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


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Many of the actors that have been featured on House M.D. have also been on the show "Psych" (2006). For example: Anne Dudek played Lucinda on Psych for the "Pilot". She also played Dr. Amber Volakis on House for all of season 4 and part of season 5. Jimmi Simpson played Mary on Psych for "An Evening with Mr. Yang". He also played Daniel Bresson on House for "Unfaithful". Michael Weston played Adam Hornstock on Psych for "Cloudy...Chance of Murder". He also played Lucas Douglas on House for part of season 5. Frank Whaley played Robert on Psych for "Who you Gonna Call". He also played Mr. X on House for "Mirror Mirror". Kurtwood Smith played Brett Connors on Psych for "Forget Me Not". He also played Dr. Obyedkov on House for "Half-Wit". Scott Michael Campbell played Wes Hildenbach on Psych for "9 Lives. He also played Joe Luria on House for both "Euphoria: Part 1" and Euphoria: Part 2". Mackenzie Astin played Jason Cunningham on Psych for "Tuesday the 17th". He also played Alan Alston on House for "All In". Franka Potente played Nadia on Psych for "One, Maybe Two, Ways Out". She also played Lydia on House for "Broken". 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: A unicorn isn't a unicorn, it's a donkey with a plunger stuck to its face.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Business Guy (2009) See more »


(Theme for other countries (like Singapore))
Composed by Scott Donaldson and Richard Nolan
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Finally, a network show I like. .
29 December 2004 | by (Rockville MD) – See all my reviews

So I like medicine and mysteries and watched CSI the first couple of times but got bored quickly with the repetitive format and self-important characters. Nowadays there's usually not that much in the way of mystery shows on (US) TV anymore--cop shows, sure, but mysteries? And while ER is certainly a quality show, I never really cared that much for it either--too much like a daytime soap but with blood. "House," however, seems a nice combo of medicine, mystery, and character. Hugh Laurie's Dr. House is someone you feel guilty loving because he's so arrogant and callous, but he keeps you entertained because you can't wait to hear what he'll say next. House loves to tell the truth as he sees it, cutting through the nice happy lies that your average urban US adult tells and believes, never mind the hurt feelings he might leave lying bleeding by the roadside. But of course, his character *may* hide a heart of gold, so in the end he's trying to do the right thing. Sure, it's a formula, and House is even a stock character maybe, but it works.

If the creators/writers are smart, they'll allow a little character development, especially amongst the excellent supporting cast, but not ruin it by changing House or allowing him a romance with either of his female costars. Keep that sexual tension going!

For fun, catch Hugh Laurie--who is British by the way--sometime on one of the seasons of Black Adder (usually rebroadcast on PBS, but also available at better video rental shops). He plays a complete idiot and is as convincing in that role as he is as the brilliant and misanthropic Dr. House. . .

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