Wednesday night, if the weather gods allow

I guess obviously by now, no same-day House review. Pick your excuse – they’re all true:

a) The freakish Vancouver weather continues to play havoc with our utilities, meaning my cable – including Internet – cut out half an hour after I saw the show. I again make grateful sacrificial offerings to the eastern time zone FOX feed, without which I wouldn’t have seen the episode at all.

b) I’m not feeling well and used the lack of Internet as an excuse not to do the review and to go to bed at 8. Which is why I’m up now at 1.

c) I thought the episode was lame in ways the show has never been lame before, and wanted time to ponder so my review was more considered than “Wow, that was lame.” Oh well, I guess I can take consolation in the fact that it hit the reset button on the series as well as the patient’s brain, so we should be back to same old House, the House the show excels at, soon.

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9 Responses to Wednesday night, if the weather gods allow

  1. Anonymous says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina

    “Deus ex machina” is a Latin phrase, which describes an improbable twist in a plot, which nevertheless extracts a book, movie, or television series from a dead end. Dr. Cuddy perjuring herself (under oath) to keep Dr. House out of jail allowed “House” to have future episodes, in which the star of the show will not be in jail.

    Tom

  2. Diane Kristine says:

    And in modern times, deus ex machina is considered the lamest of lame plot twists. Aristotle wasn’t a big fan of it either.

  3. Silver Turtle says:

    I’m not sure what was more lame, Cuddy all of the sudden perjuring herself and the judge (who obviously thought it was questionable) letting it slide so voila! – no more Tritter! OR the giy who was dying from a broken heart, so they had to give him electroshock therapy. Seriously, who would agree to that treatment? It seemed completely obvious to me that the writers dug a hole with Tritter and just needed to get out. I don’t know what was up with the patient, no excuse for stupid medical stories I can think of.

  4. Silver Turtle says:

    Oh – I did adore the final scene with Cuddy and Wilson talking to House in jail. I think I’m the only person on all the internets who WASN’T shocked at House’s little confession.

  5. DMc says:

    One hour I have to watch TV and I have a lame house?

    though I don’t think Cuddy’s perjury was deus ex machina. Every one of the other characters have co-opted their honesty and better judgement to thrall to house….Cuddy was the last holdout. her disgust at having to do it was pretty palpable.

    And the Judge showing judgement like that that it was a malicious prosecution is always a possibility.

    Still it was fairly unsatisfying.

    I blame Vancouver.

  6. Diane Kristine says:

    Vancouverist. Just because you’re from the centre of the universe, you can’t appreciate how pretty this snow is, and how refreshing the wind is, and …

    … oh screw it. I blame Vancouver too.

  7. Anonymous says:

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer, who co-star on Fox’s medical series “House,” became engaged over the holidays in Paris, Morrison’s spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday to The Associated Press.

    Morrison and Spencer, both 27, met “while filming the pilot of ‘House’ in 2004,” Danica Smith said in a statement.

    No wedding date has been set.

    Morrison, who portrays Dr. Allison Cameron, has appeared in such films as 2004’s “Surviving Christmas” and 2005’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

    Spencer, who plays Dr. Robert Chase, had roles in 2003’s “Uptown Girls” and “Swimming Upstream.”

    Gossip Tom

  8. wcdixon says:

    Yeah…skip the review Diane, it blew. Deus ex machina…reset switch…and Dallas…’you mean it was all a dream?!”….all came to mind as it concluded.

  9. Diane Kristine says:

    But bad reviews can be the most fun to write. Well, not when I normally love the show and it breaks my heart when it’s that bad. I can’t have fun slamming House.

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