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Where House is NEVER safe...
House: 4.09 Games--they shoulda called this one on account of rain. Or stupidity. 
Thoughts 
28th-Nov-2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
I think this is very articulate. I'm not in quite as much despair and I have tons of hope for the post-WGA-strike episodes that must be coming. A lot of the writers this season have been new(ish). We need more Russell Friend, Garret Lerner, Doris Egan, etc.
28th-Nov-2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
I have tons of hope for the post-WGA-strike episodes that must be coming

then surely you won't mind if i borrow just a wee, tiny bit? :)

We need more Russell Friend, Garret Lerner, Doris Egan

ahhh--amen to that! [see my own personal 'doris egan dream' above, in response to iamnotnormal's comment.]
28th-Nov-2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I don't get people saying that the House/Wilson dynamic is slipping away. I think it's been better than ever this season. Wilson showing realy concern over House's recklessness with his own life. House has been in Wilson's office...I don't know how many times. He told Wilson that he loves him. I think if they were setting up someone replacing Wilson, they would have kept ROF. Someone else already said this but, if anyone is being shoved aside to make way for the newbies it's been CCF, mostly CC. I haven't gotten any vibe that they're supposed to be House's new Wilson and/or Cuddy at all. Nor have I noticed Wilson or Cuddy's screentime lacking anymore than it did when CCF still reigned. Cuddy's characterization is suffering but not screentime. Let's not forget we had three episodes last year, (count 'em. One, two, three) with no House/Wilson interaction at all. I think this season is actually highlighting the relationship. We didn't see Wilson's reaction to the infarction (which given the context of Three Stories didn't really bother me). We didn't get a real reaction from Wilson, post House shooting. We got completely screwed in H-W. Cam got something, Chase got something, Cuddy got something. Wilson vanished and then got insulted. Now, we've had a Wilson reaction for both 97 Seconds and YDWTK. We didn't get any from CCF or really Cuddy. I can buy House trying to get Wilson ready for a life without him, that doesn't mean House is going to die, it could just mean that House just doesn't care about his life anymore and he wouldn't really fight to live if it comes to that (which is how I took Wilson's "dying's easy. Living's hard."). If Wilson leaves, I'm gone but I highly doubt that this will be the case because a) I think DS knows how important that relationship is to the balance of the show (he said it himself, or something pretty close to it, during the Tritter arc) and would not be willing to lose it. And b) RSL may like the stage better than the screen and he may be doing this mainly for the money but I don't ever recall him saying that he didn't like the show. He's always been pretty enthusiastic about his character, to me anyway. He really gets along well with HL and has said that he has the best job in Hollywood. I doubt he's going to jump ship.
28th-Nov-2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
I don't get people saying that the House/Wilson dynamic is slipping away. I think it's been better than ever this season.

you've made some valid points here, but i just don't see the one quoted above. i concede happily to the rare, inconsistent glimpses we've had of the old, familiar compassionate!wilson. but i believe we get a lot more of the new hypercritical!wilson this season. which, to be fair, is a perfectly appropriate reaction to the new ileftmybrainsinmyotherpants!house.

you know one of the [many] things i adore about this show? it's [still] worth discussing, and debating, and analyzing. and--even after three and a half years--there are fresh things to be said and discovered about the house-wilson dynamic. so i'll repeat: even when it's bad, it's better than anything i've ever seen.
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29th-Nov-2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
it makes me sad that viewers are beginning to feel the way you do about house; and i'm fighting hard not to feel that way myself. but i'm afraid that if these things don't straighten out soon, your feelings will be echoed by more and more in the fandom--we're already seeing it happen. hold on to the hope a bit longer, though; perhaps we're in for some pleasant surprises after the WGA strike--i know i'd very much like to believe that!
29th-Nov-2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with you 100%. I miss what the show once was. I am almost embarrassed for Hugh,Robert,Lisa,Jenn,Jesse and Omar. I really do not know what David Shore and Co. were thinking, but they really f*cked up something that had great potential to be a t.v. classic.
29th-Nov-2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
it doesn't have to be permanently messed up--and we're a very vocal fandom. perhaps someone will hear us, and decide to rectify some of the mistakes and missteps of the last season and a half. let's fervently hope so!
29th-Nov-2007 02:30 pm (UTC) - thoughts
Anonymous
I agree. This season is going down in flames. I hope and pray that the writers will turn things around and bring our House/wilson, Cuddy/House banter back and more HAMERON moments.

