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27 September 2007 @ 01:03 am
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House M.D. 4.01 "Alone"

Screw getting a new team, can this show become the House/Cuddy/Wilson show? Please?

Our favorite arrogant, stubborn, pill-popping doctor Gregory House refuses to formulate a new team because his previous one had been either fired and/or resigned from the positions (in that shocking finale of last season, y'all might've remembered). Instead he stubbornly claims that he can perform his duties as a doctor, solve the medical mystery of the week all by himself. Of course Wilson and Cuddy think the opposite, and try every which way for him to think about interviewing people for his new team because while he is smart at solving problems he needs more than just himself...and the janitor he bounced ideas off of. He needs an ensemble of people to help the process along, to solve the medical cases quicker without risking losing a patient's life.

Other than that this episode was filled with hilarious moments. House playing his electric guitar in his office really loud, Wilson cunningly taking away the guitar as a bride of getting him to find new recruits for his team, House and Wilson playing cat and mouse, or hero and terrorist as they called it, and it was just of the El Oh El with those two, as usual of course. Then there's his moments with Cuddy -- seriously, could the sexual tension between those two BE any more obvious? UST, people, the UST is what makes this show! House/Cuddy = LOVE.

Best Line of the Episode: "Don't erase my TiVo!" Seriously Wilson, I love you. Also, he watches telenovelas!

Great episode. And to be honest, I didn't necessarily miss the Ducklings that one bit, which makes it even better that House can survive without his old team and have only Wilson and Cuddy there. And I feel better that I didn't have to deal with Cameron or Foreman, though I missed Chase just a little Oh, and when Cuddy said "I don't care how you do it, just do it" referring to picking out a new team...I was like woman, don't say that to House. He'll do something pretty much unconventional and you'll be facepalming going "what was I thinking?" Heh, still should be fun watching how he tries to recruit a new team.

Bionic Woman 1.01 "Second Chances"

Ladies and gentlemen, I think I have found a new fandom. Granted I knew I was going to like it, but seeing it fully I have to say it was entertaining and a wild ride for a pilot. Here are my initial thoughts:

++ Katee Sackhoff FTW baby! I came into this fandom knowing she would be badass, but seeing her in action is a whole different story altogether. She's like the evil!Cylon!Starbuck equivalent to the Cylon model Six. Her hair was FABULOUS, even in the rain. So sizzling hot, so freaking badass, I loved her scenes. Everything about her character I loved, and I know the character wouldn't nearly be as intriguing if another actress were in the role. Katee makes it worthwhile.

++ I really liked Jaime Sommers, and Michelle Ryan does an excellent job as this character and everything from the dialogue to the emotions/reactions was quite impressive. I also like her struggling relationship with her sister, who I think is a brat at the moment should've kept the original storyline for the sister but whatever. Oh, and she's also very beautiful too, and I adore her eyes.

++ The fighting scene on the rooftop in the rain = So. Freaking. Awesome. I don't know whether it was whomever choreographed the fighting or the cinematography, or the fact that Michelle and Katee were fighting each other in the rain. It was just amazing.

++ Special effects were amazing. 'Nuff said.

++ DUDES, AARON DOUGLAS AND MARK SHEPPARD!!! *ahem* I mean, nice group of guest-stars.

Overall, I enjoyed the pilot. A lot. Can't wait for more, which means I'll be having double the Katee screentime: with Battlestar Galactica: Razor and the fourth season, along with Bionic Woman. Whee!

Slight pimping here: Heroes Friending Meme and Battlestar Galactica Friending Meme.

