Tuesday, August 05, 2008

All TV: 'House' creator David Shore previews season five

Today's column has "House" creator David Shore looking ahead to next season at the same time he talks about some of the missteps (notably the use of Cameron and Chase) of last season. If you have the time, you can also read a full transcript of the interview.

14 comments:

Art Fleming said...

I hope that spinoff is good. Not that there is any need of more crime shows, but the same could have been said about House(with it being a doctor show).

Anonymous said...

The spin-off might be good if Michael Weston wasn't so incredibly annoying. Sorry, not a fan.

temp said...

Ewwww: Michael Weston makes my skin crawl.

Grunt said...

Is it sad that when I heard the name of the actor I immediately thought of the guy from Burn Notice?

LA said...

I'm not a fan of Weston's either. He's perfectly wooden, which actually made him marginally believable in his turn as the brain-damaged Private Dancer on Scrubs, but only slightly. Braff put him in one of his C- films, too, I guess they are home-town friends.

As for House, I'm indifferent to Cameron and Chase. If they faded into the sunset never to be seen or heard from again, I'd be perfectly okay with that. I barely noticed they were on last season.

KC said...

I thought of Michael Weston from Burn Notice too. I actually, was wondering, how he was going to juggle two shows for a good 3 minutes before I realized my mistake. =)

Can I mention that I really didn't miss Cameron or Chase all that much last season?

Matter-Eater Lad said...

I went from wondering why Chase and Cameron were still on the show to realizing I didn't care that they were still on the show to wishing they'd just leave already.

Anonymous said...

I really wouldn't mind if Cameron and Chase left the show permanently. They always were the weakest links in the show. Even in the first season, they were never up to the standards of Laurie nor Leonard, Epps or Edelstein.

Oaktown Girl said...

Quoting Shore from your Star-Ledger column on Chase and Cameron:

I really did like the use we made of them. They would come in for only a scene or two an episode, but those scenes had a greater weight.

Pffft! He's trying to go back and put some lipstick on that pig. On the rare occasions when Cameron or Chase did show up, it only reminded many viewers of how bizarre it was that suddenly they were peripheral characters. And as is evidenced from the comments here, it reminded many other viewers how much they didn't miss them.

Sorry, Shore. Either way, it's still a pig (no insult to actual pigs intended).

Baylink said...

Damnit, Alan; you had the chance to confirm "Remy" for us Wikipedians, and you missed it.

;-)

Alan Sepinwall said...

Remy? wha? No idea.

Bix said...

Dr. Remy Hadley

Sarah said...

I stopped watching House regularly the moment I realized Cameron and Chase weren't coming back as regulars, and that was the third episode into the season. That and putting Thirteen front and center.

The survivor arc and the fact that they hired the most unappealing actors to replace the original cast are the worst storylines after the firing of the ducklings at the end of season 3.

And on top of that, Shore and Jacobs have been lying through their teeth about Cameron and Chase coming back in full capacity the whole season. Who is he kidding? They still don't know how to use them a year later. He's not also a liar but a jerk!

Amber said...

I agree with Sarah.

I love and miss Cameron, as well as the amazing chemistry she and House (used to) share.

House, to me, has terribly suffered since the beginning of season four. Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer are not a part of the show anymore, Omar Epps's character continues to be downgraded, the three new cast members continue to be elevated despite the fact that no one remotely giving a damn about their characters, Wilson has been replaced by the private investigator, the character of House has actually become ANNOYING and UNLIKEABLE, and to make matters even worse, the writers are hoping to shove Huddy down everyone's throat.

Shore, you've just lost another House viewer. But of course, nevermind that! Who cares what one measly original House fan thinks anyway.