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House

A TV show starring Hugh Laurie

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By Far, The Best Medical Show Ever.

  • Mar 4, 2009
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Forget E.R. and forget Grays Anatomy, there's a new man in town and his name is Dr. House. He isn't here to cure you, he's here to solve the puzzle of your hidden illness.

I only came across House about a year ago when flicking through the TV channels trying to find something on. BBC 1 (Crap), BBC2 (Crap), ITV (Crap), Channel 4 (Crap), Channel 5 (Cra... Hello, is that Hugh Laurie?). Up to that particular point I had never even heard of the show but I was a massive fan of Hugh Laurie's from his comedy days, so I decided to give it a go. The episode I saw was "Guardian Angels" from season 4 and I was absolutely captivated by the characters and the cinematography involved with each episode. At the point in which I had caught the show the new team were being searched for, so obviously I wasn't really familiar what was going on, but I was pulled in and I wanted to see more which caused me to spend a lot of money and time catching up to the point of which it was being shown on TV.

Hugh Laurie is absolutely perfect as Dr. House but a genuine surprise as I could never have expected him to play such a serious and messed up role. Starting at season 1 I was delighted to see another one of my favourite actors, Omar Epps has quite an important role in the show as the teams neurologist. Dr. House is the head of Diagnostic Medicine at the Princeton Plainsboro teaching hospital and to put it simply, he's brilliant. One of the greatest minds to hit the medical profession, yet the most unlikely Doctor you will ever come across as he's a drug addicted, crippled and self centred.  He's misogynistic, slightly racist and generally hate filled; but that doesn't stop his team and his friends supporting him all the way which is solely down to his brilliant mind.

The main supporting cast of the show so far:

Lisa Cuddy: Dean Of Medicine (Lisa Edelstein)
Dr. James Wilson: Head of Oncology Department (Robert Sean Leonard)
Dr. Eric Foreman: Neurologist (Omar Epps)
Dr. Allison Cameron: Immunologist (Jennifer Morrison)
Dr. Robert Chase: Intensive Care Medicine Specialist (Jesse Spencer)
Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley (Olivia Wilde)
Dr. Lawrence Kutner: Sports / Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist (Kal Penn)
Dr. Chris Taub: Plastic Surgeon (Peter Jacobson)

Each individual supporting star has their own defining personality and their own problems to deal with on top of worrying about Dr. House. I wont go into them in this review as I want you to watch the show and love it as much as I did.

The show itself is very well shot and extremely well written. The script is witty, intelligent, funny, dramatic and just generally complex throughout. The characters are deep and surprising at times in that they will do things that at the time you wouldn't expect of them, especially in the name of House himself. The surprising changes are so well done that they don't sacrifice the overall tone of the characters basic personality. The show is very formulaeic in style and although some may find it boring, the weekly rare illness to me is a godsend because of course without the weekly illness, there would be no need for an episode with it being about the head of diagnostic medicine.

An utterly fantastic show that I would recommend to my best friend and block from view of my worst enemy (because I hate that guy).
The House Team Dr. House Dr. Foreman Dr. Cuddy Dr. Wilson Dr. Cameron

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April 27, 2009
I think somebody here is a serious fan.
 
March 16, 2009
Great review! I had no idea that Hugh Laurie was a comedian before House. Wow, what a transformation!
 
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The televisions show house is a modern adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Gregory House is the Sherlock Holmes character, who uses his genious level knowledge of all things medical and deductive reasoning to solve various "cases" presented in each episode.      Sherlock Holmes had an addiction to Cocaine and Morphine.  House is addicted to Vicodan and other painkillers.  Sherlock had his foil in Dr. John H. Watson, …
Quick Tip by . December 04, 2011
awesome its is. Really in love with House Md. great tv series
review by . December 02, 2009
 What gives a show longevity in my opinion is how well it can hold up with each new season and what it does to keep it's basic premise and formula from getting too stale. While I love House to death, it wasn't without it's problems in seasons three through five. The formula almost became, in the words of a friend, "a parody of itself." Couldn't have agreed more. What surprised me the most about this most recent season, however, is that the makers decided to go places with the characters …
Quick Tip by . November 05, 2010
I admit I said I was getting tired of House's attitude on previous seasons, and last year I missed all of the episodes, but now I am getting too curious as to what I have missed! LOL I think that maybe after watching so many reruns of House, I got tired of it. I intend to start watching it again this season, and just skip all the reruns and House marathons! Thank you guys for making me interested in the show again!!
Quick Tip by . October 19, 2010
I can't help feeling it was better in the earlier series--or even it was fantastic in the earlier series. I loved the way each episode was like a well structured story in itself.
review by . June 10, 2010
   I just finally caught up on House and watched the finale on Hulu last night. I felt as if it was just another episode, finales usually stand out and apart, bu this was a little disappointing. I guess they writers considered the big crane crash a dramatic end, but all I have to say is if Cuddy and House did not kiss it would not have been anything special.      I acknowledge that there was also his breakdown about his leg, but honestly, same old stuff, we all know …
Quick Tip by . July 23, 2010
I used to watch House faithfully, as I really enjoyed his character and smart-ass remarks, but have since lost my interest - it seems his character was getting more unrealistic as time went on; he has become too self-centered and selfish and the things he gets by with as a Doctor are just not feasible; working in a hospital for years myself, no doctor would be able to pull off what he does without getting canned. House's attitude just got old really quick for me.
Quick Tip by . August 16, 2010
Good show but I got tired of it. Didn't watch it last year.
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Formulaic but enjoyable. I'm not satisfied with only subtext fanservice and innuendo.
Quick Tip by . August 04, 2010
Awesome show, it covers so many different aspects of life besides just the hospital setting. The character House is amazing.
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HOUSE, an innovative take on the medical drama, is a series in which the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.

HOUSE has been honored with four Emmy Awards, including an award for creator and executive producer David Shore (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series). The series has been honored with 23 Emmy Award nominations, including four for Outstanding Drama Series and five for Hugh Laurie (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series). The series received the 2006 Humanitas Prize for the episode "Three Stories" and four Humanitas finalist honors, one each for the 2009 episode "Unfaithful," the 2007 episode "House vs. God" and the 2005 episodes "Everybody Lies" and "Damned If You Do."

Additionally, HOUSE received two Golden Globe Awards for Laurie (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series) and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Laurie (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series) as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series); three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series, Drama; three NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series; and two NAACP Image Awards for Omar Epps (Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series).

The show has also been honored by the American Film Institute as one of the TV Programs ...

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Description: A comedy centered around the antics of Dr. House
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Hugh Laurie

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