An extraordinary two hours into the soul of complicated man, "Broken" broke from the traditional format of the program and went to another, far more interesting place. That place was Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital where Dr. House is encamped to detox after years of substance abuse. He is free to leave at any time, but the head administrator will not write him a recommendation so that he may get his medical license back, unless he undergoes therapy. The idea of House in therapy is shock enough; this is man who has defied emotional connections, creating a character for himself that is insulated and often insulting. Andre Braugher plays the head shrink Dr. Darryl Nolan, and is the perfect match for House, who is usually three steps ahead, but not this time. His intent is to heal House, not reinvent him-there is an underlying respect for House. House attempts different strategies to undermine his "therapy" only to find that in the end, it is a confrontation with himself that is the answer. In the final minutes we do see a broken House, who has admitted feeling, pain and even love into his emotional being and that is what is so compelling: where do they go from here? Will House become benign and loving? That is for the writers to decipher. As an audience, we treated to some dazzling performances from Lin-Manuel Miranda as the hyper-rapping roommate and Franka Potente as House's unexpected love interest. But it is the mind games between Dr. Noland and Dr House that resonate deeply in a moving and startling episode of
an already great show.
Unlike what I suspect to be the majority of the viewers, I watch House mainly for the character development and drama rather than the medical mystery. Even with the medical mystery, I am more intrigued by the surrounding emotions and situations than the medical mystery itself. Anyway, as I stated in my summary, the plot seemed to convenient and fabricated for me. First 10 minutes especially went far too quickly to setup the apparent antagonist, romantic interest, and challenges that I was rather let down. House's Prison Break-esque escape plans could have been done smarter, and his obnoxious but resourceful roommate was a bit of a cliche. However, the show did pick up with the failed super hero incident, and I was soon fully immersed in the episode. I was hoping that House would spend at least a few episode in the clinic to cure a few patients that should not have been sent to the clinic... feel like they wasted an opportunity where they could have 1) covered psychiatric medical mysteries 2) let House solve medical mysteries that the team cannot figure out, on limited freedom and resource. Anyway, I look forward to the season, and I hope it is filled with surprises and twists and turns... I am betting my wallet House is chomping on Vicodin by episode 5.
This episode was as fresh as rain, with a set of likable detox misfits to muddle House's incarceration.
House plays the troubled soul tonight, and the prescriptions for health were served rare. His German love interest Franka Potente steals
This episode was as fresh as rain, with a set of likable detox misfits to muddle House's incarceration.
Amid the lunacy, Andre Braugher played the steady heady Doc in charge, and a foil to House's conniving attempts to disrupt the zoo and annoy the animals.
House plays the troubled soul tonight, and thankfully the prescriptions for health were served rare. The show picked up with Franka Potente as his German love interest. She grabbed her first scene and millions of fans will be asking for her to come back soon. Her Run Lola Run video clip and pictures can be seen at Mashup Arts for fans who did not get enough tonight.
Laurie carried the ball all evening, except when he stopped for a smoke, but it was the special teams that won the game.
This is one of the best TV shows ever made (honestly!). To make it even better, sign this petition to reunite Dr House with his partner in crime Stephen Fry: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/fryandlaurieonhouse/
Dr Gregory House was based on the famous character of Sherlock Holmes, every episode is a great mix of medical sleuth, drama and seriously witty dialogs. This is a show that will move you to tears one moment, and to tears (of laughter this time) the next.
Hugh Laurie's acting is simply enchanting, I have known his work for a long time now, and he is completely transformed into a miserable genius New Jersey doctor to an extent I would barely recognize him, if not for his unique face.
The rest of the cast does a great job as well (Robert Sean Leonard!) and brings the great stories to life in a way that makes any other TV show obsolete.
The perfect remedy for a stressful day at work, but equally well suited to fill an evening with your girlfriend or to steal your time without your noticing it.
