Goodbye, House: Ranking the seasons of House

With House airing its series finale this evening, I thought it was time to bust out a list or two. I love House and I love lists. It seems only fitting. First up, one of the lists I “do best”: ranking the seasons. Obviously, the finale could have some influence on the placement of season … Continue reading Goodbye, House: Ranking the seasons of House

House, “Last Temptation”

Thirteen's back, so naturally that means Masters has to leave! Okay, that might not be the exact logistical explanation for the transition between last week's very good episode of House and this only-okay episode of House, but it does seem a bit obvious that this series refuses to have two female characters on the team. … Continue reading House, “Last Temptation”

House, “Out of the Chute”

After last week's controversial episode, House and House could have gone a number of troubling directions. I suspected "Out of the Chute" would be overly melodramatic and annoying and since the series has gone this troubling route in the past, there was an outside chance that this episode didn't actually deal with the fall-out of the … Continue reading House, “Out of the Chute”

House, “Small Sacrifices”

Last week, I praised House for avoiding some of the melodramatic nonsense this season that made the last two sometimes excruciating to watch. So of course, this week's episode, "Small Sacrifices" brings back the melodrama in full force! Stupid column. Anyway, "Small Sacrifices" is definitely the worst episode of the season, even if it does feature a … Continue reading House, “Small Sacrifices”

Tonal transition: Why House is having a creative resurgence in its seventh season

In its seventh season, the general consensus on FOX's House is that it is a series way past its prime, one that's a shell of its former self and one that's basically no longer interesting on a week-to-week basis. If you would have asked me, a long-time fan of the series, my opinion on House … Continue reading Tonal transition: Why House is having a creative resurgence in its seventh season