I watched the pilot of this episode expecting another ER/Casulty/Holby City/you name it rip off, just drama and random things happening with social awkardness filtering through making it next to unwatchable, but instead you get a doctor by the name of Greggory House who IS the socially awkard one which makes it entirely watchable.
The premise for each episode is simple, Dr House and his team get a patient in to try and cure some esoteric disease of which noone knows, it shows you their field of thought, the diagnostic process and how they come up with a cure, except the cure usually doesn't work out.
Sometimes theres those cures which are only possible if a certain factor is true, one which can only be assertained by relations to the patient, which brings about House's core philosophy "everybody lies" - and how right he is, each episode shows how lying hinders the patients and by simply telling the truth, they could be healthy much more quicker.
Prehaps the best part of each episode is House doing his regular clinical duty (simple doctor work, diagnose, give drugs, tell em to go away, next please) they without a doubt emphasis House as a character and bring exceptional meaning to "Everybody lies" - just the exceptional laughter moments make the show special.
I always refere to this as a cross between Scrubs, ER and CSI, except noone but myself seems to get the Scrubs aspect (or why I bother mentioning it in the mix) - a lot of "dark comic" aspects of Scrubs (in the cases of patients) are echoed a LOT here, more so than ER, It's just they make it a lot more serious, the CSI aspects are obvious, with the upfront close imagary of blood clots and nerves breaking leading to comas, very graphic stuff, almost groundbreaking had CSI not done it beforehand.
Without a doubt a show I will continue to watch, a surprise at my end and I'm sure Fox were surprised that it was a big hit too!
Caught me off guard, I barely watched it until the 11th episode when I finally realised what I was missing. Hope it lasts a looooooooong time. The jokes are funny, the characters becoming more well rounded. The main character is really different from any other one out there. Pain (emotional but esp. physical) is a constant and House's rationalisation of his addiction adds even more interest to a character, who while flawed in many ways,(purposly by the writers) is fascinating.
This show is very affictive and it keeps me on the edge of my seat. It is honestly the best doctor show I have seen. It also has some comedy just in the right places to lightnen some of the harsh moods. I hope they release the show on DVD.
I work for a physician so medical shows always attract me. But "House" is more than just another "ER". We have Dr. House to contend with and he is exactly the way alot of physicians would like to be if they could get away with it. The physician I work for and I laugh about it the next day. I love his attitude and they way he says the things we're all dying to say. Hurrah!
Some friends of mine got me watching this show. I thought it would be borning like most other doctor shows but it wasn't. Someting about this show really gets me into watching it. The show has a great cast that goes together very well. I'll have to get the DVD when it come out since I missed a buch of episodes last season. Looking forward to next season.
Amazing characters are what really make this show. A high drama medical show that is hilarious, not something you see all the time. Dr House's terrible bedside manner and dry wit makes this character the most interesting character on TV at the moment. Despite his quirky mannerisms, he is an abosolute genius as a doctor, thus will keep his job. The show bravely steps out of the ER style medical drama and adds another element that sets it in its own league.
A very straight-forward and rude doctor is equipped with a brilliant medical mind. Not a great combo, but every week he tries to help a new patient with an unknown disorder, that will probably result in his or her death within a few days time! Exciting, n
"House" is an awesome show. It just plain rocks! Every week, a new patient is introduced with a mind-boggling problem, and the disorder always turns out to be the most unexpected thing! Dr. House is absolutely hilarious with his abrupt and rude comments. His comedic remarks, the mystery of the patient's problem, and the shocking results make for one cutting-edge show!
When I first strarted watching house I thought it was like some sort of spin off of ER, But it's not. In a way it has way more drama. The cast is great the writers are great every one who is involved in the show is great, it's just an all around great show. Its all about takeing risks in order to find out what is wrong with the sick people. Some times endangering the patient or so it seems to uncover the truth. If you like medical, drama, ans a little bit of comedy the House is the show for you.
I wish my doctor would just lay it out there for me! A truthful doctor? What a concept! Dr. House is dedicated to the curing of diseases! He may have a 'gruff' bedside manner, but when you are in the hospital and no one can tell you what's wrong, wouldn't you want to have a doctor like house? I would!!
House is the best show in the history of time. The plot is exceptional. The cast is first class. Everyone should watch it. It is way better than ER, Scrubs, Medical Investigation, Grey's Anatomy and all those other hospital shows combine. I love it, it is my favorite show It will win Emmys
I usually don't like medicals shows, And I didn't think much of the adverts for the show before it started on five. But I thought I would give a go because I am a huge fan of Hugh Laurie (I loved him in Blackadder), And i loved it. I missed the pilot and saw the second episode. I was able to get up to speed with the sort of show it was and all the characters. I just love the Hugh Laurie's character Dr House. His attitude to his patients is just hilarious. I would recomend this show to anybody.
