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Title: House
Post by: Nubbins on November 29, 2006, 12:51:29 PM
I dunno if there's another House thread.  I am too lazy to look.

I love this show and we TiVo it every week, but... I think maybe I am starting to see some cracks.

There's just a lot of it that doesn't make much sense to me about the last few episodes.  While I'm completely able to overlook the fact that every week they have a patient admitted to the hospital with some bizarre, freak-o illness that only 1 in a billion people have... while I'm able to overlook the fact that House knows everything, is a complete and utter asshole yet still has friends and, somehow, maintains his job... all of these things I can look past because the other parts of the show are so engaging.

I just can't get over this fucking cop though.  Like... why the fuck are people even talking to him?  These hushed conversations in poorly furnished basement spaces in the hospital are getting old.  It's too forced.  For one thing, any real person would tell this guy to either arrest them or get bent.  There's no way doctors would continue to take time out of their day to be manipulated and threatened by a rogue cop if they didn't have to.

And, what... does this guy just spend all his time hanging out at the hospital now?  Doesn't he report to anyone?  Does the hospital grant him office space for his little inquisition, or does he just squat in various rooms and whisper at people?

I dunno... maybe I'm being nit picky, but the episode I watched last night really turned me off a little bit.  I like angry, withdrawal House though.  He's an utter bastard.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on November 29, 2006, 01:21:34 PM
Haven't seen last night yet, but Tritter is the biggest mistake this show has made.

He battled Chi McBride in season one, which was great.  He tried to take over the hospital and wanted House out, but it was a sort of a background thing.  Chi and Laurie played it up well.  Seen those?  Much better handled than this Tritter thing... This cop is so clearly harassing everyone that I'm shocked he still has his badge.  And, suddenly, the hospital doesn't have lawyers?  I'd like to see a cop try to do this against any hospital.  That'd be like a country lawyer trying to sue Verizon because a customer service agent hung up on them.  Tritter should have been crushed early on. 

And, yes, they are carrying it on far too long.

Even though season 2, without an arch enemy, did fine, I guess they want to try and give House something to bounce off of.  But this seems like a desperate attempt.  We've got House working off of the only five people who tolerate him, and all of their conflicting emotions.  If they really want to add some more meat to the story, how about looking deeper at those relationships?
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on November 29, 2006, 02:41:28 PM
Yeah... it's all just a little much.  Even House seems like a totally forced character right now.

The thing I hate the most about the cop is that we've been sure how the whole debacle's going to end for 4 weeks now.  He's going to come down with some strange illness, House will save him, the cop will find a new respect for House and back off.  Or he'll get hit by a bus... one of the two.

Whatever they do, they should do it soon.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on November 29, 2006, 02:55:21 PM
If the cop gets sick and House has to save him, that's it for me.  I'll stop watching.  I'm already about to hit the gong on the show.

One thing that always bugs me -- the whole reason House keeps his job is because he's the world-famous lead in what he does.  Doc's like that don't have clinic duty.  You don't go to have your splinter removed in the ER and meet the top doc in the field.  Especially at a teaching hospital.  You get Jackie the PA or Timmy the 4th year med student.  In fact, you couldn't get within 100 feet of the House-type doc if you tried.

I've always overlooked that because the clinic duty stuff was cute and funny, but with this cop thing it's really become a glaring thing.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on November 29, 2006, 03:27:00 PM
If the cop gets sick and House has to save him, that's it or me.  I'll stop watching.  I'm already about to hit the gong on the show.

Yeah, this week's episode is fairly heavy on "I'm almost done with this show" type stuff... I'll try not to spoil it or anything.  I'll just say, "Most generic cliffhanger ever."
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on November 29, 2006, 10:41:58 PM
Whew boy... Yeah, looks like the beginning of the rise of the dreaded shark jumping phrase.

And, Christ, the confrontation with Cuddy.  What a fucking pussy.  Cuddy's the dean of medicine running one of the central teaching hospitals in the States.  A woman like that would have Tritter for breakfast.  He'd be sitting there reading those files one minute and flushed down the toilet the next.  Again, I've put up with Cuddy being a helpless, huffing pretty-girl this whole time because it's cute (hot!) and funny... But facing down this bully cop?  Man, I'd pity him.  Yet... She looks like she's on the verge of tears when he delivers his patriot speech.

Of course, okay, let's roll with it because the show has given us two good years... So, even forgiving the whole cop thing, House would have been pulled off of everything the moment it became clear that he was in psychoville with withdrawal.  Hell, House would have been at home with his feet up a few episodes ago...

My prediction isn't that the cop gets sick.  I say somebody famous gets something and House isn't able to help them.  The death is directly blamed on the harassment and all is okay.

That said, guilting my little daughter into going on a scary carnival ride is something I would do.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on November 29, 2006, 11:34:24 PM
The amputation thing was fairly absurd as well.  So cliche.  Right down to the stupid scalpel lingering millimeters over a dotted sharpie line on her shoulder... give me a break.

