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I hope in the spirit of good art they realise they have finished telling the story, Decide to wrap it up this year and release these great actors to new creative tv and theatre productions. Time to stop the roller coaster.
I really don't understand why people who so obviously have lost interest in a show continue to review it as their bias in going to get in the way. This was not my favorite episode but it certainly by no means was bad.
House did not make the guy move his company to China, it was stated quite clearly earlier on that he had made the decisions for his own reasons which had nothing to do with House. Yes, House made money off of it but he also used it for funding his department not to pad his bank account. People need to remember that House has always been devious in his methods to get things; this is not new.
I guess all I can say is that if you can't get past your favorite character leaving the show than you need to just move on and let the rest of the fans enjoy the show. It's still a smart show with the same character that we have loved for years. Yes, it has different elements to it now, but change happens all the time in life so either roll with it or get off the ride.
I don't think even a good actor as Lourie is can save this show now. IF they get the old group together and the writeres wake up maybe.
hahhahahha it´s funny how some hilson morons are trying to blame Cuddy for the crap the show is now. Wake up. Cuddy is gone and the show is crappier than ever and no one is watching it. Maybe you should start blaming your boring hilson relationship no one cares about.
HOUSE can be a better show only if HOUSE "Hugh Laurie" who plats Dr. G. House STOP Being a DICK-HEAD!!!!
I HATE DICK-HEADS!!!!!
"Halfway through...I started looking at my watch." Well, halfway through, I turned this episode off. I don't recall ever having done that before. I am tired of House's miserable demeanour and the fact that people put up with it. It is beyond me.
Actually, I began to dislike House the minute he handed his testicles to Cuddy at the end of "Help Me," and she shellacked them and stuffed them into her panty drawer. Its hard to start liking a character again after losing respect for him. I'm a woman, but I still don't like the way their boyfriend/girlfriend dynamic was written, and Cuddy's constant threat of "no sex" as a weapon to manipulate House. I don't know ANY woman who does that, and I don't know any man who would tolerate that behavior. It made me dislike both characters so much that it is difficult to enjoy the show now. Its like being married to the same man for 20 years and trying to fall in love with him again, and being unable to do so.
ROFLMAO @ 20V's line:
"I personally choose to think everything in Risky Business was a small step to change for House. Which only means Shore may try to destroy it around the midpoint."
He writes his character in a (possibly) positive manner and then destroys it. How friggin' masochistic (for lack of a better term) is that? No?
As to character development, damn isn't it a little late to be developing your permanent characters in the final season? Any writer knows you develop your characters early on, you don't wait till the last chapter. However, we're not talking normal writers here. We're talking Shore, he's the boss, he's the HMFIC and it doesn't matter what his writers write, it's going to go his way or no way.
I also wanted to add in something that bothers me. In "Charity Case" House told the POTW it was healthy for him to choose his family over money. In "Risky Business" he convinces the POTW to choose money over family.
House is nothing if not consistent no? He's
I fell asleep on the episode. And I'm an insomniac..so that speaks volumes right there. So maybe I will watch again, one night when I'm still wandering around the house at three in the morning because I can't sleep. Just what the Dr. ordered.
Park is slightly amusing in that she's like an Asian Velma from Scooby Doo, but outside of that, not invested. I watch House to see it through at this point.
I am giving House one more chance with the promised return of Chase and what's-his-name and if it hasn't gotten better, I'm gone for good. The new characters are stupid, boring and add nothing new. Even Wilson has lost his spark and don't get me started on House himself. The writers have removed any spark of humanity and humor he used to have and now show him as a total narcissist without humor or humanity. G'bye Greg, it's been good to know you.
The episode was pretty dull, and all the bets got confusing, but there were small things that kept it from being awful. Foreman sticking his neck out for Park and watching her get egg on her face was priceless. I enjoy that they are developing and humanizing him, even with a smaller role. I also enjoyed Adams' story, or at least the end of it. We're teased again if House really cares about the people around him or is he truly self-interested. The smirk on his face as Adams gets the bat was contagious.
I personally choose to think everything in Risky Business was a small step to change for House. Which only means Shore may try to destroy it around the midpoint. I call B-.
Did Lisa Edelstein write this show, too? She's gone and so is the wit, charm and humor, not to mention continuity! Whether you liked Cuddy or not there's no denying the dynamism between her and House. After everything she went through to get to the alter Cameron's departure was contrived and not true to her character; Cuddy's was completely unbelievable. Talk about a journey (Cuddy & House as a couple), then the first big bump in the road and she cuts and runs -- first from him then from her home and career? Yes, the car in the living room was huge, but since when is Cuddy such a coward? It's moot, she's gone now, and with her goes all the fun of the show.
