Seahawk Sailor wrote:
Me too. But House ain't exactly speculative fiction.
Yet Dr. Jones is
speculative? I'd argue that if Jones makes the list, so does House.
"Speculative fiction is an umbrella term encompassing the more fantastical fiction genres, specifically science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history in literature as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts."
I'd say Indiana Jones, with elements of the supernatural and alternate history fit perfectly into this description. All of the movies contain tropes vital to speculative fiction - the Ark of the Covenant, evil magic, the Holy Grail, alien skulls, etc, all with special magical/spiritual powers. All are pointedly much more than just artifacts.
Doctor House, while a great show, contains only questionable medicine practices and sketchy hypothetical diagnoses, and even if they're fantastical in a sense, the show's premise is completely grounded in the reality we know.