House

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Dr. Gregory House is devoid of bedside manner and wouldn't even talk to his patients if he could get away with it. Dealing with his own constant physical pain, he uses a cane that seems to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor while his unconventional thinking and flawless instincts have afforded him a great deal of respect.
Starring
Omar EppsJennifer MorrisonJesse Spencer
Genres
DramaSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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  1. 1. Pilot
    November 16, 2004
    44min
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    Would you want a doctor who holds your hand while you die or a doctor who ignores you while you get better?
  2. 2. Paternity
    November 23, 2004
    43min
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    Dr. House goes with his gut and performs an unethical act to prove what he suspects to be the link to a teenage lacrosse player's illness in order to save the boy's life.
  3. 3. Occam's Razor
    November 30, 2004
    44min
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    Dr. House and his team race to save a young man who may have not one, but two illnesses killing him.
  4. 4. Maternity
    December 7, 2004
    44min
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    A maternity ward epidemic forces House to decide whether to save the life of one child over another.
  5. 5. Damned If You Do
    December 15, 2004
    44min
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    Dr. House's approach is questioned when he treats a nun for what he believes to be an allergy, not realizing the nun's past is coming back to haunt her.
  6. 6. The Socratic Method
    December 22, 2004
    44min
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    The case of a schizophrenic mom with a deadly disease and her teenage son who have traded caretaking roles holds a special interest for Dr. House.
  7. 7. Fidelity
    December 29, 2004
    44min
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    Dr. House's diagnosis of a married woman with a rare sleep disorder forces her and her husband to examine their marriage and question their trust for each other.
  8. 8. Poison
    January 2, 2005
    44min
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    House and his team have to act fast when a high school student is admitted with a mysterious and lethal poisoning, especially when they discover more teens have been diagnosed with the same deadly illness.
  9. 9. DNR
    February 2, 2005
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    House has to defend himself when he treats a patient who has legally chosen to refuse treatment.
  10. 10. Histories
    February 9, 2005
    44min
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    Dr. House and the team treat a homeless woman whose worsening symptoms and unknown identity prove to be a complex mystery.
  11. 11. Detox
    February 15, 2005
    44min
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    Dr. House takes Cuddy's challenge to go off his painkillers for a week, but the effects of his withdrawal symptoms may put his patient in danger.
  12. 12. Sports Medicine
    February 23, 2005
    43min
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    A baseball player's comeback is cut short when he breaks his arm and House and his team have to act fast to figure out what is causing major bone loss that's killing the player and his dreams.
  13. 13. Cursed
    March 2, 2005
    45min
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    Dr. House's young patient believes his illness is the result of a curse while House uncovers important information about Chase's father.
  14. 14. Control
    March 16, 2005
    44min
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    The hospital's new Chairman of the Board has it out for Dr. House, questioning his importance to the hospital and threatening to eliminate House and his team.
  15. 15. Mob Rules
    March 22, 2005
    44min
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    Dr. House and his team race to diagnose a member of the mob and get him well enough to testify and enter the witness protection program while Cuddy works to convince Vogler of House's importance to the hospital.
  16. 16. Heavy
    March 30, 2005
    44min
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    Dr. House and his team try to uncover the reason a 10-year-old has a heart attack while House suspects one of his team is selling him out to Vogler.
  17. 17. Role Model
    April 13, 2005
    44min
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    House and his team battle to save a presidential hopeful, and House refuses to give in to Vogler's ultimatum when given the chance to save one of his team members.
  18. 18. Babies & Bathwater
    April 20, 2005
    44min
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    House and his team battle to diagnose a pregnant patient's life-threatening illness, prompting her to make the most emotional decision of her life, and Vogler is determined to fire House.
  19. 19. Kids
    May 4, 2005
    44min
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    House and his team race to diagnose a 12-year-old's illness - an illness with a shocking origin - and House asks Cameron to come back to her job.
  20. 20. Love Hurts
    May 11, 2005
    44min
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    House and his team tackle the case of a young man with a penchant for odd behavior, and House prepares for his date with Cameron.
  21. 21. Three Stories
    May 18, 2005
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    House must decide whether to take the case of his ex-love's husband and he gives medical students a lecture they'll never forget.
  22. 22. Honeymoon
    May 25, 2005
    44min
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    House is faced with a problem he may not be able to solve and Stacy returns.

