House, M.D.

The award winning American TV drama House, M.D. features Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a medical “detective” solving the most difficult medical mysteries. He is an infectious disease specialist, and he heads a team of diagnosticians at a New Jersey hospital. Most patients come to House and his team as a last resort, when no other doctors have been able to accurately diagnose and treat them.

House’s controversial hypotheses, antisocial and brutally honest behavior often cause clashes with his team, and he trusts no one, especially not his patients. He constantly argues with his boss Dr. Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) over his duties and behavior, but she recognizes that it would be hard to find a more brilliant diagnostician, so she puts up with him. His only real friend is Dr. Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), head of the Oncology Department.

I highly recommend this TV show, and I especially like how House resembles Sherlock Holmes and Monk in many ways. Just like them House is cynical and rude, but his unique ways of looking at things help solve even the most difficult medical puzzles.

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