A friend told me to watch this show and I never wanted because I was never attacted to ''hospital movies'' like ER or general hospital. But honestly this show really is a breaktrough as it uses fascinating caracters to guide you to the world of medecine. House (Hugh Laurie) is the best character since JR Ewings in the dallas series. And there are lots of stuff outthere but not many characters can go so high as the JR, David Duchovny, Bill Cosby, Seinfield, Peter Falk (columbo)ect...House is incredibly funny (and I Im very difficult when it comes to funny) intelligent and is certainly the main reason to watch the show but not the only reason of course.I dont know were he comes from but this guy (Laurie)is VERY GOOD and I never get tired of his jokes and smart answers...is acting is 10/10 and they should do everything to keep him on board. I also Im impressed by Robert Leonard (Wilson) who ,with House, is one of the best duo on tv these days.Cuddy and Foreman are the other notable performances.Keep up the good work and I hope it will last 10 seasons or more!
Have been a devout fan since the beginning - and now his character has been getting meaner - not just sarcastic - really mean without any upside. The make or break for me will be if the powers that sign the paychecks put him on heroin. I would view that as a deal-breaker for his character. I forgive him all that he does - even when I find his words occasionally biting and uncomfortable. But deeper into drugs benefits no one. He can do lots of damage with his current Vicodin munchies. Wilson leaving the show would cinch my decision to leave the viewing public. I will rely on all the dvd's I have purchased to enjoy what the show once was.
Always heard about this show through friends and the media, and I always wondered why so many people liked it. I decided to finally start watching it, and the first couple episodes were good, but not as amazing as I hoped for. Still, something compelled me to keep watching. That same evening I started watching house, I finished the first season. I was hooked. There is just something about this show that I really love. It's witty, funny, always makes me smile, and then it has it's dramatic moments. Of course, you can't forget the medicine! Sure, they talk in big words (which are sometimes hard to understand), but somehow, you manage to keep up with what's going on, and still enjoy it! I think I've learned a couple things here and there too! This show has a variety of characters, and I love watching them interact. But I think the thing that makes this show stand out the most is, obviously, the main character, House. He is an arrogant sociopath, who always has to be right. He always has to know the answer. Sometimes I wonder if he's even human. But that's the thing I love to see most on this show, those rare moments where we get to see House be "human". House M.D. is a must see.
House's sarcasm and genius, the wit of the other characters plus the interesting cases make the show a fascinating experience.
The motive of change through the show and its interpretations and the not so secret comparison between House and Sherlock Holmes are just plain awesome and only part of the reason why I keep watching even though the important ideas are exhausted.
Excellent episode! House got his friend Wilson back!! yay!! Who needs Cuddy anyway?Lisa who? She's not good enough for House! House is bar none the best show on TV! I watched it from day one and love it more every time i see it! and boy have i seen it!
Tonight was on long reminder of why I watch this show! The time-jumps. House experiencing need. The scene where Lisa Edelstein gets a face full of sucky boyfriend. The excellent child actors (this seems to be the only show that can cast good child actors). The very limited amount of Taub on my screen (still too much). But most of all I loved Laurie. From complete egotist, to hilarious, to deeply unsettled about his relationship with Cuddy, to awesome, and back to hilarious. The range that man has is just incredible. I crown him to my favorite actor in the whole business.
At it's height this was one of the better shows on TV. Nowadays it feels like it has out stayed it's welcome. The early seasons really were great episodic television, with the weekly mystery made more compelling by the development of the characters throughout the series. House himself, used to be a lot more interesting. You'd think that as he progressed you come to enjoy the journey with him, and at times, his character development made some of the better moments of the show. However, at this point the whole show feels a little bit redundant. Now that House is sort of "cured" of what made him an interesting character, it's basically just a medical "drama" that isn't particularly interesting after 100+ episodes. The weekly formula is never really that interesting and the characters aren't really going anywhere of too much interest. Overall I guess I'd recommend seasons 1-6 but season 7 has been lackluster. Season 3 was the pinnacle of this show, with Houses battle with a disgruntled cop being top notch story telling. Hugh Laurie makes this show worth watching, and I think without him it'd probably be a 6/10.
