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House, M.D.: Season One

Hugh Laurie , Omar Epps , Bill Johnson , Bryan Singer    Unrated   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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He pops pills, watches soaps, and always, always says what's on his mind. He's Dr. Gregory House (Emmy nominee Hugh Laurie, Blackadder). Producers David Shore, Bryan Singer, Katie Jacobs, and Paul Attanasio haven't rewritten the hospital drama--at heart, it's a cross between St. Elsewhere, ER, and C.S.I.--but they've infused a moribund genre with new life and created one of TV's most compelling characters. More than any previous medical procedural, it resembles Attanasio’s underrated Gideon's Crossing, but House is lighter on its feet. As fascinating as he is, the show wouldn't work as well if it were all House all the time (that would be like Sherlock Holmes without Watson or Moriarty). Fortunately, he's joined by an intriguing cast of characters, portrayed by a combination of experienced vets (Omar Epps, Lisa Edelstein, Tony winner Robert Sean Leonard) and new faces (Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer). Aside from the complicated cases they tackle each week, the sparks really fly when House's brilliant, if naïve charges are put to the test--and as the head of a teaching hospital, it's his job to test them (although his tough love approach is constantly landing him in hot water with Edelstein's administrator). From the first episode, House attracted a talented array of guests, including Robin Tunney ("Pilot"), Joe Morton ("Role Model"), and Patrick Bauchau ("Cursed") as Spencer’s father. In addition, Chi McBride and Sela Ward appear frequently (with Ward returning for the second season). Viewers who first watched these 22 episodes on Fox will be gratified to note that the music has survived the transition to disc, such as the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want," as featured in both the pilot and season finale ("Honeymoon"). The only apparent omission is the credit theme (Massive Attack's "Teardrop") from the pilot. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "... Everyone Lies..." July 18 2006
By Daffydd
Format:DVD
This is an excellent show. But is this a drama? Is this a comedy? I think this is the best of all worlds, a drama with humour that fits within the story coming naturally from the characters. No artificially punchlines with canned laughter inserted before short attention spans gte distracted.

It's about the characters. They took the time to develope the characters, they have backstories, they are individuals, they react differently and may even have thier own agendas. Including House's boss who admits she sets aside money just to pay the lawyers the hospital needs after House's antics (because 'he's that good of a doctor'). And in the end each of those antics is House trying to save his patient, despite hospital rules, despite the opinions of other doctors, and often despite the patients themselves ('everybody lies').

Be thankful you have to change the dvd. It will become a medical addiction hitting the "Playall" button, and then being upset when you've watched all the episodes, getting the shakes while changing the dvd... you'd better get yourself checked out by Dr House... only he'll probably dodge you in the clinic...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Puzzles and Laughs all over again July 12 2006
Format:DVD
What got me onto House in the first place was the great one-liners ("You're ORANGE, you moron."..."Do I get extra points if I act like I care?"), and I've never looked back. He's a pill-popper, genius, rule-breaker (OK, well, he just bashes through whatever roadblocks he encounters)...yet he also has a heart. No matter whose toes he steps on in the process, he always has his patients' best interests in mind.

My favorite episode is "Three Stories", during which House reluctantly lectures a seminar in Diagnostics. In the process of relating three different medical cases, we learn a little about what made House the arrogant, mouthy, addictive, brilliant jerk that he is.

I can't wait to get Season 2!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In da House Aug. 30 2005
By Eric
Format:DVD
"House" is a wonderful and entertaining show. One that I think distances itself from the sea of medical shows like ER, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. "House" is undoubtably the child of shows of ER and CSI. However, Hugh Laurie's wit and sarcasm make the show more entertaining and addictive than MSG to a Pho noodle house. Leaving you just as thirsty for more. You will not be disappointed with this sleeper hit show that airs on Global. I hope this review has been helpful and you are adding "House Season One" to your Cart and checking out. Enjoy!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what we all want to say Sept. 9 2005
By A Customer
Format:DVD
The things Dr. House says to his patients are what we all want to say to many of our patients everyday but ethical and professional standards prevent it. Everyone should watch this excellent show just to see what your doctor is really thinking.
Also, Hugh Laurie is a delight to watch. The fact that this man is the same actor who portrayed the lovable dolt Bertie Wooster so admirably is testemant to his great talent. The two characters are poles apart but he nails them both. I find it interesting that American television needs to pluck an English actor to play a stock character (the all-knowing doctor) Does this mean that they have finally realized that their star factories do not actors make?
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3.0 out of 5 stars its okay May 17 2014
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its okay I preferred the later episodes if you never seen it before its good to see it once but other than that.... its just not that good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow April 27 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
All seasons awesome and it all began from here, also it may be watched online but DVD quality well worth the purchase
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