Write about a TV Programme you either love or loathe
There is so much TV on nowadays that you’d think I would find it easy to choose a programme to write about BUT I really struggled. There are some that I hate like reality TV, The Only Way is Essex and Made in Chelsea to name but two, with their ‘fake’ characters, ‘plastic’ Barbie Doll and Action Man personalities, looks and features. Then there is the ridiculous storylines, so unbelievable, anyone out there in the ‘real world’ agree with my thoughts? In fact if I’m being honest I have never managed to watch an episode of either all the way through! Eventually I decided on House, an American medical drama with an English actor playing the star role. There is something about the show that keeps me interested, fascinated and switched on- I intend to explore all the combination of features that when you mix them together they blend smoothly like the ingredients of an ice cream sundae.
What makes a good television programme for me would be imaginative script writers who can create original concepts and vivid images, which House does. The images are often so true to life that while I’m watching I can smell the overpowering and unmistakeable aroma of disinfectant and hand wash, taking me back in time to visits in hospital when I was child, not pleasant memories but ones that linger in the back of my mind and resurface like your worst nightmare each time I have to go into a hospital.
The opportunity for characters to grow with an audience is also important to me and you discover more about their lives as the storylines and series develop, all the information isn’t given to you in one huge ‘chunk’. An example of this is the character Lisa Cuddy who is the Dean of Medicine and House’s boss. She is the frequent target of House's insults. I really felt sympathy for her when the storyline that she desperately wants a child is introduced, but she can’t have children. She tells Wilson that she has made three...
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