Sunday, June 11, 2006

Holmes and Pacing

Just a small note.

I mentioned earlier that I had a feeling there was a connection between House's pacing in the season finale and Holmes' pacing.

A quick Google search came up with references to Holmes' habit of pacing during particularly sticky cases. Now, House uses pacing to try and defeat the nervous energy caused by pain in his leg.

But, I was right. They both frequently pace.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Napoleon of Crime!

Well, we are introduced to The Napoleon of Crime!

In one of the more obvious examples of the parallels between House and Holmes, we discover that House has a nemesis.

For those interested in Holmes and Moriarty, may I suggest you read "The Final Problem". Moriarty also appears by reference in several other adventures.

Interestingly enough, there have been arguments made in Sherlockian and Holmesian circles that Moriarty was a figment of Holmes' cocaine fevered brain. See: Meyer's, "The Seven Percent Solution".

So, it's a fascinating parallel here that Shore, et al, made House's Arch Enemy be his own subconcious.

Or did they?