I don’t recall exactly what. Something for a virus or infection, maybe.
He also had this wound that wouldn’t heal; it seemed to be getting bigger, in fact.
Too many hours of Dr. Gregory House led me to ask: are these two things related?
Could it be Lyme Disease? (Almost always thrown out as an option in those early seasons, and a quite likely possibility based on our location).
Probably not. How about some other sort of bite?
The internet led us to suspect the necrifying flesh of a brown recluse spider bite, and a return visit had the doctor conceding the diagnosis and prescribing accordingly (he had to shower with a plastic bag over that wound until it healed).
Dr. Gregory House = winning.
If, like me, the ending of the House series has left a hole in your heart, I bring you tidings of great joy.
On the Facebook, there is a game version of House M.D. where the good doctor spreads his wit and wisdom. Where patients fall ill under hokey circumstances and it is up to YOU to illegally search their house, to find the budget to order tests, to dole out medications, to work clinic hours.
I’m still at the “fumbling around and muddling through” stage. I love how the game captures the drama of the first onset of the symptoms, and charging the paddles for the moment when said patient inevitably seizes is thrilling, not gonna lie.
The main games are helped along by your ability to gain budget, experience and favors by taking care of emergency admittances and clinic patients, and I can totally see how I might get immersed in the prescription descriptions and disease database.
My biggest complaint with the show was that you really couldn’t solve the cases on your own. Even if you did have a medical degree under your belt (in which case, you’re probably too busy to watch House or play this game) there tended to be some vital clue left undiscovered or straight up obfuscated (“Everybody lies”) until the last minute.
With the game, you have the assurance that the answer lies within the clues and data you have available to you. That’s very attractive.
Almost as attractive as a snarky grizzled doctor with a motorcycle and a cane.
It’s comforting to know House is still around if I need him.
So. Every show I used to watch has ended, except Glee, which I don’t love as much as I used to, and New Girl, which I do love veddy veddy much.
I need a new drama to have a long-term relationship with.
Anybody else feel incomplete now that House is gone?
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