House M.D. Season 8
After having ran into Cuddy’s house with his car at the end of season 7, House gets sentenced to jail which is where we find him at the start of this 8th and final season.
House cures a patient in prison but this at the expense of a possible parole. Luckily for him, Foreman – who’s become the new dean of Princeton Plainsboro – comes to visit and offers to get him released on strict terms if he agrees to come back to the hospital. House’s return is unconventional but that’s nothing compared to what him awaits upon his return. He has to share an office with another department and his “team” is now limited to the timid resident Dr. Chi Park. That doesn’t stop House, though. He reaches out to his former team members, manages to get funding to expand his diagnostics department again, and is quickly ready to stirr more trouble than ever while solving the weirdest cases in medical history. But then Wilson comes forth with a message that completely overturns House’s world…
You might think that a final season of a medical TV show would just take a look back at the past and then say goodbye, and up to a certain level House M.D. does just that. Many of the lead characters from previous seasons pass by (except for Cuddy who’s completely absent) and also some of the parts that made the earliest seasons so great make a reappearance, like the clinic duty. However, House M.D. doesn’t stop at that. We get introduced to Doctors Jessica Adams and Chi Park and this brings a freshness to the show as we get to know these new characters while old familiars like Chase and Taub again get deepened out more. Meanwhile, House’s bond with Wilson gets stronger than ever and this is what will lead to the ultimate ending.
The only downer of this final season is actually the ending which is a bit of a letdown and too much “Hollywood”. House M.D. having a happy ending just doesn’t feel right. Other than that, however, we can easily advise fans of House to not think twice and just get this box. You won’t regret it!
The image suffers from quite some posterization which is quite a shame since previous seasons didn’t. Other than that thing look solid and the sound does its job nicely as well. In the extras department we get the expected look back at the show and a Hugh Laurie giving us a behind the scenes tour.