Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Review - House Season 6 Episode 11 The Down Low

Since I have to review so many shows, this review and the others will be short today. Don't blame me, blame the networks for putting so many shows on Monday.

After a break longer than that of most shows, House came back with a great blend of a compelling story and funny antics on the side. The formula and the show in general has gotten old, and "The Down Low" didn't blow me away, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the episode.

Since Wilson and House live together, everyone in their apartment think they are gay, including their neighbor Nora (Sasha Alexander) who isn't the brightest. Even though Wilson and House both tell her the truth, she refuses to believe, and tells them it's okay. This ends up with a fake marriage proposal by Wilson The team decides to play a practical joke on Foreman by making him think he makes less money than the rest of them. This ends with a Foreman almost losing his job before the team bails him out. The antics of Wilson and House, and the team was light fun which worked nicely against the darker medical story.

Sometimes a patient has to die, and last night, the cop undercover died. Ethan Embry did a terrific job--probably my favorite guest stint this season--conveying his despair at the whole situation perfectly. The final montage with Funkadelic's 'Maggot Brain' was chillingly haunting.

Score: 9.3/10


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