1) When did you start watching House?
I started watching House from the start. Late 2004. I never thought it’d become such a staple in my life.
2) What was your first impression?
My first impression was that the writers were very clever in making a show where the protagonist was in a sense, the antagonist as well. It’s hard to make a character like House likeable, yet they achieved it using comedy. I loved him and his child-like antics almost immediately.
3) Why did you keep watching?
I kept watching because I realized that it was unlike any show I’d ever seen. I hated Medical dramas, but I didn’t really consider House to be that. It was a character sketch and medical mystery show rolled into one. I also loved the way they intertwined the Patient of the Week with what was going on in House’s life. Each show had a “theme” to be figured out. It was like an additional mystery for the audience as well. I was hooked.
4) You hated it when... Why?
I hated the writer’s strike at the end of 2007. I really missed the show and it seemed to happen when the storylines were really at their best. Season 4 is still one of the best, short and sweet.
5) You loved it when... Why?
I loved Season 6 when House came out of rehab and tried to redefine himself with Dr. Nolan’s help. It was the first time the audience got to see House’s vulnerability. He really tried to make serious life changes. To me, it was a culmination of what this show was really about: House’s pursuit of happiness.
6) Why House mattered to you?
I began to really identify with House and found myself wanting him to be happy. Hugh Laurie made House come to life in an inexplicable way and he became like a friend I was pulling for. In some of the darkest times in my life, when I looked forward to nothing, I still looked forward to watching House. He made me laugh when nothing else did.
7) What will you miss?
I will miss this show in a way I can’t quite put into words. I will miss House’s quick wit coupled with Hugh Laurie’s amazing comedic timing. I’ll miss the entire cast. I’ll miss heated social networking discussions regarding plot lines. I have met House fans worldwide that will be lifelong friends. What other show is capable of forming those types of bonds? I know of no others.
8) What will you remember?
I will remember it all; the laughs, the tears, the life lessons taught, Hilson, Huddy, Hacy Forteen, and all the other terms coined by House fandom. I used to make fun of “Trekkies” but I’m a bonafide “Housie.” I’m proud of it, too. I’ve never loved a show like I do House, and doubt I ever will.
OH, and Everybody Lies…