Cuddy is hot though.  The laserbeam cleavage was great.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on November 30, 2006, 08:24:26 AM
I've always had a thing for Cuddy.  She far outshines the show's intended sexpot --Jennifer Morrison.  She has "dead" eyes, you know?  I've seen those leather bra and panties pictures and you still notice those dead eyes and that passionless face.

Cuddy's bright and alive.  In real life, too.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on December 14, 2006, 11:21:33 PM
So, with the latest episode, I will confess to getting into the storyline.  They've made Tritter so evil, I'm just dying for House to get even...or find a House-friendly resolution.

But...is that the point?  I'm wondering if we're supposed to be worried about House being an addict.  Are we supposed to care and think, poor House, he needs to be saved?  Because, if so, that's stupid.  House is a life-saving hero all of the time, until the writers get guilty about having a pill-popping doctor and try to bring that in as a problem.  It's never a problem for anyone, and House is just fine, and pain patients the world over are in the same boat as he is.  If he's the wizard doctor for 90% of the episodes, and kills people when the pills are gone, then...

And people in pain take painkillers.  I get that House has taken that to excess and it's a problem, but, still, it's like their general lesson is pills are bad.  I'm starting to get that feeling.  A show about someone in chronic pain wants us to think there are other solutions?

And that comes to the defense -- okay, House fucked up with the forged scripts, but...he needs medication.  Chronic pain doesn't go away with Jesus and meditation.  And everyone watching with chronic pain has pills hidden all over the place.  Trust me. 

But, yes, the larger issue is that he had zillions of pills in his secret stash and all those fake scripts.  So that's what he's going down for... But all the proselytizing is bugging me.  "If he can do it with the pills, then he can do it without." or whatever Tritter said in the car.  Yes, okay, the pills aren't where his genius comes from... But Wilson's argument was correct, the pills let him be clear headed enough to function.

Way back in the beginning, before Tritter dug and found all the shady stuff, he'd of been shot down.  Cuddy is House's doctor.  When Tritter came to her, that would have been the answer -- he's in pain.  And the documentation, and opinion of one of the biggest docs in the country and head of the hospital, would have floated with any judge. 

I'm enjoying the square off, but it's just about 110% unbelievable, childish, poorly constructed and insulting.  Good thing it's being done with two good actors.  But if this turns out to be an elaborate way to create a clean House for the fourth season, then fuck this show.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on December 15, 2006, 09:05:17 AM
This episode was really great... at least I thought so.  It's the most vulnerable I've ever seen House be.

But yeah, right there with you on the 110% stretch of the imagination.

And yes... I guarantee they're setting us up for a clean, rehabilitated House.  My guess is that he'll go to trial after checking into rehab and his stellar record with patients will convince the judge to drop the entire case... bla dow.

Tritter can suck my dick too... I still fucking hate that guy and I think one of the main reasons this week's episode was so great was because he wasn't in the show at all.

But yeah... this show is on a motorcycle circling the tank.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on December 15, 2006, 09:10:04 AM


And yes... I guarantee they're setting us up for a clean, rehabilitated House.  My guess is that he'll go to trial after checking into rehab and his stellar record with patients will convince the judge to drop the entire case... bla dow.



A reverse Seinfeld finale?
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on January 10, 2007, 12:17:20 PM
Tritter's demise!  AT LONG LAST!

Not a terrible episode... fairly predictable I thought though.

The Donovan track at the end was a nice touch... Season of the Witch is one of my favorite songs of all time.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 10, 2007, 09:19:37 PM
Oh yeah...and one of my fav songs, too.  And a perfect choice, huh?  The ever-corrupt House.  Season of the witch for sure.

It was almost like they did a last minute reaction to the fan complaints.  Kill Tritter quickly then move on, with House still House all the way...and even sidekick Wilson placated.  This is, after all, Holmes and Watson.  Can't tear that down, not even the politically incorrect drug stuff.

I'm happy again.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on January 11, 2007, 11:39:38 AM
Yeah, me too... can't have a clean House, it just doesn't work.

The question is, and of course this is entirely debateable and can't really be proven either way, but was the whole rehab charade entirely fake?  He seemed to be taking the recovery steps in stride, but was that for the judge's sake?  Was it ALL an act or simply just parts of it?  I get the feeling that some of the introspection and apologies to his close friends were sincere, even if his rehab effort wasn't.

A good end to Tritter as well.  He was a total dick to the bitter end and I'm glad House pulled one over on him.

Now, hopefully the show will move the fuck along again.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 11, 2007, 11:33:22 PM
The whole thing was a fake, yeah.  The apology to Wilson makes sense...no matter what, we've seen that House does value Wilson's friendship.  We saw that when House was trying to keep Wilson around after his divorce.  He likes the guy.  But, again, they do the Holmes thing.  Holmes never openly expressed his friendship with Watson, but it was always clear that the only human being Holmes could connect with was Watson (and Moriarty, of course).  And Holmes did display a fondness in his way.  But it was always distracted, dismissive and, sometimes, cruel.

