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'House' Recap: 'Under My Skin'

5/5/2009 4:18pm EDT
This week's episode of "House" had everyone talking, either in excitement or annoyance, because they foolishly gave away in the preview that House and Cuddy might be taking an important step in their cat-and-mouse dance. This is the way to bring up ratings on a show, obviously, but it made the entire episode be about 'ooo when will they hook up, is it now?' And of course it's not until the last scene, duh. Still, nicely done, show. Who even cared about the patient of the week?

Said patient is a pretty young ballerina whose lung collapses after her partner drops her during a routine. Cl...

'House' Recap: House Divided

4/28/2009 4:36pm EDT
So it's officially happened, "House" fans. Gregory House has completely lost his marbles. Sure he's tried to kill himself and isolated everyone who might love him by his biting wit and cruelty, but now the one thing he always had to count on is gone: his brain. At the end of last episode, House saw Amber. And not in the Sixth Sense "I see dead people" way. In the "my brain is probably melting" way.

Amber admits straight out she is a hallucination and product of his own mind. She is able to bring up deep memories of his and figure out the solution to problems. Basically, Amber is the pa...

'House' Recap: 'Saviors'

4/15/2009 5:01pm EDT
So last week on "House" the writers decided to 'shock' everyone by having their happy-go-lucky character Kutner abruptly commit suicide. The background story is now known, with Kal Penn taking off from his acting career for one in the government instead, and the writers decided to use his exit in a dramatic way. After the dust settles, the show went back to its roots in a lot of ways. More of Cameron and Chase from the first three seasons, plenty of Wilson and House playfulness, and even a clinic patient. It worked well as an episode, but it did make Kutner's death a little anti-climatic. C...

An Unexpected Death Rocks 'House'

4/7/2009 10:11am EDT
Well, the self-proclaimed "most dramatic episode of House yet" is over, and the responses are rolling in from both sides of the spectrum. Some people are angry, some are confused, some are horrified, and some are heartbroken. Honestly, considering all the melodramatic ads, the fact this tragic death came out of nowhere, and the fact they clearly were just pushing it for a "message" or to shock the audience ... "House" may be guilty of sensationalism. It wouldn't be the first time, but it's a little sad that a good character had to be victimized for it.

Yes, there will be big spoilers i...

'House' Recap: 'Locked In'

4/1/2009 9:43am EDT
One of the ways that "House" becomes more than just your average procedural is how, occasionally, the writers and directors like to be more surreal and artistic. Occasionally it does not work, but on the most part these episodes are a wide success and praised. The car crash last season with Amber's death is an example, or the second season with House being shot. This week's episode "Locked In" is about perspective and how people make their own prisons, and it guest stars Mos Def as the patient of the week. It is also somewhat based off the excellent movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

The Elite Eight Of Basketball Movies

3/16/2009 10:25am EDT
Glory Road
March Madness has arrived! This is the time of the year when people set up betting pools and eagerly watch as their teams try to make it to the Final Four. March Madness is marked by buzz beaters, upsets, blowouts, Cinderella teams who are destined to win the tournament, Underdog teams who defy their critics, and the love and passion for the game of basketball. These underlying moments and themes have all been a major focus of basketball films. In honor of March Madness, we've compiled a list of the best basketball films ever. Here are the Elite Eight:

1. Hoop Dreams (1994)

Any kid w...

'House' Recap: The Hermaphrodite

2/25/2009 1:46pm EST
Occasionally on "House" the writers will have two-part episodes or maybe a storyline that manages a full arc.

Stacy was one, so was Tritter (ugh) and even Amber, and yet those were all people for House to react to, and in this episode it is all about his reaction to himself. House finally has the chance to be happy, not unlike when his leg was 'fixed' after the shooting accident, but he classically chooses the wrong way. This was done far too fast, but that's probably due to the fact he's a side character in his own show now. Foreteen is all that matters to David Shore, apparently.


'House' Recap: Unfaithful

2/18/2009 2:58pm EST
Gregory House is a mean, sarcastic, brilliant, and caustic individual. For some reason this charms and fascinates the viewers, but there are times even for the biggest fan that you kind of wish he'd get over himself already. Maybe change just a tiny bit; bend a tad or progress or show real emotion. The best thing about House is for all his inhumane behavior, he is a very human character with endless flaws and insecurities. But sometimes it is hard not to want to slap him in the face and say 'go to Cuddy's party already!'

This week's episode, "Unfaithful," is about a discouraged priest ...

It's Dangerous Being A Woman On 'House'

2/4/2009 12:44pm EST
House MD
Wow, "House MD" officially celebrated its 100th episode this week, and that is a number to be proud of. Congratulations to the cast and crew for keeping this one of the best shows on TV, even if the fans grumble about a few things here and there. Will everyone still love the cranky drug addled doctor in another 100 episodes? Hopefully we'll find out!

The 100th episode, "The Greater Good," did not include Cameron and Chase, which is slightly insulting to them, and focused way too much on Foreteen. What else is new? The patient of the week is a former cancer researcher who quit her job t...

'House' Recap: Big Baby

1/28/2009 12:54pm EST
Oh, "House," remember when you were a show a bout crazy medical cases and an equally crazy druggie doctor who lived outside the rules? This was before it became all about the personal lives of the characters and random romances, of course. Those were good times. This is now the show that seems to think it would be completely believable that Cameron, a young doctor with no real administrative ability, could take Cuddy's place without the board apparently caring or paying attention. Ah well, you work with what you got, and we still love you.

This week House gets the kind of patient he al...

