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House M.D. (2004–2012)

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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.


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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Gregory House (176 episodes, 2004-2012)
 Dr. Eric Foreman (174 episodes, 2004-2012)
 Dr. James Wilson (174 episodes, 2004-2012)
 Dr. Robert Chase (171 episodes, 2004-2012)
 Dr. Lisa Cuddy (153 episodes, 2004-2011)
Bobbin Bergstrom ...
 Nurse / ... (134 episodes, 2005-2012)
 Dr. Allison Cameron (130 episodes, 2004-2012)
 Dr. Chris Taub (96 episodes, 2007-2012)
 Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley / ... (81 episodes, 2007-2012)


The series follows the life of anti-social, pain killer addict, witty and arrogant medical doctor Gregory House with only half a muscle in his right leg. He and his team of medical doctors try to cure very ill ordinary people in the United States of America. Written by Samtroy

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Release Date:

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Did You Know?


After receiving his honorary doctorate in fine arts, TV satirist Stephen Colbert placed several pictures of other famous TV doctors who inspired him on the mantle-piece of his show's set. One of these is of Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House. The others are Bill Cosby as Dr. Cliff Huxtable and Noah Drake from General Hospital. As a response, the creators of House placed a picture of Colbert on the desk of Gregory House in the show's 5th season, that can be seen from time to time. Due to both Laurie's show winning an Emmy over Colbert's, and because Laurie received an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) while Colbert did not (nor could he, since he's not British), Colbert named House to his enemies list. See more »


House's office is on the fourth floor of the hospital which, according to the directory by the elevator is the top floor. In addition, the elevator call buttons on the fourth floor only have a 'down' button available. However, multiple shots within the elevator show 7 floors. See more »


[repeated line]
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: [to House] You need a lawyer.
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House End Credits
(International, First Season)
by Jon Ehrlich, Jason Derlatka, and Leigh Roberts
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14 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"House" is one of the best new shows of the season that no one is watching.

Yes, it is another medical drama (and haven't we seen enough of those?) but what this show lacks in originality it makes up in character. Namely - Dr. Greg House.

House is a cranky, cynical highly intelligent doctor with a limp that specializes in weird medical cases. Each week he, and his team of fresh faced young doctors, tackle some new medical mystery. With the use of CSI camera views and mouth-numbing medical jargon, the show tries not to bore you to tears with the specific case.

Still, though the cases are entertaining and puzzling, that's not why you should watch this show.

Unlike most stale TV cop/medical/lawyer shows out there, "House" doesn't focus on the cases alone. Week by week we actually get a chance to...GASP!...learn about the characters! But the character that everyone will be obsessed with his Hugh Laurie's Dr. House.

House, even though cranky and unlovable, is a sweet guy at heart. He's the type of guy you want curing you. Though he rarely visits his patients, at least he doesn't sugar coat things for you. He will call you an idiot to your face and you'll love him for it. Each time you watch you'll want to know what else he likes besides "General Hospital" and Vicadin pills.

Dr. House is hiding out Tuesday nights at 8pm amid all the other bored-with-their-jobs characters. Whenever you're sick of case obsessed Gil Grissom or any Law and Order detective, tune into "House".

I promise you'll at least leave with a fresh feeling in your brain.

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