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2005
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David Shore
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingfrightening scenessubstance useviolence
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Ron VincentReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
witty misanthrope
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The House character played by Hugh Laurie is as cuddly as a cactus next to an electrified, barbed wire fence. But it is a cactus that draws us to itself. Love this witty, sarcastic, misanthrope with a stethoscope.
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dazieReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unique, Brilliant and Great to Watch
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Dr. House, "HOUSE" has EASILY become one of my favorite shows. Is he rude ? .. well yeah do you think he could "tone it down"... well yeah, but if he DID, he wouldn't be the House we have grown to love. It's great to watch as He, and his Team learn to work together, and learn how the characters past lives and experiences have gotten them to where they are and how they each take a different approach to views on the patient and life and morals. House, in his own way will "rarely" ever say it (or show it) but he does care for them and his circle of friends and in his own sort of backwards harsh way, Teaches to get his team to Think on their own, make their own decisions and to not let certain things get them off the path of what is the core problem. Yes, House is a puzzle solver, and the last 10 minutes of his realizations are always great, whether it is Wilson who inspires him and gives him that last puzzle piece, or Cuddy, or something on one of his favorite Soap Operas. Been re-watching the last few seasons until Season 8 starts, wow, they all looked so YOUNG when the show started. This show will not disappoint for those who havent gotten into it yet, check it out, you'll def be hooked ! Great Job Writers, keep it up!
26 people found this helpful
Pair A NormalReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
An essential season - as they all have been
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This is a show that hit the starting gate running at full speed and quickly found its pace - so all seasons of House MD so far are worth getting - even Season One - many shows that are successful still have fairly weak season one box sets but House MD is not one of them. I write this brief review to those who already love House and wonder what storylines are on which season. Season One hit the ground running - even the pilot is good. Much of the first season was involved in the unusual medical cases that was the premise for the series - but this first season was also the first case of "House vs Authority" as Vogler buys his way into the scheme of things with big bucks and House fights back in great style (an all time classic is here as House plays along with the Who in his mind as Vogler walks in and cuts the music off)- again I write this with the hope it will be helpful to those that want to find which season the great House story lines were written. Of all of the seasons - some of House's funniest ER sessions are here - this season had the Mob episode and the "Three Stories" episode with House teaching a class to avoid ER duty and was one of the first episodes to go into the more bizarre story lines - man bitten by rattlesnake or not etc the class constantly killing their patient- the team in bizarre situations in House's mind- on the negative side - bonus material is so-so - this season has double sided DVDs which are annoying - no informative booklet or whatnot so packaging gets a C- but I still give it 5 stars because this is a series that has not lost its way or jumped the shark yet (flirted with it when they tried the Cuddy romance in season 5 but that's another story - anyway it WAS the Vicodin). Hugh Laurie is a riot and if you can tolerate British humor (I say this with a smile) his BBC comedy stuff is also worth an Amazon search and is a great indicator of how well he can adapt his style from near slapstick British comedy to drama. Highly recommend all seasons of House MD.
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Bratty AnnReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Who Is House and Why Is He Like That?
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Hugh Laurie is totally believable as Dr. Gregory House, a medical diagnostic genius. He is sometimes loveable, sometimes craggy, sometimes downright mean, but always 100 percent captivating. Some of the stories are hard to watch, but House seems to delight in tormenting his colleagues and patients. Diagnosing what ails the patients is an interesting challenge to viewers, as House sometimes misdirects his interns in their difficult journey in medicine, for purely selfish reasons: He doesn't like to do clinic work...he only wants to do the good stuff. Yep. Hugh Laurie owns his House character!
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ShoppingGrlOHReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Medical Show Ever
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House MD is a medical drama focused on a bitter yet brilliant physician whose specialty is diagnosing difficult to diagnose cases. He has been the victim of misdiagnosis himself and suffers from chronic pain which leads to his very public Vicodin popping. There is one problem with him being a physician, and that is he doesn't like patients and has zero bedside manner.

The series itself is well written, dramatic and comedic - even heart wrenching at times.

I ordered this item on a whim as I am in Kuwait and had already watched most of what interests me. I decided on this series based on the reviews and am thrilled that I did. I am working on Season Two now, and am enjoying it immensely.

I didn't know much about Hugh Laurie before although I have seen him in other things - but his character is absolutely the most entertaining I have seen in some time. While I would probably NOT love to have Gregg House, MD as my doctor it is amusing and shocking to watch his antics.
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Lawrance BernaboReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hugh Laurie's Dr. House makes deadly diseases fun again
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What became clear to me as I watched Season One of "House, M.D.," is how the show walks a tightrope. There are few shows on television that are as formulaic as this one, where a patient with an unknown medical malady is brought into the hospital and Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), an infectious disease specialist, has to figure out the medical puzzle to save the patient from dying. Working with his team of young doctors, House spends most of a typical episode eliminating possibilities, which is a nice way of saying he is usually the wrong diagnosis until the final act. For example, in "Fidelity" a woman is brought in dead asleep and everything from tumors to breast cancer to rabbit fever is considered before House pulls African sleeping sickness out of his hat.

