Rate It: What did you think of House's Return?

After such a earth-shattering Season 4 conclusion, what did you think of the big Season 5 House premiere?


I was feeling a bit disappointed after remembering all the emotions of where we left things, but it seemed like a generally pretty realistic episode.


The reality has hit that death is dramatic, yes, but the aftermath is a whole lot of grief, guilt and shockingly, right back to the usual everyday.


But then we got a little more heartbreak thrown our way with Wilson's truth to House about why he's really leaving - so what did you think of this truth from Wilson and the episode overall?


I didn't love every bit of it, but it was a pretty good return for House, so I'll give this one a 8/10.


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Sep 17, 2008 3:14AM EDT

I thought it was lacking in drama up till the end. I will be sad now that Wilson is gone, and that there will be no more house/wilson shenanigans. Hopefully we shall now see house try to open up and create a new friendship. While I love his personality it will start to get old if nobody calls him on his bullshit. Another thing I will look forward to is some romance on the side, to reveal house's inner (and I mean INNER) soft side.

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Sep 17, 2008 3:40AM EDT

It was alright, seems like thy are getting a hang of including everyone. Too much Thirteen though...Very good House/Wilson scenes!

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Feb 25, 2016 3:03PM EST

(Spoiler Warning - read down only if you have seen the new episode)
Just finished watching it on this side of the Pacific... The end... with Wilson telling House that he doesn't think they've ever been friends.. was a bit too much. I know the writers were looking to create drama.. but that went overboard.. I know in the future they might put the two heads together but this crack in the china is going to stay... House deserves to be told that his ways are wrong... but for his part in Amber's death.. i don't think he deserved what he got to hear... he really does care about Wilson. And yes I do think Wilson's grief is totally acceptable but finally no matter that he said he doesn't blame House for it... He was inking on the fact that if Wilson hadn't been enabling House all along... she would still be alive.. so I would say that is a little wrong...
Well I've already read a brief paragraph about the upcoming two episodes so the House-Wilson Bromance isn't over.. so I guess all the other fans are going to get over this pretty soon as just a plot twist.. but as real people... do you really think two friends would have recovered from the discussion that Wilson and House had at the end of this episode... yeah it'll happen on TV.. but would it really? in life? What I love about the show is that its pretty believable... so that thought of mine just got a jolt...
Oh relax.. I know its only a show :) Have a nice day everyone!

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Sep 17, 2008 4:52AM EDT

Oh, I thought it was tense in a subtle kinda way! I don't know if that's an oxymoron, but I thought there were some really strong under-tensions going on. As for the last scene...yar, Wilson was mean, but he didn't say anything we didn't already know and others haven already told House...what I took away from it was that Wilson actually blames himself for the accident, and I guess, being around House just reminds him of and intensifies his guilt, which is why he's leaving.

But what nthakur says has some truth in it, I have ended friendships over lesser things than what Wilson said...but we are not looking for truth in shows, are we? =)

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Sep 17, 2008 8:12AM EDT

I think the show was lacking the well known attitude that house gives us every week. It focused a little too much on his friend Wilson, and his wining about the death of that horrible girlfriend he had.

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Sep 17, 2008 9:35AM EDT

I loved the episode, of course House was told 1 mio times that he sometimes acts like he is heartless, he doesn´t care, he is arrogant and selvish etc. But I think it got to him for the first time, as Wilson was serious.
As much as well love those dark sides in House, as much we all know, to keep the show going he needs to change. Wouldn´t it be interesting to see how House is trying actually to feel something for once? He will be totally confused about feelings and how to deal with them. Looking forward to hopefully a "romance" development between him and Cuddy. And I am sure Wilson will return.

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Sep 17, 2008 10:25AM EDT

I think that at the end... Wilson's feelings towards house were really misguided... but i also think that's the whole point... in future episodes i believe we will see house and wilson become friends again... but only time will tell.

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Sep 17, 2008 12:07PM EDT

I thought that there was a whole different feel to the show. The cinematography, I felt was different from past seasons, and I didn't feel that it pulled me into the show as past episodes have. Not to say that I'm not curious about whats going to happen between House and Wilson, it just didn't feel 'right'...

