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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 »


Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

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Doctor House  »

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Did You Know?


The show was inspired by The Diagnosis Column in the New York Times Magazine which spotlights unusual medical cases. Executive Producer Paul Attanasio came up with the concept and pitched it to the networks as a medical procedural. Creator David Shore revised the idea into a character drama where the medical cases became the instrument instead of the focus of the storytelling. See more »


In some episodes, doctors are seen restraining a patient during a seizure. Patients having a seizure should never be restrained, as doing so can cause more harm. See more »


[to Cuddy]
Dr. Gregory House: Relax, I have just the thing to cheer you up... we're being sued!
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Referenced in Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (2008) See more »


Written and performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Virgin/EMI Records
By arrangement with EMI Special Markets
© 1998 Circa Records Ltd.
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My kind of show
6 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me put it simply. I am a physician, and as an inviolable rule, I HATE medical shows. Granted, TV series tend to be one dimensional, due to inherent difficulties in the genre, but "doctor shows" are something I avoid like the proverbial plague.

And then one evening I caught "House, MD" and was completely drawn into the show. In House I find the anti-hero that I've been waiting for in a medical show. The guy who knows everything, but is wrong often enough to keep us all guessing. I enjoy the contrast of House and his cadre of young fresh faced colleagues, complete with starched white lab coats, who struggle as much with their professionally imposed constraints, and sense of decorum, as they do with his personality. And, wonder of wonders, the use of ironic and tragic comedy is without peer in what I've seen in the TV world in recent memory. In a nutshell, I really never know what any given character will say or do and it's that freshness that will keep me coming back for more. Somewhere there is a team of writers who actually know their craft, and an acting ensemble that knows how to pull it off. Now I can watch my TV one hour a week........

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