I faithfully watched the first 3 seasons of House. At first I thought it was great show. Very funny, even endearing. I loved to see House and team diagnosing the almost unsolvable medical conditions. House is a brilliant doctor who is downright mean to everyone he meets, patients & colleagues alike. However, in time House's extreme dysfunction became difficult to bear. He went from funny to sad. Sad because House is just plain mean. Mean/funny is like Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty. She is mean, but often displays real compassion and a desire for love. On the other hand, House is incapable of having any kind of decent relationship. He delights in spewing his meanness on the world. In time, the show's character development left me wanting for more. After being a devoted viewer for 3 seasons, I unplugged House for good. There are better shows out there. I won't waste any more time on this one.
The best way to sum up my feelings about this episode is "cheated". I feel cheated that all of it was built up to only end abruptly and leaving us to scratch our heads together. House and Cuddy's relationship is played up and a "War of the Roses" ensues, which admittedly was cute to see unfold, culminating in an act of kindness to lead us to believe House actually cares about Cuddy in a serious way. And then the ending comes and it's like being told Santa Claus isn't real. Why even bother? I am pretty disappointed. I feel cheated to no end.
Not since Airborne has an episode of house been so horribly wrong. This episode eroded away some of the goodwill that I have invested in this show. Thankfully though the good in house far outweighes the bad.
Anyway - onto the episode itself.
ROFLMAO .. do the writers actually think we are idiots - lets just suspend disbelief for a moment and pretend that a baby (presumed dead) and born in a squat and covered in a coat will spontaneusly burst into life the moment the mother leaves the room.
Also the whole virgin birth thing. House is presumably smart. We have all seen lately the farce that is the pregnant man on Oprah of late. Virgin birth - ok thats 1minute before the mother is on the phone seeking 3 million dollars from oprah .. 5 minutes later a 2nd opinion is sought and 3 minutes after that the legal team start litigation. On top of that House would be under investigation from the medical board. FMD. PS .. i did like the inhaler woman and the look on his face when she sprayed up.
Anyway .. maybe the writers left for Christmas a week early and Dr Buffer wrote the script on this one.
Also - 13 and foreman .. pffft ... House and Kutner would be more believable.
Anyway ... dross this week but still looking forward to the next one.
Joy To The World can be described in several ways, but I'm deciding to keep it PG. It seemed, like most HOUSE episodes, that it would actually be all right during the first scene, where we met the POTW, giving us the traditional beginning of HOUSE. Though, very soon this crumbled down and what was left was an episode that made me laugh out loud several times. What bothered me most was the constant presence of Cuddy, that before has been motivated by various things, but now it seemed that the only reason they had her there was to give House the opportunity to brood over her. They put her in the conference room with a sticker saying that she was there to care for the patient, when really she was only there to be House's love interest. This episode might have been better than a few these past two seasons, but that is not saying much. The script was painful, especially in the scene where they interrogated the students at the school, and when Cameron (former team member of House's team?) was concerned about the patient's well being. While I love these two characters, and I'm very bitter about the fact that they are pushed into the background, these two scenes made me throw up in my mouth. Bad, bad, bad script. Ridiculous. In the end of the episode I was only half listening to what was said, but it seems that Cuddy is finally getting her baby. Does this mean that she won't get excessive amount of screen time, or will they find a way to give her that, like they have with Chase and Cameron (note bitter sarcasm)? It was a cute scene, I have to admit, though I still don't see the point of underlining Cuddy's need for having a baby even more, since it has been shoved in our faces since "Joy". I do hope that the writers, and producers, of this show will wake up and see that they are loosing audience. More than 27% of the audience have given up on HOUSE, making them the show that has lost the most amount of viewers. Nothing to brag with, and giving me backup to this statement; HOUSE is so brilliant show no more, HOUSE is not what it used to be. HOUSE is a soap - this I say because the only thing everyone seem to care about is who ends up with who, and that there is a new ship in town; Fourteen (or something like that), a ship that evokes no emotions in me other than utter boredom. Relationships on HOUSE, with House? No thank you, I will go watch a show with a little dignity left.
