Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Judgement is Nigh

"Seizures are fun to watch, but boring to diagnose."

Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) of House MD

Okay, you know the drill; now's the exam season and my posts will be short and stupid and by most eyewitness accounts; completely devoid of any substance. Nothing kills literary propensity like a battery of written tests designed to measure how big a nerd a person had been. Back in high school, I actually enjoyed exams because they are days on which I do not have to attend any classes or in fact, perform any duties along the line of "reading and memorising a comprehensive list of boring stuff" at all - understanding the principles of most subjects was all that was necessary. Medical school, I discovered, is a whole new species of academia altogether. Everything in med school is "a comprehensive list of boring stuff" which unfortunately, requires me to learn by rote.

Before I move on, let me just wish everybody a Happy Indian Independence Day today - the 15th of August. The date doesn't really mean anything to me considering that I'm Malaysian but hey, everybody loves a holiday right?

Allow me to also announce that I have already been to the air travel agency and told an agent there to put a plane ticket on hold for me so I can return to Malaysia for the hols on the 27th of this month. Providing that I don't suddenly change my mind again in the period of time between now and tomorrow (which is when I will actually pay for the said ticket), I'll be back in the Malay Peninsula fairly soon.

"You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) of House MD

For the pleasure of any House MD fans that frequent this humble web journal of mine, I have spent a valuable hour of my afternoon scrying for information about the new season 4, which by most account (including that of, the website of the broadcasting company that owns House MD) will premiere on the 25th of September.


I also dug up some news-bytes about our favourite cranky, misanthropic doctor's new fellowship members after the resignation fest of the co-stars of the previous three seasons - namely Dr Chase (Jesse Spencer), Dr Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), and Dr Foreman (Omar Epps). There is at least 5 actors already signed on to play hopefuls vying for a position on Dr Gregory House's diagnostic team. Here they are;

Olivia Wilde

The biggest breaks of her acting career thus far is her part in the cancelled 2007 NBC American television drama, The Black Donnellys and her appearances in 13 episodes of The O.C. so it is pretty safe to say that she's a nobody in the TV biz. Still, she's a lot hotter than Jennifer Morrison (prudish, insanely irritating Dr Cameron) and that, in my book, is most important. Hugh Laurie got enough personality for the entire cast and what we need, in my opinion, is more eye-candies. She is going to play a Dr Thirteen in season 4 of House MD. Did I mention that thirteen is my favourite number?

Kal Penn

Now here's a guy I actually know! Kal Penn starred (you heard me; starred - not appeared uncredited as a cabbie or person-in-crowd) in a few flicks - most notably the cult buddy-stoner comedy, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and a more sober fare, The Namesake. Oh, he's an Indian dude, by the way, just so you know. I always thought that House MD needs more ethnic actors in the cast. Black and white are such boring colours, really.

Anne Dudek

I know this chick too! She was Tiffany Wilson, one of the bimbo-heiresses the Wayan brothers impersonated in the 2004 comedy, White Chicks. And she also had many forgettable (and largely forgotten) roles in a miscellany of television dramas. I remember that she was pretty hot - I hope she still is. The photo of her above was the best I could dig up. I bet that even I have more photographs on the world wide web than she does.

Peter Jacobson

This bloke doesn't even have his own article on Wikipedia ("Ke Le Fe" Alert!)1. He apparently appeared in that recent Transformers flick as a Mr Hosney (which I can't, for the life of me, remember who the heck that is). He also had a role in the USA Network television miniseries called The Starter Wife which was nominated for ten Emmys. He's going to be the first actor on House's team who actually looks old enough to be a doctor.

Edi Gathegi.

Yet another nobody who doesn't have his own Wikipedia page. After scrounging the internet for his mark in Tinseltown, I discovered that this bloke had appeared as a side character in an ABC Family network television drama called Lincoln Heights (though the Wikipedia article about the show did not mention Edi's name at all). Also, he appeared (largely uncredited) as a Haitian cabbie in an action movie called Crank which starred Jason Statham. He's a veritable nobody amongst nobodies - but some internet message board frequenters insisted that he's an incredibly good actor. We shall see.

Okay, that's all the time I got for blogging. Can't stick around and chat. Got a "Death by Microbiology Test" scheduled for tomorrow. Wish me luck and a merry go-to-hell!

Seriously reconsidering his career choice,
k0k s3n w4i

1 Cantonese phrase for movie extras and general nobodies in the entertainment business.


Zzzyun said...

hey glad to hear tat u are gonna be back in msia!! lets pick a date and meet up or smtg k. decide when u are dropping by imu lo..

i'll prob be back in kl around tat time. hehe. cya!

michelleg said...

thanks for the info on House!! been watching alot of jap dramas recently.. haha..