Running the show: A day in the life

We all know most TV is pretty banal, but every now and then something comes along that provides insight, makes you think. So if you ever wondered what it’s really like to be the boss, you need to watch the latest episode of House. They’ve done an excellent job (based on my experience, anyway) capturing the reality of being in charge. Everyone looks to you to fix problems they can’t handle, and everything that goes wrong is ultimately your fault. It also gets really lonely at times. If you’re one of those people who think that the boss just sits at his/her desk and collects a big paycheck, this is a must-see. The show’s writers and producers get extra bonus points from me for taking on the issue of healthcare, and having the stones to come right and say, “This is a business, and we need to make money.” They even couch the message in a scenario that most people should be able to appreciate from both sides. Very timely given all the discourse surrounding healthcare reform. 44 minutes, well worth it.

Update: Hulu’s made embedding rather difficult, so this link is now disabled. Here’s the old link, in case you want to track the content down.

<object width="512" height="296 "><param name="movie" value="http://www.hulu.com/embed/C9j6xa2eBAuhqoD0k_syPw"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.hulu.com/embed/C9j6xa2eBAuhqoD0k_syPw" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true"  width="512" height="296"></embed></object>