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House is by far one of the best televisions shows. Season One is where it all began. House is a medical mystery television show. In each episode House is faced with a patient with unusual symptoms, and along with his team of dedicated doctors, must discover what strange illness is afflicting the patient. Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) is a brilliant medical professional. Also a strong supporting cast to include Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, and Sela Ward. 22 episodes of Drama, Suspense and some Comedy. This is a must have.
This show is my current obsession. Hugh Laurie and the "House M.D." ensemble cast come together with instant chemistry to play out dramatic and engaging story arcs.
Set up as an episodal show, "House M.D." generally has a new medical mystery to unravel in each hour-long segment. The genius Gregory House and his team of interns have mere days and hours to correctly diagnose and save patients, taking on only the toughest cases. However, the real facination for me lies in the larger story arcs, which cover several episodes and sometimes entire seasons.
Throughout the individual episodes the characters grow and change, learning from eachother and their experiences. House himself is a paradox: he is a brilliant doctor saving lives every day, but he apparently has no patience or compassion for the people around him. His abrasive personality finds expression in his cutting wit, making wry jokes and mercilessly teasing those around him. In fact, sometimes even I get a little tired of his arrogance. But then, as if on cue, every once in a while another side of House shines through; the odd smile, the stunned silence, and the rare but precious expression of affection.
Oscar-winning Hugh Laurie manages to balance all these facets of the character with stunning expertise, creating an entirely believeable and even strangely likeable doctor House. A well-known British actor (BBCTV series such as "Black Adder," "Jeeves & Wooster," "A Bit of Fry and Laurie"), Laurie plays House with a nearly flawless U.S. accent (rumor has it that upon seeing Laurie's audition video, the casting director for House said to his team, "See, this is what I want: a real American guy").
Laurie's performance, while stunning, is doubly highlighted and successful due to his strong supporting cast. Lisa Edelstein (Dr. Cuddy), Jennifer Morrison (Dr. Cameron), Omar Epps (Dr. Foreman), Jesse Spencer (Dr. Chase), and the much underappreciated, in my opinion, Robert Sean Leonard (Dr. Wilson) paint a colorful array of hospital staff, whose talents and weaknesses ultimately balance eachothers' out and find success in most of their ventures.
All in all, this is a must-see for people who enjoy great scripting and better acting. I would warn people unfamiliar with the story that House is in fact downright mean at times, and I know friends who have gotten really fed up with his antics. However, in my opinion, if you're able to take his defensive walls in stride, the reward of getting to know his complexity is well worth your time. I started watching the show on TV during Season 3, and while I thoroughly enjoyed it, I had no idea how much I was missing by not having the background story. I'd seriously reccommend catching up with Seasons 1 and 2 if you haven't already.
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Debuting over the FOX network almost four years ago (11-16-04), House is an investigative medical drama that revolves around several physicians who were inspired by Sir Blah Blah creation—Sherlock Homes.
“House is in many respects a medical Sherlock Holmes. This resemblance is evident in various elements of the series' plot, such as House's reliance on psychology to solve a case, his reluctance to accept cases he does not find interesting, his drug addiction, home address (apartment 221B), playing of an instrument, relationship with Dr. James Wilson (a reference to Dr. John Watson), and his encounter with a crazed gunman credited as "Moriarty", which is the same name as Holmes' nemesis. Also, series creator David Shore has said that Dr. House's name is meant as a "subtle homage" to Sherlock Holmes (i.e., "homes").”
The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning show was created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and Director Bryan Singer (who is known for his work on X-Men, X-Men: United, and Superman Returns).
Dr. Gregory House and the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital
English actor Hugh Laurie plays Dr. Gregory House, an intelligent, deductive, and at times somewhat arrogant diagnostician at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. House heads a team of young diagnosticians (e.g., allergists, etc.) in handling patients whose presenting concerns fancied his interest (in most cases) and were misdiagnosed at other medical institutions.
Wikipedia.org describes the cases featured in House to be “exceptionally complex and subtle” and “rare,” yet “realistic.” The author of The Medical Science of House, M.D.—Andrew Holtz—added that the presenting concerns that come through the doors of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital can be further described as "a conglomeration of all the worst things that can happen to people from all over the world, crammed into one little community."
To date, I have only been able to watch two episodes ("Humpty Dumpty" and "Clueless") of House from start-to-finish on the Telly—both of which really pique my interest as I patiently waited for their “final diagnosis.”
Is it possible for us to love Dr. House? He's grumpy, a total "know it all", is often biting in his remarks, and definitely doesn't have a bit of warm "fuzzy" behavior - yet, love him we do!
I missed this series for the first season, but was lucky enough to catch most of season 2. I became an immediate fan and couldn't wait to get my hands on the dvd's for season 1! If you love doctor shows like ER, etc., you will love House! Like most shows today, it can be a little graphic when we see inside the "sick" patient, but this actually aids us in following the thinking of House and his crew in trying to figure out what mysterious illness is afflicting them.
One of the best parts of each episode is when House has to do routine patient visits. Talk about telling it like it is - House is brutal with the patients. He never believes what they say and for the most part thinks they are just wasting his time. The interaction between the core group of characters is believable and edgy enough to keep us interested.
If you haven't seen House - I recommend this series highly! If you already like the series, what are you waiting for? This is a "must-add" to your collection of dvds!
I got House Season One fro christmas. I have been watching it non stop and I havent gotten sick of it. Dr. Gregory House, the sarcastic doctor and his team make this show the freshest drama yet. The key to its success is the accurate medical information that is accompanied by talented acting by Hugh Laurie and the rest of the cast. People that are interested in medicine, or know nothing at all can still enjoy this show.
The only problem I have found in the box set is that the special features are not that special. For example, the set tour is an awkward comentary by two actors, and there is a lot of repetition within the different featurettes.
Some good things about this box set is that there is a short description of the episode before it begins, something that, for the most part, is on the DVD case.
I am glad this show is on DVD and I recommend it to anyone who loves foresinc mystery stories, like CSI or Law & Order.