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House, M.D. (8-9PM, FOX) Can you believe that it's been seven years since Mr. Cranky Pants and his team of diagnostic misfits doctored their way into our hearts, and brains, and eyes, and feet, and whatever medical mystery we've been presented week–in–week out. Since the series began, the will they or won't they, or have they ever between Drs. Greg House and Lisa Cuddy has been a source of House's venom and black comedy. After a phenomenal fifth season that saw House kick his Vicodin habit, the pair has seemingly finally made it official. The premiere episode of the sixth season, "Now What?" featured the new couple having fun and at times, over–analyzing the future of their union. Meanwhile, Remy ‘Thirteen’ Hadley was saying her goodbyes as the actress that portrays her, Olivia Wilde is taking some off to film "Cowboys
and Aliens." As for the character's reason for leaving–which no one knows, as she lied about participating in a clinical trial for her Huntington's disease and leaving the rest of the team no clue as to where she's going. There was a poor, but comical medical mystery involving bad seafood and a neurosurgeon that was going bonkers because of the fish, but the episode was first and foremost about setting up where ‘Huddy’ (or ‘Couse’) goes from here. Plus when Wilde returns, I'm sure there'll be an interesting answer as to why she decided to vanish.
Patch Adams he ain't. Hugh Laurie returns as Dr. House
The Event (9-10PM, NBC) Speaking of vanishing, that's exactly what happened at the climax of the most–hyped show of the fall's pilot episode, a plane piloted by family man, seemingly turned villain Mike Buchanan (Scott Patterson) which was aimed right for President Eli Martinez (Blair Underwood), vanished
into thin air. And that wasn't even the event. We still have no clue what this big event is, but hopefully, we'll know by season's end. To compound matters, Buchanan's would–be–son–in–law, Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) was also on board the plane. Prior to boarding the disappearing craft, Walker's girlfriend, Leila
Buchanan (Sarah Roemer) vanished off of a Cruise liner, along with any record of the couple being on the sea vessel. There's also a hidden prison in middle of Alaska being run by Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes). Somehow all of these plotlines are supposed to tie together. The series is most definitely trying to turn Losties into "Event Planners" (sounds better than Eventies), and hopefully they all still have the patience of saints as after one episode, we already have a lot more questions than simply "what is the event?"
The cast of NBC's high stakes drama, "The Event"
Two and a Half Men (9-9:30PM, CBS) The Chuck Lorre/NCIS/CSI network, I mean CBS almost took a big hit when Charlie Sheen not only almost didn't resign to star in "Two and a Half Men," but the guy's tabloid problems didn't do him any favors. Thankfully, for whatever reason, Sheen's made of Teflon and his personal problems could easily mirror that of his characters. The show's eighth season premiere, "Three Girls and a Guy Named Bud" saw some of the actor's problems mined for comic gold as we first find Charlie face down on the stairs from a night of drinking and trying to mail his pants to Malaysia, along with Alan making fun of the actor's new haircut. Heck, Charlie Harper himself mentions that he's made of Teflon (although his nephew Jake corrects him and calls him a pervert). The show’s other plotline featured Jake and his friend Eldridge catch Alan and Eldridge's mother, Lindsay (Courtney Thorne–Smith) together, which causes a minor rift between father and
Now with Jake almost an adult, will the show be called "Three Peter Pans?"
Will bigger be better?
What a divine catch they're going to be - the cast of "Chase"
Hawaii Five-O (10-11PM, CBS)
To quote Mr. Stewart, your moment of Zen - Hawaii Five-O's Grace Park should make hearts thump to sound of the show's theme song.
–To me, the big loser of Monday nights will be “Hawaii Five–O.” Yes while everything I said about the series praised the reboot, the fact is that the show just tries to hard to not only stand out on its own, but
strays so far from the original that older viewers may be turned off. That and so far after one episode each, “Chase” is better. At least Hawaii Five–O has Daniel Dae Kim playing a cop again, something he hasn’t done since the days of Tom Baker on “24.” And of course Grace Park still running undercover as she did
on “The Cleaner” is a nice touch.
high hell after its first season and this Couch Potato could never catch onto. Hopefully my concerns about “the Event” will be alleviated by next week.