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post #4681 of 5037
It was a strong season opener that integrated the prison setting better than most shows.
post #4682 of 5037
I liked the prison scenario better than I had anticipated. It was well written and (mostly) realistically plotted. The comment from the black doctor to the female doctor ("you're fired...no one will ever hire you again") obviously means House will hire her, or have her hired for his team, even if he's not in charge anymore as the previews imply. Hopefully, this new direction will infuse new life into what I was predicting to be this show's final season.
post #4683 of 5037
What kind of prison is that? female doctors, female cafeteria workers, female pill handling employees, female guards, in the middle of murderers, robbers, etc..

Anyway, it seems House will remain in the can for another episode or two, House meets Prison break and Scoffield will help him escape.. LOL
post #4684 of 5037
I wonder why Steve Urkle is in prison...
post #4685 of 5037
Odette Annable is nice, but yeah... this show blows now.
post #4686 of 5037
Interesting episode. The jury's still out on how well the situation will work. I'll keep watching for the moment.
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

What kind of prison is that? female doctors, female cafeteria workers, female pill handling employees, female guards, in the middle of murderers, robbers, etc.

Google "female guards in male prisons"--apparently it's not particularly uncommon. Medical staff doesn't seem unreasonable--the treatment areas are restricted to prisoners who need it and are extra heavily guarded. I don't know about food service workers. I do know that as many of those as possible are usually drawn from the inmate population.

Any non-self-defense-trained civilian is at risk working in a prison (the trained guards are at some risk) and it's not possible for the entire staff to be composed of big burly combat-trained men. The people who work in prisons know the risks and assume them voluntarily. Prohibiting women from working in male prisons would run afoul of laws against sexual discrimination in hiring. They'd have to set non-sex-based standard for education, training and physical capability and any woman who can pass that standard would have an equal chance to get the job as any man who did. There are female patrol cops and firefighters; we currently have a prohibition on female soldiers in combat in the States, but many other countries don't and ours is under attack and not likely to last much longer.
post #4687 of 5037
The most unrealistic part in my opinion is letting House keep his cane. That could be a weapon.
post #4688 of 5037
House will break out with the star of Prison Break during the next episode.
post #4689 of 5037
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Originally Posted by Frankie20 View Post

I wonder why Steve Urkle is in prison...

He was found guilty of crimes against humanity for his role in the show Family Matters. He is serving one year in prison for each episode. You can see that prison has given him a much more hardened personality.
post #4690 of 5037
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

What kind of prison is that? female doctors, female cafeteria workers, female pill handling employees, female guards, in the middle of murderers, robbers, etc..

Amazingly, women can also; vote, drive, and work outside of the kitchen now!

It's a big, scary world out there after being locked up in the bomb shelter all those years, isn't it? Welcome to 2011. You'll adapt over time. Good luck.
post #4691 of 5037
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

What kind of prison is that? female doctors, female cafeteria workers, female pill handling employees, female guards, in the middle of murderers, robbers, etc..

Not the most unrealistic part of the episode, though... but someone else beat me to mentioning how the heck House was able to keep his cane... that's way too easy of a weapon for the kind of criminals he appeared to be locked up with!

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Originally Posted by Frankie20 View Post

I wonder why Steve Urkle is in prison...

Dammit... someone else beat me to replying to this too! Two words, though...

Family... Matters



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Originally Posted by blb1215 View Post

The most unrealistic part in my opinion is letting House keep his cane. That could be a weapon.

Exactly. Heck, it WAS a weapon in this episode. Amazing that in the months he had been in prison that hadn't already happened and cane permission already lost!

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Originally Posted by MSmith83 View Post

He was found guilty of crimes against humanity for his role in the show Family Matters. He is serving one year in prison for each episode. You can see that prison has given him a much more hardened personality.

He should have gotten life in prison for that show!

