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House is Terrible but I’m too Emotionally Invested to Stop Watching

*There will be Season 8 Spoilers ahead.*

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Three episodes into Season 8 of House, the sheer amount of re-used plot devices and slashed characters replaced with boring, new characters is confirming what I suspected three seasons ago. The writers of House M.D. have castrated themselves.

They have castrated themselves, ate their own testes, swished them down with Cliché Idea juice, regurgitated everything, and used this frothy mixture as ink to write the screenplays for the last three seasons.

As a result, the latest season contains:

Hot Doctor working for outside party with initial antagonistic opinions, but later engages in a flirtatious professional relationship with House that will probably end up detrimental to her career.

If it happens 4 Seasons later (Dr. Terzi from S4E6) it’s still original right?

Masters character is finally gone.  Oh wait, never mind, she is back as an equally socially awkward Asian.

"I have a career." -Olivia Wilde

Thirteen. She’s back! Wait, no. She’s fired again. Was she fired once or twice or thrice before? I think so, but House fires and then rehires so many people I can’t keep track. At least we got to see her make-out with another girl at the end of episode 3 before she left.

"I have a career." -Lisa Edelstein

No Cuddy, of course.

The last episode S8E3 “Charity Case” involved the diagnosis of a man who donates all his money to charitable non-profits and wants to donate all his organs. His excessive altruism at the expense of causing his rich wife great grief is deemed as a symptom.

Unselfishness as presentation for an underlying somatic illness? The recurring motif in the writing of Season 8 is:  Let’s just take everything from Season 4  (“No More Mr. Nice Guy,” episode 13) and pretend it never happened.

I loved this show once upon a time. Back when there were witty one-liners, deep philosophical quandaries, less major personal crises turned around every other episode, and characters that lasted more than one season. The only reason I can’t stop watching it, or anyone still watches it for that matter, is Hugh Laurie. Whom I’m sure Fox pays retarded amounts to or else this show would have been cancelled long ago.

I was going to end this rant/review with a sidenote on how the season finale of Breaking Bad was as smooth as the top of Bryan Cranston’s head, but I do not have enough words for how much better that show is right now than House. I shall leave you with this:

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  1. robdbaker
    October 20, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Awesome. I think they should have kept him in prison.

  2. Felina Meyers
    October 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    You sound a little too bitter to continue watching. I’ll happily grant you an excused absence from the rest of the season so you can devote your inane rant to a show more on par with your lack of wit, like that plotless, pointless dino crap on NBC. Adios!

    • scandalousmuffin
      October 20, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      I don’t know what you’re talking about, but if House would do a cross-over with a dinosaur show, I think it would be infinitely more amusing than what’s going on right now.

  3. Dena
    October 25, 2011 at 4:40 am

    THANK GOD SOMEONE ELSE IS GETTING THE WORD OUT!
    You are SO RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!
    The writers of House are not worthy of the title “writer”. The show is worse than anything I have ever seen and it used to be so good. I guess for you it is like watching the Titanic sink, but I can’t bear to watch it anymore after being a seven season DEVOTED fan. HOUSE SUCKS!
    Love the manatee!

  4. Marie
    May 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    So glad someone is saying this. I feel cheated. I have been a devoted fan all of these years and I feel like they are ripping me off. How dare they do this to us, kill Wilson off, thanks! We need that. WHY? This isn’t just dark,it’s like the feeling you get when you drank one too many, it;s like a hangover. The past few shows, from the guy with the testosterone issue to this last one, with house destroying the MRI with the plumbing, not even funny, there is something different with the camera, I can’t put my finger on it, what is it? It’s like the show is moving extra slow, the photography is different in some way, its tedious, the jokes aren’t funny like they used to be. The Dominica thing, not funny, the plumbing prank, not funny, its just not fun anymore. Can you tell me, anyone, what is the difference with the camera and sound, it just seems different and more quiet. Did the writers change? Did one of them leave? Was there a replacement? It’s all I can think of as to why the writing has become so awful from how terrific it once was. Yes, I will be watching the last show, as someone said, like watching a train wreck. I have to watch it as if I don’t I will be thinking about it, wondering, because i have been devoted all these years.
    What a shame.
    Love your pic by the way.
    :o)

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