Now up to "Sports Medicine", minus episode 8 (all the links for episode 1.8 on the episode comm aren't working for me). So far, I am delighted. It's a surprisingly easy show to watch-- it's got seriousness, but it's not terribly
heavy. Since medical dramas aren't my usual cuppa, the light-hearted-ness is a good thing.
As is wont with a new show, I am pondering ship possibilities. So far, mixed reactions. On the one hand, I love everyone with the relationships they have right now. I like the college kids to cranky professor/uncle relationship between House and his staff, and I like the snappy, slightly USTific professionalism between House and Cutty. I definitely don't want the trio to sleep together, or any of them to sleep with anyone else. I want the other guy (whatshisface from Dead Poets Society) to be happy, but I don't think he'd be happy with any of them.
I love how everyone's friends. I love Whatshisface's friendship with House and I don't want it to go slashy at all the same way I don't want any of the professional relationships to go romantic or sexual (het or slash). They're all so awesome as they are... which makes this about as close to noromo that I've come for a series for a long time.
On the other hand, there are possibilities. Whatshername/House could go from this weird father/daughter thing to an illicit younger woman/older man affair, which might be hot under the right circumstances. I think she's certainly mildly attracted to him, and he's admitted he finds her hot (though I don't believe he really hired her because she was pretty--- that's too boring.)
I could also ship House with Cutty, because let's face it, they've got a bit of a thing.
On the other hand... why muck up these perfect working dynamics with romantic entanglements? That'd be a shame, from an academic/ingellicencia standpoint.
Also, there's the fact that House is a downhill rolling stone of pain and misery that I wouldn't wish on anyone. Addicts? Not so fun to be in a relationship with when you're sober.
Still, House is a woobie inside and part of me wants him to have healthy relationships and be happy.
I want a crossover where he meets the mean doctor from Scrubs. The one who jerks the main character around but manages to be the coolest person on the show. Haven't watched that series enough to remember his name, though. But you know who I mean! The tall one. He and Dr. House are, like, bedside manner soulmates.
EDIT: I recently tried to explain the term "woobie" to my housemate. It involved references to Fox Mulder (ultimate woobie), and the deeply-deeply
buried woobieness in Christian from Nip/Tuck, and some comparison to "emo" (her comparison, not mine, but I worked with it.) So, to you guys: What's the simplest and clearest definition of "woobie"?
EDIT 2: Have clarified for housemate using mswyrr
's useful definition:A woobie is someone who's been wounded and is vulnerable because of it, even if only way down deep inside