Released: 16 November 2004 (Usa)
Runtime: 44 Min
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Taglines: As Addictive As Vicodin
Writers: David Shore
Actors: Hugh Laurie , Omar Epps , Robert Sean Leonard
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.
This long-running medical drama follows the professional and personal life of Gregory House- a witty, arrogant, rule-breaking, self-destructive, pain-pill addicted but genius diagnostician at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. House and his team of doctors work against the clock to diagnose and treat patients when other doctors can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong with them, often resorting to unorthodox methods based on House’s hunches on the patients, their families, or his own personal experiences.
Focusing on the main character, the clever, antisocial, and incredibly intelligent Dr. Gregory House, whom is crippled in his right leg and because of which has a painkiller addiction, the series follows him along with his team of doctors who specialize in diagnostic medicine as they solve bizarre and almost impossible cases. It also shows Dr. House’s relationships between his colleagues, Dr. James Wilson, the goody two shoes and sincere oncologist, and House’s employer, the beautiful Dr. Lisa Cuddy. The series elaborates on Dr. House’s struggle with the chronic pain in his leg paired with his drug addiction, his lonely love life, his impatient determination to solve every puzzle he encounters, and includes some witty comedy as he interacts with arrogant patients and other people throughout his day.