The Making of a Substantial Role: Neil Patrick Harris vs. Eric Braeden

I am a fan of Neil Patrick Harris — I have been since I was young and regularly watched Doogie Howser, M.D. — in fact, that show somewhat made me want to study to become a doctor, before I decided at some point that I just didn’t have the intellectual ability to learn that much about the human body, biology and chemistry.

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How Doogie Howser Healed Me

As a teenager, I loved watching the television show Doogie Howser, M.D. One of the best parts of the show was at the very end when he would type out thoughts that he had on his computer on an electronic journal titled “The Personal Journal of Doogie Howser, M.D.” – I just discovered that the journals have been meticulously recreated online. There are so many profound lessons and simple lessons that can be learned from a television show about a teenage genius that became a doctor.

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