karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,
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It's not me, it's you. (Some House babble babble.) No spoilers. META AHEAD

I'm starting to think that House fandom is really dying. I peeked around some of the LJ comms and it really doesn't look like anyone is all that enthusiastic about the show anymore. The show is dying as well, as you can see from the themes of the last few Babbles. The writers have become scavangers feeding off the carrion of old plotlines and fanfiction. (Not that all fanfic is dead meat, but the stuff they're pulling from is fairly dated.)

The sad part is that while the show is rotting from the inside it still looks like a living, breathing, shiny thing, and is probably getting great ratings from new-comers who don't even know what a miracle the wit and sting of the show was in those first first two seasons.

I'm still here because I'm like that. Also because I'm standing by to keep getting confirmation of what I know is true about House/Wilson and to rail when they try to tell me otherwise. This week was rubbish in many ways, but I cling to what it gave me on the H/W front--pain and more pain. The H/W that I've consolidated my feelings around and will reject anything that doesn't comport with that image.

So what I'm saying here, is I have to believe that no one is reading my babbles (or at least no one is commenting) not because I have nothing to say, but because the show is no longer speaking to the people I care about hearing from.

Is anyone out there actually really enjoying the show? Do any shippers (aside from my breed of H/W angst fans) think they're really going to get what they want? Have they not realized that they can't get no satisfaction?

While it is my intention to stay until the bitter end, I more and more think this show needs to be put out of its misery. It probably should have ended with No Reason. If not then, maybe Merry Little Christmas, or even Both Sides Now. Some devastating point, that still would have left openings for fanfic to come in work with what had been revealed at that point. Now I really do feel the only way out is for House to relapse and OD.

Whether TPTB have the balls to go there, I don't know, but I take great succor in House's continued pain, alcohol abuse and the knowledge that IF they don't schmoop out, then there's no way House can ever be happy or out of pain.
Tags: bitching, greg house, house babble
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