History YMMV / House

9th Jun '17 7:36:32 AM TywinIsGod
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is House a soulless {{Jerkass}} misanthrope, who's only in it for the puzzle, or a doctor profoundly committed to saving his patients regardless of the law, traditional medical ethics or common sense?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is House a soulless {{Jerkass}} misanthrope, who's only in it for the puzzle, or a doctor profoundly committed to saving his patients regardless of the law, traditional medical ethics or common sense?sense? He argues that the non-compassionate approach is more successful as shown by this quote: "What would you prefer-a doctor who holds your hand while you die or one who ignores you while you get better?".
30th Mar '17 9:01:15 PM JC300
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* MisaimedFandom: There are a ''lot'' of people admiring and/or saying how awesome House's jackass behavior is, ignoring the fact about 80% of the show's running time is spent explaining on how House's assholeish behavior ''ruined'' his entire life and made him an extremely bitter and miserable broken man with no hopes in life.

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* MisaimedFandom: There are a ''lot'' of people admiring and/or saying how awesome House's jackass behavior is, ignoring the fact that about 80% of the show's running time is spent on explaining on how House's assholeish said behavior ''ruined'' his entire life and made him an extremely bitter and miserable broken man with no hopes in life.
30th Mar '17 8:59:22 PM JC300
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* MisaimedFandom: There are a ''lot'' of people admiring and saying how awesome acting like jackass such as House is, ignoring the fact about 80% of the show's running time is spent explaining on how House's assholeish behavior ''ruined'' his entire life and made him an extremely bitter and miserable broken man with no hopes in life.

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* MisaimedFandom: There are a ''lot'' of people admiring and and/or saying how awesome acting like House's jackass such as House behavior is, ignoring the fact about 80% of the show's running time is spent explaining on how House's assholeish behavior ''ruined'' his entire life and made him an extremely bitter and miserable broken man with no hopes in life.
10th Feb '17 8:49:50 PM Angeldeb82
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Using Music/MassiveAttack's "Teardrop" as the theme song was, to say the least, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4h-zAV0yP8 a good choice]].



** Park, to a lesser extent; while quite a few fans consider her to be absolutely hilarious and easily the best thing about Season 8, others resent her for swallowing up all the character development episodes in the season, meaning that Adams ends up falling into the background once Park joins the cast. For some she falls in the category of loveably adorable, for others she fails to live up to the dramatic quality standard set by the rest of the show's characters.

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** Park, to a lesser extent; while quite a few fans consider her to be absolutely hilarious and easily the best thing about Season 8, others resent her for swallowing up all the character development episodes in the season, meaning that Adams ends up falling into the background once Park joins the cast. For some she falls in the category of loveably lovably adorable, for others she fails to live up to the dramatic quality standard set by the rest of the show's characters.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Using Music/MassiveAttack's "Teardrop" as the theme song was, to say the least, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4h-zAV0yP8 a good choice]].



** Common ones are [[JadeColoredGlasses "Everybody lies,"]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids "Nobody ever changes,"]] [[RuleOfThree and]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "You can't always get what you want."]] [[note]][[Music/TheRollingStones But if you try sometimes, you just might find you'll get what you need]][[/note]]".

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** Common ones are [[JadeColoredGlasses "Everybody lies,"]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids "Nobody ever changes,"]] [[RuleOfThree and]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic "You can't always get what you want."]] [[note]][[Music/TheRollingStones But if you try sometimes, you just might find you'll get what you need]][[/note]]".need]][[/note]]



** "Oh no, the death cat is attacking you, you're gonna die," said sarcastically to [[spoiler:Kutner two episodes before his suicide.]] Six episodes previously, he described himself as [[spoiler:exactly the sort of person who would not commit suicide.]]

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** "Oh no, the death cat is attacking you, you're gonna die," said sarcastically to [[spoiler:Kutner two episodes before his suicide.]] suicide]]. Six episodes previously, he described himself as [[spoiler:exactly the sort of person who would not commit suicide.]]suicide]].



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show was incredibly popular in Spain, thanks in large part to [[SuperlativeDubbing one of the absolute best dubbings for an American TV show ever]], which is saying a lot in that country.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show was incredibly popular in Spain, thanks in large part to [[SuperlativeDubbing [[SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing one of the absolute best dubbings for an American TV show ever]], which is saying a lot in that country.



