I'll start with House. It was good, but not great. It's cool that they are making the connection between his leg pain and his ability as a physician, but I hope they've thought out how they want to develop it. House still battles his addiction to rushes or medication, but can't seem to do without one or the other.
Overall, his personality has changed, and it definitely affects the dynamic of the show. I'm not sure I like it. It's either the beginning of an interesting twist of character development, or the beginning of the end.
I also had mixed feelings about Standoff. The good news is, I think I liked it. The love interest isn't so overwhelming that you don't care. It's going to take some time to develop the chemistry so the viewers really understand what's going on in the heads of the characters. I'll refrain from giving away any spoilers, but we'll just say it's worth the initial viewing, and I'll give it a few episodes to develop.
It's worth mentioning that one of the bit characters left me wondering if this show will have a political agenda, making it worthless instantly. The congressman's wife, mother of a young man involved in a standoff, was the spitting image of a younger Hilary Clinton.
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