This was my least favorite episode of House. I think Thirteen's character is heading in a dangerous direction. It's sad that Chase's role has diministed to just a moment here and there....and Cameron's too. The dynamic between Wilson and House continues to make this program fun to watch. House is my absolute favorite TV series. Is there any chance that Chase and Cameron's roles can be increased? I hope this series runs for many more seasons!! My husband has started watching with me and he thinks House is the best. He likes the direction that House's mind wanders, I think most men do.
While this was certainly not the best episode of "House" ever seen, it was still good, just because we're invested in the characters and not because it was so exciting. That said...
It seems completely implausible that a woman of Cuddy's stature and accomplishment would be so completely dumbfounded by a baby. She has money; hire a nanny. House and Cuddy have zero chemistry, so it's nice that the love interest storyline between them is fading. The kiss itself was unexpected and therefore exciting, but he always has and always will belong with Stacy. It would be awesome -- although probably impossible, considering his handling of the situation -- to see Stacy back on the show. Sela Ward rocks the house wherever she is, and she was House's sole equal. They were great together. Cuddy just submits. Fun in the hospital, dull in a personal relationship.
Kutner is a riot. Interested in whatever he's doing. Nice to finally see some information revealed about Taub. We know very little about him, and that makes him less interesting.
13 and Foreman have no chemistry; give it up.
Cameron taking over in place of Cuddy in ludicrous. She has never been able to stand up to House, and their interaction in this respect is non interesting. And her hair is such a distracting mistake. The lighting for Season One was much darker, but she was much more attractive in her natural beauty. Now, when she's on screen all I hear is "Blah, blah Blah blah Blah", like the teachers on Peanuts, because I'm so busy looking at her unhappy over-processed hair. PLEASE dye it back it's natural color.
Where's Chase? We hardly ever see him anymore and he's such a more interesting character nowadays. I like the storyline between him and Cameron, but ... her hair....
We miss Wilson. I know in the bonus interviews he said he prefers as little work as possible, but he is integral to relationships on the show. Without Wilson, House is ... well, just running ramrod over everyone. Including Foreman. Not interesting.
Rehashing a pet peeve: In terms of character development, the biggest gyp ever was bringing back C.B. as Wilson's girlfriend and then killing her in two episodes. Four? Whatever. Wilson was growing as a character and so was House. The mommy-and-daddy-fighting-over-playtime-with-baby was one of the best threesome story lines ever. In conclusion, I'm a little bit bored but I'll keep watching because, eventually, the show never fails to deliver.
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Since the past episode this was better... outstadingly better i can not wait til next week episode! the one hundreth one... and the preview... they always know how to make you want to tune in every monday night. And I can not belive of how many witty things they can think of for Hugh Laurie to say. He is one of a kind. I love that he can give that American accent every week... i am almost to one hundred words. I need eghiteen more... wait it keeps on going... i need ten... how do you people do this reviews... BLEH!
this show is amazing. his arrogance is so natural, he's an amazing actor. wish we could defy our bosses the way he does. cutty is amazing as well and she knows how to control him. camron is cute. wish she was back in the team but let's see what's in store for us. foreman shouldn't have been taken back. chase was more the innocent one in the group. don't stop this serial as it's one of the best one's around, and one looks forward to see how the great hpuse is going to save yet another life. so keep them coming.