Without that repartee what have the writers done? They've cut House's scenes with Wilson. Dr. Park is cute and quirky but is no match for House and has no depth. As weak as the writing has been thus far this season at least Dr. Adams has some depth, although they do seem to be recycling what they can of Cameron,
Guys! I HATE FOREMAN! He was on my nerves since beginning! This episode was nice, I didn't get what was wrong with that guy or if he is moving his company or not. but... it was nice. I liked the last moments the most. I cried a little actually! I don't know, did House felt for Adams? I wish I had an office to destroy every time I am pissed off! I hate foreman!
Hey Jim love your comment and that part about:
"The only thing left for them to do is to show House actually relating to people and starting to care. Maybe that's where they're headed with the increased clinic hours?"
I agree but WHY now? Why didn't they take advantage of this in prior seasons, especially Season 6 and 7? This whole season so far feels like they're trying desperately to cover up all the mistakes they made last season. It's so obvious that TPTB are starting to contradict themselves in their writing.
I agree, Lisa. This is easily the worst episode of this show I have ever watched, and I've seen them all.
The script was very weak. I had trouble keeping track of what House was up to, but worse, I didn't care.
And I agree with Jessica. I don't like where they are taking the House character. Whereas once his misanthropy had a certain charm to it, and was fascinating to watch, now it's annoying I want him to just go away.
They seem to have run out of things to do with the character, and are repeating old storylines with new characters. Unfortunately, those new characters are pretty bland and uninteresting.
The only thing left for them to do is to show House actually relating to people and starting to care. Maybe that's where they're headed with the increased clinic hours? I certainly hope so. I know it's become a tired cliche, but while the show has yet to "jump the shark," they are starting to circle around it.
I think Lisa's review was right on.
The whole episode left me wondering what the hell I was even doing watching it? I've been a loyal fan of the show for 7 years. I've watched the characters go through so much and to see it all come to this makes me sad.
Shore says people can't change. Really? House has changed. Sure he's manipulative and a son of a bitch but not in the lovable way he used to be, now he's just---oh I don't know---he's just not likeable anymore. He's not the guy you love to root for and hope that he wins. Don't get me wrong, I love Hugh, I'm just not happy with what Shore has done to his character. It isn't just about the House-Cuddy romance. It would have been smarter not to throw them together at all and leave the old dynamic we had from earlier seasons in place OR if you had to throw them together, leave the relationship in the background, screwed up and dysfunctional, but maintaining the character greatness. Instead they built it up for 6 years then treated i
I laughed when I saw Adams smash that stuff and House smile! I think I'll keep on singing "Morning has broken..." picturing his grin for days.
The problem with Park and Adams is that the characters do not have "a life on their own". Which is a pity considering Ms Yi's potential. I'd love to see her "painful awkwardness" incorporated into the show, but the real one, not this. I'd like to see her crazy logic, her weirdness confronted with House's analytical mind. Would House survive that? I guess writers prefer it safe and boring.
Adams and Park are two characters squeezed into the series and they serve to underline and highlight the great Gregory House. I'm not saying House is bad, but relationships with original and believable realistic characters would make him even greater.
Kudos to Hugh Laurie. As always.
Sorry Carlos but you lack the understanding that reviews are essentially subjective even if they pretend to be otherwise, so if this reviewer expresses a viewpoint that is contrary to your own well that's life isn't it really?
From a technical perspective this anti-change thing is both wrong for the dramatic genre and massively reductive in terms of the overall storyline, and stems from the fact that a '5 season idea' has been stretched now to 8 seasons so that $$$ can be made by all. I'm sorry, but a man who goes through everything that House has and doesn't come out the other side somehow changed isn't so much a genius, but someone deserving of a Darwin Award. He's also fundamentally a sit-com character. If he'd taken some responsibility for his actions over the years perhaps he wouldn't have needed babysitters like Wilson and Cuddy. Like the time he started self-medicating with methadone and stopped breathing, or that moment of absolute genius where he cut into his leg and would
I agree with Carlos. Nothing on this show puts a smile on my face like seeing House triumph!
Unfortunately, your BIASS is blinding you from a great episode. Nobody HAS to cater to YOUR NEED for familiarity, and nobody NEEDS to write characters YOU will like! The characters, like so many REAL PEOPLE, are not always who you want them to be. Thus you don't HAVE to like Park. It's just what you get. Remember, Park was also forced on House. He comes back, and she's ALL he gets.
Now, for some reason, you seem to believe that House needs to change. That the GOAL of the show is to CHANGE House, to make him see how WRONG he is, how he is only destroying himself and the people around him. You wish for House to reach an epiphany, to see the error of his ways and to become a "better man".
But that's NOT the show's main objective. The show's main objective is for House to TRIUMPH, despite hi swimming AGAINST the current. The character is a genius to an extent that to criticize him makes you, the viewer, as much his junior as the characters who surround him. You see his scheming as a
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