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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Every week a new mystery...every week a new baffling case that only one team can solve. See more »


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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 while Colbert did not, Colbert named House to his enemies list. See more »


With, very, very few exceptions, characters in the series don't wear eye protection when performing surgery. It is standard practice throughout hospitals in the United States to do so. However, this was a deliberate decision made by the director for theatrical reasons. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: Trouble in paradise. 2 o'clock.
Dr. Wilson: Wait, your 2 o'clock or my 2 o'clock?
Dr. Gregory House: Over there!
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Referenced in QI: Gravity (2010) See more »


Written and performed by Massive Attack
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© 1998 Circa Records Ltd.
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Respectfully Disagreeing with Brit Review
17 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Having studied acting and dialects for decades (including in England with the RSC), poor dialect is a PARTICULAR source of annoyance for me, and Hugh Laurie's dialect in "House" didn't bother me at all (at least in the one episode I saw), so I think this Brit "reviewer" is being hyper-sensitive in that regard.

I also have to say I enjoyed the plot--what would be the point of simply copying ER's "trauma-drama?" It was like the best "quiet" episodes of ER, with a bit more thoughtfulness and focus on the element of a "mystery" to be solved. I LIKED that as an alternative to ER. Note that ER is my absolute favorite show, and the ONLY show I regularly watch--but they are already doing what they do, and doing it extraordinarily well; a new show ought to do something DIFFERENT, it seems to me.

As for the "when doctors make mistakes, people die" line, the writers were obviously LAMPOONING that, as it got repeated on a soap opera that some characters were watching on T.V. So maybe the whole show was just a tad too intellectually challenging for that reviewer--and/or maybe he missed that bit running to the kitchen for a snack, and so didn't get the joke.

I thought it was quite interesting, relatively original (imagine that, in a world of "reality" shows!), and LOTS of fun--a show about hunting for diagnostic "zebras." I could definitely be fascinated on a regular basis by medical mysteries (assuming the writing stays SHARP and accurate). I suppose, though, it may not survive long, if there aren't very many people who WANT to be entertained by being stimulated to think. Or worse, the producers may listen to the "not exciting enough" complaints like this and then just decide to try to clone ER (and of course, not possibly actually succeed, leading to a premature death, like poor Dolly the sheep and all such clones. . . . ).

Anyway, if you like a medical MYSTERY (as distinguished from, let's say, a medical THRILLER/ACTION-ADVENTURE, which genre ER already indisputably reigns over), this ought to be JUST your "cup of tea!"

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