** In "Role Model", House tells Joe Morton's character (a Senator) that he's not going to be president because "they don't call it the White House because of the paint job". Um, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama yeah.]]

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** In "Role Model", House tells Joe Morton's character (a Senator) that he's not going to be president because "they don't call it the White House because of the paint job". Um, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama yeah.]]yeah]].



** "It's not lupus" (See OnceAnEpisode.) [[spoiler:Ended up {{subverted}} when "It was finally lupus" in Season 4's "You Don't Want To Know." Good night, sweet meme.]] Parodied in its own sponsorship messages, on the channels it broadcasts on in the UK - one sting features a girl playing with two dolls, one in a lab coat, the other a suit jacket. She makes one say to the other "It must be Lupus!"

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** "It's not lupus" lupus." (See OnceAnEpisode.OncePerEpisode.) [[spoiler:Ended up {{subverted}} {{subverted|Trope}} when "It was finally lupus" in Season 4's "You Don't Want To Know." Good night, sweet meme.]] Parodied in its own sponsorship messages, on the channels it broadcasts on in the UK - one sting features a girl playing with two dolls, one in a lab coat, the other a suit jacket. She makes one say to the other "It must be Lupus!"



** Many have called MEH at House [[spoiler:driving his car into Cuddy's dining room]], saying that it makes him go from "eccentric, JerkAss but brilliant diagnostician" to "illogical, psychotic attempted murderer."

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** Many have called MEH at House [[spoiler:driving his car into Cuddy's dining room]], saying that it makes him go from "eccentric, JerkAss {{Jerkass}} but brilliant diagnostician" to "illogical, psychotic attempted murderer."



* OlderThanYouThink: Many fans have accused the extremely similar anime ''Manga/BlackJack'' of ripping off the premise of ''House''. In fact, the original ''Black Jack'' manga predates ''House'' by about thirty years. Oddly enough, there's a commercial break of sorts in Japan who is a CrossOver between those two series, and with their respective voice actors reprising their roles.

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* OlderThanYouThink: OlderThanTheyThink: Many fans have accused the extremely similar anime ''Manga/BlackJack'' of ripping off the premise of ''House''. In fact, the original ''Black Jack'' manga predates ''House'' by about thirty years. Oddly enough, there's a commercial break of sorts in Japan who is a CrossOver between those two series, and with their respective voice actors reprising their roles.



* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Kutner]]
* ToyShip: The episode "Two Stories" had House's Career Day antics land him in the principal's office alongside a young couple that was caught going a bit too PDA for elementary school at recess.[[note]] It was eventually established that the kids were in fifth grade, which isn't an unrealistic time to start seeing the opposite sex in a different light.[[/note]]
%%* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Dr. Chase.
* {{Wangst}}:
** House during the Tritter arc. It gets really hard to stomach towards the end of the arc, when House keeps playing the victim after he's committed multiple felonies in the name of standing on principle, and refused Tritter's entirely reasonable offer for a plea bargain.
** In season 5 House effectively cures his chronic pain with methadone. He voluntarily goes back to using vicodin and his pain because it makes him a better doctor. This makes any subsequent pain or drug-related angst hard to take seriously.



* UnfortunateImplications: The episode ''Better Half'' sent the message that asexuals are all either in denial or have a hormone imbalance, accusations real-life asexuals have to deal with from people who don't realise it's a legitimate orientation. [[http://skepticsplay.blogspot.ca/2012/01/house-did-not-do-research.html The]] [[http://www.salon.com/2012/01/31/house_gets_asexuality_wrong/ asexual]] [[https://equal-writes.org/2012/02/07/house-tackles-asexuality/ community]] [[http://queereka.com/2012/01/24/asexuality-on-house-m-d/ was]] ''[[http://asexuality.livejournal.com/871977.html not]]'' [[https://writingfromfactorx.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/this-is-not-my-better-half/ pleased]] [[http://meganchristopher.net/asexuality-on-house-youre-doing-it-wrong/ by]] [[https://kinseyconfidential.org/illness-deception-asexuality-house-md/ this.]]

