- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Monday, 23 January 2012 15:05
- Written by Lara Landis
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House will feature an Asexual couple tonight. Fox has dropped a few hints to its fans about how they might treat the show, but there is time to engage in wild speculation before the episode airs. House will treat the problem with what fans have described as his general assitude. (This is not a typo. This description sums up House's attitude and personality perfectly). He will make wild speculations that may or may not have a valid medical basis. Wilson will support the couple and at the very least figure out that what his patients do in their own bedrooms is their own business.
The medical drama, which has slipped in the ratings in recent years, has tackled intersex issues and fetishes before. The show did not do as well with intersex issues as it did with the couple who engaged in sadistic role play. At the end of the episode where he treated someone with an intersex condition, he referred to the patient as male, despite her own gender identity.
Even if the writers choose to treat Asexuality with respect, the character of Doctor Gregory House will not. Hugh Laurie's character has engaged in rude and self-destructive behavior throughout the series. What people find endearing about the character is that he's not endearing. He will do anything to save the lives of his patients, but this does not make up for all of his other flaws as a miserable being. Asexual House fans may walk away from tonight's episode disappointed.