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This show has long been on my favorites list – i found it when i was doing the Leaving Cert (Irish School Final Exams) and boy did my studies suffer. I got through all 8 seasons within a few months – thankfully not the few leading up to the exams but i can safely say i was entirely distracted . The main character “Greg House” was based on Sherlock Holmes – the genius IQ with social ineptitude’s and slightly autistic tendencies when it comes to change in any part of his life . The main difference being that its not murders he’s investigating and trying to solve – its differential diagnosis’

 

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He’s a Doctor & he’s sent the cases that have gone thru the normal rank of doctors and when they cant figure out what the hell is going on; its sent up to the big dogs . The comparisons dont end there – his best friend, confidant and companion through thick and thin “Wilson” formerly Watson – along with a candor that Holmes himself would appreciate! His mind altering drug of choice : Vicodin – a hella strong NCAID (Narcotic) painkiller that he has a reason to take but far from the legal amount!

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This show explores a myriad of different emotional and intellectual complexes, depression, drug addiction, disability and life-altering diseases and given the influx of patients each suffering their own personal issues both medical and mental, there is a certain weight and substantiality of the script running throughout.

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There’s some interesting days in the office

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Some knowing looks

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& some scolding. The comedy explored in this show is quite unique, the “Irene Adler” of the show is Dr. Lisa Cuddy, House’ superior and their frequent struggles in the workplace make for some damn enjoyable television. There’s a level of inquisitive curiosity that only increases for the character of House from the viewers as you go through the seasons. It’s a similar structure to The Sopranos, as although House is technically an “upstanding citizen” he regularly and constantly breaks the law and multiple moral codes. But he does it in a charming and cheeky way so its all good.

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We’ve some reasonable questions

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A few eyerolls here n there

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Plenty of class, intellect & maturity

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Some downtime

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& effective mood stabilizers

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Some successes

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one handsome devil

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He really does embody a lot of the traits of our age old Sherlock, as his care for the feelings and emotions of others is severely limited. That said, is it precisely this indifference that you end up finding quite endearing.

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The only women he hires tend to be ridiculously attractive ones. But who’s intellect and back-talk are equal to their looks. 

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Again, I can do nothing but agree with this man, quite reminiscent of Nick Miller’s life philosophies at times

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He does whip out some stellar one-liners

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Along with a slightly lackadaisical approach to work

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Some damn sophisticated approaches to losing

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One of the surprising factoids is that this show had as much appeal as it did in America, on average shows with a protagonist renouncing God and religion regularly didn’t always get great ratings in the US at the time of its release. Yet, House MD was one of America’s highest watched and rated series. Finally a series based on logic and intellect, along with some chuckles of course. 

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His social skills might be lacking a little …

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but the man knows how to do a good Bond villain chair swivel.

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Sadly there is no more seasons to come out its concluded

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But you’ve got 177 glorious episodes of this cheeky man

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So enjoy! Light up a joint or pour yourself a whiskey – pick your poison.

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