A Simple Letter
I’m not very good at expressing myself. Words don’t come easily for me. However, I wanted to share how much this show and character has meant to me. I didn’t watch Season 1. During the summer of S2 premiere, a friend insisted that I watch this show called “House.” I hadn’t even heard of this show. I made up all of these excuses why I shouldn’t watch it. I don’t want to watch a doctor show. I don’t watch shows on FOX. I had already missed the first season, and I didn’t want to jump into the middle of the show. My friend was so insistent on my watching that she sent me the entire S1 dvd set. I put on the Pilot and wasn’t expecting much. It didn’t hit me until House was talking to the patient. When he said the line about living with dignity but not dying with it, I was simply struck. At that moment Gregory House became a character that interested me. I wanted to know about him. At that moment I became invested in his journey. That was just the beginning. The more I watched, the more I became invested in Gregory House. He became more than just a character. I mean, I know he is fictional, but Hugh Laurie has a way of injecting a soul into this character. We look into House’s eyes and we see his fear, love, anger, vulnerability. We see it all through Hugh Laurie’s performance. When we see these emotions in the character, we can’t help but feel for him. I couldn’t help but feel for him. I started to long for him to find peace in his life. Some happiness. Mr. Laurie, you made this character come alive. I watch a lot of television and movies, but they don’t always come alive for me. You created something special, Mr. Laurie. This character will live on because of the life and soul you put into him. That is all I wanted to say except Thank You for eight (8) wonderful years.