Gregory House

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Gregory House is the main character of the series House M. D. (2004-2012), played by the British actor Hugh Laurie. A physician by profession, specializing in infectious diseases and nephrology, the character leads a diagnostic team at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro University Hospital and is described as bitter, sarcastic, cynical, sometimes manic, misanthropic, narcissistic, and curmudgeonly. Precisely, this last adjective was one of the most popular words in 2006 thanks to the character of the protagonist of the series.[1]

Gregory House, M.D.
House character
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First appearance"Pilot" (1.01)
Last appearance"Everybody Dies" (8.22)
Created byDavid Shore
Portrayed byHugh Laurie
OccupationHead of Diagnostic Medicine
Nephrologist (formerly)

House's unorthodox diagnostic methods, alternative therapies, and unconditional rationality result in various conflicts with his fellow professionals. House is often portrayed as lacking in sympathy and compassion towards his patients, a practice that allows you to solve pathological enigmas.

Reception[change | change source]

Throughout the series' run, the character received positive reviews.[2][3] Tom Shales of The Washington Post called House "the most electrifying character to hit television in years".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "House, M.D." Archived from the original on October 12, 2007.
  2. Davies, Hugh (November 20, 2004). "Dr. Laurie has viewers of US TV in stitches". The Daily Telegraph. p. N9.
  3. Bianco, Robert (November 16, 2004). "There's a doctor worth watching in 'House'". USA Today. p. D1. Retrieved December 30, 2006.
  4. Shales, Tom (November 16, 2004). "'House': Watching Is the Best Medicine". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 30, 2006.