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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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Cast

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 ...  Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley / ... 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 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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Prepare for complications (season 6) See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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USA

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English

Release Date:

16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor House See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dr. Gregory House was based on Sherlock Holmes... but Holmes, in turn, was based on a Doctor that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knew while studying medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell, whose specialty was diagnosis. The reference is pushed further when, In episode 11 of the fifth season, Wilson presents House with Joseph Bell's Manual Of the Operations of Surgery as a Christmas gift. When House's staff begin to wonder why he would throw away the expensive gift, an amused Wilson begins making up a story about House having a closeted infatuation with a patient named Irene Adler whom he will always consider to be "the one who got away". Irene Adler is a prominent character in one Sherlock Holmes story who has been wrongly characterised as Sherlock Holmes' love interest in several adaptations. Here the one who got away is a parallel to the fact that she was the one woman who defeated Sherlock Holmes, making Sherlock Holmes respect her. But he was never in love with her. The false story of Wilson about Irene Adler pays tribute to both of these facts. See more »

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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 »

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[to Cuddy]
Dr. Gregory House: Relax, I have just the thing to cheer you up... we're being sued!
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Finally, a network show I like. .
29 December 2004 | by enddustSee 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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