Obviously, if House walks in and is able to make the diagnosis much earlier than that, then they do not that much of a story. Still, there are episodes where the diagnosis is arrived at early on and the dramatic concern is getting the patient (or the hospital, etc.) to accept the treatment. In "Fidelity" the problem ends up being that somebody has to admit to having an affair to confirm the diagnosis. A better example of this type of episode is "DNR," where a legendary jazz musician is diagnosed as dying from ALS and House violates the DNR order to save the man's life. But even these variations on the theme ultimately just show how dominant the formula is here.

What makes "House" work is that the central character is so compelling, which is why my favorite episode is "Three Stories," which is the one that is most about House, even though he pretends it is not. House is a brilliant diagnostician but he is also rude, acerbic, and condescending in the extreme (and that is one a good day). I was thinking that House is one of those colorful characters, like Columbo or Monk, who has their own unique way of doing what they do, except that House is not as loveable. But then I have to admit there is something rather attractive about somebody who does not put up with the rules when they get in the way, who takes pleasure in finding interesting ways to insult people to their face, and who is able to get away with everything because he is so good at what he does.

But I got tired of Columbo after a few years and House is more like Monk in providing a supporting cast for the title character to play against. In terms of his team of clinicians they are all on House's bad side to begin with because they are young and inexperienced, but each is presented as pushing a particular button for House: Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) is female, Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) is black, and Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) provides a double dip by being both rich and English. Not that House has a prejudicial bone in his body (just the bad one in his leg and a need to get under people's skin). Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) rubs House the wrong way because she is (technically) his boss, but the chief fun there is bouncing back and forth between demeaning her as a doctor and as a bureaucrat. Then there is Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), who is literally House's only friend in the world on the strength of being able (and willing) to stand toe-to-toe and argue things out.

The introduction of billionaire Edward Vogel (Chi McBride) as the clinic's new Chairman of the Board ("Control") was an unnecessary major subplot in Season One because giving more system for a guy who bucks the system to buck is just overkill and adding obstacles that can only kill people gets old quickly. Vogel's attempt to get House to fire one of his doctors ("Heavy") was interesting because it revealed that his team are pretty interchangeable; for some reason I was thinking that it would make more sense if each had their own specialties, but then I decided that does not make sense, either in terms of how you treat an expert in infectious diseases or having writers understand who is responsible for what in each script.

Another thing that Season One proved is that House's romantic life is not in the present, but in the past. Cameron's attempt to force a date with House ("Love Hurts") was painful, while the arrival of ex-flame Stacy Warner (Sela Ward) for the last two episodes simply proves House's sex appeal is as man of mystery. Hints that there might be an actual human being behind that facade are all that are going to work, and as another person who knew House before he needed a cane, Warner allows a few more looks behind the mask. The main thing is that the writers have as much fun coming up with nasty things for House to say as Laurie has declaiming them with an American accent.
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KateJonesReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Verplicht kijken !
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The first episode got me hooked right from the start, and the whole first season was excellent.
We get to know Dr. House, a cranky limping doctor who doesn't nearly care as much for his patients as he cares for solving the puzzle (eg - what's wrong with them).
It's such a joy to see an actor (the brilliant Hugh Laurie) and his role (Dr. House) fit so perfectly well together.
The rest of the cast, as well as the patients-of-the-week, are really well casted too.
I love the quick-witted interaction between House and his bestest (only) friend Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), and the way House never pays for his own food. The not-too-subtle flirtation that won't really cross that line between House and Cuddy, his boss (Lisa Edelstein), makes for the lighter funny moments.
House's quick snappy slightly dark self deprecating humor often result in me laughing out loud.
House's team (affectionately called "the ducklings" online because they're always trotting along one 1 step behind him) are really there for House to bounce ideas off of, and to keep him somewhat in line (although it's mainly Cuddy who makes sure he keeps mostly on the legal side of the law).
And then there is the undercurrent of happiness, or, in House's case, lack thereof. His chronic pain, resulting Vicodin (mis)use combined with his personality and the not-so-occasional scotch often show us a glimpse miserable lonely side of the brilliant doctor. He might think he's God and omnipotent, but at least physically there are many things he can not do. Definitely worth watching!
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DolphinReviewed in the United States on June 16, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not Since X Files
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Not since X Files' Fox Mulder has FOX come up with a lead character as deliciously twisted, quirky, dark, wounded, and complex as Gregory House, MD. With a mind like a steel trap and tongue just as sharp, Season One of House has started a long listing of "Houseisms," little spontaneous utterances by Dr. House that are cutting, biting, sometimes rude, sometimes funny ... but always honest.

House is a brilliant diagnostician who is as antisocial as they come. Anyone who is seriously ill needs him and his team of underlings, yet anyone who really needs him can't stand to be around him. Heard of the saying "the cure is as bad as the disease?" When the cure is dispensed by the genius of Gregory House, MD, this saying takes on a whole new meaning.

Own Season One and be ready for Season Two of this deliciously complex and original series.
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