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House M.D. (original title)
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

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David Shore
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Hugh Laurie ...  Dr. Gregory House 176 episodes, 2004-2012
Omar Epps ...  Dr. Eric Foreman 174 episodes, 2004-2012
Robert Sean Leonard ...  Dr. James Wilson 174 episodes, 2004-2012
Jesse Spencer ...  Dr. Robert Chase 171 episodes, 2004-2012
Lisa Edelstein ...  Dr. Lisa Cuddy 153 episodes, 2004-2011
Bobbin Bergstrom ...  Nurse / ... 134 episodes, 2005-2012
Jennifer Morrison ...  Dr. Allison Cameron 130 episodes, 2004-2012
Peter Jacobson ...  Dr. Chris Taub 96 episodes, 2007-2012
Olivia Wilde ...  Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley / ... 81 episodes, 2007-2012
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Storyline

The series follows the life of anti-social, pain killer addict, witty and arrogant medical doctor Gregory House with only half a muscle in his right leg. He and his team of medical doctors try to cure complex and rare diseases from very ill ordinary people in the United States of America. Written by Samtroy

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Genius has side effects. [UK] See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the actors that have been featured on House M.D. have also been on the show "Psych" (2006). For example: Anne Dudek played Lucinda on Psych for the "Pilot". She also played Dr. Amber Volakis on House for all of season 4 and part of season 5. Jimmi Simpson played Mary on Psych for "An Evening with Mr. Yang". He also played Daniel Bresson on House for "Unfaithful". Michael Weston played Adam Hornstock on Psych for "Cloudy...Chance of Murder". He also played Lucas Douglas on House for part of season 5. Frank Whaley played Robert on Psych for "Who You Gonna Call". He also played Mr. X on House for "Mirror Mirror". Kurtwood Smith played Brett Connors on Psych for "Forget Me Not". He also played Dr. Obyedkov on House for "Half-Wit". Scott Michael Campbell played Wes Hildenbach on Psych for "9 Lives". He also played Joe Luria on House for both "Euphoria: Part 1" and "Euphoria: Part 2". Mackenzie Astin played Jason Cunningham on Psych for "Tuesday the 17th". He also played Alan Alston on House for "All In". Franka Potente played Nadia on Psych for "One, Maybe Two, Ways Out". She also played Lydia on House for "Broken". See more »

Goofs

Though this is probably intentional, to create a more visually striking scene, the show quite literally never correctly depicts the proper treatment for a flatline. Flatlines are treated with medication and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), not a defibrillator. Defibrillators are used to correct irregular heart rhythm (fibrillation) -- not the complete absence of one. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gregory House: Technology is overrated.
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Alternate Versions

The song used for the intro sequence is Massive Attack's "Teardrop". However, in many European countries an original piece of music by Scott Donaldson and Richard Nolan was used due to rights issues. From the second season onwards a new intro composed by Jason Derlatka and John Ehrlich was used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #32.6 (2006) See more »

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Teardrop
Written and performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Virgin/EMI Records
By arrangement with EMI Special Markets
© 1998 Circa Records Ltd.
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Fine "medical detective" show
23 December 2004 | by GMP1See all my reviews

I'll admit that the main I reason I first watched this show was to see Hugh Laurie in a drama series. Besides his role in the film "Peter's Friends", I mainly knew his work from his comedy roles in "Blackadder" and "Jeeves and Wooster". Now, having seen him in "House", I find that he's a fine dramatic actor, as well. From previous reviews, you'll have read that Laurie plays Dr. House, an ill-tempered, disabled yet brilliant physician who doesn't like patients, but is challenged by unusual ailments. Aided by a small team of younger doctors, he tries to figure out a correct diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, he also must deal with patients that he is forced to see in the hospital's walk-in clinic. As noted, Laurie's performance is very good; the early talk about an Emmy nomination for him is quite justified. The rest of the cast is also good, though the scripts have yet to fully examine each character. (Viewers may remember Omar Epps from his earlier medical role as the ill-fated Gant on "ER".) The stories, while set up as brain-teasers, are also refreshingly complex about the doctors, the patients and the hospital; they don't resort to the done-to-death "HMO's are the source of all evil" plot line. These doctors are brilliant, but not perfect; mistakes are made. In the end, I hope that Fox will allow the show to continue. It's good to see an interesting medical show on TV, now that "ER" has degenerated into a "tragedy of the week" soap opera. And, as for Hugh Laurie's accent, I've heard better, but I've heard a lot worse. Give him time. (In a recent episode, he got to use his native English accent for a joke.) One important note: "House" is not for the squeamish. There are some pretty graphic and disturbing scenes in the series that some viewers may find upsetting. (For example, one episode featured critically ill infants and pulled very few punches.)


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