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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Kutner.]]
* ToyShip: The episode "Two Stories" had House's Career Day antics land him in the principal's office alongside a young couple that was caught going a bit too PDA for elementary school at recess.[[note]] It was eventually established that the kids were in fifth grade, which isn't an unrealistic time to start seeing the opposite sex in a different light.[[/note]]
* UnfortunateImplications: The episode ''Better Half'' sent the message that asexuals are all either in denial or have a hormone imbalance, accusations real-life asexuals have to deal with from people who don't realise it's a legitimate orientation. [[http://skepticsplay.blogspot.ca/2012/01/house-did-not-do-research.html The]] [[http://www.salon.com/2012/01/31/house_gets_asexuality_wrong/ asexual]] [[https://equal-writes.org/2012/02/07/house-tackles-asexuality/ community]] [[http://queereka.com/2012/01/24/asexuality-on-house-m-d/ was]] ''[[http://asexuality.livejournal.com/871977.html not]]'' [[https://writingfromfactorx.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/this-is-not-my-better-half/ pleased]] [[http://meganchristopher.net/asexuality-on-house-youre-doing-it-wrong/ by]] [[https://kinseyconfidential.org/illness-deception-asexuality-house-md/ this.]] ]]
%%* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Dr. Chase.
* {{Wangst}}:
** House during the Tritter arc. It gets really hard to stomach towards the end of the arc, when House keeps playing the victim after he's committed multiple felonies in the name of standing on principle, and refused Tritter's entirely reasonable offer for a plea bargain.
** In season 5 House effectively cures his chronic pain with methadone. He voluntarily goes back to using vicodin and his pain because it makes him a better doctor. This makes any subsequent pain or drug-related angst hard to take seriously.



** Wilson gets a special mention: divorced three times, temporarily homeless, his assets get frozen while attempting to keep House out of jail, he suffers from depression, his [[spoiler:girlfriend, Amber, dies,]] and in Season 5 it's revealed that his long-lost, homeless brother that is mentioned in Season 1 is also [[spoiler:schizophrenic and that he blames himself for him running away]]. Added to that his best friend is a socially inept, merciless asshole. Plus those eyes...Even worse now that [[spoiler: he has cancer.]] They never give him a break.

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** Wilson gets a special mention: divorced three times, temporarily homeless, his assets get frozen while attempting to keep House out of jail, he suffers from depression, his [[spoiler:girlfriend, Amber, dies,]] dies]], and in Season 5 it's revealed that his long-lost, homeless brother that is mentioned in Season 1 is also [[spoiler:schizophrenic and that he blames himself for him running away]]. Added to that his best friend is a socially inept, merciless asshole. Plus those eyes...Even worse now that [[spoiler: he has cancer.]] cancer]]. They never give him a break.
4th Jan '17 6:47:31 PM Upgrader
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* SeasonalRot:
** Season 3 was this due to DeusAngstMachina and {{Wangst}} during the Tritter arc, the original team's splitting up, and the start of the [[NotSoDifferent Foreman is House arc]].
** While it's relatively difficuly to find a consensus, many fans will agree that the latter third of the series was a step down, with issues like Cameron leaving, the [[RomanticPlotTumor Huddy relationship]], Cuddy not returning for Season 8, and Thirteen's temporary absence & replacement with Masters.

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* SeasonalRot:
SeasonalRot: While the show is generally regarded as a solid show as a whole, most people won't deny some slumps in its history.
** Season 3 was this 3, due to DeusAngstMachina and {{Wangst}} during the Tritter arc, the original team's team splitting up, and the start of the [[NotSoDifferent Foreman is House arc]].
** While it's relatively difficuly difficult to find a consensus, many fans will agree that the latter third of the series was a step down, with issues like Cameron leaving, the [[RomanticPlotTumor Huddy relationship]], Cuddy not returning for Season 8, and Thirteen's temporary absence & replacement with Masters.
17th Dec '16 6:53:17 PM superkeijikun
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** In Season 5, [[spoiler:when House is having hallucinations of Amber, he tries to deflect when confessing his hallucinations to Wilson that he is seeing Kutner. At the end of the season, when he hits his nadir, he actually does hallucinate Kutner along with Amber.]]
9th Dec '16 12:18:51 PM Kid
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** [[spoiler:Thirteen's Huntington's]]. The season 4 finale set up a potentially great OneOfOurOwn plot, but [[spoiler:Thirteen]] pulled off the impossible when [[spoiler:her]] illness made [[spoiler:her]] ''less'' likable, as the arc focused on girl-on-girl action rather than characterization or the illness itself. The gravity of the entire situation was undermined by the fact that she appeared healthy; illness as an InformedAttribute doesn't work, especially on a show that prides itself on bizarre or gross-out conditions. Season 7 episode "The Dig" was a genuinely moving plot centered around [[spoiler:her Huntington's]], but was basically a standalone plot.



