House > House Review: Meeting Martha M. Masters > Comments Page 2
I don't think it was so much the actress as it was the writing of this episode that made it hard to watch. I do not know how successful Seth Hoffman was with Prison Break (I guess the scene in jail was a tip of the hat to the fact he worked on that series), but I do know that the extremely awkward stuff could have been presented way more intelligently than it was.
In fact, both House and Mathers could've been approached with more intelligent writing (as good as the internet joke was in the preview, it fell flat [no pun intended] when seen in context). Mathers could've been allowed a longer period explaining the architecture of the politician's house to really get the effect of social awkwardness in there, but being cut off and forced to be to the point sort of killed it.
Otherwise, I agree - that was funny seeing Taub and Foreman face such an issue, and then adding Chase at the just the right time added some welcome spice for flavor. Perhaps the writer of the next episode notice
I just was not impressed with the character at all......maybe a different actress.....one perhaps a little more attractive?? She just didn't fit the part or the team? I agree that Cuddy should not be surprised by House's lie for that is who he is. She is with him for all of his wacky ways per say.
Don't know how long the Martha Masters will be on, but if turns into a long term character, I think I will have to move on from watching.....she was hard for me watch!
I was surprised to like what they did with Amber Tamblyn. I've liked her in both her "God" show (can't think of name) and thought she had the perfect role in "The Unusuals." I couldn't see her playing a doctor, though -- but a brainiac medical student still figuring out ethics in the real world, someone who can appreciate House intellectually while being too naive to decode him as a real person in the real world ... and too shy to know what to say to Taub ... was all actually suspend belief believable to me.
In fact, unlike all of the others, her character doesn't seem likely to bend herself and her principles and medical methodology so contritely and thoroughly to fit herself into the House team jigsaw puzzle ... but might, over several episodes, force the team to include her as the person/genius/"young" thinker she is!
I loved the character of Martha, she was like a breath of fresh air and Taub's issue with her did indeed make Foreman funny..an amazing feat! That being said, can we just ditch Taub altogether and keep 13 and Martha on the team with Chase and Foreman, I can see endless amusement from that setup!
I'm just glad there is a new character house! Can't believe that cuddy is getting angry over something less serious than what he has pulled. The writers were trying to find something to rock the huddy boat which was very transparent. I've always like Amber hope she stays after Olivia Wilde makes her comeback.
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