I used to love this show! But what happened? Seriously--after season 3--completely different House. Anyone watching this show from the beginning...how are you still in love with it??? Only one other person on this site has noticed? I'd like to find the new writers, producers and wring their necks--too sad. House used to be amazing...if you haven't noticed the changes--let me spell out a few: no more clinic, he never bounces his ball anymore, the lighting is all wrong, very few close-ups, dialogue terrible, Foreman seems to have had a lobotomy, House doesn't write on his dry erase board any longer, his vicadin habit has magically gone away, and finally--there is almost no focus on the patient anymore. Really, the list could go on. In short, it's as if people who never watched the show a day in their lives got hired after season 3--if anyone knows why, I'd love to know....writer's strike or what?
Dr. House, played by Hugh Laurie,is an overbearing, ego maniacal,rectal cavity that refuses to demonstrate any human emotion.House is a show that has past its pinnacle of greatness and should now bow out gracefully.If you've seen one,you've seen them all.
This is the story of an overbearing doctor with unlimited knowledge to assess and diagnose the most bizarre medical malformations that the medical profession has to muster his way. Dr.House played by Hugh Laurie is a pill popping, wise cracking, rectal cavity, know it all, that refuses to be nice to anyone.The rest of the hospital staff and the public for that matter don't know if they should take his attitude as pure brilliance or attribute it to his lonely self promoting arrogant ego. My money is on the latter. House is able to solve every known medical mystery acknowledged by man and then some.
I used to love this show more than anything else on tv. the patients were complex and imperfect and the doctors were dark and angry. people complained that the show was repetitive (person gets sick, doctors diagnose, patient lies, patient is cured), but i think that the pattern the show followed was excellent. i was always fascinated by the lies the patients told and why they did so. however, now the show has become more about the conflicts between house and his team. i believe the show should focus on the patient's conflicts and not the teams'. With weekly spars about house's personal relationships, the show has turned from a medical drama to a soap opera set in a hospital. to win my affection back, the patients need to start lying again and the staff needs to level out a little.
Kutner offs himself. House withdraws into own misery. Thirteen reflects. Thirteen holds Foreman's hand. Wilson still doesn't think House is a heartless bastard. Cuddy empathizes. We (presumably) are supposed to care.
Sad to say, but the last chance for resuscitating House is thoroughly behind us now. The Fridge has been decidedly Nuked, the Shark has been Jumped Over. The show was obviously in peril before this episode (to be blunt about it, the show's quality has been routinely chipped away since the season three finale), but I can honestly say I did not expect the show to take such a dramatic downturn. There is now practically no emphasis on the cases, and the "House psyche intrigue" is now simply annoying. The Huddy thing was interesting for about five seconds, and now the show runners are beating us over the head with it in some vain attempt to shock us into enjoying the program. The show was still watchable, but last week's Mos Def episode was so frustratingly mediocre that I had to stop watching it. I only showed up this time to see the Very Special Episode of the Fifth Season. Kutner was the easiest character to bump off, because he had the least effect on the painfully static House universe. Even up until the broadcast, I thought that there was some slim hope that the show might have some balls and kill off, say, Foreman. But, no. This is television--we cannot attempt to tamper with the formula. Sorry, House is over. Clean out your locker.
You don't have to be a nurse, a doctor or someone with a degree on the medical field to enjoy this show. I for one does not fully understand the medical terms on most of the episodes but i am still loving every minute of House. There's just nothing that you can't like about this show. There's drama when you need some and it's always full of fun every time House opens his mouth. I just wished "13" didn't have to leave the show though. I'm a huge fan of her and it really saddened me to see her leave House. The show, not the doctor. It's also nice to see House and Cuddy finally together. What took them so long? The episode where they finally realize their feelings for each other was one of my favorite episodes. The other is the one where Wilson's girlfriend died. That was a very sad episode that a true fan of the show must not miss. My week is not complete if I can't watch the episode of House.