I also liked giving Cuddy an edge.  Owing her a debt might better focus her character.  I also like her ass.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on January 12, 2007, 09:59:24 AM
Cuddy is definitely hot.  They need to keep her away from the wishy washy shit though.

So where does she fit in with the Holmes, Watson thing?  Is she Scotland Yard?

Also, are the old Sherlock Holmes available for rent?  My buddy at Tower used to have a bunch with Jeremy Brett I think his name was... they were incredible.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 12, 2007, 10:47:49 AM
She's Lestrade, the always befuddled inspector who reluctantly went along with Holmes simply because of the track record of solving crimes but always, at first, tried to buck his instincts.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspector_Lestrade

Our group of three are the Baker Street Irregulars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Street_Irregulars

They are all out there now, yes.  The original and the Return of are the best.  There were two other series after Return of, but Brett's illness shows through. 
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 17, 2007, 11:19:52 AM
So what's with the new episode every two weeks after the month-long hiatus routine?

Are they forcing us to just give up on the show until the DVD boxset comes out?  Simply because it's too difficult to make the time to watch the erratic weekly episodes? 

Maybe it's all some sort of psychological game: Complain about how the show isn't making the ratings after airing a random scattering of episodes with weeks or months-long breaks in between, fall down in child-like shock when the boxset makes a zillion dollars, and struggle painfully to revive the show but fail miserably.

I love the cliffhanger -- weird mid-season hiatus -- resolution --unexplained short hiatus routine.

And...House is back!  BANG!  He's alive!  And, House will be back in three weeks.  Don't forget to watch!

Or is it the sign of the TIVO generation?  Am I, in fact, falling behind the rest of society in my downloading culture?  Tied to the episode on the airdate instead of on the don't think about it and TIVO date? 

Yet...the networks disregard the TIVo set, they focus on the revenue generated by the airdate. 
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on January 18, 2007, 11:07:16 AM
We watch House a lot and I honestly hadn't noticed the hiatuses until you mentioned them just now.  We TiVo everything, so if there's no new House, then it simply doesn't record it and it doesn't pop up on our list.

TiVo really is the greatest thing on Earth.  I know you guys pride yourselves on not owning a TV and not being chained to its wiley charms or whatever, but TiVo is essentially the exact same thing as downloading shows... it completely eliminates commercials altogether which is its entire point.  I guess it's got more points than just that, but it's really the only one I care about.  The ability to instant replay anything is nice too, but the best thing is that we watch no commercials at all anymore.

Deal or No Deal?  Love that show... we TiVo them all and watch the entire episodes in 2x fast forward... no sound, no Howie, no drawn out, obnoxious drama... just briefcase, briefcase, briefcase, loser.  I couldn't handle that show in 1x with sound.  TiVo is the best.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 18, 2007, 12:05:37 PM
My boss's 12 year old daughter is all about that show.  She forces me to watch it, mutes it, and gives me a running commentary on the flaws of all the girls.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on January 18, 2007, 12:21:34 PM
My boss's 12 year old daughter is all about that show.  She forces me to watch it, mutes it, and gives me a running commentary on the flaws of all the girls.

The Deal or No Deal girls are all ssssssssmokin' hot.

Speaking of smokin' hot girls on TV... some Battlestar Galactica chick (Tricia Helfer) is on the cover of Playboy this month.  Just a heads up.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 18, 2007, 01:27:08 PM
Yeah, I downloaded the issue before it came out.  I am always aware of Tricia Helfer's movements.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on January 31, 2007, 11:41:27 AM
Worst fucking episode I've ever seen this week.  Seldom have I been so bored.  I guess I found out that I could really give a shit about the emotional depth of House, because that's all this episode seemed to be about and it was SUPER DUPER boring... jesus.  Literally NOTHING happened.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 31, 2007, 10:55:28 PM
I kind of liked it.  The girl was super hot, and I'm always thrilled about the rape stuff.  Something that isn't properly covered in TV.  However, yes, getting to the emotional roots of House was a bit rough.  As was the clumsy abortion debate.  That almost felt like left field.  Can they even tell pregnancy a week after the rape?  I guess so, I don't know.  That was such a weird throwaway moment, too.  Hi, she's pregnant.  Begin act three.

I've complained about the clinic duty routine earlier in this thread.  Not. House's. Job.  So whenever I get a clinic duty focused episode it bugs me.  Top doctor in the country and he's catering to these shits in the clinic?  They try to pawn it off as well, it's a teaching hospital.  Yes...teaching doctors.

And what the fuck was up with the Cameron subplot?  That felt like they threw it in the night before just to fill in the time.  As well as House seeking advice on what to say.  Here's this deep, deep rape/abuse storyline and they're trying at comedy? 

