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House 

House M.D. (original title)
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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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David Shore
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Top Rated TV #106 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 55 wins & 140 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Hugh Laurie ...  Dr. Gregory House 176 episodes, 2004-2012
Omar Epps ...  Dr. Eric Foreman 174 episodes, 2004-2012
Robert Sean Leonard ...  Dr. James Wilson 174 episodes, 2004-2012
Jesse Spencer ...  Dr. Robert Chase 171 episodes, 2004-2012
Lisa Edelstein ...  Dr. Lisa Cuddy 153 episodes, 2004-2011
Bobbin Bergstrom ...  Nurse / ... 134 episodes, 2005-2012
Jennifer Morrison ...  Dr. Allison Cameron 130 episodes, 2004-2012
Peter Jacobson ...  Dr. Chris Taub 96 episodes, 2007-2012
Olivia Wilde ...  Thirteen 81 episodes, 2007-2012
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Storyline

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

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As Addictive as Vicodin (South Africa - Season 2 Tagline (2006)) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the second long running medical drama that featured Omar Epps. The first was a stint as Dr. Dennis Gant in season three of ER (1994). See more »

Goofs

On Wilson's office walls are movie posters for Ordinary People, Vertigo, and Touch of Evil. Their positions interchange back and forth between a few episodes. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

The Bad Hat Harry Productions logo features Harry and his friend at the beach. His friend says "That's some bad hat, Harry". There's a shark's fin on the ocean too See more »

Alternate Versions

The song used for the intro sequence is Massive Attack's "Teardrop". However, in many European countries an original piece of music by Scott Donaldson and Richard Nolan was used due to rights issues. From the second season onwards a new intro composed by Jason Derlatka and John Ehrlich was used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 13 May 2008 (2008) See more »

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House
(Theme for other countries (like Singapore))
Composed by Scott Donaldson and Richard Nolan
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Fine "medical detective" show
23 December 2004 | by GMP1See all my reviews

I'll admit that the main I reason I first watched this show was to see Hugh Laurie in a drama series. Besides his role in the film "Peter's Friends", I mainly knew his work from his comedy roles in "Blackadder" and "Jeeves and Wooster". Now, having seen him in "House", I find that he's a fine dramatic actor, as well. From previous reviews, you'll have read that Laurie plays Dr. House, an ill-tempered, disabled yet brilliant physician who doesn't like patients, but is challenged by unusual ailments. Aided by a small team of younger doctors, he tries to figure out a correct diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, he also must deal with patients that he is forced to see in the hospital's walk-in clinic. As noted, Laurie's performance is very good; the early talk about an Emmy nomination for him is quite justified. The rest of the cast is also good, though the scripts have yet to fully examine each character. (Viewers may remember Omar Epps from his earlier medical role as the ill-fated Gant on "ER".) The stories, while set up as brain-teasers, are also refreshingly complex about the doctors, the patients and the hospital; they don't resort to the done-to-death "HMO's are the source of all evil" plot line. These doctors are brilliant, but not perfect; mistakes are made. In the end, I hope that Fox will allow the show to continue. It's good to see an interesting medical show on TV, now that "ER" has degenerated into a "tragedy of the week" soap opera. And, as for Hugh Laurie's accent, I've heard better, but I've heard a lot worse. Give him time. (In a recent episode, he got to use his native English accent for a joke.) One important note: "House" is not for the squeamish. There are some pretty graphic and disturbing scenes in the series that some viewers may find upsetting. (For example, one episode featured critically ill infants and pulled very few punches.)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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