House, M.D.: Seasons 1-2
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We are watching these now as an addiction, every other night 2-3 shows at a time. We only have 8 shows of the 2nd season left to go, so we need to preorder season 3 soon. The writing & directing are absolutely solid, on every episode; well, actually there was one episode at the beginning of season 2 that was "off" chemistry wise, but every other episode has been a gem, with fast paced intelligent dialog, wit, sarcasm and emotional tension, despite the techno-medical-speak. I have not been this hooked on anything from television since...Star Trek?
Understand though, that these are not really medical stories, they are detective stories in a medical setting. And everybody lies.
House is the perfect show for everyone. Yes, I said it. Everyone. There is drama, gore, intensity, comedy, and romance. If you are not a fan of those, then you hate everything. If you are looking to get into House, I suggest picking up this set. If you do not even know what House is, then this is the review for you.
In my recent review of House M.D. - Season 2, I described the stories main drift as this:
"House is a painkiller-addicted doctor who walks with a limp due to a muscle being removed in his leg. He is the best doctor in the hospital, but is often apathetic and hates patients. The storyline of a common episode will depict House and his team trying to find out what is wrong with an abnormal patient. They will come up with a solution and find out it is wrong. Then they continue to find solutions until they find the right one. Along the way, there is plenty of gore and snide remarks on behalf of House. Almost every episode has this underlying pattern."
House is developed in Season 1. Everything I described in the last quote is showed in Season 1. House's sense of humor will have you laughing, but will never ruin the moment. His attitude about his job makes him interesting. While he does not care about his patients, you find him eventually caring about things. It makes it seem like his heart is not as cold as originally thought. This makes him a dynamic character.
House has a team of doctors that help him solve these cases. Carmen, the over-caring woman. Foreman, the dynamic black man. Chase, the odd Aussie. Each one of them has a fair share of character build-up during Season 2. Foreman changes multiple times progressively making you care more about him.Read more ›
Dr. Gregory House is brilliant and truly does not give a tinker's dam what people think. The things with which he gets away - what he says to his colleagues, patients, and superiors - are a vicarious treat. Who wouldn't want to say a lot of what House acerbically delivers in each and every episode?!
What is so compelling about his character is his total unwillingness to bend, whether it is his methodologies or his opinions. Here is a character that - in any other situation - would be one that you KNOW would be set up to metamorphose in some way; perhaps the "bully" becomes a kinder, gentler person by episode's end.
Not the case with House. He is everything contrary to what we perceive to be characteristic of a "hero"; he's a bitter, Vicodin-addicted misanthrope, whose interest in his patients is solely for the medical puzzle they present. On the rare occasions that he appears to connect with a patient, it is always within HIS own parameters.
But you wouldn't want him to change. That's what keeps him strangely likeable and believable; he's a damaged person (his leg injury is really secondary) and is what he is, take it or leave it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great show love the series very good, Hugh Laurie is awesome...very sorry it was cancelled but it had a good run!!Published on December 5, 2013 by Anthony J. Piazza
Was purchased as a gift and my daughter loved it. I've watched all episodes and allows you to view at your own pace.Published on November 19, 2013 by Allan F. Hueg
Wife loved the first few seasons. It became a bit of a downer in the 3rd and 4th season. We did like the series finale.Published on June 5, 2013 by Michael LeGrande
Of course, I loved it and will no doubt watch many times. I have all his seasons that are available on DVD.Published on September 30, 2010 by Bobby Windsor
I love Greys Anatomy but unfortunately that's the only thing I received. I have NOT received House-Season 1/Season 2 value back yet. When will I receive it????Published on July 7, 2010 by Jerzie girl
My husband loves this shows.Purchased two seasons for him
and the came in excellent condition in amazingly quick timing!
Great TV series and very enjoyable! Read more
If you like the TV show House, this set is a must have. It holds the key history of the characters--House/Cuddy; House/Stacy (his only love); House/authority (always the enemy for... Read morePublished on December 11, 2009 by snwlprd