Season 6 Episode 15

Private Lives

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 08, 2010 on FOX

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  • House is the Wizard...

    But then again we all knew that. Well the most avid fans do. With today's society more and more people are blogging their personal lives. House is the first drama I have seen with that in the plot. Kudos. House amazes me every time I watch it though. Wilson was in a porno in college? Question: When House was playing it on his laptop did anyone have a flashback of Porkey's besides me? Just wondering. Chase, god love him. He's book smart and cute as can be but sometimes isn't quite as smart in the common sense area is he. When the guys go for the speed dating I thought House had found someone with a little bit of intelligence there for a moment. He really needs someone that can challenge his brain as well has lift his spirits.
  • Private Lives

    Ugh, Laura Prepon, yuck. Ignoring that (though her annoying presence was hard to ignore as she was the main medical mystery tonight) this was actually a solid episode of House. We had a nice comedic plotline with House, Wilson and Chase going through speed dating. Not an original idea, but seeing the interactions with these three characters was unique. I'd like to see more of things like this on House, but certainly not every week.

    I also liked the conversations between Chase and Thirteen. This show is able to have a female and a male talk without sleeping together; Grey's Anatomy should take note.

    And very little Taub this week. Can't go wrong there.
  • Speed dating and a porno... oh and the patient

    Interesting that Wilson brought Chase along for speed dating. It never seemed like they were that close and it showed when Chase was surprised when Wilson sat at his table later in the episode. Cameron and Wilson seemed close but yet he never wanted to help her. The speed dating was pretty funny, Chase getting all the names even though he acted like an idiot, Wilson having to talk about cancer with all the people, and House 'diagnosing' the fake cop. And Chase never used his looks to get a girl before? Why is he so shocked? The first two and a half seasons they made him out to be a player until he started moping after Cameron.

    About time someone called Foreman out about being condescending/arrogant. He has been acting worse and worse lately.

    So Wilson didn't think House would get suspicious by losing House's one porno? He would have been better off pretending to have lost all three rather than just one. That just is a flashing sign that Wilson didn't want House to see that one. And it makes for an amusing storyline but it makes no sense. First of all, how would Wilson even know about the video? Secondly, I'm pretty sure Wilson's friend would have to get Wilson's permission in order to use him in that film and from the way Wilson reacted, he wouldn't have given it.

    The patient posting everything on her blog just makes her look indecisive rather than unsecretive. And she hates that her boyfriend doesn't have a blog because she doesn't know what he is thinking? Whatever did we do before the internet? Try talking instead of hiding behind a computer screen. And maybe I just don't understand blogging, but she just writes about her everyday life (which can't be that exciting in the first place) and someone she has never met from Korea or Japan or wherever they said was willing to donate their kidney?

    I knew as soon as House didn't want Chase to have said anything to the author that he was reading the book because he knew the person. And then when I thought about it, I thought for sure it was his real dad. I'm just surprised they brought it back up. The writers are masters at dropping storylines.
  • Our lives out there

    That episode had some great stuff.. and some not so great. I totally loved the idea and thought behind all that blogging.. How much we give out of our lives to total strangers and why we do that. The way we have lost sense of privacy and there cannot be much what we keep only to ourselves.

    So.. that was great theme from the start to finish. For some weird reason I even liked the whole Chase storyline.. specially the speed dating part.. House betting against Chase.

    But the Wilson storyline thing.. oh.. It maybe served a point to lead to House reading that book storyline but..
  • Laura Prepon guest stars.

    Yes I am a fan of Laura Prepon(don't shoot!), which made this episode way more likable. The patient's issue is good too, she is a constant blogger, that 'causes problems in her relationship. It was scary, how much times she blogged. She even asked the blog readers to make a decision for her at the hospital. I could never see anyone doing that, but I guess it works here. My favorite scene was when everyone was speed dating, Chase's plot was funny. Wilson's plot went a little too far, sure it was entertaining, but porn... really?. House trying to get to know his birth father... through a book that his birth father wrote. That's House material. Very entertaining episode.
  • Wilson starred in a PORNO??!

    So maybe it was a bit random. So maybe it's very odd that no one's ever found this out before. That doesn't make it hilarious that Wilson - pragmatic, reasonable, sensitive Wilson - was once in an art-house movie that was edited into a porno. It provided the most laughs I've probably ever had on this show.

    Other than that, it was a standard week on House, with an episode that surprisingly did a good job integrating the rise of Internet blogging into the main plot (usually Internet plots are shoe-horned in to TV shows or movies to accomodate an episode or feel 'hip', but this time it was organic).

    But quite interesting was Chase's discovery that his inherent 'prettiness' could get women to do anything for him. I correct my earlier statement: the speed-dating scene made me laugh nearly as hard as the Wilson porno plot, especially when Chase tried a dumbed-down American accent and still managed to pick up the ladies. While (as Thirteen pointed out) it's a bit tough to swallow that Chase never noticed this reaction to his attractiveness before, it at least led to his doubts about the founding point for his relationship with Cameron, which should dovetail nicely into her return later this season.

    The thing about House's biological father felt a little tacked-on and irrelevant. It was a throwaway line last season during the otherwise memorable House-Wilson reunion episode (at House's adoptive father's funeral) that House had discovered the man claiming to be his father was not actually his father. To include it a season and a half later seems unnecessary - where could this possibly lead? But of course, things are never simple on House, and House reading his biological father's writings could have an unexpected resolution at the end of the season. On the other hand, it could be a giant red herring. It's the not-knowing that'll keep me watching.