Few weeks ago, I was introduced to this show, House M.D. by a friend, John, when we were chatting on YM. He mentioned this was one of his favourite shows and he recommended me to watch it :) Initially I didn't really follow the show but lately, I sort of hooked and have been watching it more regularly.
House M.D. is an American Medical t.v. series aired in our pay channel ASTRO on AXN channel 17 every Tuesday night at 10 pm in Malaysia. Dr. Gregory House is the main actor, playing the role of a maverick, cranky, arrogant, sarcastic, bitter but brilliant doctor with a limp, who specializes in infectious diseases. He heads a team of young doctors. He does whatever it takes to solve the puzzling cases that come his way. Hahah.. and not forgetting, the sarcasm and snide comments he made :)
Just something I noted from this series ~ the doctors in this series don't diagnose cases or treat patients the way as the doctors in real life do; No appropriate investigations done before a particular treatment is started or given, and to certain extends, seems like they treat patient as guinea pigs.. using the trial & error concept. They do their own lab investigations and analysis, and they did their own imaging. They even partake in the detectives jobs or police tasks besides their medical professions... eg. searching for clues in the street or ransacking the patient's house to look for any clues or things that helps to make the appropiate diagnosis or interviewing people on the street... Which means? They are damn free and have abundant free time to do all these jobs. And seems like they are only treating one or two patients only.. And the patients will stay alive till they find the clues which aids in the diagnosis even though the patients are in critical conditions.
These are things that doctors in real life won't be capable of doing, cos most of us are so tied up and so busy with our work and there are numerous patients we have to see or treat everyday. How can we leave aside our patients in the hospital? And every single minutes counts, especially dealing with critically ill patients. This is really something impossible in real life !! Anyway, this is just a pure drama series.. Nevertheless, it's still a great drama series.. and I do enjoy watching it ;)
House M.D. is just like the "Sherlock Holmes of Medicine". And I know there's lotsa House M.D. fans out there.. Are u one of them? What do u all think about this series? By the way, there's lotsa medical terminology being used in this drama series, which might sounds as jargon to those who are not in the medical lines.
Yeah.. another thing I noticed in the Malay subtitle in the series last Tuesday.. They translated the "ultrasound" to malay word "ultrabunyi".. LOL...Hahaha.. That's indeed a "direct translation" :P Ultrasound is still known as Ultrasound in Malay language lah..