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 #115 | Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 52 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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Drama | Mystery

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Dr. House listens to jazz, plays the piano, and is fond of electric guitars. In real life, Hugh Laurie is an accomplished blues musician who plays several instruments. See more »

Goofs

Though this is probably intentional, to create a more visually striking scene, the show quite literally never correctly depicts the proper treatment for a flatline. Flatlines are treated with medication and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), not a defibrillator. Defibrillators are used to correct irregular heart rhythm (fibrillation) -- not the complete absence of one. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: A unicorn isn't a unicorn, it's a donkey with a plunger stuck to its face.
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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 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

House End Credits
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(International, First Season)
by Jon Ehrlich, Jason Derlatka, and Leigh Roberts
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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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English

Release Date:

16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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