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12 March 2012 @ 09:24 pm
Something is bothering me.....  
I know many of you are not watching season 8, but well........I'm weak.

Why is Hugh Laurie made up to look so, so, ...Here I'll just say it.  Bad. His make-up, the lighting, deep under-eye bags. Hair, ugh!

During the first few episodes I just told myself that I was seeing him looking haggard, (Jail, don't you know;) because I was just so PISSED OFF, and watching against my better will.  The same will that told me I was done with that crap show. 

I feel like my beautiful Hugh has been made to look, blah.  Is it just me?

And, no this is just not the actor getting older~~no man has ever been sexier than House pulling the Jesus stance whilst getting his tux fitted ~yummy:)
freyasouthfreyasouth on March 13th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
I'm not sure you will get that many comments on this question on an LE sight but I would have to agree. I don't watch the episodes as closely as I used too because, to be honest, most of them have been so lack lustre and boring this season that they have failed to hold my attention but I have noticed that HL has looked pretty ragged on screen. They also don't seem to be able to make their mind up about the hair thing either, in some scenes he looks balding in others the hair is there.

As to why this is, I don't know. Their lighting and makeups and hair people seem to be the same, perhaps they aren't putting in as much attention to detail as they used too. Also they have had a lot of new directors this year so the shots of HL may not be as complimentary as those set up and lit by a more experienced director. Perhaps due to his music committments late last year HL just looks more tired and they makeup people had trouble covering that up. Who can say??

Season 8 certainly isn't their best work.

dartagnansoupline on March 13th, 2012 10:22 am (UTC)
lol! yes I saw this too with his hair, he was bald in the beginning of the season.
freyasouthfreyasouth on March 15th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
I suppose its a relief that the 'dead ferret' hasn't been glued to his head this year. That thing was begining to look very odd.
Katielieueitak on March 13th, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
I haven't watched anything from this season, so my input is limited at best. The longer, greasier hair he had in the prison promos was pretty gross IMO, but I would say that that worked for the character. A). it would make sense that someone in prison doesn't necessarily have access to the products that would make you look good and B). it would make sense that someone so vile on the inside would have their appearance reflect that. As for everything else, again, I don't watch, but the bits of things I've seen he doesn't really look all that different.

That said, I have seen him in person twice in the last 6 months or so (once at a concert, once at a taping for Craig Ferguson; I'm not hiding out in his bushes). He looked really good both times. So I would not think that the problem is he's tired or aging, etc.
leesarenae on March 13th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
Thank you both for your comments. IWFL I realize not the best spot for comments on Hugh Laurie's ,"look", but I trust you all. No screaming at me, "What, he looks gorgeous"...he doesn't. 805,(I think) was on tonight. An episode I was not following the first time...kinda had my eyes shut...but he looks...kind a used up, AND I think it is deliberate...maybe.
stef0stef0 on March 13th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)
I can't comment on his appearance in S8, as I haven't seen any, though I did see the picture of him where he was competing with George Clooney for the crush worthy doctor thing and thought his hair looked ridiculous.

I've never really thought of Hugh/House as good looking or sexy, just not my type I guess.
dartagnansoupline on March 13th, 2012 10:28 am (UTC)
I agree with you, House is no more the sexy guy we used to know, for me he looks like a grandpa now (and who's living with his daughter dominika).
isahevrasisahevras on March 13th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
He's depressed, he misses his Cuddy....that's why.... I don't watch season 8 but I see some excerpts so I see what you mean.

Freya, by the way, I'ma bit late but translation is on its way!
switman on March 13th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Hugh looks better in person. Younger and happier. I don't know what is going on with Dr. House's appearance this season but while it might be a character clue I'm wondering if it has something to do with budget cuts.
jpblackjpblack on March 13th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
The character of House does not spend too much time worrying about what he looks like, and this is brought up multiple times through the series' eight-year run. It's symbolic; no one would think someone so unkempt would be a doctor or smart.
mel35mel35 on March 13th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't find HL sexy anymore, that's it.

So I guess he seemed hot to me just cause I looked at him with "Cuddy's eyes"....I don't know if this makes sense in english. Sorry if it doesn't.
norhunorhu on March 13th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
It totally does. Cuddy made him look sexy because Lisa was totally selling it with her acting. Cuddy found House desirable and through her eyes we found him sexier than he really is. Plus the way House acted around Cuddy was always a heated way, full of passion and desire. Now he can´t even pretend. He just looks like a tired grandpa.
mel35mel35 on March 14th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
That's what i was trying to say! Lol Thank you!!
kekamckekamc on March 15th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
THIIIS!!! x10000
freyasouthfreyasouth on March 15th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
You are right, House without Cuddy seems a lot less sexy. Guess it was the combined LE/HL magic that made House desirable.
dartagnansoupline on March 15th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
oh no for me he was already less sexy in season 6, maybe because of his hair but in this season he looks older but hey Hugh is more than 50 now, and when you smoke a lot (and maybe drink) it doesn't help even if you use Loreal. ;-)
kekamckekamc on March 17th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
kekamckekamc on March 15th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
it does make sense.. and i totally agree with you!
saniottysaniotty on March 14th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
I've just realized I haven't seen any image of him for months. After years of photos, clips, episodes... Thanks again TPTB.
gwillmoregwillmore on March 14th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
does anyone know where we can find the episode? I just watched the first one, then nothing....
oc7oberoc7ober on March 14th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing Hugh in person in 117 days, I'll let you know how sexy he is in RL on a scale of 1-10 ;)
cuddysphonecuddysphone on March 14th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
9 :p
freyasouthfreyasouth on March 15th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Well he'll probably be clean shaven and he probably wont have the dead ferret glue gunned to his head so you should be able to make a fair assesment as to his sexiness (or not). ;P
oc7oberoc7ober on March 15th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
I'll survive the lack of the dead ferret on his head, but he better have his stubble!
freyasouthfreyasouth on March 16th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
It's true the dead Ferret is a passion killer. Good luck with the stubble try to hold back the tears if its missing. ;)