Clearly insomnia isn't good for me, because I've been reading people's reaction/reviews for the premiere of Heroes and the wild speculations concerning storylines and future episodes are outstanding and, strangely, are making sense to me. I've also been on the HoYay threads on TWoP and trust me, the crackiness that ensues there is just amazing. I mean, really. Of course I'm just overly giddy about the particular Momo storyline that I just can't stop grinning every single time I think about it. Insane? You betcha. Damn you Kring for making your audience think about things, and endorsing the HoYayness of your show! Which you obviously do intentionally!
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Nine Inch Nails - Just Like You Imagined
Galadriel.: The Office [Bears. Beets. BSG]sixphanel on September 27th, 2007 09:17 am (UTC)
I thought I'd miss the old team in the new episode of House, but.. .NO! It was so great!

To me, the best thing in the episode was the "Or maybe lupus" quote from the janitor... LOOOOOL. I mean, LOL! XD Lupus, I just love the House+Lupus thing. I still remember House hiding his stash on the Lupus book because "it's never lupus". it cracks me up.

And Wilson kidnapping the guitar... for the win.
What a great episode!

... oh, I'm not reading anything about the Bionic Woman because I still have to
watch it! :D
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I TOTALLY expected House to reply back with "it's never Lupus" all casual like. But his expression was hilarious anyway even without the words. XD

It was a terrific episode, and I was surprised at how well it took without the Ducklings.

Oh believe me, you'll love Bionic Woman. If not, you'll just be in love with Katee's character which is a "duh" right there. :D
Galadriel.: Harry Potter [You bitch]sixphanel on September 27th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
LOL, yeah, House not saying anything was better than words XD

I'm already downloading Bionic Woman :D Hopefully I'll watch it this afternoon. So, do you know if Katee is going to be a regular? I think i read something about that, but i can't remember.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
I do believe she'll be a regular. Which I'm not complaining whatsoever, more Katee on my TV screen the better.
helio, helium girl: (h)heliotitans on September 27th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
YAY!! Thanks for pimping the Heroes Friending Meme :D
Renée: Gabriel Gray. Cute!rogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)
Hee, you're welcome! The Heroes love needs to be spread around. ;D
nekoamanekoama on September 27th, 2007 10:36 am (UTC)
Oh damn, I missed Bionic Woman? I completely forgot to keep track of that. Well, to the torrents!
D.W.dousehere on September 27th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
The House finale was iffy, but this premiere was great and proved that H/W/C can carry the whole show by themselves. Those three have fun chemistry with each other. Wilson certainly upped his game against House! Plus, the case itself was resolved with a very interesting twist. All they need to do now is utilize Cuddy more.

So Bionic Woman is good? I've taped it anyway, but a lot of people were claiming that it was boring.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
House has better chemistry with Wilson and Cuddy than he had with the Ducklings, and I think it's because they know him better, know his game and can actually tolerate him than others. Let's just hope his idea for recruiting his new team will have the same hilarity (like when he asked the janitor to break into the patient's home he refused, suggesting that yeah, he wouldn't be on House's team at all).

I really enjoyed Bionic Woman, and didn't think it was boring at all. It was fast-paced and actiony, but I guess for some it might take time to get won over. Besides, it's only the pilot episode, so give it a chance.
jirucloud on September 28th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
hahaha... Wilson always referring to the 'kidnapper' as 'bold' and making him out to be really smart and brave was so funny! I kept going 'aww!' at the screen! I almost died when House got the broken guitar bits! 0.0 Mean!House is so scary!!!

I didn't miss Cameron and I'm not liking that 'new Cameron' thats there now either... >.> I like Foreman and how difficult it was for House to break in... also Wilson's mocking him! what a great episode! ^.^
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 28th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
Hee, the House versus Wilson games are always hilarious. I like how they always play with each other. I also almost died when House had gotten the broken piece of his guitar, I was like "oh no Wilson, you did not!" House's expression was so funny...so deadpan serious. You can mess with House all you want, but ruin his precious guitar, and DIE. Still, I'm glad he got in back in the end.

Wilson mocking House is always funny. I'm not sure if House'll hire the "new Cameron" girl, but it's likely. I'm uncertain how I feel about her yet if she does become part of his new team, but it should be fun watching how that'll turn out.