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Monday, November 06, 2006

I am here. Finally really.

I had decided to re-watch all of House's episodes and only then start writing anything. Made a gazillion notes and continue on making them.

Still am not so sure how I will be doing this. But I suppose I will make just this one or maybe two, or three, general posts. And then will go into details I've noticed with specific writers. Who knows what will be better, I shall see.

As for those general things that are worth mentioning.

While looking through my notes I've realized that what I said in that introductory post, about these people being professional writers, blah, blah [scroll down a little, it's there], is true. Mostly there aren't any 'obvious' and major themes that are bright red among some writers' episodes. There are details, stylistic elements, character traits and subtle personality changes, the existence of which sometimes does depend on the writer - or writers, as it often is - involved.

There are exceptions when some writers do have something of their own that they add. Sometimes it is the 'type' of the main patient [Lawrence Kaplow - out of the 11 episodes he's worked on, 7 have a kid/teenager as the main patient], sometimes it is how House behaves, sometimes it is about the ducklings and who gets more spotlight [Sara B. Cooper - likes Chase, Sara Hess and Liz Friedman - have a womanly thing against Cameron], etc., etc.

Sometimes there really aren' that many 'similarities' that have a deeper meaning than 'when he writes the episode House touches the mug of love, and when that one writes the episode, he doesn't.' And sometimes it does become difficult to know when you're connecting one and one, or 3 and 25 because 2+5=7 and 7 is 3+4, which is 3 and 3 and 1, 1 – because that is the amount of 3s we initially needed to connect to 25. Did I get that right?


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