Quick spoilers for last night's "House" coming up just as soon as I raise my hand...
Two episodes into our return to Princeton Plainboro Teaching Hospital, I still find I don't care about any parts of the show that don't involve House and/or Wilson.
Even the reunion of the original team didn't do much to boost my interest in the patient's story this week. I've come to appreciate Chase a lot more in the last two seasons than I did when he was getting more screen time, but The Cameron & Chase Hour was only slightly more compelling than The Foreteen Show we got last week (and for much of last season). Jesse Spencer did a good job in the scene where he explained himself to Foreman, but I kept wanting to get back to House vs. David Marciano.
It's been a while since I've seen James Earl Jones play an African ruler, but overall, the season premiere has had the effect I feared when I first watched it: rather than revitalizing my interest in the show in general, it's elevated my interest in House himself and made the other characters and the medical mysteries feel even more superfluous than before. And unless things change soon, I'm not sure how much longer I'll be writing about the show - only so many ways to repeat that point, after all - or maybe even watching it.
What did everybody else think?