Go deeper into the medical mysteries of House, TV's most compelling new drama, as all 22 Season One episodes and exclusive bonus features come to DVD! Hugh Laurie stars as the brilliant, but sarcastic Dr. Gregory House, a ... more »maverick physician who is devoid of bedside manner. While his behavior can border on antisocial, Dr. House thrives on the challenge of solving the medical puzzles that other doctors give up on. Together with his hand-picked team of young medical experts, he'll do whatever it takes in the race against the clock to solve the case. Check out each gripping episode featuring some of TV's hottest guest stars, including Carmen Electra, Chi McBride, Scott Foley and Sela Ward. It's the intriguing new series TV Guide's Matt Roush hails as "the uncommon cure for the common medical drama."« less
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 5/10/2015...
Having never watched the show when it originally aired it was interesting to watch this character and his fellow cast members lure me in to loving them all..... even though House is a bit hard to get to like (he grows on ya). Now I am wondering how and why I missed it all those years!
Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE Reviewed on 8/27/2014...
I love House. I first got started on it in season 4 so I decided instead of watching it on tv and miss certain episodes I just bought each season as it came out. I love the mystery illness they have to try and figure out and I love House's personality. He's hilarious!
Michelle M. from ARAGON, GA Reviewed on 5/1/2010...
Still watching this Season. It took a couple episodes to warm up to House's character but now I enjoy his attitude. The clinic cases are almost more enjoyable than the focus case per episode. Already have Season 2 ordered and Season 3 waiting.
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Jeanne S. (ijeanne) from FORT THOMAS, AZ Reviewed on 4/5/2010...
I'd seen bits and pieces of this show and thought it was pretty good, but when I finally was able to watch the entire first season I completely fell in love. Such good acting! And a great balance between medical and drama.
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SHARYL G. (MOMSBELLA) from GOLD BEACH, OR Reviewed on 3/23/2010...
This is a wonderful series. If you like abrasive humor then this is for you. Everyone in my family enjoys watching this program. We find that the relationships that Dr. House has with all of his support staff as well as his supervisors keeps us waiting for what he is going to do next. It is usually something off the wall and may not be entirely legal. His bedside manner stinks like rotten eggs, but he does a fabulous job trying to figure out some of the most obscure diseases out there. Usually in the end, his patients come around to liking him. It usually takes the entire episode to get to that point though.
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Daylene S. Reviewed on 8/29/2009...
Started watching this show with the reruns and got hooked. Fascinating to watch the relationships and House's struggle with God and anything not logical. Hugh Laurie is a terrific actor!
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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.
From..."Three Stories" "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."
From..."Pilot" 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."
From..."Paternity" 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."
Best thing that's happened to TV in YEARS!
Susan R. Matthews | Seattle, WA USA | 05/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's been so long since there's been anything on TV, anything at all, to sit up and watch on Tuesday nights. I can't wait to have this series on DVD! Hugh Laurie is brilliant, yeah, but we already knew that (grin). The ensemble cast is terrific (the best performances from Laurie wouldn't be as effective without the supporting players). The writing is solid, solid, solid, and -- wonder of wonders! there's character development and continuity! Ai yi yi!
Rather than start off on some of the wonderful things about House I'd better just shut up and say, Can't wait for the DVD . . ."
Refreshingly Witty and Clever New Series
William McGarey | 07/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Get ready to finally see a witty and cleverly funny new show that will keep you running in front of the television every tuesday evening (that is if fox decides to keep it on tuesdays). House, M.D.'s flare makes up for all all the dramas that fox should have and its suspense can sometimes even be 24-worthy (another great must see fox drama). A show based on the "strange cases" department in a hospital, which Doctor Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) leads along with his various "sidekick doctors." With great characters such as House who keeps you silently howling with laughter at his various victims of sarcasm and Doctor Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) who always keeps House in check during his many life saving escapades, House M.D. always has something new to offer every week. Refreshingly cute, clever, and perpetually gorgeous Doctor Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) always has something to add as the only female in House's team along with Doctors Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) and Robert Chase (Jesse Spence) the male members of House's team always getting nabbed at with rude but halarious remarks from House. All in all this show is a fanatastic combination of poor kids almost dying, love stories/non-verbal chemistry, children watching the parents go mad with various diseases, lacross players, poisoned jeans, nuns, and who could forget the sarcasm, and I and many others will eagerly await season two and beyond."