Saturday, November 29, 2008

A noted phenom around here at the Cahiers (search 'Hugh Laurie', 'Rufus Sewell') are the increasing numbers of slumming English actors who show up in the American TV show lottery, looking for a popular one-hour show to take home the bags full of cash--raise their profile--just find work--whatever. You do, more often than not, get the sense they are hoping for the cheddar that comes from being on a show that meets the 100-ep syndication minimum and/or from American TV's inability to put a TV show out of its misery at the spot when its natural life span is coming to an end, as compared to the UK's humane TV show euthanasia standards. Anyhow, two more random names to add to the pot: yummy Linus Roache, now on one of tha L&Os, and Gina Bellman from "Coupling" on Leverage. Just notin.

There's room here for a gripe about the ridiculousness of House, of which I finally have seen a few episodes, but the idea makes my head hurt + increases my Monty Woolley misanthropy quotient a little too high for this topic at the mo.


Anonymous said...

I really feel sorry for you because you are missing out on enjoying the AMAZING talents of
Hugh Laurie and the wonderful show that is HOUSE.
That's really all I wanted to say.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above poster.
Hugh Laurie is brilliant as Dr, Gregory House, now a huge hit worldwide, the show just celebrated the 100th taping.
Guess you could say i,m a fan.

Elizabeth M. Tamny said...

I *love* Hugh Laurie. Just don't like House :). As you were.

Demandra said...

This is the blog comment freakish thing I understand the least--when you diss some piece of scrap wood on the Altar of Celebrity, the anonymous posters come out en masse to kick your ass.

Totally creeps me out.

But anyway, I totally dig House. But then again, I like watching male writers create their fantasy characters. Almost always massive douchebags. Interesting, eh? For another reference, see "Californication."