Why am I excited about Neil Patrick Harris' introduction to the world? Because Doogie Howser is one of the best examples of how to take a weak concept and execute it really well. Correct that, it's one of the best examples of how to take a HORRRIBLE concept and do it AWESOME.
Seriously, watching it now it's incredible how well it's aged. Tremendously sophisticated writing, cinematography and direction for a show shot 20 years ago now. Even right from the pilot, the show is a tightly scripted, well-balanced and heartwarming show.
Yes, I said heartwarming, you cynical pieces of frakkin' hipster trash - not everything from the 80's has to be viewed ironically.
Now... oil me.