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.