For years House has been topping the charts with its twist of human drama with medical breakthroughs. My first impression of this show was, "this is show is unrealistic! I mean come on, drinking someone's urine to save their life? Show me one hospital that does that in their diagnostic process". But as I started watching the show, I realized that the show had more to offer than just medical absurdities. The dichotomy that is House and the philosophical topics that arrive regularly on the show are enough to get someone thinking. However, I've noticed that the writing staff has been doing something that House himself would scoff at, change. Now, I will admit some of the changes have been good, but others I'm not so impressed about. The most obvious change they made was the team. At the end of the third season some people had to be wondering, "where is this show going? The writers just got rid of half the main cast, what are they going to do now?". We've gone from Chase, the persistent sycophant, Cameron, the pinnacle of care and concern, and Forman, the man on a quest to avoid his destiny to avoid becoming House to Kutner, Thirteen and Taub. But the team that they have now is decent: Kutner is a more childish version of Chase, while Thirteen distinguishes herself with all her issues of she has Huntington's/she's dying/she's bi (how people say that she's like Cameron is beyond me. The only new team member that I have an issue with is Taub. Taub is nothing more than a drier version of Forman. The man just seems emotionless and unfazed by everything. Now I would have lived with this new team if they didn't kill off Kutner. Why couldn't Taub go work for Obama? One change that has been creeping in the show since the beginning is the emergence of relationships. At first, the only relationships on the show were Chase/Cameron, but now we have Chase/Cameron, Forman/13 and House/Cuddy on-and-off. These relationships would be fine if they moved the show along, but the only one that proven to do so is Chase/Cameron. The Foreman/13 relationship sounded good at first, but by season 5's end it just blended into background. Honestly if they break up, it would surprise me, and I certainly wouldn't cry about it. Now, if they want to have House in a relationship, they have to stop having him chicken out! If Huddy is destined to be, then let it happen! If they would just stop dragging relationships and could-be-relationships, that would be great. Now, I don't know if you've noticed, but since season 4 the show has starting shifting away from their traditional flow of the show to a more Grey's Anatomy-esque style. The show seems to run more like, "Drama, drama, drama, character development…oh snap! We're doctors in hospital and our patient is in V-Tach! Why?". Now personally I don't mind this change, but I have heard that some people miss the medically charged approach, complete with the obligatory clinic patients. But to those who don't like this flow of show, don't think it's going away soon. With house in the asylum, prepare for even more character development and drama. Love it or hate it, but this is here to stay. House is still at the top of their game. Though maybe not as popular as years past, they certainly haven't lost their edge. And with Season 6 coming soon, you can be sure to see more of just why House is one of the most popular shows on television, and for me, a personal favorite.
Dr. House, a drug addict with a brillant mind who runs a medical diagnostics team. He rarely meets his patients, yet diagnoses them and most of the time cures them. However he is the one with the more serious problem, drug addiction. This intelligent show leaves people who have watched it wanting more, because of the tension between the characters and great research into the medical problems. House is a show that must be watched by all who want to view something that is intelligent but fun at the same time. I highlu recommend this show for anyone who doesn't watch it, because you are missing out.
This show is amazing it shows you diseases known and unknown and how to cure them. The Show is basically based on a Doctor who treats patients his own way (By being Enabled)and finding cures for the diseases they do on the show.
This show is just so awesome that I rate it higher then a 10 and rate it 50 out of 10 I just love the show.
Hugh Laurie who plays how does a awesome job doing what he does his was it is just awesome and so is everyone else on the House Team I say if you haven't seen any of the episodes do now so that you can see what I am talking about. I say they should make a game based on house like you play as house and make decisions and that would be a game I definitly would get.
This is an incredible show which combines the tension of E.R., the mystery of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and the suspense of Prison Break. Dr. Gregory House, helped by his co-workers Dr. Eric Foreman, Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley, Dr. Chris Taub, Dr. Allison Cameron, Dr. Robert Chase, Dr. Lawrence Kutner, by his boss, Dr. Lisa Cuddy and by his best friend Dr. James Wilson, tries to solve cases that most of the times no one is able to solve. Coming up with methods which are everythingbnut orthodox, House is able to solve the cases by combining his experts in many fields, along with his ablitliy to predict human responses and instincts. The cast is probably one of the best ever chosen for a series of this magnitude, and the proof that the series still has things to show to everyone, is the fat that the actors are so good, and the fact of the scriptwriters coming up with cases so complex that makes us want to know more about them.
Personally, this is a great series which I think will run-off for many more years to come. Long Live House M.D.
When you don't know what is causing you to be sick, you go to the best diagnostician around, Dr. Gregory House. This is the story of an unorthodox doctor, solving medical mysteries, while alienating everyone close to him.
House combines the thrill of medical mysteries with the drama of every day relationships. Each episode introduces a new patient with some rare disease that House will eventually solve. As interesting as the medical cases are, the best part of the show is the interactions between the various characters. The relationships evolve, change, and sometimes just end. Another great part of the show is that once you have seen all the episodes, you can very easily watch any random episode and enjoy it as much as you did the first time. I do have a problem with the show. They work with people on the brink of death but hardly ever lose a patient. I know that if they lost patients on a regular basis, the mystic of Dr. House would be lost, but all medical shows lose patients and House should be no different. In all, House is a great show that will continue to intrigue me as it enters its 6th season.
