OK, people, this guy KNOWS HIS HOUSE. Not a casual watcher. Hardcore on seasons 1/2/3, a little vague on 4, but watching every episode again. However he is not in fandom. Not online. Not talking to people about the show. He's also straight, which may or may not be relevant. He said some things that had me absolutely gobsmacked, especially when I started talking about H/W, and he acted like I was the crazy one. Some direct quotes and a few observations.
No slash glasses whatsoever.
"They're not gay. They're just friends. They would never sleep with each other because they're not interested and it would ruin everything."
He didn't see any sexual attraction or even tension between them WHATSOEVER!!!
"Foreman is an even bigger dick than House. I would never want to work with him."
"Chase is more self-involved than House."
He definitely liked Cameron. Thought that Cuddy was hot, but liked Cameron better. "House and Cameron should get together. She would soften him, if he'd let her."
He didn't mind the newbies, although didn't seem as impressed with 13. Loves Kutner and Taub, as characters, even though he agrees that Kutner IS Kumar. He thinks that's cool.
If this is how the show is actually perceived in the 'real world,' we're doomed.
That totally Rocked!
FCC IN THE HOUSE. I was so hoping the final resolution and tie in with the title would be FCC established as a separate team. I'm still kind of pulling for that because Cam/Chase and Foreman together are just perfect now.
"Or else he's gone to kill House."
Cameron gets the best line in the show and delivers it brilliant. They need to give Cam ALL the snark that they think 13 is doing so well. Jen can actually deliver the humor. I loved the way she and Jesse played off each other through out.
H/W-Once again, no talk about THEIR relationship and yet it's all about them. Tell me they're not going home to have sex. OK maybe, chinese food, bad tv, and then sex. Followed by just enogh Cuddy angst to get one of them on edge again. RSL was even better this week than last, not having to push so hard. Every line was brilliant. Detached Wilson (seething on the inside) RULES. Practically Season 1 H/W circa Cursed or even bits of Kids and Love Hurts.
Not enough Cuddy, but she was great with Foreman and the costume department seems to have dropped their vendetta to make her look hideous. Also, Cuddy doing something to piss off House.
And House being his pissy, prickish self at the idea of Foreman getting away, yet still knowing he would be able to solve the case. Plenty of Newbie abuse along the way.
OH NEWBIES---HOW I HATE THEE?
Why do they keep putting 13 and Taub in scenes together, where their annoyingness is exponentially increased everytime they interact?
STFU TAUB! (Especially when you decide to pull a Cameron with 13's Huntingtons for god sake?)
How much did I LOVE 13 getting totally PWNED by the lying patient? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Fuck you 13!
Will somebody please fire Kutner for insubordination AND incompetence?
Patient of the Week-
Leave it to House MD to make me yawn and not give a flying fuck when the BIG SHOCKING SECRET is (at least temporarily) OMG!RAPE!!!! For a show that is great on many social issues, they always seem to screw this one up.
Also, didn't a lot of her dialogue and attitude seemed like warmed-over Lupe from Resignation?
However, I do love her for reminding us that Everybody Lies, because if Everybody (still) Lies, then People Never (really) Change and most of the threatened shippy bs will never go anywhere. Sorry H/Cuddy shippers.
BUT she totally messed up Kutner and Thirteen so I kind of love her.
Two totally happy-making House-weeks in a row! Keep up the good work guys.