On an unrelated note... this was an interesting companion piece to 2 years ago with the psychiatric ward opening episode. Personally, I wish they had opted for a 2-hour premier for this prison episode like they did that season. I think they could have mined for more gold before pulling him out for work release as appears to be where they are headed.
post #4692 of 5037
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

What kind of prison is that? female doctors, female cafeteria workers, female pill handling employees, female guards, in the middle of murderers, robbers, etc..

I've been to several high-security prisons (as a lawyer, not an inmate), and I can confirm that there are in fact a surprisingly high number of women working in correctional facilities and interacting regularly with the inmates. Believe it or not, but according to the ones I've talked to, being a woman is actually an advantage when it comes to interacting with the inmates. Maybe the inmates relate on a mother-son level? Or maybe they're just that desperate for any amount of female companionship that they don't want to jeopardize what they can get.

As for House's cane, apparently cane use in prisons is prevalent enough to warrant study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21278316, so it appears that wasn't too inaccurate either.
post #4693 of 5037
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

I've been to several high-security prisons (as a lawyer, not an inmate), and I can confirm that there are in fact a surprisingly high number of women working in correctional facilities and interacting regularly with the inmates. Believe it or not, but according to the ones I've talked to, being a woman is actually an advantage when it comes to interacting with the inmates. Maybe the inmates relate on a mother-son level? Or maybe they're just that desperate for any amount of female companionship that they don't want to jeopardize what they can get.

As for House's cane, apparently cane use in prisons is prevalent enough to warrant study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21278316, so it appears that wasn't too inaccurate either.

That's because women tend to make life hell for men.
post #4694 of 5037
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

I've been to several high-security prisons (as a lawyer, not an inmate), and I can confirm that there are in fact a surprisingly high number of women working in correctional facilities and interacting regularly with the inmates. Believe it or not, but according to the ones I've talked to, being a woman is actually an advantage when it comes to interacting with the inmates. Maybe the inmates relate on a mother-son level? Or maybe they're just that desperate for any amount of female companionship that they don't want to jeopardize what they can get.

As for House's cane, apparently cane use in prisons is prevalent enough to warrant study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21278316, so it appears that wasn't too inaccurate either.

One of the Criminal Justice instructors @ the college I work for also happens to be a HOUSE fan. I asked him about the female COs & House's cane.....confirmed that both were essentially accurate. Women do take positions in "male" prisons all the time. And while it would have required some sort of authorization, House's cane would have probably also been allowed.
post #4695 of 5037
BTW, the scene where House was in his cell and he had only one pill left, what did the crazy muscle dude on top tried to give him? Couldn't really tell what it was in his hand...
post #4696 of 5037
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Originally Posted by Frankie20 View Post

BTW, the scene where House was in his cell and he had only one pill left, what did the crazy muscle dude on top tried to give him? Couldn't really tell what it was in his hand...

A cricket
post #4697 of 5037
Anyway, if I were a woman the last place I will like to work is in a men's prison.. just my point..

I applaud the real women in the real world for working there...
post #4698 of 5037
I still really enjoy this show and as long as Laurie wants to do it I say "right on". As long as "Wilson" is still on board it will be fine. "Cuddy's" absence, while a shame, is not an insurmoutable loss.

This show, Castle (hate the daughter), and the Mentalist are my only three "can't miss" scripted network shows
post #4699 of 5037
While it was entertaining, the current situation is not sustainable. No way can he have a string of unusual and baffling medical cases to diagnose in prison. One is believable, but not week after week.

Apparently Dr. Jessica Adams will be a series regular this year. She is credited for four of the first five episodes, and that's all that are listed so far on IMDB. Lisa left, so they are hiring Odette Yustman and Charlyne Yi to replace her?
post #4700 of 5037
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

While it was entertaining, the current situation is not sustainable. No way can he have a string of unusual and baffling medical cases to diagnose in prison. One is believable, but not week after week.

Doesn't look as though they're going to try to sustain it. He's back at Princeton Plainsboro next week working a case.
post #4701 of 5037
Saw a bit of Hugh Laurie's performance at Hardly Strickly Bluegrass held at Golden Gate Park this past weekend, he was actually quite good, playing piano, guitar and singing. Very engaged with the crowd as well, a real down to earth sort of person, hopefully he'll return next year.

