I'm pleased that House is completely besotted with Cuddy. He was genuinely jealous that Wilson had taken her to a play and he got his revenge in the most hilarious way, and then he ASKED HER OUT ON A DATE. Omg. Are they really going to give us House/Cuddy?! I HOPE SO!
I finally got around to seeing Casino Royale, which I was told I might actually like, because it was supposed to be better than all previous Bond films (I've never been a fan of Bond, for the record). And you know what? Even though it was, I guess, a bit more interesting than the others I've seen (because Bond is given a few more layers, and is allowed to be affected by the fact that he kills people) it still didn't do much for me.
I can't relate to him or his world; they don't even attempt to make these characters relatable either, and the Bond formula--which was still firmly in place here--has always left me cold: extended action set pieces that often don't feel like they're an organic part of the narrative, terrorists, torture, unbelievable romance, ludicrous dialogue...why are Bond plots always so damn similar? I know this is escapism and that people love the silliness of it and that's fine, but Bond has just never pinged with me - he's too unreal, too one dimensional, too suave to be believed; looking back, I think the reason I never liked Bond films is because they keep me at a distance. How do I get emotionally involved with a film where the characters and the characters' actions don't make sense to me?
Did I like Daniel Craig as Bond? I guess. He's not very good looking, and I actually didn't find myself attracted to him (but then, Bond has never been that sexy to me. We're TOLD he's sexy but has a Bond film ever turned me on? Nope.), even though his body is lush. I thought his acting was fine but not spectacular.
Mostly I was bored. And the Big Emotional Moments paled in comparison to what a number of my TV shows give me on a regular basis (Friday Night Lights, for instance). Perhaps if the script had concentrated more on believable dialogue than on being witty, it would have been more moving. Who knows.
But I have now definitely learned my lesson. I'm not going to watch another Bond film, if I can help it, for as long as I live.