Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Serious Business: TV Cliche Week- “You’re always proven to be 100% right- but not this time!”

This Cliche is typically used on one hour crime shows that center around a private detective helping the police department, but it has also been used on medical dramas.

The lead character, often depicted as being eccentric, is always doubted by everyone despite always being right. In House, Gregory House was a miserable crank who took on the most complicated cases. While he is almost always right in the end, he is surrounded by colleagues and assistants who doubt him at every turn. In the end, he is always shown to be right about the patient of the week’s disease, yet the show reboots the next week, with the same doubters questioning his diagnoses until he is again proven to be correct.