Okay...I kind of didn't like it, I guess.  I was just blinded by the girl.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on January 31, 2007, 10:58:50 PM
I was just blinded by the girl.

She's got her own show, it looks like.

Dirty, sexy Canadian.

http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=126602&x=articles&s=showbiz
Title: Re: House
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 01, 2007, 12:33:31 PM
What is it about Canadian girls? There's an uber-hot aspect in a subtle way that American women lack somehow.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 01, 2007, 12:36:50 PM
Their bellies aren't full of triple-patty double value meals and their brains aren't full of "get out of this town and marry a sugar-daddy."
Title: Re: House
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 01, 2007, 12:37:37 PM
Wow . . . I think you're right.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 01, 2007, 02:16:53 PM
I'll give it to you that the girl was very attractive, but dude... that episode straight sucked.  No bones about it.  There was no medical case the entire episode!  It was just people emoting about life in front of a camera.  Crap.  The homeless guy subplot was waaaaaaaay too drawn out too.  This show is really becoming hit or miss with me.

But hey... we've got the Office and 30 Rock tonight, so I am happy.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 08, 2007, 03:24:18 PM
back and forth, back and forth... it sucks, it's great, it's awesome, it's wtf... House is crazy.

This episode was GREAT though.  House in a wheelchair was hilarious.  I've got $20 that says he bones the new doctor before season's end.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 08, 2007, 03:48:29 PM
The new doc angle is great.  Give House a love interest.

I'm just happy if there's lots of Cuddy cleavage in the episode.  I have such a powerful crush on her.

But, yes, great episode.  Now that they've shaken the Tritter arc, they can get back to what House does best.  Run intestines through his hands and be wrong about his guess.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 08, 2007, 03:52:51 PM
hahaha... and don't forget breaking into patients' homes at least once if not twice an episode.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 08, 2007, 03:55:36 PM
There's so many things about House that are just so silly... I love it.  There's no way in the world that they would ever go to someone's house and search it without permission.  The fact that's it's part of each episode's formula is almost some sort of self-mockery.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 08, 2007, 04:41:23 PM
It's also funny that you mentioned Cuddy's breasts because both House and the new doc seem to love them.  I also liked it when House picks a fight with the gypsies... aaahaha.  He's such a dick.
Title: Re: House
Post by: fajwat on February 13, 2007, 11:45:55 AM
Also, are the old Sherlock Holmes available for rent?  My buddy at Tower used to have a bunch with Jeremy Brett I think his name was... they were incredible.

The old Sherlock Holmes are books.  Try the library.  It's free.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 13, 2007, 11:51:50 AM
Written by a man who doesn't know the glory that is Jeremy Brett.  He's a better Holmes than Holmes was.  Queue them up without delay:

http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?movieid=60030795&trkid=189530&strkid=41222773_6_0

http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?movieid=60030848&trkid=189530&strkid=41222773_4_0

They carried on, but ACD's later stories were crap, and Brett got really sick (dying shortly after completing the series), so Casebook of and Memoirs of are rough all around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Brett

Brett is just mind-blowing in the role.  You'll have trouble going back to the books, in fact.  He captures the pure essence of Holmes with an eerie, powerful quality.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 13, 2007, 12:38:59 PM
Brett is just mind-blowing in the role.  You'll have trouble going back to the books, in fact.  He captures the pure essence of Holmes with an eerie, powerful quality.

Absolutely.  I've read the books and while they're good, somehow Brett manages to bring Holmes's dickish genius to life in a way that doesn't really come through in the books.  You can tell when you watch him that he's the biggest Holmes fan who ever lived.  My buddy at Tower had all of the Holmes episodes on VHS and we used to watch them all the time.  I think it's probably one of the reasons I enjoy House so much because the parallels are amazing.
Title: Re: House
Post by: fajwat on February 13, 2007, 12:39:24 PM
Dutifully queued.  I recognize the covers; I loved that but some eps scared me as a child -- especially the one where he gets drugged out from the powder burning over the lamp.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 13, 2007, 12:41:57 PM
That was a nice thing about the Brett Holmes, fajwat... They didn't pull their punches.  He was a manic depressive drugged out freak who could barely tolerate people.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 13, 2007, 12:44:42 PM
I wish there could somehow be a TV show with Jeremy Brett's Holmes, House and Number 6 all doing stuff together and fighting huge monsters or something...
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 13, 2007, 12:49:28 PM
Uh-oh!  Now I have to go have a Prisoner marathon.

I went to the Village when I was in Wales.  It's this big weird-ass hotel, but you can go to 6's cottage, and the stone boat, and that low-tide beach, and walk around on the paths with all the creepy busts.  Amazing day.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 13, 2007, 03:15:14 PM
Tell me you took pictures of that shit!  I definitely want to go there someday.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 13, 2007, 05:10:14 PM
The trip was in 95, so they're film and packed away in a box somewhere.  But, yes, I have photos.  Might be in storage... I'll look around.

