Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Son of angry doctor guy

I've been a little too busy to get to blogging "House" today, but odd medicine aside, that was a really strong final act with Laurie and Larroquette. Any thoughts on it, or the show's evil, duller twin "3 lbs."? (Judging by the ratings for the latter, most people made up their minds without even bothering to watch.)

9 comments:

Chris said...

Every season, they bring in an antagonist for House and every season, that antagonist is dull as dishwater and probably downs Prozac (offscreen) the way House does Vicodin. I'd much, much rather have them bring in a character like Laroquette's who can actually get under House's skin in a juvenile and entertaining way next time...

M. A. Peel said...

The whole "coming-out-of-coma-straight-into-physician-
assisted-suicide-to-become-a-heart-donor" storyline certainly stretched all borders of believeability, but these actors are so good that it didn't derail the episode. I'm most curious about the Wilson/House thing. It's the most ambiguous, absurd, strangely compelling relationship on tv.

Kristin said...

John Larroquette was a breath of fresh air. Great character, great acting. And I was so glad for them to get out of the hospital for once and go on a road trip. It was a nice way to shake up the usual "House" formula of limping around the hospital or being mean to clinic patients.

I know it's TV, and they can only do so much realism, but I was irritated by the fact that the cop would question these doctors while they were at work! Wouldn't he just say, "Hey, I need to talk to you, come down to the station? Or, is there a good time we can get together?" Do cops doing investigations really harrass people while they are in the middle of working? I would think the hospital would not allow some cop to come waltzing into their building and questioning doctors who were looking at samples under microscopes or other work that might interfere with patient care.

That said, it was still a great episode.

Adam said...

The notion that Cuddy would let the Cottages talk to the police without a hospital lawyer being present is sheer lunacy.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Clearly, no love for "3 lbs." here.

Anonymous said...

Can't agree that Tritter's "dull as dishwater"--I find his dogged, low-key persistance quite menacing and as sociopathic in its own way as House's caustic misanthropy. However, I agree that Laroquette's "neener, neener" banter with Laurie was delightful.

Yes, cops question people while they're at work. A co-worker of mine's ex-husband murdered someone, and the detectives came to question her at work to see if she knew anything about it. I expect procedures differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, though.

Taleena said...

The first time I saw a advert for 3lbs I thought "Hey! maybe I'll watch, it's got whatshisname that I like. Each successive ad for 3 lbs made me realize that my like for Stanley Tucci would be killed, not swiftly or cleanly, but like being bludgeoned with a pointy rock.

No thanks.

JJ said...

I'm sick of the cop as well. House is his own best antagonist.
And I agree that there is no way Cutty would let a cop question staff on the grounds without a hospital lawyer there.

Piece_of_Work said...

Tritter is so cold that he's interesting. But who cares about all that-John Laroquette+Hugh Laurie+Robert Sean Leonard=one of the best hour of television I've seen since the X-Files was at its best.
Nothing about the plot struck me as realistic-but what we found out about the House and his friendship with Wilson pushed both characters forward in ways that we rarely see on House.
My suggestion? More H/W, Cuddy, Chase and Foreman.