House, but not House: Is House a changed man?

Well, House fans who think it has become to predictable, how did "Not Cancer" float your boat?


Sure, the episode followed the same general House-like formula and House is far from being different than his usual glum genius self, but yet... he was different.


House, but not House. Wilson, but not Wilson. Bromance, but not bromance... brian... overload...


This episode went a little deeper than usual with all this "not cancer" stuff throwing words and treatments into loops and loops, but yet all this about things not being what they are actually applied to House. As predictable as his stubborn (lovable?) ways are, he somehow figured something out this episode because he was someone's ray of sunshine - he actually said the world is not as bad as the patient was seeing - and I think he actually meant more than what she was physically seeing.


And, AND, House-fanatics, have you ever - ever - heard House say, "How are you?" to anyone? And yet, there we were at Wilson's door - a broken bromance on our hands with a strong Wilson and a weak House.


So yes, House, but not House. Wilson, but not Wilson. And so, after this episode, what do you think? Bromance, or not bromance?


Is House actually changing because of Wilson's departure and his realization of his need for Wilson? Will "Houson" ever be whole again?


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Sep 24, 2008 11:18AM EDT

Uhh....you don't have to read the posts. And this isn't a critique so much as it's a summary of what just happened from one point of view. kendra never says anything about what she thinks. She's asking us what we think. How about you learn to read, then you can post angry pointless comments.
As far as the original post is concerned, I think Wilson's character was becoming a little strained and we need a break from him. I don't know if the writers plan on bringing him back, but he was always there for House and always there for the audience, so I like that House has to fend for himself a little bit. The private detective is really funny and has all the great insights (but clever, comedic lines) so I guess he'll do for the time being.
Seeing a more human House is different, but keeping him the hard-ass that he is is part of the show. If you change that too much, the show might lose some of its je ne sais quoi. Either way, I think Hugh Laurie and the whole case does a great job!

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Sep 24, 2008 11:27AM EDT

wilson isnt being strong i mean he is stronger....when they showed him he looked beaten down, i think he misses house but he still wants to be mad at him, i mean he left his job and his friends..but yet the only one he doesnt call is house...anyway he like pleaded with him to leave

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Sep 24, 2008 3:47PM EDT

oh crap, i posted on the wrong discussion :/ sorry. No need to flame me though!

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