A medical show with Doyle's Holmes as a model. The show follows the cases of Dr. Gregory House M.D. During each episode he solves a mysterious illness while annoying, bullying, and shocking everyone around him.
This show is smart and funny. It is a must watch for my husband and I. We love the Holmes references and find the witty banter very amusing. Each season brings new cases as well as new antagonists to pester House. Some of these drama inducing characters have been less than amusing. I particularly did not like his ex-fiance with her handicapped husband. She was more annoying than anything and I was very glad that she was not on the show for very long (although at the time it seemed like forever). This one small hiccup aside, I think the show is incredibly written and the acting is superb.
House is a drug addicted doctor who if not for his semi understanding boss would not have a job. He is mean cruel and last but not least a genious!! every episode he take on a mind stumping case that only he can solve.
House is a great show. It combines some great drama with comedy and lots of BS! house does a greta job being such a mean person but every once in a while opening up to show he is infact alittle bit human after all. I also love his relationship with all the people he works with. how he love cuddy and how he and wilson are best friends but are so different. All in all this show is one of th best medical show i have seen in a wile. Every episode has a twist in it that will leave you on the edge of your seat untill the last second!
i htink that this show is pretty good, but i ahve seen too many shows like this... i would not watch it if it wasnt for Hugh Laurie doing such a wonderful job as House. I will say that this show does have a difference than the other shows but i would have to say that I would rather be watching NCIS,I am not trying to be the bad critic or anything I am just saying that I would not say this is the best show in the world..... it is very dramatic like CSI and other crime shows, I just expect them to be a little different form other crime shows.
This show is a very good show for anyone whoo likes a good mystery. Every episode has a patient that no one else ca diagnose. Dr. Gregory House is the one the will find out what is wrong with these people. It also has lots of oter thing in the plot about the characters. Dr. House isn't like a normal main character for a show. He is very sarcastic and he is a *slight spoiler* drug addict *spoiler over* that isn't much of aspoiler since you figure that out in basically the first episode. There is a very big range of characters in the show with every kind of personality traits. Overall this is a very good show and it is very addicting.
I am a graduating Medical student, and that gives me the advantage to properly understand the show to deeper level than any other person that does not have a medical background. and althouh this show will appeal to almost anyone, it will be a lot more appealing, intresting, and facinating to anyone with medical training or knowledge. that is greatly due to the point that all the medical stuff in the show is accurate. the symptoms and the diseases are correct, down to the dosage of the drugs. the accuracy of the medical information used in the show proves how deticated and proffient the writers of the show are, these guys are by no doubt doctors or heavily consult doctors in the writing of this show. the actors are great also, they act like doctors, they pronounce the material correctly and talk like real doctors. In the end the best thing about the show, the one thing that pulls it out of the crowd of other medical dramas. is that the show is focused on the medical mystery and not the comedy and the drama or love stories that take place during the events. dont get me wrong this is a humorous and pleasure to watch peice of TV. but i like that it focuses on the medicine more. and about the doctors sleeping around habits less. :) i highly recommend it
I only started watching house near the beginning of 2009. My friends had watched it and complimented it to me. Even my mother who doesn't really watch that much tv loves the show. But I never watched an episode. Then at some point I wanted to see what the fuzz was about and I'm glad I gave in to my curiosity. First episode wasn't getting me hooked. But as always I give a show a second chance, and watch the next episode. Once again I am glad I did. It was brilliant! And from there on I started watching the show with exitement. I bought seasons 1 and 2 on dvd and I have to admit, it didn't take long before those were watched. Now I am waiting for season 3 to get a bit cheapear so I can continue watching the show. Looking forward to the future episodes!
A supreme cast, excellent story lines with mind blowing twists and prudent direction make "House" one of those very few combo packages that prevent you from leaving your seat for its full duration .... Each episode is a roller coaster ride that leaves you breathless and yearning for more in the end. Hugh Laurie's Gregory House is one of the most memorable characters in television history. His portrayal of the arrogant,conceited,manipulative and brilliant doctor who comes on top no matter what the adversity is simply breathtaking. The show's greatest triumph is that even after 111 episodes, it shows no sign of waning and continues to produce top notch episodes time and time again. If ever there is a show which deserves a perfect 10, this is it folks !!!!!
