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The premise of House centres each episode around a diagnostic challenge for the blunt, brilliant, rude and unconventional Doctor and his team. The investigations into the various ailments even have a pseudo-CSI feel to them, generally set against the time-pressure of a rapidly degenerating patient.
Yet while the medicine enthrals, House is all about the characters. The superb supporting cast, including Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard and Lisa Edelstein, of long-suffering colleagues and staff are strong, providing the nucleus of a fair few story threads themselves. Yet its Hugh Lauries astonishing performance in the title role that makes it all work.
In Lauries hands, Dr Gregory House becomes one of the most memorable television characters of recent times, replacing snide comments and sarcasm at a point where a calm bedside manner would be far more appropriate. Across the three seasons in this terrific boxset, therefore, he makes more than his fair share of enemies, including a police detective intent on sending him down and a patient or two who look to exact some form of revenge.
Anchored by razor-sharp writing, House is, undoubtedly, a major success and a highly enjoyable television programme. And with over 60 episodes to enjoy here, this collection of the first three seasons is a terrific investment. --Simon Brew
House is an unexpected find i like to buy box sets and house is one i have only just looked at an purchised it was good value thats why i tried it and i am glad i did because it is... Read morePublished 8 months ago by matt clarke
This is just brilliant, totally addictive. I bought this for my husbands birthday as we came across later series on TV.Published 21 months ago by Michelle0506
The box set should have contained seasons 1-3 but season one, which has three discs had two copies of the second disc instead of disc one and two. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ann Loscombe
The key character of this series, House, would not win any carer of the year awards, but as a television drama it excels as compelling medical drama. Read morePublished on 19 July 2008 by Patrick Mullane