All I want 4 Christmas is HAM. lol


anyhoo.

-ILHF
29th-Nov-2007 02:43 pm (UTC) - Re: thoughts
oh--i don't think the season is going down in flames--yet. after all, the nightmare that was the beginning of season three straightened out nicely, by the end. as a matter of fact, save for a few [large] plotholes, they did a very enjoyable job of turning things around, in my opinion!
29th-Nov-2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
*HEARTY APPLAUSE!*
29th-Nov-2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
thanks--but i honestly wish i hadn't had to write this..... :(
29th-Nov-2007 05:48 pm (UTC) - What the?
Anonymous
I love House and always will, but (and there's always a but), I'm dissapointed with the dumbing down of this season.
The old team does a short blurb, House responds with schoolyard cornball, and I can't follow the medical diagnosis, it's buried in the fluff atmosphere.

Oh well, hope it's just another "arc", I want the grow up House program
back!
29th-Nov-2007 07:39 pm (UTC) - Re: What the?
agreed, whole-heartedly!
30th-Nov-2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Hm, you've given me food for thought KidsNurse, but I don't find that I agree with you at all (and isn't that the beauty of it all ? ;)

I'm going to be considerably blunter than I would be on a board, but I'm very interesting in discussing this with you and mincing words really isn't useful.

I don't think the friendship is gone, but it has changed and in some ways for the better. S1 was somewhat cartoonish with little explanation and S2 mainly made up of constant bickering. I can't really comment on your view of the characters because I'm not entirely sure what that is. I've mainly noticed a tendency to put Wilson in the role as the compassionate rescuer of a blameless House, and I have to say that I can't recognise that as their main characteristics. Instead, if you will allow me, I'll explain my interpretation of their dynamic (which it should be mentioned, for the sake of completion, I do not consider canon). And I had a long post typed up but I realised that I wanted to expand it a bit and put it up at my LJ as well because I've been pondering it for some time, so I'm giving you a link instead: Here.

As for House as a character, I don't recognise the idea that he's become more boorish and less complex. I'd suggest rewatching the conversation with CTB in his office – not to mention his firing of her. That is exactly the complex and thoughtful character I remember being deeply intrigued by. He's still asking the questions and seeking the answers but his surroundings have changed. For the better in my opinion.
30th-Nov-2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
I read what you wrote (yes, I know I'd been spoiled, no problem).
I agree with all you said , as far as what I know so far.
Yesterday I saw the three episodes after "97 seconds " and I found them...boring.
I never thought I could use that word relating to House.
I think I am "hopelessly devoted to " this show (to be read singing the "Grease" track tune :-), and I am not abandoning it. I 'd feel like I were cheating on my husband only because after some years he got older and boring :-)
BUT
House is not House anymore, so am I sure is it worth yet?
That's a real struggle!
AND
most of all, watching Hugh and RSL in that mess is so hurting I don't know if I can make it!

I loved S3 when a lot of people kept on saying it was bad...I love the H/W dynamic especially there, they were playing "my" perfect twisted relationship, the dark side of the one of S1. In S1 all was a sort of miracle, in S 2 all was perfectly balanced, in S3 all was completely messed up. Bt S4....!!!
Well, I consider this season only to be made up my "Alone " and "97 seconds"....
Sorry I wrote a whole poem ;-) but LJ lost it completely :-(((( This is a sort of roundup , I hope my sadness is showing through.
1st-Dec-2007 04:31 am (UTC)
Maybe after the writers strike it'll get better and you're interest will be captured again hun.

*offers a mint mocha* Just hold in there.
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