The witty and arrogant doctor Gregory House is a medical genius who only has half a muscle in his right leg. He and his team of doctors try to cure very ill ordinary people from all over in the United States of America.
This show is amazing. It keep you interested until the very end and always wanting more once it is over. There need to be more shows on like this one. The mysterious medical cases maybe a reason, it's mostly the amazing cast of actors, and no i do not mean just the main characters, the guest actors also play their roles well. The fact that they can make a show based on medical mysteries and have it be such a success is awesome. I look forward to every weeks episode. It is simply genius. I just can't get enough of it.
"Everybody lies" was the first quote I remember from that show when I started watching it in 2004. Gripping in it's story lines, I have to say I am more than satisfied while watching every minute. Sometimes I felt like I wasn't getting enough story of the main characters, but in all honesty, I enjoyed more the stories of the patients, and the past of House which we can never seem to unlock (heck, he doesn't even share what he has for breakfast most days). Although I thought this show was appealing because I had seen ER, even if someone didn't like the show ER, I would still recommend it. It's not like ER at all. House is like the Sherlock Holmes of medicine, and that brings me to...
Hugh Laurie's accent. Honestly, I don't know what people are talking about that they can hear the English accent and he does a horrible American one. To be perfectly honest, I had no idea that he was English until about halfway through the first season, the show exploded and everyone was watching it. I saw an interview with Hugh Laurie, and I was really taken aback; I had no idea he was English!
The show is not for the weak of stomach nor the weak of heart. The story lines are great about the patients, and to me, House is the ultimate 'anti-Hero' in a medical television series.
Season One - 9.2 / 10
Season Two - 9.5 / 10 Season Three - 9.3 / 10
Season Four - 9.0 / 10
Season Five - 8.7 / 10
I started watching this show this past year when it started rerunning on USA. Prior to that I just heard my family raving about it. However, since starting to watch it just over a year ago; I've seen almost all episodes. It's a solid cast and has some predictibility to it; but it's very entertaining. The outlook on life that Dr. House has, to some extent, should be adopted by all of us. Many times we read too deeply into things and don't always just take them for what they are. We should also not always take what people say as what they mean either... as House would say, "everyone lies".
From an outisde perspective House maybe one of the most predictable shows ever, but from someone who actually watched more than 13 episodes you would know why it's a hit. Though the mysterious medical cases maybe a reason, it's mostly the amazing cast of actors, and no i do not mean just the main characters, i'm also talking about guest stars too. This show just knows what actors are great for that part. It's not only the cast but also the spectacular writing. Writing doesn't get better then this. It applies drama, comedy, philosophy, mystery, and more in a perfect balance for a show like this. What makes this show great is how important the guest stars are. They aren't there just for character development or plot. Each guest star in each episode of House has a significant role in the episode. Each patient has this dark secret or does something so unexpected that you're simply taken by surprise. The patients' chracters are developed so efficently in one episode, you just have to praise the writing. The main characters are also really interesting. Each with a unique personality and each having their own problems which in turn also takes you by surprise. The writers again displaying their genius, take their time to work on the character developments for the main cast knowing full well that they have lot's of time to work on that and slowly progressing their changes within each episode. Though each and everyone in House is a great character, there is no doubt that the most interesting character on House is non-other than Hugh Laurie as House. House may just well be one of the most interesting t.v characters of all time if not the most. He is an athiest, psychotic, brilliant, doctor who toys with his patients as-well as his colleagues. He is a total ass who you just find yourself rooting for most of the time. He is like a anti-hero. He saves people's lives, but for all the wrong reasons. He only cares for the thrill of solving the case than helping the patient but still does his best to save their lives while also trying to spread his philosophy. His motives differ with each episode and you never fully understand him. Each episode depicts him trying to solve a puzzling case and each episode shows him being in a inner struggle with his emotional unstability, constant pain in his leg, and his habit of messing up every relationship he's ever been in (friend or more). His only friend being his colleague Wilson and his only relieve for his pain being a drug he constantly takes (vicodin) House has very little be happy of, which is why everyone deems him "miserable". Hugh Laurie does an amazing job portraying his character and House is truly the biggest reason why this show is such a big hit. House is my favorite show and truly a must watch for anyone.
Dr. House can not only give brashness he can take it. He also encourages it so that he can think better about what is and isn't a good idea. He doesn't have time for feelings from other people and even himself. His job is important. It's the case that matters more than the patient and sometimes, for him, the patient gets in the way. House is a fantastic show and proves that crass can be good for something...to a point, that is. I dislike that they moved house to Mondays. I enjoyed it on Tuesdays. It clashes with my other shows on Monday like Heroes and the Big Bang Theory. But I've caught several episodes this season and they have done a great job. I really love this show.
