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House Call

What? I had to say it!

Yes, this is your reminder that a new episode of House is on this evening at 9est/8cst. If you're not watching, you should be. Here is a blurb from TV Guide online today:

House
9 pm/ET, FOX
It's hard-edged and very CSI-style forensic, and while its ratings might not be burning down the house, they have been encouraging enough for Fox to crow about. Tonight, the misanthropic House must discover what's making a young woman sleep 18 hours a day. Myndy Crist (Six Feet Under fans might recognize her as Dana) plays the sleepy patient.

FOX is "crowing" people. We have to keep them doing that until they decide on next year's schedule.

In case you hadn't noticed, I'm making it my mission to make House's viewership grow and keep this show on the air. I saw some news report this weekend talking about what a powerful marketing tool the internet can be. Yes, I hear you going "DUH!", but I've decided to be that tool. Well, my LJ at least.

And in Farscape/Stargate news, Claudia is now confirmed to appear in five eps of Stargate next season. I'm debating whether this is great news or weird news. Will it be possible to not see them as John and Aeryn?
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Yay for house puns! *lol* I thought I was the only one.

I think watching Ben and Claudia on Stargate is going to be very weird. I was mildly freaked out by Annette O'Toole and her hubby appearing on Law&Order because they weren't Martha Kent and Perry White! But I'll take Claudia anyway I can, so I'll go with the "great news" option. *g*
Yes, I think there will be many, many bad puns to come. ;)

I'd love to see some outakes from the shooting of 'Stargate'. You just know they are going to slip up and call each other by their other character names. And, at this rate, I'm waiting for Sci-Fi to announce that Gigi or Anthony or both will be making guest appearnces too. :p
I've decided to be that tool.
This had me in hysterics for about five minutes, just so you know. ;-)

But I'm still grateful you're trying to keep this show on the air because I enjoy it so and I hope it'll stick around for a while.
This had me in hysterics for about five minutes, just so you know. ;-)

That makes me so proud! Yes, I am weird in case you haven't already figured that out. :p

And Yay! to you being a 'House' fan. No surprise really since you share my taste on so many things and we have excellent taste. ;) Um, any icons forthcoming possibly? ::bats eyelashes at you::
I think I'll keep my House love under my Hat, as me liking a show is the surest way to cancelation. But you go girl!

Well, 'Stargate' is still on and BtVS ran for seven seasons, so you're not a complete jinx. The demise of 'Angel' I blame on Joss. :p

BB, not so much, but I have enough issues surrounding that that I'll just think about it tomorrow.

I'm actually interested in these issues. I totally get the issues that come with Ben coming on to an already well established show and conceivably replacing the star that's helped make the show what it is. No offense to Robert Patrick, but having Doggett replace Mulder was an incredibly bad idea and I was pretty bitter at the time. But, your issues seem to go beyond that so that is what I'm curious about.

::goes to snuggle Browder!Whore t-shirt:: ;-)
Well, I do find Ben attractive, though, I'd put Hugh and Josh ahead of him. ;)

I both agree and disagree with you on Ben's acting ability. No question, we'll never here "And the Oscar goes to..." and there are a lot of roles I can't picture him doing (envisions Keanu trying his hand at Shakespeare). But, I think with John Chrichton he found the perfect role to showcase himself and it was a pretty complicated one (in my opinion) at that. Chrichton could be selfish, screwed up *a lot*, and hurt those around him. In the hands of someone with no talent you would have ended up completely hating the guy thus ending the show.

It goes without saying that he was surrounded by good people both in front of and behind the camera and that helps. It always felt like a team effort. I never felt the show became all about him. Like Buffy or The X-Files I think it was natural that the show revolve around Chrichton, but, unlike those shows, when Farscape ended (I'm including PKW) I didn't feel like any character developments or relationships had been given shabby treatment.

I do feel 'Stargate' may be the make or break role for Ben. If all we get is John Chrichton Pt 2, I hope he's getting good residuals. And even as a non-fan of Stargate, I wholeheartedly agree with getting pissed off if the actors who've been there for eight season are given short-shrift to make room for their new co-star. At least we'll have something to talk about! ;-)
I know Caludia's first appearance is sometime in January and I think Sci-Fi is wrapping up season 8 of the show. When season 9 starts, I'm clueless. It airs Fridays at 9:00est.
I am looking very forward to seeing BB on Stargate. Although I doubt that I will be able to call him anything but John. I still call Matthew Fox "Charlie" when he appears on screen during Lost. ;)

I do, however, have an issue with BB replacing Richard Dean Anderson. I love me some Col. Jack O'Neil and it will be hard to watch him be phased out even more than in the last season. Of course, this isn't the fault of BB and I certainly don't hold it against him. I'm actually glad there will be an actor I enjoy watching added to the cast instead of say, Corin Nemec. (Is that rude?)

As for Claudia appearing - well, that's kinda weird. I wonder if she and BB will have a story line together or her interactions will be primarily with the other characters. Should be interesting to watch.

I've decided to be... tool

Um, didn't that get decided a loooong time ago? :p

I love House! You keep up the good work. Let me know if I can help. I'll make buttons.
I do, however, have an issue with BB replacing Richard Dean Anderson. I love me some Col. Jack O'Neil and it will be hard to watch him be phased out even more than in the last season. Of course, this isn't the fault of BB and I certainly don't hold it against him.

Yeah, I fell kinda bad for Ben, he's coming into a really rotten situation. And I just know having survived other fandoms that he will be on the receivng end of some really nasty online 'discussion'. Hate Sci-Fi or the producers or whoever is impeding RDA's status on the show, but don't blame a guy for taking a job offered to him. He has a family to support.

As for Claudia appearing - well, that's kinda weird. I wonder if she and BB will have a story line together or her interactions will be primarily with the other characters. Should be interesting to watch.

I'm having images of the finale of 'Newhart' and Ben's character waking up in bed nudging Claudia's character and going "Wow, I just had the strangest dream." :p

Let me know if I can help. I'll make buttons.

Buttons! Get crackin' missy. ;-)
And in Farscape/Stargate news, Claudia is now confirmed to appear in five eps of Stargate next season. I'm debating whether this is great news or weird news. Will it be possible to not see them as John and Aeryn?

I think I'll always see them as John and Aeryn, but seeing them both on a different show is going to be weird. Especially if they have scenes together. Because they're both really good actors and I think they could turn off the chemistry if they wanted to and that would just be... weird.

Reading the other comments is giving me the idea that Ben's coming onto the show under something of a cloud. I though RDA was a producer on Stargate and was the one who made the decision to cut back his own role because he wanted to work less? Or is that just studio BS?
Reading the other comments is giving me the idea that Ben's coming onto the show under something of a cloud. I though RDA was a producer on Stargate and was the one who made the decision to cut back his own role because he wanted to work less? Or is that just studio BS?

I'm sensing that Ben is coming in under a cloud too, but having no history with the show I'm not exactly sure why. Sure, I recall how displeased I was when Robert Patrick took over from DD on 'The X-Files' but I didn't hate the actor, I hated the decision that was made. While I'm happy for Ben to have the work, maybe 'Stargate' should have folded if RDA wasn't going to continue on. I did know that RDA was a producer on 'Stargate', but I'm confused as to whether it was his decision to cut back his time on the show or whether it had to do with contract issues with the studio and network.