Formula Won: Hugh Laurie saves “House” from itself
And so, just like all those inane sit-coms, righteous courtroom dramas, and so-called who-done-its of televisionland, “House” is stridently predictable–or, at least, the plot is. What is unpredictable about “House” is the eponymous Dr. House himself, the world’s leading infectious-disease diagnostician–who is also a motorcycle-riding Vicodin addict and all-around asshole whose ferocity is only surpassed by his acerbity. In fact, every word that passes through House’s lips is dripping with sarcasm. The effort the show’s writers must expend making sure the tenor of House’s dialogue is arch every moment he’s on screen is staggering. A few delicious House-isms:
“Loss of free will. I like it. Maybe we can get Thomas Aquinas in for a consult.”
“Arrogance has to be earned. Tell me what you’ve done to earn yours.”
I like that last one enough to use it for today’s Twitter.
I wonder what acerbic line Doc would come up if he saw this
but here are some houseisms:
Time to add him to the list