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Check out Hugh Laurie (Bertie Wooster!) in "House" tonight - 9 E/8 C - on Fox - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
November 16th, 2004
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Check out Hugh Laurie (Bertie Wooster!) in "House" tonight - 9 E/8 C - on Fox
Yes! The gent who was a hilarious Bertie Wooster in the BBC series (with Stephen Fry as Jeeves) is now playing a bitter but brilliant doctor who investigates mysterious ailments in a well-reviewed hospital drama on Fox called "House". You may also remember him as the Dad in "Stuart Little". Strangely enough, with his cane he reminds me a bit of the lead character in "The Dead Zone". (I can see the pitch meeting now: "It's ER meets The Dead Zone meets CSI!" Anyway, the premiere is tonight, and looks worth checking out; here's what one site had to say:

"House
09:00 PM ET -FOX-
Getting a (very) late '04 fall season start this evening is FOX's "House," a new drama executive-produced by Bryan Singer ("X-Men"; he also directed this episode) and starring British actor Hugh Laurie ("Stuart Little"). Dr. Gregory House (Laurie) is a brilliant diagnostician -- but he's completely devoid of bedside manner. In tonight's premiere, House and his team of medical experts -- including Drs. Foreman (Omar Epps, "ER"), Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard, "Dead Poet's Society") and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) -- try to save the life of a kindergarten teacher (guest star Robin Tunney) who began speaking in gibberish and fainted in front of her class. It's truly one of the best new shows of the season and an island of quality in FOX's sea of reality fluff. Check it out, won't you?"

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From:freakspawn
Date:November 16th, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Great excuse to use one of my iconses:D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 16th, 2004 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I thought you wouldn't be able to resist... *G*

*grips your hand in a deathgrip* "I see... I see... I see... MORE CONS IN YOUR FUTURE!!!!!"

Oh. Wait. Don't have to be "what's-his-name" to predict that. *G*
From:kunga
Date:November 16th, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Already saw the premiere episode, thanks to my copy of EW last week that had the premiere episode on DVD as advertisement for the show. A couple weeks before that they had HUFF's premiere episode as well.

Watched the episode and it was "ok". Like ER with the CSI effects. Plot line was "so-so". Got a little tired of Dr. House, tho. Very annoying, in my opinion.

HUFF on the other hand, was wonderful. If you get Showtime I would highly recommend others to watch it. The premiere episode was just gripping. I wish I could get Showtime so I could watch the rest of it! Hank Azerea is wonderful, but I still can't get past him as Agador Sparticus in THE BIRDCAGE. He will always be Agador!

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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 17th, 2004 02:57 am (UTC)
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Really????? I get EW... I don't remember there being a DVD stuck inside it. They all folded into my mailbox. How could that be? Do you get it by subscription?

Agree. Agree. Agree. Agree.

Yes, it was "ok". And, hell, 5 minutes into the show I was giving myself a high-five for the CSI effect. Plot line was interesting, but they bounced from diagnosis to diagnosis, and didn't explain it well at all (talked too fast, etc.). Dr. House could be good, but... a little too much. (eee - watching him watch General Hospital - what a cutie!!!) Annoying, but... might be more appealing once we get used to him.

Me, I'm having a problem with his voice. He's gone American, but he also seems to have gone "gruff-voiced" - which makes him hard to understand - *L*!. When he accidentally lets his voice go up to the middle range, he's funnier and easier to understand.

I'll give it one more try. *G*
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From:finabair
Date:November 17th, 2004 01:59 am (UTC)
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Now, see, when you say Hugh Laurie, I think of Blackadder and Peter's Friends. I suppose that's dating myself again, eh? ;-)

'course, I also think of Annie Lennox' "Walking on Broken Glass" vid. I suspect that's even worse...
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 17th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
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What????? He was in that video?!

Never really saw "Blackadder" (just a few clips with Rowan Atkinson in them) or "Peter's Friends" (which I'm told is the British "The Big Chill"... perhaps one day!
From:ninquelosse
Date:November 17th, 2004 02:02 am (UTC)
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I would like to see this, but Fox's reception is especially craptacular this evening - it's not worth my taping it. I remember all too well the agony of trying to decode murky recordings of the already (purposefully) imperfectly lit X-Files.
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From:peak_in_darien
Date:November 17th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
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An "island of quality"... I say an "island of drool". :D

Um, I don't even know if we can get House in Australia yet. Dammit. I asked my friend who has cable, but she couldn't see it anywhere.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 17th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Well... if you stand upon a bit of ground somewhat higher than the surrounding ground (such as a peak... in Darien), and drool quite a bit, I would guess you'd be an island in an ocean of drool, so - yes, that's correct. *G*
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