House md could be described as a detective story set in a medical environment. And it is that! It's just so brilliant, funny and fantastic how they can make each episode in which they (most of the time) do the same thing (finding what's wrong and curing it)so unique and amazing to watch. House md got the story of House himself perfectly interwoven into the episodes. You will simply love all of the characters right after you see them for the first time. They all have this unique attitude and interaction with House which is damn funny and brilliant. (I know I used the word 'brilliant' a lot in this review but it just fits House md so perfectly). I do have to say that normally I am not a big fan of making a show longer than 4 seasons because with most shows it can drag on and on and on... and eventually become so boring I stop watching. I am beginning to see the difference between the first seasons and the current season so I kind of hope that the directors of the show would either have the courage to stop the show when they sense it is too much or the gift of making the same quality of episodes. (I know I will miss it when it ends and a lot of people will too, but I'm just so afraid that they will make a season which sucks so bad that it will ruin the entire show for me)
He makes intelligent, outrageous, and incredibly ruthless comment at anyone he finds in his vicinity. You see how a brilliant mind works, while a childlike attitude breaks the tension. Great show, definitely my #1 of all time. If you want a show that brings the human psyche out to take perspective of, look no further. House astonishes everyone around him not only with his diabolical way of treating patients but also his friends and subordinates. The story has no unwound and really brought house through a full circle by showing what types of obstacles and roadblocks our cripple has gone through. GREAT SHOW. MUST WATCH
I think House is one of the greatest shows on TV. House is my favorite, but Chase and thirteen are amazing too. i Love House M.D!!!
I was so happy and shocked when i learned that House and Cuddy were going out. they seemed to be nagging at each other since the series started. but i can't say it was a bit disappointing. who wouldn't want to see them together?!
as for Thirteen, i so hope she will come back soon. to tell the truth, she was my favorite of the new recruits (no offense to Kutner, Taub, and Forman fans). i wish she didn't have to go, but i know she will be back, eventually.
Actually there is no further commentary required for this if you just say "the best show ever on TV". But if there is a at least 100 word limit i should carry on.
First of all it contains every little pieces which are necessary in a drama. The thing that seperates House from other shows / drama shows / hospital drama shows is the lead character. There is nobody in this world who can play House as well as Hugh Laurie. His mimics and all that stuff are great and we have to give a huge credit to the writers. When you watch House, in every episode there is a quote that somebody in this world can hang it into his wall and arrange his / her life around it.
It is show that combines great writing, acting and scenes (setup).
I haven't said a word about the soundtrack because I don't have time for a review which has more than 1000 worlds in it. You can check it out, it's a unique element what makes this show "complete".
Having said the above - let me tell you why I've been disappointed lately.
a) I know its hard to keep a show fresh, and often the writers add or delete characters, often to good effect. This has not been the case with House.
b) House's personality, his brilliance coupled with a truly acerbic wit works only in conjunction with the characters around him. All of them were necessary,Cuddy to put him in his place, Wilson to act as "whipping boy" - but most important was his team. Their growth was to be expected - even their changing jobs within the Hospital was a workable twist.
c) Bringing in a completely new team, in my opinion, has been a mistake - or at least the actors chosen for that new team are all wrong. They are humorless and two dimensional - I find it very hard to give a crap about them.
So I haven't been watching - I tried at the beginning of the season because of the budding romance between House and Cuddy. Sadly, it has not been enough. It's great that Chase is back but he and Cameron made up 1 whole person/ without her he is almost as boring as Taub. And the writers clearly don't know what to do with Foreman - is he the boss? (well not really). So what is he? I miss the arguments/insults between House and him. I could go on but the jist of it all is, the show is sinking - somebody throw them a life raft.
I like the show mainly because I want to see whom House will be the most sarcastic to I keep a tally Chase:1,000 Camron:900 Cutie:800 Foreman:850 recent victem:400 thats usually how it goes the thing about House is you have to want to hate him but you can't or you just hate him down right of course its your choice but don't make the wrong one or he'll be even more of a butt. a friend of mine and myself have declared or selves his worst nightmare and worst memory I can be pretty anoyying and sarcastic myself so he may get overwhelmed *thinks for a sec* okay maybe not but I will be some day!
anna-chans friend miz-chan:Is that really the type of thing to strive for? And I'll always be his nightmare, memories can be surpressed Haha.
