Been having the usual “300 channels but nothing on” moan about US TV, even premium cable, recently … find yourself watching a couple of sitcoms, a few of the usual police / detective / hospital soap dramas, and re-runs of old BBC dramas if you’re not careful, before heading screaming for YouTube and the blogosphere. Occasionally you do just have to channel hop or sit through a film just to take in the advertising element to appreciate the culture you’re in.
House is an exception. Creative and addictive, even if as a Brit it involves double takes on Hugh Laurie in the leading role. Management guru Tom Peters rates it too … the relentless act, act, act, test, test, test style, and treatment of students as peers he mentions. I particularly like the managers who have to deal with his style, but clearly understand how to value it.