Wednesday, November 22, 2006

House: The House/Wilson Ship is SUNK

Having watched about a million Scrubs reruns in the past week (yaaay, syndication!), I couldn't help but notice last night that Dr. House is like Dr. the extreme! He's mean, he's antisocial, he's cynical, he has a substance abuse problem, and he loves making fun of people. He's just...a lot MORE all those things than Dr. Cox. Thus, I don't think it's going out on a limb to say that Scrubs paved the way for House, and so all you House fans should watch Scrubs next week to express your appreciation. Awesome.

Last night on House, Patrick Fugit looked a lot less adorable than he did in one of my favorite movies, playing an 18-year-old orphan tasked with taking care of his two younger siblings. Unfortunately, his having about twelve deadly infectious diseases is getting in the way of his early parenthood. Well, that and the fact that even when House figures out what's wrong (genetic immune system disorder) and offers a cure (bone marrow transplant), Patrick tries to stay sick so he won't have to stay a father at 18. The adorable siblings get carted off with social services. Rough.

Things are even less sunny on the David Morse front. Aside from pressuring Chase, Cameron, and Foreman to tattle on House, he's impounded Wilson's car, taken away his ability to write prescriptions, and basically forced him to close his practice. House is...less than sympathetic, even when it comes to loaning Cameron to Wilson to write prescriptions for his patients. At the end of the episode, Wilson is waiting for a bus and House drives by on his motorcycle, pauses, and zooms away. I know I've said it before, but House and Wilson are SO broken up. This show and I, on the other hand, are together forever...or at least through next week's episode, which looks sweeps-tastic.


Colleen said...

Dude i was saying House was like a more extreem and british Cox like the minute the show first came out.


Liz said...

Okay, fair enough...I wasn't really watching Scrubs when I first started watching House (it was in the dark ages last fall when Scrubs wasn't on), so it didn't come to mind.

But House isn't British...Hugh Laurie has a crazy good American accent!