House (2004) IMDb

Viewing

Review applies only to the first five seasons out of eight.

Categorization

Medical procedural.

Subject

A brilliant prostitute customer with a bum leg has his own top-notch department of diagnostic medicine at a private US hospital.

Commentary

Starts out as fine episodic entertainment and gradually transforms into a soap opera. If it had ended plausibly, in rehab and forced retirement, the figure of House would have come off as much less of a canvas for feeble wish fulfillment and contrarian angst. It drags on into religious tendencies and sappily redemptive romance.

References here: Black Jack Special (2003).

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