I find this series one of the best medical series out there. How House handles his patients and how he solves the cases he comes across makes this show even more interesting. I can truly say that I am addicted to watching this series. Hugh Laurie (Dr. Gregory House) plays this role very strongly. I think House is a show that would never get old. The other strong point of this series I think is the relationship between House and Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) the head of the hospital. House always gets his way by breaking rolls and Cuddy would usually cover after him. It is simply Perfect.
When I grow up I want to House!!...seriously, I really do, he is amazingly intelligent and arrogant,and soo refreshing in all the wrong ways! I love this show. I think Hugh Laurie is a terrific actor! Absolutely amazing!, I love most of his ridiculous facial expressions in this show!
Anyway, back to the show. This show has one of the most balanced mixtures of real medical ideas and stories, and character romantic, sexual, and interpersonal relationships! It has more medicine than ER, Diagnosis Murder, or Grey's Anatomy, and House's character by virtue of his ridiculous and intrusive personality always makes sure the viewers know about any romantic relationships that form in the show. The writing is almost always amazing,a nd i learn something new every time i watch the show!...it is masterfully created and executed!
WOW! I never watched this show through the first couple seasons, than one night I watched the pilot, then a couple more first season episodes, then before I knew it I was basically addicted to House and have watched every episode. It is a show that leaves you guessing, aggravates you throughout, but gives you a sense of accomplishment and resolve. The mysteries are so well thought out, and as soon as you think there is no possible way to solve it, House has a brilliant idea and brings the case to closure. You get to see first hand the rise and fall of HOuse on a show to show basis, the good and the bad. Great show!
Fantastic, totally I dislike hospital dramas because from some point it all becomes repeating itself. But house is an exception. The script is wonderful and powerful both for the patients and the personal life of the staff. The characters are well developed and the actors are more talented.
Hugh Laurie is an exceptional actor I can't imagine any other man to play Dr. House. His mimics, his voice, I don't think if some else plays this role; it won't be do the effect on viewers.
According to me season 5 is the best season and I can't wait for the season 6.
The creators of HOUSE really did a pretty good job building House's character. Hugh Laurie made an incredible performance, that guy should had a chance to prove himself earlier, but I think he's satisfied now more than ever specially he's preforming a very very complicated character, unpredicted, rough in a funny way, hard to deal with, and of course many more that you already know. Besides House's character there's a wonderfully written script about the patients, their cases, and how the treatment can be. Also the little complicated drama with all the cast and their relationships with each others. I never got bored at any episode from all House's episodes that I've watched.
I just hope they don't try to make an unexpected ending to the show like killing House for example ..
What happened to the episode (107 I think) that had the guy who stood in his kitchen all day smelling coffee? He didn't know that he had been there all day. I started to watch it and I got interupted and now I can't find it. I love House and I don't want to miss a single episode. I record every episode but somehow this one didn't get recorded. I wished on the reruns they would show some of the episodes that usually don't get shown. I've been trying every site to find this episode, but no luck so far. Someone, please help me.
i started watching this show from season four. i have since seen all the previous seasons (thank you USA) many of them more than once. you think it would be the type of show that would loose its appeal once you solve the mystery but it is in fact just the opposite. each time you rewatch you discover something new that brings a new aspect to the episode. i cant wait for season six and i hope there are many more to follow. this show is definately destined to become a classic right up there with the likes of M*A*S*H!!
It seems like it is the year of the cruel and mean end of the season episodes, or at least the ones i see. Funny old man end up with pancreas cancer, happy cranky doctor end up in a loony home, at least someone got married. Any how very good episode, the case kind of intresting but not the most important part in this episode, it is sort of forgoten in the end. I would love to see a happy House at least once, but it wouldnt be House so... It is a superb episode, i would have put a 10 but it was just too cruel (I mean they already killed Kutner in this season... was it necessary?)
episode "both sides now" nothing more to be said but O.M.G.............i felt every emotion especially at the end. It not only effect the outcome of just that episode but it tied every single episode altogether. Making what seemed just a show after show a view into the mind of a single person. just wow is not the words for this. I am not a big doctor show fan and this help me see into the patients head. This definitely was the episode to see if you missed it watch it, if you dvr'ed it do not erase it. awesome!! O.M.G!!!
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