Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Dr. Doug Ross Award- Lead in Drama

Named For: Dr. Doug Ross (ER)
Awarded To: The best lead character in a drama series
2009 Winner: Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
2010 Winner: Greg House (House)
2011 Winner: Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)

10. Stefan Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries) 3 points
4th by Jack, 5th by Me

9. Antoine Batiste (Luck) 4 points
2nd by Jaydon and T-time

8. Ben Epstein (How to Make it in America) 7 points
2nd by Rizzo

7. Frank Gallagher (Shameless) 8 points
2nd by Larry

6. Hank Moody (Californication) 8 points
1st by Bonz

5. Peter Bash (Franklin and Bash) 9 points
1st by Tyson, 4th by Me

4. Dan Scott (One Tree Hill) 9 points
1st by Jack, 1st by Me

3. Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries) 10 points
2nd by Jack, 2nd by Me

2. Don Draper (Mad Men) 15 points
1st by Jaydon and T-time, 3rd by Me

and the Poolie goes to...

1. Greg House (House) 23 points
1st by Cecil, Rizzo, Larry, Matt, and Mags

This is Greg House's fourth nomination and second win for the best lead character in a drama series. Here to discuss why House is such a great character is the father of Poolie voter Rizzo, Norm Reuss.

Through a maze of human evolution that traversed Homo erectus and culminated in the present day Homo sapiens the process of natural selection produced the ideal human individual, the one who could take what he wanted when he wanted it just because he could. (page 56 The social Conquest of the Earth by Edward O. Wilson) By any definition a pro pos the vernacular of popular culture such an individual must be called “the man”. The man takes what he wants, just because he can. The question of justification before us must conclude in either the positive or negative: is Dr. Gregory House, “The man”. To qualify he must take what he wants, when he wants is just because he can. House exceeds these expectations and includes the ability to takes what he wants form everyone, anytime he wants it and in so doing positions himself as the arc type for the next step in the evolution of man. To complete the argument though, it is incumbent upon me to identify what House wants and it better be BIG to qualify to the claim of “The Man”. It is big! House wants every shred of cloth that an individual pieces together to cover the insecurities, faults and foibles of their vested ego. House cuts open every person who crosses his life, baring their precious egos for examination, embarrassment, and ridicule. No one is immune; he defrocks the black man, the Jew, the pretty white boy, the oriental, the mother, the father, the child, the clinic patient, the handicapped peer, the dying friend, the boss, the entire penal system and eventually life itself. To once again borrow from the popular vernacular; house fucks with everyone and in the case of Cutty, literally, fucks her. (He does lose points for his failure to only fuck with 13 and not actually fuck her.) To say more would be redundant except to echo the very words of those who would detract from House asserting;”He’s a prick.” What could be more fun than to “house” their words down their throats with the reply, “What appendage of the anatomy qualifies one to be the man more than the one they so freely identify”. House is the man and solidifies his stature every time he swallows a pill without water.

by Norm Reuss

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