Log in

No account? Create an account
Cats' Corners: the little HOUSE in the woods....
Where House is NEVER safe...
Quick thought on House 5.05 "Lucky Thirteen" 
22nd-Oct-2008 12:12 pm
[climbing on soapbox] 

It caused me physical pain last night, hearing Wilson call his beloved friend a drug addict.  And put us back to square one; I'd been so pleased, the week before, when Wilson hadn't argued with House's 'Vicodin as leash' theory.  I'd believed that Wilson finally, finally was undergoing a change in his perspective of the pills.  And last night, of course it didn't help when House referred to himself as a "doctor with a drug habit." I know--how they, and we, view the Vicodin pretty much depends on who's writing the episode.  So much for continuity in such an important aspect of the character, and the show.
23rd-Oct-2008 03:36 am (UTC)
My personal opinion is that in the pilot and first season the idea of the pain/hidden wound as a metaphor was a really interesting idea to the writers. As part of that the pills were really secondary, not their own moral issue. Suddenly, House does well as a show, and they get a conscience - "Oh no, children may be watching! We have to make sure they know to say no to drugs" and we get an inconsistent takes on pills and House's pain ever since - especially when it can become a nice wedge issue with Wilson. The problem is that the first season established House's leg pain is real, absolutely real, and on the balance he underplays it. Those of us who know House from then know that that is who House is. Yes, I know guys at the drug rehab I worked at whose drug history included a diagnosis of lower back pain and/or bulging discs that they were overplaying, but the problem is that isn't House, it isn't even logical when they fight over vicodin because House won't take anything else because it makes him loopy. Even if they call him an addict his actions don't back it up unless he has pseudoaddiction from beign cut off. The writers can't have it both ways - either House's leg pain is as real as they established it to be or he's malingering/engaged in a elaborate scam. I haven't noticed Wilson being as insufferable about it as he had been when they were really scared about corrupting the youth of this nation, but I really hope they have gotten the "let's cut House off and see what he does" story line out of their system.
23rd-Oct-2008 11:23 am (UTC)
why can't you write for the show?

word. just... word.
29th-Oct-2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
I agree so very much with kidsnurse and humbly ask to friend and be friended?