It's a must see place...

http://www.portmeirion-village.com/
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 13, 2007, 05:50:31 PM
Do people live there or is it like a resort of some kind?  Is the decor different than it was on the show?
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 13, 2007, 05:54:27 PM
Looks like it's more of a resort town.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 13, 2007, 06:36:39 PM
It's a hotel/resort.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 14, 2007, 10:04:01 AM
"I don't think that metaphor was designed to actually warn cats."

Back to generic House.  Not a bad episode, but a little bit rambling.  And the tapeworm qualifies as icky.
Title: Re: House
Post by: fajwat on February 15, 2007, 09:32:11 AM
Yeah, I wanna go to that village.  Maybe after my probation's up and I've saved back up most of what I've spent since moving.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2007, 09:40:01 AM
You can do it now.  You could live like a king in the UK for four weeks on 3K using the Nacho plan.  Especially this time of year.

Maybe less, actually.
Title: Re: House
Post by: fajwat on February 15, 2007, 09:52:57 AM
except:
1) need permission from PO
2) Sure, I could do it now, but financially:
a) I keep losing money.  Hm. 
b) no paid leave.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2007, 09:54:18 AM
Stop losing money.  Wait, what are you losing it on?  Not the rent!  (By the way, quickly cash all outstanding checks from me.)
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 15, 2007, 10:45:30 AM
Good House this week... at least I thought so.  The tapeworm was definitely pretty disgusting.

House is DEFINITELY going to sleep with SOMEONE soon... it's either Cuddy or the new doc... I can't decide which.  I'm leaning towards Cuddy though because she's hotter and more interesting.
Title: Re: House
Post by: fajwat on February 15, 2007, 10:51:33 AM
Stop losing money.  Wait, what are you losing it on?  Not the rent!  (By the way, quickly cash all outstanding checks from me.)

I guess I'm still down about $20k, about 10k each around the time of moving and from hiring the lawyer (who I'm still paying).  The real nervousmaking is that I'm used to my account going up slightly, not down slightly.  I could be more chill about the actual number if I'd seen it go up two months in a row.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2007, 11:04:50 AM
I'm leaning towards Cuddy though because she's hotter and more interesting.

I want to see her ass again.
Title: Re: House
Post by: fajwat on February 15, 2007, 11:19:28 AM
Stop losing money.  Wait, what are you losing it on?  Not the rent!  (By the way, quickly cash all outstanding checks from me.)

I guess I'm still down about $20k, about 10k each around the time of moving and from hiring the lawyer (who I'm still paying).  The real nervousmaking is that I'm used to my account going up slightly, not down slightly.  I could be more chill about the actual number if I'd seen it go up two months in a row.

Mmm... just got a $1.4k bill for 6 months of car insurance.  Hahaha they must not have looked up my record recently.  (I'm administratively suspended and have at least 8 pts on my license -- 9 would also suspend me.)
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 15, 2007, 11:52:25 AM
I want to see her ass again.

Again?  I didn't even know it had made an appearance.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2007, 12:00:06 PM
I think it was last season.  House had to stick her ass with the fertility shot, and we got a great sideways, porn-star lingerie scene.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on February 15, 2007, 12:07:59 PM
hah... methinks this season's fertility shot is going to be with a different needle.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on March 28, 2007, 11:03:45 AM
OOOOOooo!!!  House falls to page 2 of the TV forum!  Could this signal the end???

Last night's show was pretty good.  Lots of hallucinations, severed limbs and Cuddy's cleavage.  House DEFINITELY wants to get in her pants, but he won't admit it.  The show's fallen back into its old form again and it's kinda nice.  I'm glad we're drifting away from the shows where everyone wants to psychoanalyze the shit out of House because the cops are trying to put him in jail for drug abuse.  Now he's just a prick because he's a prick.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on March 28, 2007, 09:29:49 PM
Yeah, just now got it in me. Nothing like taking an entire bottle of vicodin and then cathing yourself.

Very happy the show has gone back to the formula that, you know, made it a runaway success.  Hopefully they'll be able to keep it afloat after driving away 90% of the fans.

What's nice is that they've upped the Cuddy-House sexual tension and they're going to focus the angst where it should be focused -- the three little goblins.

Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on March 29, 2007, 12:53:06 PM
The surreal dreams and hallucinations were pretty awesome too.  House is such a mess. :)
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on March 29, 2007, 12:55:47 PM
I just feel crippled by my Cuddy obsession.  I want to see her ass again.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on March 29, 2007, 01:10:14 PM
My money says you will.  House always gets what he wants in the end.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 08:27:09 AM
I'm very happy that this was a Cuddy-heavy episode, complete with lots of eye-acting outside House's apartment.

