Not Lupus

21 Nov 2011

Angela Watercutter interviews John Sotos, the medical technical adviser for House:

To get a male hormone to trigger this physiology, I just didn’t see any way that was possible. I couldn’t throw in a sentence or two to fix it. There was no way we could substitute something else. So I just swallowed hard and said, ‘We’re just going to have to take our lumps on this.’

I fell out of love with House about the time that the writers started making fun of transgendered people, although there are still shades of brilliance within it. Expertise is not the reason for that. House simply needs to be believable enough for the layperson.

We enjoy watching Dr. House and his antics because he is a magnificient bastard. The “medicine” is simply filler.

(Via 512 Pixels)