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So, I'm watching "Fidelity" again for the first time in a while, and something in House and Wilson's "Your shoes say yes"/"Not gonna date a patient's daughter" conversation just struck me in light of "House vs. God."

Read on, Macduff. )

House rules

Feb. 7th, 2006 10:15 pm
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I wanted to post this afternoon about how much I was looking forward to tonight's episode of "House," having heard it was excellent, and because there was a mediocre feature article that nonetheless contained some choice Robert Sean Leonard quotes (RSL vies with Hagrid for king of "Whoops, shouldn't'er said tha'"), but I waited for the episode to air first. Turns out it didn't matter. The ep was good -- had some choice Wilson and House/Wilson moments details ), and who can say no to House imitating a California dopehead or going one-on-one with a little blonde kid? -- but argh! far too soap-operatic, and two scenes on the roof that were supposed to be dramatic but during which all I could think was OMGfakesunsetbluescreen! and then later, OMGfakenightskybluescreenagain! But really, worth it entirely for the Wilson goodness.

The thing that got me, really, was what seemed like a dose of misogyny. People have pointed out before that Jennifer Morrison's is the only name in the credits that isn't set against a medical image -- okay -- and that Cameron is whinier than the others -- okay -- and that article described Wilson by his job and position but Cameron by her looks and love interests -- not the screenwriters' fault -- but tonight what bothered me is that spoiler, if you care about Stacey ).

...I'm not even going to get into what Alan is saying right now on "Boston Legal." *coughCaptainHandsome*cough*BeautifulBlondLocks*cough*.

Uh, so, in closing, what Sam said.
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"House" rerun on USA -- more Wilson adorableness. He brings another patient to House's attention, and after some precursory banter House takes the file. Wilson, taken aback, wants to know why. House makes for the elevator and tosses back over his shoulder, "You know why." Wilson grins his slow, lopsided grin, hand playing in his coat pocket (the equivalent of kicking his toe into the dirt, aw shucks), and guesses that it's because the guy's blood pressure isn't responding to the standard treatment. House looks at him and says, "Yeah. That's it." Close elevator door.

...Not tonight's subject, though.

Hugo Weaving showed up in my dream last night for a reason even I can't explain. (Liam Neeson was there later as someone who'd dated my mother, and he had a son who was a prince. I blame Narnia for that one.) We were in a room similar to my mom's new basement, talking and laughing about a robe I think, and the conversation involved the line "And you played Elrond, so it's perfect!"

All by way of saying that when I dropped by the library tonight I looked him up in the catalog and found an Australian drama from a few years ago called "After the Deluge." (This usually works the other way, right? See a movie and then have a dream with one of the actors?)

The movie was about two semi-well-adjusted adult brothers, one a lawyer and the other a successful architect (the man who played Boromir/character in "Van Helsing"), and a third (Hugo Weaving), a washed-up former rock musician who'd been estranged from the family for years, as they deal with their irritable father's worsening Alzheimer's. As the brothers work through their own problems the father loses his grip on the present, his surroundings interlacing with his war traumas (it was quite like "Gods and Monsters" in that respect) and painful episodes from his sons' youth. This is a fairly terrible summary since it makes the movie sound like a Hallmark classic, but it was very well done -- see also the set of laurels on the DVD case denoting its many film festival awards -- wonderful acting all around, held my attention straight through, and managed to avoid much sentimentality. The brothers were characters without being caricatures, and when they emerged from the mess of their lives as successful fathers it felt satisfying. Quietly moving enough that after it was over I went downstairs and sat with my father and listened to him talk about his day for half an hour, grateful just to have him there.

Okay. Time for House to prove he was right the whole time.
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This evening was filled with beautiful, sad people. First Minnie Driver and Tom Wilkinson and a young, angular, sleek-haired Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in "The Governess," then a Wilson-heavy episode of "House" on DVD I'd somehow managed to not see until a co-worker referenced it today and I thought she was making it up. It's called "Histories" and it featured, of all things, one of the three best Wilson moments on the show so far: spoilers for season 1 ) I do so love Robert Sean Leonard.

The other thing about "Histories" is that at the end, House more spoilers ). And I found it odd because for all of Wilson's lies and House's -- well, pick a noun --, elsewhere in the series it's very, very clear that these two understand each other, spend an impossible amount of time together and share things they withhold from everyone else.

Thoughts, my "House"-watching friends?

Oh and P.S. Not only House but also Chase 'ships House/Wilson. When Foreman demanded to know why House took the case, asking, "Is it just because Wilson asked?", Chase turned to Cameron and waggled one eyebrow.

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