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Old May 5 2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Final Curtains for Dr. House

It seems that it may be the end of the road for House MD.
http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/05/bro...-house-in.html

What do you guys think? That it's about time? Or that it isn't time yet for the cranky doctor to hang his crane?
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Old May 6 2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

I don't know about his crane but it's past time for Hugh Laurie to hang up the House cane.

This is old news and, for my money, THIS should be the last season of House. I'd already decided to ride this one out but I'm not watching if it's back next year. It's become a parody of itself. The writing has gotten lazy and it's simply no fun anymore.
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Old May 6 2011, 05:20 PM   #3
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

Captain Dago wrote: View Post
This is old news and, for my money, THIS should be the last season of House. I'd already decided to ride this one out but I'm not watching if it's back next year. It's become a parody of itself. The writing has gotten lazy and it's simply no fun anymore.
I was starting to feel that way last season, but I think this season they got their mojo back with some really funny and creative episodes.
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Old May 6 2011, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

I'm always happy when shows I don't watch end. That frees up a timeslot for something else, that could turn out to be great and something I'd want to watch. Odds are against any one show being watchable much less great, but that just means we need more free timeslots to increase the overall odds.
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Old May 6 2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

They've done just about every wacky kind of storyline they could possibly do at this point (including replacing the supporting cast several times and having House + Cuddy get together) so yeah, I'd say they are running out of things to do at this point. Good time to end it.
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Old May 6 2011, 07:30 PM   #6
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

It really needs to end this season. It's getting tiresome, and as Captain Dago said, it is becoming a parody of itself.
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Old May 6 2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

Oh come on. You're going to tell me that the "Bombshells" episode with zombies, a musical number, Butch and Sundance, and a takeoff on 2 1/2 Men wasn't a hoot?
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Old May 6 2011, 07:58 PM   #8
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

I still like House but I don't mind it ending. Could've ended this season... overall it had a good run.
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Old May 7 2011, 03:45 AM   #9
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

I have enjoyed the show...but I would rather it go out while it's still watchable than hang around any longer. I think they have exhausted the possibilities.

I would like to see Hugh Laurie and Robert Sean Leonard in other things though. Great acting synergy there, IMO.
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Old May 7 2011, 04:15 AM   #10
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

I've seen three episodes and I actually enjoyed them and planned on watching the whole series one day.
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Old May 7 2011, 04:48 AM   #11
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I'm hoping next season being the final season will push the writers into shaking up the status quo in ways that the show doesn't bounce back from like real, lasting consequences for Dr. House's actions.
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Old May 7 2011, 04:55 AM   #12
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

It's a shame how much the show has slipped, fallen, from the Fourth Season (really the last, great, season) but the various contractual problems, most heavily with Laurie, aren't going to make this show one that can survive one. Next season will be the eighth season and will suit fine as the final one. The show would be doing better if it hadn't strayed so far from the medical mystery aspect and into the night-time drama/relationship stuff the show was more interesting being about a misanthropic, eccentric, doctor solving tough medical mysteries. Now? It's all about House's various proclivities and his relationship with Cuddy.
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Old May 7 2011, 03:54 PM   #13
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

Yeah. It's time. And, as I've said before, House shouldn't have ended up with Cuddy but with Wilson.
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Old May 7 2011, 04:03 PM   #14
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Re: Final Curtains for Dr. House

I love House, but it's had a good run. It's had rough patches, although I don't think it needs to end. It's always come back from it's low points in the past. This season has had some duds (such as the musical thingy), but I don't understand the parody comments at all. But as I said, it's had a great run and it's not like it was killed before it's time.
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Old May 7 2011, 04:23 PM   #15
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As long as house gets a real ending you cant be upset at eight seasons.
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