I watch two TV shows regularly, and one of them ends next week. House is going to the big TV network in the sky. Sure, it’s time, but I don’t have to be happy about it. Hugh Laurie has played House so brilliantly. He’s a man you love to dislike. He’s manipulative and needy and breaks rules. He’s brilliant and insightful—about everyone except for himself. And Robert Sean Leonard’s Wilson, the long-suffering best friend of House…let’s just say RSL had me at Dead Poet’s Society. Props to all of the actors; they all have been great.
If Wilson dies next week, I am going to lose it. If House dies next week, I am going to lose it. Whatever happens, I will have my hankies at the ready. Farewell, sweet Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, farewell.
Here’s a great article about the appeal of House.