Too bad everything she did was so out of character, and about as far from reality as you can get. Sure, there's oodles of fantasy in House, and plenty of stuff that Doctors Never Do, not to mention the whole David Morse arc this year that almost ruined the show, but having the Dean do all of that shit.  Hmmm...
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 05, 2007, 11:05:42 AM
Yeah, but since you only watch the downloaded versions, I bet you didn't get a preview of what's up next week...

House..... on a plane!

That's right, I think he takes the vacation (as far as I can tell since he's on a damn plane) and during the flight, of course, something goes horribly wrong with the passengers and it's up to him to save the day.  The interesting bit is that Cuddy's on the plane with him..... dun dun DUN!

This plot device is a testament to ... something ... about this show.  No other show could get away with the characters doing their thing on a plane.  It's absurd.  It's ridiculous.  Does drama follow these people around day and night, I mean what the fuck?  Furthermore... I don't care!  It doesn't matter to me because House is a hilarious bastard and Cuddy's a cutie pie.

They're building chemistry between them.  My money says that House somehow convinces Cuddy to go on vacation with him.  She obviously has a newfound respect for him after stepping into his shoes on this week's episode (read: she wants to jump his bones).

Or maybe this is all wishful thinking on my part because Cuddy is so hot.  There were a LOT of references to her huge ass on this past episode though.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 11:27:08 AM
Yeah, the ass comments have increased.  And I like how she's talking about her cleavage now.

I bet they're just on their way to a conference.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 05, 2007, 11:29:03 AM
I think they're writing the show based on this forum.

Everything you complain about is removed.

Everything you praise is increase.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 05, 2007, 11:32:28 AM
Absolutely... Fox has several computers with writers attached to them watching every move of this thread.

I WOULD LIKE IT IF HOUSE'S LEGS BECAME BIONIC AND HE STARTED RACING THAT MOTORCYCLE HE RIDES OKAY.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 11:41:39 AM
I want full frontal Cuddy.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 05, 2007, 11:44:51 AM
Yes yes... please have House win a superbike championship and Cuddy naked and also please make that Australian doctor go on a safari and diagnose wallabies in the outback.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 11:56:57 AM
And dress up Foreman like Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 05, 2007, 12:09:39 PM
Cage match between House and Dr. Cox.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 12:43:38 PM
Or just go ahead and do the Holmes thing and have House and Wilson travel all over the countryside solving bizarre medical crimes. 
Title: Re: House
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 05, 2007, 12:51:45 PM
Nope, now you've abused your power.  The show is canceled.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 01:39:47 PM
Okay.  That means we have to start a thread for The Riches where we constantly wish Minnie Driver had a hardcore anal scene.
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 05, 2007, 01:43:43 PM
but but... Cuddy... butt. :(
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 05, 2007, 01:45:08 PM
Okay.  That means we have to start a thread for The Riches where we constantly wish Minnie Driver had a hardcore anal scene.

No no... we need to start a thread about the new season of Weeds that just started and Mary-Louise Parker's bum and weed antics.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 01:48:11 PM
I've never watched Weeds.

*awaits Nubbins freakout*
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 05, 2007, 01:53:28 PM
hahaha... well, it's on Showtime so I think it's been missed by a lot of people.  I thought there was a Weeds thread around here somewhere but I could be wrong.

It's a great show.  We really got into it last year.  Lots of sex and drugs and adults behaving badly.  Also Kevin Nealon's great as Councilman Doug.  Torrent up the first season, you won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2007, 01:55:50 PM
Will do!
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 18, 2007, 11:28:42 AM
Wilson: She's a friend.

House: A friend with a squish mitten!

Great.  And the "Panty hamster get a spin on its wheel?"
Title: Re: House
Post by: Nubbins on April 18, 2007, 12:25:20 PM
Wilson was fucking hilarious in this episode.

Yeah... I slept with her

REALLY!?

No... not really....  yeah, I did.

REALLY?!?!

No... not really.
Title: Re: House
Post by: nacho on April 18, 2007, 01:40:06 PM
Also, at the daycare:  Do you have hair in your special place?

Little girl:  Aaahhhh!!
Title: Re: House
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 18, 2007, 04:19:45 PM
Tonight on a very special episode of House, a young publisher having brain surgery . . .

(TOO SOON!!!!!)
Title: Re: House
Post by: Tatertots on April 18, 2007, 04:39:35 PM
Hand me the #4 scalpel... Johnson, that's the pair of Fiskars Safe-T Scissors.
Title: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on September 21, 2010, 10:17:58 AM
Well, I'm still watching as long as we have sex scenes with Cuddy at the start of every episode.

Also, who's watching her kid all night and day?

So, of course, the big problem with this episode is that House calls Chase and asks him to pose as a neurosurgeon so that there's always one in attendance and Cuddy can relax.

Why didn't he call Foreman...who is a neurosurgeon?

