Sunday, 14 November 2010
Paging Dr. House to the Disappointing Ward.
The once-cantankerous and shocking doctor has turned into a pile of stink this season. It’s not even halfway through yet, so I know there’s still time recovery, but I might soon be tempted to pronounce this once favorite show of mine D.O.A.
As a friend of mine recently put it, “House is like a neutered dog now. He needs to start humping my leg again.” Crude analogy? Maybe, but I happen to agree.
A few seasons ago, House faked cancer in order to get into an experimental drug trial because he wanted to get high. His team spent the entire episode worrying and frantically trying to disprove his positive test results. They succeeded, only to have the miserable titular character tell them he did it on purpose.
The first time I saw that episode, it shocked me because it proved how miserable and depressed House actually was.
Look how sad he looks...
This season, House is dating his boss and babysitting her toddler daughter. So we went from a fresh, provocative storyline to misadventures in child-care with House and Wilson.
Wrong direction, House. Wrong direction.
What do you think of this season of House?