A tale of two TV shows...
Interesting contrast last night as "House" returned to the air for a short run of hastily written post-strike episodes, meanwhile "How I Met Your Mother" continued its dominating post-strike performance.
Why is a half-hour sitcom coming off the strike with fresh energy and renewed enthusiasm, while "House," which had the greatest first-half of a season, like, ever last fall, comes back with a half-assed, rote, formulaic mess of an episode? "House" was sort of in a transitional phase with its post-"Survivor" switch to the new team. But it certainly had the elements in place for a triumphant return. Wilson's love life alone should be enough for a half-season of comedy gold. But no, we got... this. Blech.
Meanwhile, "HIMYM?" Brilliance, even if it couldn't top last week's Robin Sparkles shocker. Barnabus Stimson. Gold, I tell ya.