And was Cuddy and House's entire morning totally weird and awkward? I found all non-sex scenes completely uncomfortable.  Which, sure, was the point... But, god. They know we've all sat here through their cat and mouse relationship for seven years, right?  Coupled with the absolutely idiotic storyline back at the hospital, this episode was actually not too good.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Tatertots on September 21, 2010, 01:15:34 PM
New season?! YAY.

I'll watch this show until they cancel it out of spite. I don't care how shitty it gets.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on September 21, 2010, 01:17:31 PM
Oh, it's not shitty.  It's Cuddy getting naked, House being moody, and some bizarrely retarded subplot at the hospital.

So, you know, a generic late era House episode! Can't go wrong.

There's a moment where I was convinced that the remaining 15 minutes were really going to be spent entirely with House and Cuddy playing board games.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on September 29, 2010, 12:29:28 PM
This season on House -- we'll bore you to tears.

Though I do like that they've given up on everything.  "This call is purely expositional."
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Cassander on September 30, 2010, 01:42:31 AM
I'm still waiting for Stephen Fry to show up mid-season for a four episode run as "Dr. Chagrin."
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Nubbins on September 30, 2010, 04:23:51 AM
Or Microft, as they've been hinting at for a while now... this show is terrible, btw.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2010, 08:20:32 AM
Yeah.  It's been getting terrible since season three.  But this season really takes the cake.

And Mycroft would be a horrible, horrible thing to do.

If the third episode doesn't do something to keep me brainlessly watching...it might be time for a personal cancellation.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Reginald McGraw on September 30, 2010, 09:50:02 PM
Watching now...ugh!
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2010, 10:28:43 PM
ugh!
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on October 06, 2010, 04:54:06 PM
Ah! To combat being lousy, they just have a generic episode.  It's saved me from quitting the show, though.  I'll settle in for generic nothingness and hope that the Cuddy storyline drifts to the back burner...
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on October 12, 2010, 02:59:42 PM
You can tell that even they know this show sucks now because they're always having Cuddy parade around as naked as possible on a major network.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Reginald McGraw on October 12, 2010, 10:12:17 PM
Hiring 13's replacement seems like it might be mildly interesting.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on October 13, 2010, 07:49:12 AM
Yeah, except Olivia Wilde is still on the show.  She just took a break to make movies and returns in a few episodes (supposedly). 
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on November 09, 2010, 06:03:04 PM
Oh no!  House treated Cuddy the same as he has been for seven years and now there's tension in the relationship!
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Nubbins on November 09, 2010, 08:52:49 PM
Lisa Edelstein's cleavage should get co-star billing on this show now.  I'm not complaining at all... Just sayin.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on November 09, 2010, 09:44:04 PM
It keeps us from thinking about the show.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Reginald McGraw on November 10, 2010, 08:33:12 PM
Yes.  Onto the blindingly obvious sub-plot...The End of the Honeymoon Period.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on November 10, 2010, 08:52:32 PM
I really can't explain why I'm still watching this show.

I'm also very disturbed when I hear people raving about this season.  Really?  Have you been at the marijuana gin again?
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Tatertots on November 11, 2010, 03:57:50 AM
I haven't even started this season. I'll probably lock some girl in my apartment and force her to do mescaline and marathon the entire thing with me on Christmas morning or something.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Tatertots on November 11, 2010, 03:58:06 AM
[fag]Also, I was House for halloween.[/fag]
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on November 11, 2010, 08:02:18 AM
[fag]Also, I was House for halloween.[/fag]

That's kind of awesome.

Yeah, if you haven't watched this season yet, you'll need drugs to get through it.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on November 16, 2010, 04:02:56 PM
What was that last episode about?  Something something smallpox... Cuddy's legs. Cuddy's breasts.  Cuddy perched at odd angles to show off both features...
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on April 12, 2011, 07:58:14 AM
Yay! We can now resume staring blankly at Olivia Wilde!
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on April 12, 2011, 08:14:32 AM
So I went online to read about the scar on Olivia's cheek (which I noticed for the first time in this episode) and...yikes. The dark underbelly of internet obsession awaited me. I got out quick (after I learned the unexciting origin of the scar).
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on April 12, 2011, 03:34:14 PM
Amen!

Quote
The return of Olivia Wilde's Thirteen on last night's episode of House could have marked a creative resurgence for the show, but instead, it just highlighted that it's run its course: Nothing really matters on House. Nothing sticks, and nothing is ever at stake. Once upon a time, House was great. But seven seasons and 150 episodes later, the beating heart of the show has flatlined. House hasn't been renewed yet, owing to fraught contract negotiations between Fox and NBC Universal, but since it's Fox's most popular drama it's a pretty safe bet that it'll be back. Alas. Here are five reasons that, ratings be damned, it would be better if the show called it quits.

