Originally Posted by Lone Wanderer
I enjoyed House while it lasted but it was one of those shows that went on a little too long and could never have a proper ending.
The finale was alright, and I enjoyed it.
A show like House could never have a "happy ending"
Bingo! I think you summarized it exactly. House was one of my all-time favorite shows and I'll probably watch it forever on reruns like I do old NCIS episodes. Even the reruns are better than many other first run shows.
With House's addiction/pain and Wilson's cancer, you know if this had been real life, it wouldn't end happily. Likewise, with it being a TV show, you can suspend reality and give the illusion that it at least the TV Show had a somewhat happy ending although we all know what lies down the road (pun intended).
The only thing that could have made it better was to have a sobbing Cuddy show up late to the (what turned out to be fake) funeral.
The only reason I didn't like the finale was because it meant that the series was over. I never missed an episode (either "live" or on DVR), so I guess that would classify me as a true House junkie. Greg, I'll miss you, your brilliance, and your many imperfections.