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Sep 17, 2008 7:54PM EDT

when i watched the premiere i am thinking of Dr. House will reveal his true feelings for amber that he kept on hiding for 2 months after she died and Dr. Wilson will tell house why he is still on denial..previously on season 4, Wilson caught amber and house doing some medical practices behind the eyes of everybody..that was a question that was never answered..i wonder and still confused..for me these writers are really good..none of us would want us to predict it or maybe they totally forgot..who can read Dr. House by the way?

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Sep 17, 2008 10:15PM EDT

I've been a big House fan, but am growing increasingly bored. I think it got worse for me when the new characters were introduced last season. It lost some of it's fun teasing between House and the original cast members. I don't "dig" any of the new people and I miss the original people - thought Foreman's role is so dry and unimportant I wonder why they even include him anymore? I'm particularly not digging the Thirteen character and the writing between her and the patient in this episode was really bad and cheesy. Why would a Dr get so personal with someone she doesn't know from Adam - that was just weird and far fetched. I kept thinking I missed something that made it make sense so I rewound it ... and nope it still didn't make sense.
Overall, the format is EXACTLY the same every single episode so there is absolutely NO element of surprise. I always know that whatever diagnosis they come up with, they will think they have it at about 10 minutes to the end, only to have House come in at about 5 minutes to the end to save the day with a crazy unusual diagnosis. It's just boringly predictable to know that will happen EVERY single episode.

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Sep 19, 2008 2:45AM EDT

Then don't watch it if you find it so monotonous! Generally TV shows are there for us to subconsciously anticipate a certain structure and formats that repeat every episode. The way they diagnose the symptoms in the show IS one of the original reasons why we watch the show. And a lot of viewers would be very upset if they suddenly upturned and threw the format out the window. An obvious example would be you(Singer) being upset about the new diagnostic team members. If every episode was entirely predictable we might as well watch movies with sequels every week!

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Sep 19, 2008 3:11PM EDT

I really thought the scenes with House and Wilson with Cuddy were well done. Had the couples therapy feel to it, and they argued just as badly. I liked the end with Wilson thinking maybe he was never really House's friend. I think it was interesting that House could leave with a woman dying and not care. He is so dark and dead inside.

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Sep 19, 2008 5:14PM EDT

I LOVE house he always makes me laugh, House is my favorite show of all time,
Ok so the 5 season started and i really liked it, it was sad, Wilson is leaving and tells house he was never his friend, where does that leave house? i don't see him making friends with anyone else...so poor cuddy...? well i cant wait for this next weeks!!

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Sep 21, 2008 4:45PM EDT

redshadowed, your response reminded me of people who say "leave the US if you are going to complain about it yada yada..." Is that really thinking critically? One can analyze a situation in the hopes that it may become better rather than having the "all or nothing" thinking you displayed and encouraged. Yes changes were made to the cast. Not all changes are good changes. They tried something different and it didn't impress me and YES I do find it monotonous in this realm.
Should I just stop supporting the show or does it make more sense to encourage more/better changes to mix up the format so it stays on the air longer and gains a wider audience? If you pay close attn to the timing in the show you WILL see what I am talking about. Perhaps you might only notice this if you watch several episodes back to back? I enjoy the medical mystery aspect but regardless I know not to really think they've solved ANYTHING until 10 and then 5 minutes to the end. So I am "not on board" with any suspense in that area, which I believe is partly what the show is aiming for.

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Sep 24, 2008 2:57PM EDT

I am merely discussing the ideas that were presented in this blog and not maliciously opposing people's critiques. I believe there is no point of criticizing the essence of the show because it is not going to change and if even it does, it'll be fatal to the viewer ratings. The element that is being criticized in this scenario(the suspense of diagnosing) is such a vital theme to the show that it is essentially denouncing the show itself. Therefore, there is no point watching the show if you find it bothersome. Anyone should be allowed to critique the recent changes made to the show but criticizing the main theme to the show is pointless and unnecessary. I have seen the episodes back to back in the past and am thinking critically while critiquing the comment and opinion made about the show on the side.

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