Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|House Season One|
Actors: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, Jennifer Morrison
Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 02/10/2009 Rating: Nr
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Donna T. from APO, AE
Reviewed on 1/13/2012...
For most of my adult life I have prided myself on not being much of a TV watcher. I'd rather read or do something "more important". Well, ripe old middle age has hit, and I've decided to follow my husband's example of settling in with a TV show or 2 to relax in the evenings. Masterpiece has always been a favorite. Now I've discovered "House". What attracted me was Hugh Laurie. We have always been a big fan of his, especially his Jeeves and Wooster series. My husband has always been a Brit phobe, then we lived in England for some time and discovered the pleasures of Black Adder, which frequently guest starred Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Amanda Richardson, and other luminaries. So I only watched House because of it's star, but quickly became hooked.
I like this early season. Kind of a kinder and gentler House from the later seasons. Sometimes. Sometimes he's not kind at all, which I find really obnoxious and mean. What kind of a person could treat people that way? I guess the paradox keeps me watching.
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Carmen C. (CarmenCS) from PIPERSVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 3/28/2010...
Quirky characters and a fascinating subject. Dark humor and people who care, however well they mask it. Amazing series.
Totally and utterly brilliant!
C. J. Schaps | 06/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""House, M.D." is one of the best shows on television right now. It has brilliant writing, great stories, and an amazing cast lead by the incredible Hugh Laurie.
What's it about?
"House, M.D." is about a brilliant doctor (named "House") who treats patients with ailments that other doctors have failed to cure. House is aided in his search for what is wrong with his patients by a skilled team of doctors. Among the more interesting cases are people suffering from hepatitus, rabies, and a tape worm.
While the medical cases are facinating, the heart of the show is Hugh Laurie's performance as Dr. House. Dr. House is brilliant and damaged in soul and in body. He walks with a limp caused by muscle death in his leg. This ailment combined with his natural propensity for sarcasm make Dr. House a grumpy and blunt man who is not afraid to say what he thinks. Here are some of the most popular:
MobsterLawyer: My brother's not gay!
House: No, but he's certainly delightful.
"I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist. Just because you don't know what the right answer is - maybe there's even no way you could know what the right answer is - doesn't make your answer right or even okay. It's much simpler than that. It's just plain wrong."
House: "Ah, yes, but as the philosopher Jagger once said, 'You can't always get what you want.'"
Cuddy (later in the episode): "I looked up that philosopher, Jagger, you mentioned, and you're right, you can't always get what you want. But as it turns out, if you try sometimes, you get what you need."
Hello, sick people and their loved ones! In the interest of saving time and avoiding a lot of boring chitchat later, I'm Doctor Gregory House; you can call me "Greg." I'm one of three doctors staffing this clinic this morning. This ray of sunshine is Doctor Lisa Cuddy. Doctor Cuddy runs this whole hospital, so unfortunately she's much too busy to deal with you. I am a board certified diagnostician with a double specialty of infectious disease and nephrology. I am also the only doctor currently employed at this hospital who is forced to be here against his will. That is true, isn't it? But not to worry, because for most of you, this job could be done by a monkey with a bottle of Motrin. Speaking of which, if you're particularly annoying, you may see me reach for this: this is Vicodin. It's mine! You can't have any! And no, I do not have a pain management problem, I have a pain problem... but who knows? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm too stoned to tell. So, who wants me?
If you watch this show, you won't be disappointed."
One of the best TV shows, House shakes up medical dramas
A. Ross | New Zealand | 07/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let's face it, who cares about so-called 'reality' TV anymore? Hugh Laurie breathes new life into the medical genre with HOUSE M.D, the best show in years. Laurie's brilliant performance combined with a great supporting cast and some impressive celebrity guest stars, this has quickly become one of my favorite TV shows. Without any signs of slowing down, I hope House will carry on to many more seasons so viewers around the world can tune in to fabulously fresh and original episodes every week. Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman) handles the material well with a steady hand, shaping the show, while allowing the supporting cast room to breath. The music, pacing, and excellent writing from David Shore make every installment memorable. The DVD has all 22 episodes of the groundbreaking comedy-drama, and that's great to have so much to keep fans satisfied. The digital transfer is excellent too. If only other shows would take notes from House, then there would actually be something else to watch on television."
Bad News for Widescreen TV Owners
T. F. | Sunny CA | 05/15/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just to make something clear that isn't really obvious in the item description (or on the packaging itself)--the show is presented here in non-anamorphic widescreen. That is, it is NOT formatted for viewing on a widescreen television. Viewing on a 16 X 9 widescreen TV, you will have to choose between a picture that is distorted and stretched horizontally or one that has black bars on all four sides--top, bottom, left and right. Sadly, Universal's unfortunate and outdated decision has caused the quality of this DVD set to suffer."