** [[spoiler:Thirteen's Huntington's]]. The season 4 finale set up a potentially great OneOfOurOwn plot, but [[spoiler:Thirteen]] pulled off the impossible when [[spoiler:her]] illness made [[spoiler:her]] ''less'' likable, as the arc focused on girl-on-girl action rather than characterization or the illness itself. The gravity of the entire situation was undermined by the fact that she appeared healthy; illness as an InformedAttribute doesn't work, especially on a show that prides itself on bizarre or gross-out conditions. Season 7 episode "The Dig" was a genuinely moving plot centered around [[spoiler:her Huntington's]], but was basically a standalone plot.
9th Dec '16 12:18:18 PM Kid
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* UnfortunateImplications: The episode ''Better Half'' sent the message that asexuals are all either in denial or have a hormone imbalance, accusations real-life asexuals have to deal with from people who don't realise it's a legitimate orientation. [[http://skepticsplay.blogspot.ca/2012/01/house-did-not-do-research.html The]] [[http://www.salon.com/2012/01/31/house_gets_asexuality_wrong/ asexual]] [[https://equal-writes.org/2012/02/07/house-tackles-asexuality/ community]] [[http://queereka.com/2012/01/24/asexuality-on-house-m-d/ was]] ''[[http://asexuality.livejournal.com/871977.html not]]'' [[https://writingfromfactorx.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/this-is-not-my-better-half/ pleased]] [[http://meganchristopher.net/asexuality-on-house-youre-doing-it-wrong/ by]] [[https://kinseyconfidential.org/illness-deception-asexuality-house-md/ this.]]
9th Dec '16 12:13:29 PM Kid
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** Season 7: "Jan Martin just won first place in the Chili Cook-off. Congratulations, Jan! That cocoa powder really did it!" Also counts as a MoodWhiplash, because the announcement happens right after an intense emotional scene between House and Thirteen
* StoicWoobie: Foreman

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** Season 7: "Jan Martin just won first place in the Chili Cook-off. Congratulations, Jan! That cocoa powder really did it!" Also counts as a MoodWhiplash, because the announcement happens right after an intense emotional scene between House and Thirteen
Thirteen.
* StoicWoobie: ForemanForeman.
9th Dec '16 12:04:46 PM Kid
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** Masters seems to have had hers in her final episode, "The Last Temptation": [[spoiler:A 16-year old girl doesn't want to let them amputate her cancerous arm (yet) so she can beat the youngest person to sail solo around the world record, but Masters wants her to do it immediately, so she drugs her, sending her into cardiac arrest, and then manipulates the parents into signing over their consent, so that the girl WAKES UP WITHOUT AN ARM and is understandably horrified]]. This is presented as being more or less the right decision, and House doesn't object, despite the fact that she got the idea to do it from Wilson's story about Stacy and House and his leg. She realized the crossing herself and couldn't accept it, looking like she wanted to throw up afterwards and decided to give up on the internship because of it.

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** Masters seems to have had hers in her final episode, "The Last Temptation": [[spoiler:A 16-year 16 year old girl doesn't want to let them amputate her cancerous arm (yet) so she can beat the youngest person to sail solo around the world record, but Masters wants her to do it immediately, so she drugs her, sending her into cardiac arrest, and then manipulates the parents into signing over their consent, so that the girl WAKES UP WITHOUT AN ARM and is understandably horrified]]. This is presented as being more or less the right decision, and House doesn't object, despite the fact that she got the idea to do it from Wilson's story about Stacy and House and his leg. She realized the crossing herself and couldn't accept it, looking like she wanted to throw up afterwards and decided to give up on the internship because of it.
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