Worst Episode Ever. Ever.

Filed under:Reviews,Television — posted by Anwyn on November 6, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

Of House. I wouldn’t usually bother to review a single episode of anything, but this is so egregious I can’t let it pass. When it’s obvious that in addition to a farcical plot with no redeeming humor value, the writer in question, apparently Thomas L. Moran, is writing all the roles so completely out of character and on the nose that it’s like he’s never even seen an episode, it warrants comment. House is satirical, not blatant. He’s sarcastic, not infantile. He’s blunt, not obvious. And don’t get me started on the supporting characters.

Since this must be a fluke, as it’s the first episode even remotely close to bad in a four-season run, I’ll skip the joke about how maybe it’s a good thing the WGA is on strike. This episode would be enough to put me off if it weren’t House.

Update: NOOOOOOOOOO. This show needs Michael Michele like it needs a hole in the head. Too much shake-up too fast, and we don’t need a competing face and name. Hugh Laurie is the show here. She jars. I hope it’s temporary.


  1. Uh-oh. I guess I am just not as perceptive as you. I was going to tell you how much I like the new season with the residents vying for top dog and all. After reading your review, I see your point, but I didn’t think it was that bad. I liked the scene where Foreman confronted Cameron and how House gave Foreman props at the end vs. Crazy World Mission Healer Guy.

    Comment by thelmajoy — November 7, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

  2. I like the new season just fine. It’s this single episode (and the implications for Michael Michele) that I dislike. When I said don’t get me started on the supporting cast, I meant that many of them were also portrayed out of character, that’s all.

    Comment by Anwyn — November 7, 2007 @ 9:33 pm

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