History YMMV / House

26th Sep '17 7:56:50 AM OlfinBedwere
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* GrowingTheBeard: While Season 1 is still seen as one of the show's better seasons overall, it does suffer slightly from the actors and writers still clearly finding their feet, and drags somewhat during the Vogler arc. Season 2 is where the show really hit its stride, featuring some of the strongest episodes in the show's run and very few (if any) clunkers.


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** Season 4 is an odd case, with the first half being generally disliked by fans due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nature that results from House's job interview process -- and that's before you get to those who hated it on general principle due to its clearly Reality TV-inspired nature -- but the second half being seen as one of the strongest runs of episodes in the show's history.
20th Jul '17 9:24:56 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** House's father was in the American Military. In ''Series/BlackadderGoesForth'', Creator/HughLaurie's character was a private in the British Military.
18th Jul '17 4:43:07 PM Pren
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18th Jul '17 4:43:06 PM Pren
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** This show wouldn't have the last [[Series/DoctorWho female doctor associated with the number thirteen]].
17th Jul '17 7:14:34 AM AdelePotter
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* OneSceneWonder: This being a medical drama, there are plenty of patients who qualify is One ''Episode'' Wonders, but Eve from "One Day, One Room" is easily among the most memorable. Not only is her episode a complete departure from the usual formula, but she brings out a surprisingly humane side of House. It also helps that her episode is considered to be one of the best.

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* OneSceneWonder: This being a medical drama, there are plenty of patients who qualify is as One ''Episode'' Wonders, but Eve from "One Day, One Room" is easily among the most memorable. Not only is her episode a complete departure from the usual formula, but she brings out a surprisingly humane side of House. It also helps that her episode is considered to be one of the best.
17th Jul '17 7:14:16 AM AdelePotter
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* OneSceneWonder: This being a medical drama, there are plenty of patients who qualify is One ''Episode'' Wonders, but Eve from "One Day, One Room" is easily among the most memorable. Not only is her episode a complete departure from the usual formula, but she brings out a surprisingly humane side of House. It also helps that her episode is considered to be one of the best.
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.
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