Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thirteen from "House"

House is cool. Anyhow, yesterday's episode was the big finale for the pseudo-reality show of Dr. House (played by the magnanimous Hugh Laurie), when he finally chose the new team. Since boss lady Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) forced the return of Foreman (Omar Epps) to the team, House had to eliminate two of the four finalists.

Also, there was an art punk rocker / addict with a heart of gold who was cured of measles.

Near the end, House fired Cutthroat Bitch (Anne Dudek) and Thirteen (Olivia Wilde), and he hired the plastic surgery doctor (Peter Jacobson) and the Harold & Kumar guy (Kal Penn). Of note is the humorous use of House's misogyny when it comes to the characters - the male doctors have names (Taub, Kutner) while the female doctors have nicknames (Bitch even though the character is named Amber Volakis, and Thirteen remains pseudonymous).

Anyway - yadda, yadda, yadda - this was all House's ploy to get Cuddy to have him hire three new team members, and so Thirteen is on the team. I wonder if she'll get a proper character name post-winter hiatus and post-writers' strike?

All of the above can be easily watched at or read about in better detail at Wikipedia. The big issue is the actress playing Thirteen, Olivia Wilde: (1) Great choice, and (2) she's 23 years old. It's like reverse-90210 syndrome! My friends in medicine who are still en route to the M.D. are all older than Thirteen! What is this, like, hot chick Doogie Howser, M.D.?

Speaking of Dr. Howser, here's his blog. He was the first, you know. Since today is Whatever Wednesday, we'll be back soon with a more substantial blog entry.

Olivia Wilde photo credit: David Shankbone.

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