FOX Promo for "House" Episode 8.5, 'The Confession'
We have our first look of Jamie in the November 7th episode of House! The good news: we see quite a bit of skin in the episode's teaser. The bad news: he seems to lose that skin as the episode progresses. O_o
Oh, FFS. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS, HOUSE!!! Talk about a sucker-punch, though. Get us all good and proper turned-on for about 2 seconds there and then OH FAPPING GODS, NO. *shriek*
In all seriousness, if you're going to force us to watch Jamie die again (which, let's face it, this is House so the deck was stacked against him), you might as well do it in a way that no one has remotely tried before. ;) Even if you are a full week's late for Halloween. Silly show.
The bit in the preview where he says he has one more confession is probably going to cause House to go talk to Wilson and then in the middle of the conversation Wilson'll say something to cause House to figure it all out and save him. I'm going to cling to that. The other possibility is that all that'll happen but it'll be too late to save him and if he'd only confessed earlier they could have saved him.
Shirtless making out and Jamie are two things that always go well together! ;)
The thing that made me laugh though is how I am always critical of medical shows. My cardiac rhythm tech mind looks at that promo still above and LOLs bc "there's no way those cardiac leads are gonna stick to that yucky skin!" Myself needs to just calm don and enjoy Jamie.
U.S. network TV isn't fond of accents. Execs don't think U.S. viewers can understand them, which, to a certain extent, is true. As long as he's working on TV here, I doubt you'll be hearing anything but the American accent. Sorry!
I'm just glad his dialects are always spot-on. I am an accent snob, and couldn't believe it when I found out he was British after watching most of BSG. His is impeccable (maybe from having an American father?) At any rate, he even flawlessly does different American dialects, which is even more impressive. Makes me love him all the more.
He's talked in interviews how his father being American has made it easier to do the accent. He also visited the U.S. growing up. Not that he doesn't struggle with some words (he still slips up on "been" from time to time ;), but the exposure he's had to the American accent I'm sure made his job less of a struggle. :)
I've noticed the "been" as well but I know there are people born and raised in the US who say it the same way. If I didn't know he was putting on an accent I'd not think it a mistake. That said, it's one of those things where once you realize it you can't not hear it every single time he does it. But I kind of like it. He flutters around perfection so all "flaws" are endearing.
I've noticed the "been" as well but I know there are people born and raised in the US who say it the same way. If I didn't know he was putting on an accent I'd not think it a mistake.
Totally. I had a friend called Jennifer from Boston who pronounced "been" that way, and also pronounced "ask" as "ah-sk." New Englanders occasionally have aspects of their accents that sound British.
I remember right after Schindler's List when he got famous, Ralph Fiennes did Quiz Show and Strange Days; in the former, his character was from New England so the flaws in his American accent actually didn't sound bad. In Strange Days, playing an L.A. cop, they were glaringly apparent. ;)
Re-watch Blood on the Scales when he says "I never pulled the PEN." I love that scene so much on so many levels and I feel like he's getting confused, saying pin as he should been or something. But you've got the nice lighter, longer hair and the lovely blue dress shirt and he SO pulled one over on Starbuck and he's all cocky actiony and awesome plus there's the great long shot when he bends over. ALL GOOD.
They're awesome. I always feel like they could have taken the WHOLE SHIP back all by themselves. I always stop watching just before Sam gets shot because it upsets me too much. I pretty much watch through the grenade scene and then stop.
Oh, I also enjoy prissy!Lee in the bit right before that when Starbuck slams the guys head into the wall in the head. Lee won't even step into the yucky bathroom. He lets her do all the dirty work.
The overall cadences of his American accent are certainly one of the best I've ever heard, but sure, everyone has one or two things they get caught on. Often on where to put the emphasis in a word. In one of the the book readings he did for BBC4, he keeps pronouncing "decade" as "de-CADE" (instead of "DEC-ade"). And my name kept turning up in the story and he struggled with that, which totally cracked me up. XD
Many of the guest shots he'd be up for in U.S. shows are probably written as American before he's cast, in such a way that it wouldn't make as much sense to change it. Not all are, though. Crossing our fingers he gets a regular gig next pilot season, who knows what might get thrown his way. Thing is, the fact he does such a good American accent opens up tons more work to him, which is a plus. (For him AND us. ;) )
Joss Whedon doesn't seem to mind accents, part of what's to love about him. I know his ability to do the American accent well makes him much more palatable to a larger audience. I know my grandmother can't watch anything with accents. She doesn't understand "those foreigners". (please hear the implied closed-minded derision in that)
I guess I just came of age in the 80's when all the coolest musicians were British and MTV still talked about music so I'm used to it. British accents are a huge bonus. I'm trying to raise my kids on Doctor Who so they end up on the right side of this.
I think you and are are about the same age. ;) And I love a good accent as much as the next person (probably a tiny bit more). Still, I get that there are going to be certain characters where it just makes more sense; just going off the very brief clip here, the House character plays like your outwardly "perfect" upper middle-class WASP (possibly conservative) nuclear family man, so with that context (and what follows), in an American series it seems logical for him to go Yank.
Will totally grant you (per your comment below) that Perception seems like a role, from what little we know now, that might allow for him to use his own accent.
Makes him more marketable. Hugh Laurie is a "household face" and it's because his American accent is so clean [Blackadder feels like a dream], so this is good news for us because it means he gets more work and not just as the "British Bad Guy" [sexy as that may be].
And I agree with the comments about some Americans' aversion to accents. I've tried to introduce some people to LOUK and heard grumbles about the accents [to which I say, "if you can't understand this, it's because you don't want to, those accents are easy"].
But Chase has an accent, right? So sometimes it can work. I have hope for that show he's going to be recurring on (Perception?) because British works on a professor, doesn't it?
The main cast accents are pretty easy in L&OUK but I will say sometimes the witnesses/suspects are tougher to understand. Really sometimes the New Yorker suspects/witnesses on the original L&O are tough to understand too. I think both shows feel it adds to the "grittiness" of the big city. I'm trying to get my friends/family into L&OUK, offering the first season DVDs but no one will take me up on it. :-(
I got my uncle hooked on the first season. He's been bugging my mom and I for months about when Season 2 will be on DVD (he doesn't get BBCA).
Chase does have an Australian accent, but it's fairly subtle compared to many I've heard. The character was written as being foreign born/raised. I think the writers of House believe the audience assumes House is only treating local patients (which actually seems odd if he's as famous in the medical profession as they claim he is), hence the patients end up being American.
Once in a while there is an actor on LOUK I struggle to understand. It has to do with regional dialects and I'm sure a Brit watching a U.S. production with a character from the deep south may be hitting the rewind button as well. ;) But most British accents are 'middle of the road' and easy to understand with an open mind and a tine bit of concentration.
Just saw this on 'Ask Ausiello'. The question was about another character on HOUSE but there's a couple of quotes from Jamie in the answer.
Question: Now that Taub is coming back to House, are they gonna go into what happened with the whole double pregnancy thing? I was pretty excited to see what was gonna happen there. - Sam
Ausiello: They sure are. In fact, it's next week's duplicitous Patient of the Week, played by Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber, who serves as the catalyst for Taub coming clean about his baby quandary. "It's an episode about lies and concealing the truth and whether it's better to protect those around you from the truth," Bamber explains. "And Taub has an issue with the parentage of his two kids and what the truth is about that."
I have twitter, I just don't use it. I thought you knew I had it because Dennys tweeted a photo of me and my friend Lisa on the set of John Doe. You must have missed it. Actually I'm glad you did, it was a bad photo :)