The 20-year-old [House] Virgin

Okay, I admit it: I’m a House virgin. Well, was a House virgin. My metaphorical cherry was popped Tuesday went I tuned in for the season premiere. My knowledge of the show was limited. I knew Hugh Laurie stars, he uses a cane, it’s a medical show and every weird or unusual case seems to end up at his hospital or Seattle Grace.

Keep in mind that I went into this completely blind. I am in no way a House expert, I wouldn’t even consider myself a fan at this point.

The episode opens in a bathroom. Great start here. I’m assuming House was once a pill addict? His lady friend pulls him into a bedroom and proceeds to undress him. This guy is by no means out of shape but let’s just say he’s no Chace Crawford. She pulls down his pants and there is a nasty wound. I’m assuming that’s the reason why he needs the cane…? He expects her to be revolted but don’t worry buddy, she loves you. Pardon me while I gag.

Lovely, a sex scene. Something about watching over 40s pre and post coitus makes me cringe. That’s just about the time in life where things become droopy where they shouldn’t and Viagra and penis pumps come into play. These characters also often have kids around my age, which makes me think of my parents and then I am even more disgusted than I was before and I want to claw my eyes out. Damn my psyche.

Sweet opening credits. I love shows that still run opening credits.

We return with the “Hey, that was great” conversation. I found out the girl’s name is Cuddy. I’m found this name hilarious. I think the character House and I would get along. Sarcastic and a tad smart ass, just the way I like it. I’m getting the vibe this couple was a “will-they/won’t-they” a la Rachel and Ross for a while because now they’re having the “What does this mean?” discussion. Whatever they decide to do will happen after he takes a bath. Please not together. Oh but they do.

Hello Alex from the The O.C., it’s weird to see you not making out with Mischa Barton. All I could gather is that her character Dr. Hadley wants to participate in some drug trial and fellow doctor Dr. Foreman is worried about her. I’m sensing she has a terminal disease? Hadley apparently had a thing with Foreman. Do doctors on medical shows have friends outside of the hospital? Are there no potential sig others that don’t wear a white coat?

There is a side storyline with the neurosurgeon I didn’t quite get, so I’m leaving that out.

Meanwhile, more sex. Jdfjierionkfnvuhguiensdcjdfw

Foreman snoops and finds out that Hadley isn’t actually a part of this drug trial and that she has been lying to them all day. House and Cuddy say their goodbyes and exchange “I love you’s”. Cut to frames of both of them having looks of doubt on their faces. Oh the deception.

I don’t know if I am going to start watching the show from its beginning, I think it’s definitely one of those series you need to watch from start to finish to understand. I was mega-confused and I didn’t care about the characters.

Am I intrigued? Sure. Is it worth all the hype? This episode wasn’t. But I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.

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2 thoughts on “The 20-year-old [House] Virgin

  1. MiliChoo says:

    Ahah too bad you lost your “house virginity” with this episode, cos it wasn’t really “housian”. It was really different from the usual ones.
    So, basically, House and Cuddy have been a “will-they/won’t-they” for five years! And in the last year’s season finale, Cuddy broke up with her fiancé because she realize that she’s in love with House, so she went to his house and bla bla bla. Cuddy has a daughter, who is about 2 or 3 years old, she adopted her. House and Cuddy know eachother since med school, they had sex one night but that’s all. And years after that, she hired him and bla bla bla they were “friends”.
    Concerning Hadley, she has huntington’s disease, she might die before reaching 32years old or something. And she dated Foreman for a long time and… uh, I can’t remember why but they broke up!
    Mmmh no, they don’t have any friend who’s not from Princeton (the hospital) ahah!
    Oh and btw, Cuddy is House’s boss, she’s the HBIC. Wilson is House’s best friend… Mmh I think that’s everything you need to know to understand this show! Oh and House had a piece of his muscle removed during a surgery, uh I don’t remember why they had to remove it, anyway his leg hurts him everyday and it’s really painful. He took pills (vicodin) for years but one day he took too much painkillers and he had an hallucination (he hallucinated having sex with Cuddy btw) so he went to a psychiatric hospital for rehab.
    I think that’s all 🙂
    (sorry for my poor english)

  2. Ximena says:

    Having been a House virgin up ’till August of this year myself, I must say that this was probably not the best episode for you to watch on your first time.

    This episode was almost strictly derived for long time viewers, and is in no way how the episodes usually go.
    Having said that, I started watching [H]ouse from season 1, and in a months time (I’m pretty sure this is record breaking, and the amount of hours I’ve put into it is just ridiculous) I had caught up to the season 6 finale.

    I can safely say that this is the best show on television ever made.

    I would not have wasted that much time on it, if it wasn’t.

    To get the actual “feeling” of the show, you have got to tune in to the previous seasons. 1-3 are the ones that hook you, and you’re in. 4-6 have some of the most amazing character derived story lines that I’ve ever seen. And although it strays a bit from the medicine, by the end of season 3, it was about time to start exploring the characters.

    In conclusion, I am very glad that you decided to tune into [H]ouse, and I honestly hope that you give this show a chance. It really is a life changing show and, I promise, not like any show you’ve ever seen before.

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