'House' Recap: Painless

1/21/2009 5:23pm EST
"House" is back at a whole new time, and boy can that be a little jarring. It is difficult to juggle a full TV load for a fan, and the DVR can only record so many things at the same time. "House" is now the lead-in to the newly returned "24," which means it is on Monday's on FOX at 8 pm. For anyone who missed that, do not feel too foolish; you were certainly not the only ones. Previously on "House," Foreman and Thirteen abruptly decided they had sexual tension, Cuddy got her miracle Christmas baby, and House hasn't changed at all either way. It is good to know we can always count on him to ...

'House' Recap: 'Joy to the World'

12/11/2008 9:55am EST
What is better than seeing Gregory House verbally mock stupid people? Why, watching him try to be nice to them first! This year's Christmas episode of "House," titled 'Joy to the World,' involves House trying to be genuinely nice to his patients in order to win a bet with Wilson. There is something very surreal about House smiling and wishing people a happy holiday. Last year on Christmas, House decided to mess with his new team by having them compete with one another to give him the best gift. They were very new at that point and scrambled around to impress him. This year is a distinct cha...

The Huddy Romance Is Slowly Moving On 'House'

12/4/2008 9:28am EST
This was one of the episodes on "House" that makes a fan smile; it thrived on layered plot lines and excellent acting. It reminded everyone why this is one of the best shows on television and deserves the Emmy nods every year.

While the focus on Thirteen has been irritating lately - and continues to be somewhat in this episode "Let Them Eat Cake" - Olivia Wilde manages to play the role both subtly and compassionately. Plus, there is plenty of Huddy (House and Cuddy romance) hilarity to go around, so yay for "House" getting a good medium with its full cast.

Right off the Huddy fa...

'House' Recap: 'Emancipation'

11/20/2008 9:47am EST
This may come as a shock, but the writers of "House" are managing to find a way to incorporate both the old Ducklings and the new Numbers. It is surprising and actually entertaining to watch, but the jury is still out if this will continue. If more episodes were like this episode "Emancipation," and less centered on annoying 13, it would be as good as the earlier seasons. The patient of the week is a sixteen year old factory worker who emancipated from her parents and seems to have it all together. Naturally by the episode this is all a lie, and it is instead about how she is a complete mes...

Three Rappers Turned Successful Hollywood Actors

3/4/2008 11:55am EST
Will Smith
Music entertainers are constantly making the transition from the world of singing to acting. The goal is usually to be a double, triple or quadruple threat via becoming an amazing musician/actor; musician/actor/producer or musician/actor/producer/director.

Specifically, it is not uncommon to hear of rappers going from the music video screen to the small and big screens. There a number of them who have done it quite successfully. But, there are three in particular whose success has surpassed all expectations. They are: Will Smith (a.k.a. Fresh Prince), Mark Wahlberg (a.k.a. Marky Ma...

'House': The Slightly Suggestive Friendship Between House & Wilson Is Explored

2/8/2008 1:27pm EST
After the excellent episode of "House" on Super Bowl Sunday, it was very important for the show to continue its forward momentum since this season has been criticized as slow and too convoluted. This week's episode, the last before the writers' strike cut off production, is titled "Don't Ever Change," and it succeeded beautifully. It brought the viewers back to the things we loved about "House": strange medical cases, insight into new cultures or humanity in general, and the relationships of the title character.

A Hasidic Jewish woman falls over at her wedding and becomes our Patient ...

'House' Recap: The Numbers Are Developing, Chase & Cameron Are Serving No Real Purpose

1/31/2008 3:24pm EST
"House" is back for just a small dose of curmudgeonly goodness, and this week's episode "It's a Wonderful Lie" was the first with the new team firmly set in place. Kutner, Taub and Thirteen are the official winners of House's ruthless version of "The Bachelor," with Foreman rounding out the team as Unnecessary Former Employee #1.

May it be said again that Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, and Jesse Spencer are all in the opening credits even though between the three of them they had five minutes of air time. I hate to start out this review with a complaint, and I have criticized the show ...

15 Football Films Worth Watching

1/28/2008 12:14pm EST
We Are Marshall
This is a bittersweet time of year for all football fans - the season is over, and the Super Bowl peaks over the horizon. Then comes the pain of football withdrawal. What will we do on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights? We've compiled a list of movies that we hope will ease the misery.

Some football films have rousing, rough-and-tumble-scream-at-the-TV football action. This is the "Football Factor." They're just like watching a game with two great defenses. Others have an interesting football story. This is the "Heart Factor." Often there are a lot of both factors in each movie. Her...

Hugh Laurie Stars As Tough-Witted Doc In 'House: Season Three'; On DVD Aug. 21

8/1/2007 8:00pm EDT
Universal City, CA - Two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie is back as Dr. Gregory House, ornery infectious disease specialist and self-acknowledged "most brilliant mind in medicine" when House: Season Three comes to DVD on August 21, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The five-DVD set includes all 24 episodes of the Primetime Emmy®-nominated show's third season, plus exclusive bonus features that offer an inside look at the most compelling medical drama on television. Arriving just in time for the broadcast premiere of Season Four, House: Season Three boasts an exceptional s...

'The Megan Mullally Show' Kicks off Monday, Sept. 18

9/14/2006 2:00pm EDT
Megan Mullally
"The Megan Mullally Show" is set to launch in national syndication on Monday, September 18, on NBC. Inspired by classic talk and variety shows, but with a distinctly modern-day sensibility, Megan Mullally will tip her hat to cross-generational audiences this season.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Megan Mullally, coming off eight seasons as wisecracking socialite Karen Walker on NBC's Will & Grace, moves into the driver's seat as host for this daytime talk show.

Among those already booked for the show's opening first weeks include Will Ferrell, Felicity Huffman, Jenny McCarthy, Patric...