In my opinion the only season of a TV show that is in the same league as the first season of House is the second season of Taxi. Hugh Laurie is brilliant in the lead role. His use of facial expressions in dramatic moments almost belies the fact that he is best known in his native UK for comedy.
The show has delicately unveiled more and more about the House character as well as the supporting characters. This nuanced approach is absent in most TV shows today.
The combination of humor and drama keeps the show from becoming too one-note. In fact, despite the fact that the show is technically a drama, some of the funniest lines I have ever heard anywhere come from this show.
If you haven't seen this show yet, do yourself a favor and watch.
Dr Gregory House, a bitter, grouchy yet tallented doctor heads a team of brilliant but young doctors.
You watch this show and feel sorry for him, he's in constant pain from his leg, he has to use a walking stick all the time, and he's addicted to pain medication. Yet he has a lovable rougish character about him, you can't help but like him.
The show itself can be histerically funny, or horribly sad and serious. This is a great show and should be watched religously.
House is a good show but get's repetitive after a while. Every Tuesday night, if I'm not doing anything, I watch House because it's a good show but after a while it started to seem the same every week. It still has great plots, great characters, and is well done but it could use some twists and better cases that involve House and his team traveling to more places and doing more things.
Season 1 started weakly but by changing tack and focusing on Hugh Laurie's character it came into its own. Hugh is a brilliant actor and can make a purse out of a sow's ear.
Give that man an emmy.
Initially the show was very predictable, focusing as it did on a set plot structure but by the last few epsiodes of the series it had thrown out that device. I hope Season 2 doesnt fall back on the lazy plot structure.
This show is alright. It has good acting and some really intense suspense and drama. It had some exciting episodes like the finale. I just don't see myself watching this show every week though. It uses the same basic conscept every episode with a little different plot and characters. The basic thing for every episode is that the doctor has to make a though life changing or even life ending dicision for a patient.
As I live in England, this show only started early June and I was unfortunate enough to miss the first episode, but I ended up watching the second reluctntly. It was great. The combination of medical mystery and comedy is worked so well into the characters, House being the best of all. The one who solves the mysterys and delivers the best comical lines and speeches. Although the humour of the show may not appeal to everyone, it is still hilarious. I reccomend everyone watch it, whether you missed early episodes or not, there is nothing (so far) to catch up on.
House is a brilliant new twist on an old favorite: the hospital docu-drama. Instead of soap-operaesque writing and characterization, however, and the usual lack of wit, House (the character himself) brings to life the ego-mania that is modern medicine.
What originally turned me to House was the recommendation that it was a new, exciting hospital drama. Skeptical, but a huge fan of Scrubs, I entertained the notion and watched episode 10. After very little time, I was hooked by Dr. House's abbrasive personality; his intensity, as well as his dry humor, breathe life into an otherwise overdone docu-drama style prime time show. House isn't the only important draw, however, as the rest of the characterization, from Cameron's quirky infatuation to Foreman's undercurrent of racism, complements House's own blunt abrasiveness. Already a fan of Dr. Cox on Scrubs, Dr. House seemed the logical extension into the realm of serious drama. As such, House has become a staple of my weekly TV. The medicine and science provide a steady, interesting background on which the characters can play out their twisted interactions, making for exciting TV, which has continually improved through the development of the first season. I look forward to further improvements beginning next season, as the writers settle into the framework they've cast more comfortably.
I must admit I started watching this show based on the commercials shown before the start of the show. I was taken in by Mr. Laurie's enigmatic stare. I am so glad I started watching.
While I am not a 100% lover - there have been scenarios that I could do without. Chi McBride is the biggest one. Making Dr. Cameron sappy in 4 episodes was not attractive either. Of course I'm not sure if Tom Cruise didn't use her behavior as his dating guide for Katie Holmes. I've never been a big Sela Ward fan, but almost all of us can admit to dating someone severely flawed in their past or present.
This is a great show if you remember it is that - a fictional show. There are so many boards that grind it down for medical goofs, etc. Most of us wouldn't recognize them. Viewers should remember not to use it as a personal medical guide and just enjoy it for the actors.
The dynamic, yet flawed relationships between the characters are true to life. The friendships are not perfect, the people are not perfect. The characters have both really good and bad sides, making them believable and entertaining. If you are not a fan of sharp sarcasm, then stay away from House. If you enjoy hearing the truth, no matter how painful, give House a try.
Thank God American Idol brought this thing into the spotlight. I'd been watching since the pilot and was instantly captivated. Not so much with the medical mysteries but with the character of Dr. House.
It's brave for a show like this to make its lead character into such an unlikeable person on the surface. House is a man that, from how he talks to his patients, is easy to hate. But Laurie's performance was so remarkable that he managed to make us feel compassion for House.
