The human corps
Hugh Laurie recently explained that, 124 episodes into the TV drama House, he's still surprised that the world adores his irascible medic character so loyally. “I still like him very, very much. I know he has problems, and he is not necessarily a good man,” he said.
But I realised long ago that one doesn't only like good people. Sometimes one doesn't even like good people.”
Most of us realised this long ago too. We don't like our friends because they are inherently good, or funny, or clever, or cheap (I enjoy watching...