Is There A Doctor In the House? – February 15, 2005

Is there a doctor in the House…
Just got finished watching the new episode of HOUSE. Wow. One of my favorite television shows. He’s such an antisocial bugger, reminds me of myself in a lot of ways. The action was tight and terrifying. We had a double needle directly into the eyeballs, coughing blood, a very graphic rectal hemmorhage, a vermin infested house, a mummified cat…we’re talking great shock television. I’ve got a low-squeam factor when it comes to these sorts of shows. When they gave the kid the needle in the eye I was clutching at my stomach and trying to be brave.

A great show. I definitely recommend it.

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There’s not a lot that really grabs me on television. I’m a big fan of LOST. I’m intrigued with all the different directions they’re taking the characters, although it was a little disturbing when a nearly nameless character bit the dust the other week. There’s so many characters, it’s hard to get to know them all, but they should be showing us a little more of the background characters. Makes for more of an impact if somebody has to die. Nobody ever wept for a red shirt, eh?

Joan of Arcadia is kicky and fun and enjoyable. A real no-brainer. I curse at them under my breath when ever they try and take themselves too seriously.

THIRD WATCH is absolutely brilliant. All of the CSI and LAW AND ORDER crowd needs to change the channel and see what crime entertainment is really all about. THIRD WATCH is rivetting. What’s that mean? It means it feels as if somebody has rivitted my head to the easy chair, and I can’t look away.

And last but definitely not least we’ve got SURVIVOR. I don’t care what anyone else says, I dig SURVIVOR. One of the few reality shows that turns my crank. There’s something so primal about the whole series. I can’t wait to see it this week. I’m going to be palmreading at a large casino function Thursday night, but my wife is taping it for me, god bless her.

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I’m about 80 pages into my ghost story collection. Rough, but workable. The editor wants 150 pages for a nice sized trade paperback touristy type collection. I’m definitely having fun with this.

Thought for the day: “Nobody can eat 50 eggs.”

Yours in horror,

Steve Vernon

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