History will show that, counting Monday’s series finale, the producers of “House” (9 p.m., KVVU-TV, Channel 5) made 177 episodes.
But they really made only one.
Someone collapses. House (the marvelous Hugh Laurie) behaves horribly. Bad diagnoses lead to more lab tests than a season’s worth of “Maury.”
Then, around the 50-minute mark, House is overcome by a vacant look that can only mean he’s solved the case. Or he’s secretly a Kardashian.
It’s a testament to “House’s” genius that viewers spent an hour each week with such a miserable sociopath.
Especially considering it was usually the same hour.
– CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE