Nicola:'One of my favourite TV series is House. I love medical dramas, and this for me is the best.'
Jason:'It's very good. It mixes comedy and drama together very well. It's got a good cast. There are some good actors in it like Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps and Olivia Wilde.'
Nicola:'What's the name of Lisa Edelstein's character in the show?'
Jason:'In House she plays the character/role of Dr. Lisa Cuddy.'
Nicola:'She's very good in that role. But for me, the best character in the series is the main character, Dr. House. He's so funny. He is played by the British actor Hugh Laurie.'
Jason:'He's excellent in the role. But normally they call Dr. House just House in the series. For me, the series is very well written. The dialogue is excellent, what they say is funny at times and then serious at other times. But when the dialogue is about medical vocabulary I get confused.'
Nicola:'But it's not just what they say or the characters that makes it an excellent TV show. It's also the storylines that they have in the series. The relationships between the characters, House's problems with drugs etc... Each episode has a different storyline of how House and his team have to save a new patient who has an unknown illness.'
Jason:'Can you remember the episode in season 5 when House goes to the funeral of his father?'
Jason:'I love the scene when House and his friend Wilson are at a rest stop and House makes Wilson loses his car keys. It's my favourite part of the episode.'
Nicola:'Do you like the theme music for the show? The music at the start of each episode?'
Jason:'It's ok. I have a question. Where is the TV series set? Is it set in a hospital at Princeton University or a hospital at Harvard University?'
Nicola:'In theory the TV series is set in a hospital at Princeton University. But I suppose they'll make/film it in a studio in California. Did you know that although the series is a medical drama, it is actually based on Sherlock Holmes.'
Nicola:'Think about it. The series is about House investigating and solving illnesses. In the series the two main characters are House and Wilson. Don't you think the names are very similar to Holmes and Watson?'
Jason:'That makes sense.'
Nicola:'Another TV series I love is The Office.'
Jason:'Which one? The original from Britain or the remake which they did in America? Which is basically a copy of British original but set in America with an American cast.'
Nicola:'I like The Office which stars Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman. So I suppose that's the original British version.'
Jason:'But wasn't Ricky Gervais a guest star on the American remake of The office? I'm sure he was in one episode of the American version.'
Nicola:'Maybe. But I prefer the British version where he was the main character.'