Thank you, Lezario! Ragout, ragout. Sounds great. Just a few more weeks and stew will be the best meal around!
And Foreman acted a bit like House, don't you think ?
And I love playing with House's "ball"
I hate 13 since the beginning
I don't know, there's something with her ... that is just not right.
And I hate they chose to kill Kutner. They could have made him leave.
So he could have come back as a guest star later, for one episode.
Though he can still come back, in House hallucinations.
But that's not the same.
Actually, about Kutner, it wasn't the writer's fault because Kal Penn wanted to work at the white house in some position I can't remember and he asked to be written out.
Originally Posted by lezario
And as for thirteen, I liked,, I just didn't like her and Foreman. It's possibly the weirdest pairing I've ever seen. But this last episode kind of changed my mind. They have more chemistry this season. (But I'm still a supporter of kudley-Kutner+Hadley. Unfortunately Kutner's dead so the pairing only lives in fanfiction.)
I said this in the P/O chit-chat thread but I just have to repeat: I can't wait for next week's episode where the old team (sorta) comes back!
Here's the thing. I consider myself to be a very, very, very, very, very, obsessed fan of House. No, obsession doesn't cut it. House was my life. That was, until season three ended, and the show absolutely fell.
Don't get me wrong. I love Hugh Laurie. I love him. But when the show went mainstream and gathered a huge audience, like any show in the same situation, Shore tried to appeal to all the audience. And thus, House didn't become House; it became some show of oh-let's-forget-the-medical-diagnosis-and-focus-on-the-new-ducklings-and-house-and-cuddy-totally-having-sex-mm stuff. I love character development. But there needs to be a balance. And House lost that after getting new versions of bisexual Cameron, House-but-not-House, Foreman, and Poor but Cuter Jokester!Chase. I will admit that I adored the season finale of season 4. Season Five's finale? I like Amber hallucinations, but taht was it. And now, House is all "changed" and it's just kind of boring. I'm glad the old team is back, but now that they're dealing with "moral" bs and all that, it's just complete chaff now. *shrugs* Fringe saved me from ultimate depression with it's awesomeness.
I still have hopes for this show though. Please, David Shore, return this show to its formal glory of snarkiness, snide comments and awesome diagnostics. Please.
I'm super pissed right now because the Yankees and the Angels are cutting into my House time. So to distract myself, I am going to reply to olive:
I completely/mostly agree with everything you said. Season 1: amazing, amazing, episodes. All the episodes I own from iTunes are from this season (although that may be because the 1st season episodes of a ton of shows were on sale for 99 cents). Season Two and Three: Really, really good although in my opinon not as good as Season 1. (very close though) And now, we come to Season 4. It was good. Funny, medically intresting, although, I, probably like everyone who watches House, was terribly sad to see the original team go. And I feel like that overshadowed the greatness of the Season 4. Yes, Season 4 wasn't as good as the previous ones, but it was good. (I feel like I should be using better words than good) It's kind of like how everyone here hated Jessup before she even came on the show! But the original ducklings were still in the show, and we got some new characters to watch.
Now Season 5 was the downfall.
You see, to measure how much I liked an episode/season/whatever, I see how much of it I can remember and let me tell you something: I do not remember much from that season. (Oh MY GOD the game just went to the 11th inning) Of course, I remember the Huddy kiss and the hallucinated Huddy sex, but other than that, not much. Sure, I remember the overarching plots: Cuddy's baby, Kutner's suicide, Foreteen) but I don't remember, the patients, or the cases, or etc. In contrast, I can tell you the final diagnosises (diagnosises? or diagnosi?) of a ton of the cases from the earlier seasons (and maybe even the symptoms/misdiagnosis if I particularily liked the episode). Last Resort dragged on and House giving the gun back to the guy was stupid. Chase and Cameron never got any screentime. No one really liked Foreteen, I'm pretty sure.
But the finale changed it all. Which is why I have high hopes for this season. House is finally changing, but he's still retaining his House-y charm. The old team is back (who I have to admit, I always liked better) and we've got a nice philosophical point to wonder about in addition to "everybody lies." Is it okay to kill someone who is evil?
WOW THE BASEBALL GAME ISN'T OVER YET
Leap of Faith
With all the praise over the return of the original team, which I am in wholehearted agreement with, I'm surprised that no one has mentioned...
Is this a spoiler?
Jennifer Morrison is leaving (being fired from?) the show.
I think this is pretty well known. I intensely dislike this development.
Throughout the entire episode, I was shouting "Chase, just tell her!!" I have a feeling this is not going to end well especially since Jennifer Morrison is leaving the show (Yes that info is true) I loved the scene with House and Wilson at the end, though. The scene with House and Cuddy and his epiphany was really enjoyable, too. It really spoke to my inner Huddy.
THAT IS NOT TRUE! TV Guide confimed it, she's only temporarily leaving. If she was, I would have stopped watching the show altogether.
OMG, somebody who agrees with me. I loved S1-S3. They totally balanced it, and it was well done. S5 was utter crap. I stopped watching until the season finale, which was amusingly interesting but nothing great like the other season finales. I did love hallu!Amber. She was awesome.
It's just that House has become mainstream. Shore's trying to deliver the show as some product to all the fans, 12-40ish, and it's just not working. I admit, last week's episode was decent and stable, and I liked it, but let's face it: House is not what it used to be.