You Know You’re Addicted When…

kinnon —  February 19, 2006 — 2 Comments

House…you spend late Sunday afternoon and evening watching six episodes of the first season of House with the four other members of your family.

We didn’t become addicts until this season. And now we record every show (and watch the show whilst it records – because we couldn’t possibly wait until later to see the show without the commercials.) There is nothing like a TV series with great dialogue. Dialogue that gets repeated (sometimes ad nauseam) in this household. Lines like, “I know you’re in there. I can feel you caring,” as House stands outside the locked office door of his buddy, Wilson. Delivered with impeccable timing by the British actor with the flawless American accent, Hugh Laurie.

I was a West Wing addict for the first few years because of the dialogue. We watch this show because of the dialogue. If you haven’t watched it – get the first season from Blockbuster. And then catch up with the second. This is good television.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

2 responses to You Know You’re Addicted When…

  1. Love that show. Even in the episodes where the writing seems to flag a bit Hugh Laurie can still make his lines zip – he’s a terrific actor.

  2. I’m hooked on 24 (1st season, I just started), I’m sure its not for the dialog, or the acting. Kiefer Sutherland is alright, but the lines occasionally feel pretty forced and like he has to say them to explain the plot, not that normal people would say them in real life. However the show is pretty addicting especially when its on DVD and the next episode is a button push away. I think the hook is a good story with loads of cliffhangers and red herrings.


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