House is lonely and bitter about his injury. And despite his poor attitude much of the time, he cares deeply about saving the lives of his patients.
The plotline with the greedy chairman of the board was unpopular with some of the fans but it was a temporary plotline and by the end of the season, House was back on track.
Check this show out if you haven't already. It's great all around. It works on a lot of levels.
When I first saw House, I immediately loved it, but feared adding another television show to my growing list. I would watch it every other week and feel the same each week. When my other shows went on hiatus, House was there with its thrilling storylines and dry humor;) House is here to stay, good-bye ER;)
House is a breath of fresh air. Its a comedy and a drama all wrapped up into one. Its not your typical medical show. It shows the many different sides to doctors. The actiing is wonderful as well as the story lines. The cast work extremely well together. They combine serious issues with just the right amount of humor to make you come back week after week. It shows terrific reactions from the stars as well as the guest stars. The show is open to countless number of ideas for episodes. And every episode has some eliment of surprise to it.
House is my favorite show of all time! Hugh Laurie does an amazing job portraying Dr. House. All of the other actors and actresses also portray their characters perfectly. I hope that this show stays on TV for a very long time.
House is the best show on TV! I love medical mysteries, and this show keeps me guessing. I think that all of the actors and actresses are perfect fits for their roles. House is so sarcastic, you can\'t help but love him! I hope that this show stays on the air for a long time!
This is the most exciting sho I have ever watched and I never miss it. I cant wait for it to come out on DVD. Everyones character is so well rounded. Chase and the fact he used to be in seminary. Cameron and the loss of a child. House has the capacity to love b ut he thinks it makes him weak because it messed up for him the last time. Cameron thinks that if she loves House she can change him. House is very caring but it is hard to see. He has an odd way of showing that. He does have one friend that sees that side of him. I am REALLY glade Vogular is off of the show and they brought Cameron back.
I love this show more then I love the stuff on MTV now. I wish that house would get with camron though. I think that it would be cute. and we never did hear too much on foreman and the girl that he went out with. I can't wait for the 2 nd season to come out.
House is a wonderful show that isn't boring like ER, this is a combination of medical science and mystery. House is a stubborn person but he is always so knowing and stands his ground even when the whole staff disagrees or doesn't believe him. He follows through and no one can stop him. A few times he has a run-in with his boss or a few of his staff members. Dr.House sends off a stubborn and a keep-it-to-yourself tone but Lisa finds there is a deeper meaning to him. I hope House keeps on running because it is an excellent show full of things we don't even know we are learning!I love the mysteries behind it and ER can't compare!
This Show is one of my favroite on Fox tv I really enjoy it and its a good show.. I recomend it to people.Its great and the actors in the show play good roles.WHo ever does not watch this show..well You guys really suck.. but I recomend it to many.. Its dope!
When my Honors Geometry teacher announced to our class halfway through the season that House was the best show EVER, I didn't know what to think. I had seen the ads for it and thought it was pretty cool, but I hadn't gotten around to seeing it. So that Tuesday I tuned in...and fell in love with the best show EVER.
;D From then on, whenever our Geometry class wanted to get out of a quiz or test - we'd just mention House and spend the rest of the class talking about the awesome-ness of this show.
The show is wonderful. It's smart. It's CLEVER. It keeps you on the edge of your seat! I, for one, have 'solved the mystery' only once or twice before the episode ended.
House is an amazing character. He himself is a mystery to solve - and I've yet to crack this one, too! He's such a wonderful character, and it's rare to see characters like him. Hugh does an excellent job portraying him.
And of course, like always with me, I'm drawn to the potential romances in the series. Who is House's potential love interest? Yet another mystery to be solved.
This show is just too wonderful. Sometimes after an episode I'm just left mesmerized by the awesomnosity. It's such a great show, and if it continues to grow as it has been, season 2 should just be mind-numbing!
One of the best programs I have ever watched, combining medical drama with black comedy (as in funny but not a comedy). Hugh Laurie plays a misserable department head of diagnostic medicine who solves cases other doctors cannot work out. Extremely enjoyab
One of the best programs I have ever watched, combining medical drama with black comedy (as in funny but not a comedy). Hugh Laurie plays a misserable department head of diagnostic medicine who solves cases other doctors cannot work out. Extremely enjoyable and addictive. I live in england and the program was first aired on terestrial tv on June 2nd 2005, over 6 months behind the U.S., it was aired earlier on cable, however being a student, I do not have access to the wonders of cable and satalite television. Unfortuantely the program has not been as much of a success as it could have been as it is competing with Big Brother, possibly the highest rated program on television, appealing to the weak minded who love to spy on other peoples lives; so effectively everybody. In conclusion, for a pick me up to your attitude on life watch House, you won't regret it. Ten out of ten!
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