His website -> http://hughlaurieblues.com/
post #4702 of 5037
I didn't see what FOX aired last night then the scheduled MLB game was canceled due to weather... but hope the shows on Sunday night were not new episodes.

Meanwhile, my EPG never updated tonight... but I see instead of Terra Nova and House we seem to be having a baseball game on (the one postponed from yesterday)...

So... the million dollar question is... does that mean FOX is pushing this week's Terra Nova/House episodes to next week or what?

Anyone hear?
post #4703 of 5037
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

I didn't see what FOX aired last night then the scheduled MLB game was canceled due to weather... but hope the shows on Sunday night were not new episodes.

Meanwhile, my EPG never updated tonight... but I see instead of Terra Nova and House we seem to be having a baseball game on (the one postponed from yesterday)...

So... the million dollar question is... does that mean FOX is pushing this week's Terra Nova/House episodes to next week or what?

Anyone hear?

Terra Nova just started (8:53 Eastern). During the game, the announcers said both TN and House would show in their entirety, so House should start an hour from now. (Unless of course Fox changes their mind.)
post #4704 of 5037
I liked House's new team tonight.
post #4705 of 5037
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Originally Posted by yimitz View Post

Terra Nova just started (8:53 Eastern). During the game, the announcers said both TN and House would show in their entirety, so House should start an hour from now. (Unless of course Fox changes their mind.)

Announcing during the game that the shows will air in their entirety doesn't help anyone who captured/recorded Terra Nova/House for viewing later (East/Central viewers).

That was a stupid frakin' decision by Fox. One of many that they do.
post #4706 of 5037
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

Announcing during the game that the shows will air in their entirety doesn't help anyone who captured/recorded Terra Nova/House for viewing later (East/Central viewers).

That was a stupid frakin' decision by Fox. One of many that they do.

100% agree to that.

I was home watching MNF and knew to check in on FOX to see how it was going... but if I wasn't home I would have been screwed because the EPG never updated to show that they were even airing baseball tonight.

I hate it when networks do stuff like that. I don't mind them pre-empting a show for a playoff game, even though I don't like baseball... but they need to move the shows out in advance so timers can be fixed OR they need to pre-empt until next week and go from there.

I missed an episode of Bones a couple of years ago for this reason because I wasn't home to manually correct.
post #4707 of 5037
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

100% agree to that.

I was home watching MNF and knew to check in on FOX to see how it was going... but if I wasn't home I would have been screwed because the EPG never updated to show that they were even airing baseball tonight.

I hate it when networks do stuff like that. I don't mind them pre-empting a show for a playoff game, even though I don't like baseball... but they need to move the shows out in advance so timers can be fixed OR they need to pre-empt until next week and go from there.

I missed an episode of Bones a couple of years ago for this reason because I wasn't home to manually correct.

it's not FOX's fault that the game the day before was rained out...they did the best they could...plus they allotted enough time for the game but it happened to go extra innings which is what caused the delays for Terra Nova and House

you're not going to get real time Guide updates from any cable provider...there are some instances where acts of God force unscheduled interruptions...anytime there is a sporting event on before a scheduled program there is a risk of runover
post #4708 of 5037
Nice. I missed this episode because, guess what, I wasn't home.
post #4709 of 5037
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

it's not FOX's fault that the game the day before was rained out...

No, but it is Fox's fault that they choose to screw over their regular viewers in order to air (or not air, or partially air, or delay indefinitely) a namby-pamby game where so-called "atheletes" apparently can't play sit on their ass, spit, or grab their crotch for countless hours on end because they're scared to death over a few drops of rain or a gust of wind up their skirts.
post #4710 of 5037
I expected them to play Wilson's lost friendship longer than just this single episode and was surprised they simply wrapped it up with a single punch at the end and let's go get dinner. I have no idea whether this new 'team' will last or be incorporated into the old team, but the girl playing the part is occasionally difficult to understand with that squeaky voice and fast delivery.
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