can you imagine House without Hugh Laurie?

@feverish (108)
Philippines
December 19, 2006 6:03pm CST
I honestly think that the magic ingredient of house is Hugh Laurie. He brought so much life to the character. I can't imagine anyone else for this role.
2 responses
• South Africa
20 Dec 06
Yes, he definitely makes the show. He manages to pull of the character with aplomb. Anybody else would have made him either a genuinelly annoying twit, or a miser with a heart of gold. Hugh Laurie manages to portray the characters as somebody who really only cares about curing diseases, with the fact that it makes people happy a mere side-effect, and not necessarily a wanted one.
@feverish (108)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
I don't think curing the disease is his primary concern. It's more like a compulsion to solve the mystery. House is obsessed with puzzles and he's addicted to the rush of solving them.
• United States
20 Dec 06
Yeah--it is all about solving the puzzle. You're right it is like a compulsion with him. He has to solve to puzzle or it drives him crazy. That is what makes him a good doctor but also hinders him from connecting with everyone. He focuses so much on the disease/symptoms that he fails to see the person, except to know that everything out of their mouths are lies (which is usually true). I think he does care, to some extent, especially about his child patients. They seem to be able to break his defenses. They have to show him with some kind of feelings otherwise people wouldn't relate to him.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Hugh Laurie - a sex symbol? this guy who liked the idea of this doctor on this show he ended up doing is taking the tv realm by storm.  his supporting cast is ever evolving however ever so slowly.
Absolutely not! Would not watch it since it would become just another doctor show. Hugh is a stand alone with a supporting cast. Have been told that there is a real doctor like him in a hospital a town over. Hope I never have to see him, however I would love to be able to meet him.
@feverish (108)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
yeah, heard about that real-live dr. house in one of the hugh laurie forums. i wonder if he's as cute as hugh laurie, though.