The W
Views: 97663566
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.7.14 0414
The W - Movies & TV - House Season premier.
This thread has 181 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 6.64
Pages: 1
(2412 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (8 total)
StaggerLee
Scrapple








Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 10 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
A special two hour house this week. Picks up where last season left off, I had forgotten how absolutely heartbreaking the end of the last season was. Bravo for Fox for the replays leading up to this weeks show.

House is in the nut house and he *surprise* has a problem with authority.

He plays the usual house games, but his doctor (Andre Brauer) isn't having any of that shit.
BTW, why isnt Andre Bruaer on a TV show? He's one of the finest actors of the past twenty five years, and besides Homicide, you barely see him.

ANYWAY.
House decides to play divide and conquer with the patients. Those that can help him mess with the establishment, he befriends, everybody else he basically shits on and makes them feel worse.

House falls in (?) love with a woman who visits her sister, and even sleeps with her. Where's the management at this asylum?
Pretty far fetched over all.
But the ending, where House gets his freedom and we presume (until the previews for next week are shown) his license back.

Overall, I liked it, but it did feel a LOT rushed. I think they could have kept him there half the season and show his growth which was glanced over in two hours time.

Either way, it was good to see Greg back on the screen, and nice to see some humility from him.
Promote this thread!
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 7 hours
Last activity: 7 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.85
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    BTW, why isnt Andre Bruaer on a TV show? He's one of the finest actors of the past twenty five years, and besides Homicide, you barely see him.


Andre Braugher series on TV this decade:

Gideon's Crossing (ABC, 2000-1)
Hack (CBS, 2002-4)
Thief (FX, 2006)
Men of a Certain Age (TNT, coming soon!)

So I think it's more accurate to say YOU barely see him... because you haven't been watching the shows he's on.

I've never seen a full episode of "House" but I might have watched last night if I had known Andre Braugher was going to be in it.

(BTW, "Hack" is currently airing on Universal HD. It's all right!)








StaggerLee
Scrapple








Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 10 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
Sorry CRZ, seems all of his shows are here and then gone pretty quickly.

I do get Universal HD with my directv so I may have to tivo that show.
Matt Tracker
Scrapple








Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 6 hours
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
The Lovely Mrs. Tracker was happy to see Andre because she's a fan of "The Mist."

The episode surprised me by not featuring one (confirmed) hallucination. No Kutner. No Amber. This is what proved to him he needed help. The detox sequence was nicely done, but I needed more connection between his addiction and his emotional flaws. He's not in Mayfield becuase he's a jerk. He's there because his brain is a mess. He already knew he needed help; that's why Wilson drove him to Mayfield.

Also, they gently and quickly brushed aside his leg pain -- the reason for his addiction -- by saying the hospital gave him a different pill. It's too slick an answer from a show that gave House a secret brain surgery without his permission to temporaril numb the pain.

The equation of House for a long time is that he needs his pain to stay detached to be a great doctor. We've been here before with House; he's almost lost patients because he tried to be happy, and he regressed. I'm curious to see what happens now and if it makes sense for the character.

Also, I missed the supporting cast last night.



"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Lise
Mrs. Guru








Since: 11.12.01

Since last post: 329 days
Last activity: 219 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.61
The venerable Dr. Zim pointed out in the beginning of the show that the drug addiction was a direct analogy to Sherlock Holmes' opiate addiction, and that in much the same way when House is very involved in a case, he doesn't need the drugs the same way he does in his normal life.
Matt Tracker
Scrapple








Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 6 hours
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
    Originally posted by Lise
    The venerable Dr. Zim pointed out in the beginning of the show that the drug addiction was a direct analogy to Sherlock Holmes' opiate addiction, and that in much the same way when House is very involved in a case, he doesn't need the drugs the same way he does in his normal life.


If they're keeping him off the drugs, that in itself is a major change. His pill popping is a major character trait.



"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 3 hours
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I believe Vegas set the line at 3.5 Other Lives Changed For The Better. Congrats to those who took the over!

ALTERNATE JOKE:

I think Hugh Laurie keeps getting nominated for awards mostly because it's a miracle he's able to get as much as he does out of the awful cliche-ridden scripts. That was one overacting lead away from being a horrible two hours.

Woman hasn't spoken, hasn't done more than slightly move for years, but give her back her music box and she's playing the cello like nothing's happened!

SECOND ALTERNATE JOKE:

and, to think, all these years, I thought I was better of outside a mental institution. Look all the fun I could've been having - easily manipulated people, free run of the place, and convenient day passes to take your new friend to a hotel.

THIRD ALTERNATE JOKE:

So is that how WWE drug tests work? Explains so much. When the rule says "we have to watch you", I think they mean actually watching, bad doctor guy.



thecubsfan.com - luchablog
geemoney
Scrapple








Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
I thought for sure House would find a medical reason for why the silent girl wasn't talking. I needed some "House diagnoses someone" this week!
Thread rated: 6.64
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Heroes 9/21/2009 : Volume 5, Season 4, Episodes 1 & 2
Next thread: Pee Wee Herman on The Jay Leno Show
Previous thread: TV Ratings 9/14 to 9/20
(2412 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Watched The Wolfpack come back at a midnight screening. The Hangover was lightning in a bottle. Part II, try as they might, no lightning, just sparks. Review with SPOILERS: http://www.backofthehead.com/​2011/​05/​hangover-​part-​ii.html
- John Orquiola, The Hangover, Part II (2011)
Related threads: House goes insane? - HOUSE 05x21 - 'Saviors' - House 4/6/09 - "Simple Explanation" - More...
The W - Movies & TV - House Season premier.Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.175 seconds.