When you have a lead character whose life motto is that people don't change ... it's limiting.
House's cynical narcissism might make him interesting, but it seriously caps the dramatic potential of the series because he doesn't care about anything. What happens when someone dies? Nothing. What happens when plans go awry? Nothing. What always happens? Just ... nothing. It was fun for a few seasons behold, the immovable object stand up to otherwise unstoppable forces but after this long, when every conceivable tragedy and crisis has befallen the character, it's just boring. Spoiler: House will be grumpy, but ultimately fine!

House doesn't know how to hold onto a good story.
In the early seasons, Cameron's girlish crush on House helped the audience see him through a slightly different lens, and when she was written off the show, so was her perspective, leaving the series with an overabundance of cold bitterness. Kutner's shocking suicide didn't have any lasting effect on the characters as far as we can see. Lydia was introduced and dismissed, and Lin-Manuel Miranda was the best guest star the show ever had and he only got two nonconsecutive episodes. House's therapy came and went. Cutthroat Bitch didn't even last a year. After six years of build-up, House and Cuddy finally got together and it was boring at best, kinda gross at worst. Even on a micro level, the show can't commit to its plots: Cuddy had kidney cancer for eleven minutes before it turned out that actually, she didn't. If the show won't invest in its own stories, how can the audience?

House will never meet his match.
Every season or so, the show introduces a new character who'll butt heads with House, or maybe teach him a thing or two. But what's happened over and over (and over!) is that, as in Vegas, (the) House always wins. Thirteen couldn't win, Amber Tamblyn's Bones-Lite Lady Spock can't win, Stacy, Vogler, Tritter, Amber, Dr. Nolan, Lucas well, maybe the next character will be the one who really gets to him.

There's no show without Wilson.
Robert Sean Leonard wants out, and a Sherlock Holmes without his Watson isn't worth watching. Wilson is the only character left with any real heart: Cuddy became a doormat when she and House got together; Foreman is deeply boring; Chase is too glib; and Taub and House just don't have the right chemistry.

The show is out of juice.
In its first few seasons, House was a fresh, incisive spin on the procedural. Season one's "Three Stories" exemplifies everything the show does well: It's funny; it's surprising; it's sexually charged without being creepy; and the medical mysteries solved on the episode reflect and influence the characters involved. This season's "Two Stories," ostensibly a callback, had none of the verve or momentum that made the 2005 episode so solid. In season one, House delivered a Socratic-style lecture to an auditorium full of uppity medical students; in season seven, he gave a spiel to two precocious elementary-school students. When a show starts ripping itself off, and badly, it's well past time to start thinking about how to wrap things up.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on May 18, 2011, 03:35:18 PM
I think House ends next week. This week's episode was a jumbled, stupid mess. And now it's come out that Cuddy has walked out on the show after refusing a salary cut. And there are rumors that Olivia Wilde and Wilson won't be returning either. So season eight's going to be even more embarrassing.

Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 19, 2011, 09:17:03 AM
This week's episode was more stressful than any in a long time.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on May 19, 2011, 11:31:27 AM
Angry strippers, drunkenness, shock surgery-cam, and Olivia Wilde's inability to fight a pansy Aussie!
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on May 24, 2011, 09:02:27 AM
Oh, thank god, the last episode was last night. I'll watch it at work because I refuse to watch this show on my own time. Reader's all a-chatter about how Cuddy and Wilson are pretty much written out over the course of what everyone is calling "the worst epsiode yet."

Yay.

How'd this show get renewed again? I guess all the people watching are like me -- some sick sense of completion. Never quit mid-season!
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on May 24, 2011, 02:15:11 PM
Tonight on a very special House...

Oh, man. What ridiculous bullshit. The case is a performance artist who's decided to challenge House with a little diagnostic game. But it's second fiddle to Taub and House's subplot -- especially since we start out with police and close-shots of somethign terrible that's happened and OMG no titles for this episode! right to "Three Days Earlier..."

The writers seemed to feel that, too, because suddenly the performance artist lets go of her shtick and everything is neatly wrapped up and we hurry on to House having a meltdown and driving his car through Cuddy's living room.

Then he runs away to a tropical island bar and it's the end! See you next season where everything gets sorted out with half the cast missing and we go back to repeating the same formula! Yay!

So...personal cancellation for me. I'll pretend this is how the series ends. House freaks out, smashes up a house, then walks away with everyone staring blankly and drinks/whores himself to death in the South Pacific.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 24, 2011, 10:45:22 PM
What a terrible episode.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on May 25, 2011, 08:27:35 AM
Yeah. Fuck House. That's seven years wasted!

And, worst of all, I knew I was wasting all that time since the third season.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 08, 2012, 09:38:22 PM
And scene...

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The current season is the last for House.

Fox confirmed Wednesday its pulling the plug on the medical hourlong once it completes its eighth season this May.
Title: Re: House 7: Cuddy Flesh
Post by: nacho on February 08, 2012, 09:47:59 PM
Four years too late.