House May 21, 2008 1:48:44 GMT -5
Post by Julia, wrought iron-y on May 21, 2008 1:48:44 GMT -5
Yeah, boy howdy: he looked convincingly wrecked, physically- which is tough for a pretty boy actor to do- and emotionally. And he does, clearly, hate House when he goes in to the room and sees Cuddy asleep in the chair (and dayum, just her posture in that shot is a novel) and hating him is just adding to Wilson's burden of pain at that moment.
I think the writers made some hinky choices in this story, but the actors, in general, did as best they could (still, as I said elsewhere, it doesn't look good next to Slings and Arrows, especially when it comes to writing, directing, and the general look of the show).
Julia, watchiong the "Lear" season
Cuddy was holding House's hand while she slept. Must've been more fuel on the fire for poor Wilson, and then he went home and found Amber's note.
I think the arc of these last two episodes may be the best House ever, and Robert Sean Leonard was brilliant. Now that I've had time to think a little, there were some jarring elements (House seizing, for one, which looked silly, and the rushed-ness for another), but on the whole, it was pretty damn good.
I haven't seen Slings and Arrows, but if it has Paul Gross, there's pretty much nothing that can compare anyway.
Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Brian McKinney (Kids in the Hall, SNL, 30 Rock), Don McKellar (who wrote "Blindness," which opened Cannes last week), and random other people like Sarah Polley (Academy Award nomination as writer and director of "Without Her") and Rachel McAdams, all being utterly daft in service of the stage.
I do not, as I said above, think that the actors are any less gifted, but there's so much in the way of writing and directing from people who are working on a smaller scale (six episode seasons) and in the latitude of language and subject matter that Canadian TV gets away with (F-bombs everywhere, running subplots about impotence, delusional schizophrenia, and terminal cancer) that even my current favorite US shows sort of pale in comparison.
My favorite part of the House season finale, though, was Kutner sitting in front of his big screen TV with his giant bowl of cereal- combined with what he'd said earlier about his parents, you know that's his comfort zone.
Julia, the Amber-on-the-bus scene was pretty, pretty, pretty, and Cuddy sleeping at House's bedside was pretty sweet, too