House (Tv Series) 2004

House, also known as House, M.D., is an American medical drama that debuted on the Fox network on November 16, 2004. The show was created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer.

The show revolves around Dr. Gregory House (British actor Hugh Laurie), a cynical medical genius, who heads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH). The show’s premise was created by Shore, who got the idea for the curmudgeonly title character from a visit to a teaching hospital. Initially, producer Bryan Singer wanted an American to play House, but British actor Hugh Laurie’s audition convinced him that a foreign actor could play the role. Shore wrote House as a character with parallels to Sherlock Holmes; both are drug users, aloof, and largely friendless. The show’s producers wanted House disabled in some way, and gave the character a damaged leg arising from an incorrect diagnosis. Dr. House often clashes with his boss, hospital administrator and Dean of Medicine, Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), because his theories about a patient’s illness tend to be based on subtle or controversial insights. House’s only true friend is Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), head of the Department of Oncology. House’s original diagnostic team consisted of Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), and Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps). In the fourth season, this team is disbanded and House gradually whittles down a field of forty applicants to a new team consisting of Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley (Olivia Wilde), Dr. Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson), and Dr. Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn). The original doctors still recur throughout the series, with Foreman featured most prominently out of the three. House has received much critical acclaim and gained high ratings ever since its premiere. During the 2007–08 United States television season, the series was the most-watched scripted program on TV and the third-most-watched program overall, behind American Idol and Dancing with the Stars. The show has also received various awards and nominations, including a Peabody Award, two Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2008, Shore announced that a spin-off, centering around a character introduced in House’s fifth season will be created. As of 2009, House is in its fifth season. Critics reacted positively to the character of Gregory House. Tom Shales of The Washington Post called him “the most electrifying character to hit television in years”.
Series overview
Gregory House, M.D., is a misanthropic medical genius who heads a team of diagnosticians at the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. Most episodes start with a cold open, or in medias res, somewhere outside the hospital, showing the events leading up to the onset of symptoms for that episode’s main patient. The episode follows the team in their attempts to diagnose and treat the patient’s illness. Most of the time they do not succeed until the patient is critical. House’s world-renowned department typically only sees patients who have failed to receive a correct diagnosis, making the patients’ cases complex. Furthermore, House rejects cases that he does not find interesting. The team arrives at diagnoses using differential diagnosis, with House guiding the deliberations, using a whiteboard, on which he writes and strikes off possible symptoms and diseases with a marker. House often discounts and challenges the opinions of his team, pointing out that their contributions have missed various relevant factors. The patient is usually misdiagnosed over the course of the episode and treated with medications appropriate to the misdiagnosis. This usually causes further complications in the patient, but in turn helps lead House and his team to the correct diagnosis, since the complications can often be seen as new symptoms.
Often the ailment cannot be easily deduced because the patient has lied about symptoms, circumstances, and/or his or her personal history. House frequently mutters, “Everybody lies”, or proclaims during the team’s deliberations: “The patient is lying”, or “The symptoms never lie”. Even when not stated explicitly, this assumption guides House’s decisions and diagnoses. Because House’s theories about a patient’s illness tend to be based on an epiphany or controversial insights, he often has trouble obtaining permission from his boss, hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy, to perform medical procedures he thinks are necessary, especially when the procedures involve a high degree of risk or are ethically dubious. Often, he has to argue his controversial ideas to his team, specifically Dr. Allison Cameron, whose views on medical ethics are far more established than those of the other team members. Cuddy also requires House to spend time treating patients in the hospital’s walk-in clinic in the hope that the interactions will improve his bedside manner. House’s grudging fulfillment of this duty or creative methods of avoiding it is a recurring subplot on the show. During clinic duty, House confounds patients with unwelcome insights into their personal lives, eccentric prescriptions, and unorthodox treatments but impresses them with rapid and accurate diagnoses after seemingly not paying attention. Realizations made during some of the simple problems House faces in the clinic often help him solve the main case. Episodes frequently feature the practice of entering a patient’s house with or without the owner’s permission in order to search for clues that might suggest a certain pathology. Another large portion of the plot centers on House’s abuse of Vicodin to manage pain stemming from an infarction in his quadriceps muscle some years earlier, an injury that forces him to walk with a cane. In the episode “Detox”, House admits he is addicted to Vicodin, but says he does not have a problem because, “The pills let me do my job, and they take away my pain.” His addiction has led two of his colleagues, doctors James Wilson and Lisa Cuddy, to encourage him to go to drug rehabilitation several times, but no attempts have successfully gotten House off the drug. Sometimes when House does not have access to Vicodin, or when he perceives the Vicodin alone is not enough to relieve his pain, he self-medicates with other narcotic pain relievers such as oxycodone and morphine, and once, methadone.
House has received many awards and nominations. The show received a 2005 Peabody Award for what the Peabody board called an “unorthodox lead character a misanthropic diagnostician” and for “cases fit for a medical Sherlock Holmes,” both of which helped make House “the most distinctive new doctor drama in a decade.” The American Film Institute (AFI), included House in their 2005 list of 10 Television Programs of the Year. The show has also been nominated for various Golden Globe Awards, Hugh Laurie has received the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama in 2006 and again in 2007. But it was not until 2008, when the show was first nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Drama, however, the award was won by Mad Men. House received nominations in the same two categories the following year, but failed to win any. For the first season episode “Three Stories”, creator David Shore won a writing Emmy in 2005 and the Humanitas Prize in 2006. Writer Lawrence Kaplow won a Writers Guild of America Award in 2006 for his season two episode “Autopsy”. House was also honoured by the Screen Actors Guild, awarding Laurie the 2007 and 2008 awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. In 2005, 2007, and 2008, Laurie was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The Emmy board also nominated House for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, but the show has not yet won the award.

# Gregory House (Hugh Laurie),
# Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein),
# James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard),
# Eric Foreman (Omar Epps),
# Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison),
# Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer),
# Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson),
# Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn),
# Remy “Thirteen” Hadley (Olivia Wilde),

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