*glare* anyway Its a good show despite its sarcastic main character.
Gregory House is a doctor who thinks every patient in his hospital is a faker. The characters on this show are pretty bland except house who is ok sometimes. House is a jerk to his patients whether they are faking or not but he usually finds out what is wrong with them before its over with. I got sick of the characters pretty early on. The only reason I watched this is beause my mom does. It is very repetitive. I wish people would stop talking about this show he is a jerk big whoop there are millions of jerks in real life. This show isnt awful its just not that good.
This show is an excellent mix of drama and humor. I used to clear out my monday evening every week to make time for it. However, the story line is very repetitive. Each episode starts with someone experiencing a random unexplainable "body malfunction" i guess (drama). Then it goes to House in his office and his socially unacceptable behavior with his coworkers (humor). Then House takes a look at the patient and before the show is half way over the patient has been diagnosed. But wait! Another random bodily crisis proves that this is not the correct diagnosis so the entire team gets stressed and frustrated with this near-death patient. Then within the last ten minutes of the show one of the doctors has an epiphany and solves the case. The patient is cured, everyones happy. But to keep you tuned in for next week there is always a dramatic cliff hanger in House's social life. Its always very entertaining, but can get old pretty fast.
Romance isn't always a good way to pump some fresh blood into an 'old' show. You have to do it right, especially when the main character of a show claims to not give a damn about anybody. Of course we all knew from the start this was a lie. But let's be frank: Since the writers decided to actively hook up House and Cuddy this show started sucking. The best episodes after the first kiss were those who either focused on the medicine or on House's soul or - even better - on the things House can learn from his patients while he treats them. The way they stir something up in him. The formula worked perfectly during the first four seasons. It made the audience see the mechanics behind this abrasive, yet brilliant and deeply hurt character. It also worked perfectly to get insight into the team members, Wilson and Cuddy. But at some point in season 5 the storylines got cheap. The psychology started to feel simple and harmless, a tendency that grew stronger in the course of the last two seasons and lead to the utterly cheap and cheesy 'revelation' that only love can save you ('Help me'.
Ugh. Seriously. That House needs saving is obvious, but the storyline that made him realize it feels really really forced. It could have been done much more subtle and clever (after all, we know what the House writers are capable of). Don't misunderstand me, I don't mind House hooking up. But the way it was done was so... 'Grey's Anatomy'- like. Come on, we can expect a bit more realism of this show. It just felt so forced (can't repeat it enough)!!!!
I also don't mind witnessing personal issues of the other characters. But they don't really develop anymore. Their personal lives evolve around kissing, affairs, stolen sperm, divorces, dating issues and open marriage. Soapy stuff. And there are rarely any connections between the main characters and patients anymore. Much too often the cases feel shoved in, as though somebody in the writer's room remembered at the last second that this show was created to be a MEDICAL drama.
House used to break all the rules of the genre and now all that was so special about it has been shoved aside almost entirely to make room for soapy elements and schmootzyness. I know it sounds harsh, but I think the shrinking audience is proof enough that a lot of other people seem to dislike the change of direction on all levels, too.
Let's hope TPTB will appreciate the old style of the show again and create some good new 'old' stuff.
Otherwise I am not sure I will continue watching. It really hurts to see your favourite TV show go downhill like this.
Here is another television show that qualifies as a cooling oasis of smart in the intellectually stultifying wasteland that is prime time television. A very, very well written and excruciatingly well researched medical drama, this show challenges the intelligence of the viewer and has no patients with and shows absolutely no mercy whatsoever towards all the reality show addicted dummies out there in viewer land. Can't handle Gregory House? Well bleep ya if you can't take a joke, the rest of us are moving on. Ha! Hugh Laurie, a British actor with a strong British accent in his normal speaking voice has flawlessly mastered the American accent. I had no idea that Hugh was British until I saw him on a late night talk show for the first time. Amazing! This is a truly great show.
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