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    leggomyeggroll

    [1]Sep 4, 2010
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    First of all, I like this show. I haven't actually watched a full episode of Sherlock yet, but from the little bit that I have -- I definitely enjoy this show.


    But does anybody else think the characters of Sherlock and Watson resembles Dr. House and Dr. Wilson from tv show House M.D, respectively? Sherlock and House are both extremely intelligent and obnoxious. Watson and Wilson are both pushovers. The limping is reversed for the characters though. The list goes on...

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    kajinka

    [2]Sep 4, 2010
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    Actually its the other way around.

    Similarities between Gregory House and the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, appear throughout the series. Shore explained that he was always a Holmes fan, and found the character's indifference to his clients unique. The resemblance is evident in House's reliance on psychology, even where it might not seem obviously applicable, inductive reasoning, and his reluctance to accept cases he finds uninteresting. His investigatory method is to eliminate diagnoses logically as they are proved impossible; Holmes used a similar method. Both characters play instruments (House plays the piano, the guitar, and the harmonica; Holmes, the violin) and take drugs (House is addicted to Vicodin; Holmes uses cocaine recreationally). House's relationship with Dr. James Wilson echoes that between Holmes and his confidant, Dr. John Watson. Robert Sean Leonard, who portrays Wilson, said that House and his character-whose name is very similar to Watson's-were originally intended to work together much as Holmes and Watson do; in his view, House's diagnostic team has assumed that aspect of the Watson role. Shore said that House's name itself is meant as "a subtle homage" to Holmes. The number of House's apartment, 221B, is a reference to Holmes's street address.
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    amj1967

    [3]Sep 5, 2010
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    Well said! It is House that purposely resembles Sherlock Holmes, not the other way around.

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    giggs92

    [4]Sep 17, 2010
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    House is based on Holmes, even the name, and House's apartment was 221B early on, and the drugs, etc etc. There have been numerous Homes references in House along the years. (Looking forward to the new House season too).

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    leggomyeggroll

    [5]Sep 29, 2010
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    Ah, make sense. Thanks for the info
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