ABOUT THE BOOK
First screened back in 2004, House MD has captured the hearts and minds of viewers across the spectrum. Played by the eminent Hugh Laurie, a former comedian turned actor, Dr. Gregory House is that guy we all hate, but also often wish we could be always sarcastic, incorrigibly sardonic, frequently bitter, and undeniably brilliant. An engaging, fascinating character, many watch the series as much for Laurie as they do for anything else.
Many have even gone so far as to make a comparison between Dr. House and Sherlock Holmes, with good reason but more on that in a moment.
Set in the modern day, House is a medical drama that centers around the title character and his team of doctors, all of whom work at the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. The team is continually confronted with rare, baffling, and downright bizarre illnesses, and it often falls to House himself to show them the cure, or puzzle it out himself. All the while, each of the team members fight through their own personal problems, moral qualms, and workplace drama.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Nick's been writing since he was old enough to hold a pen. After graduating from the University of Calgary with a BA in English, he spent a year working at a thrift store- before realizing his life was going nowhere. He dropped the job, took up a career as a freelance writer, and hasn't looked back since. That was almost a year ago. Since then, he's written for a number of different blogs and clients. He most enjoys writing about gaming and technology- two passions that take almost as much precedence in his life as his love for the written word.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
What do you get when you take Sherlock Holmes, give him a medical degree, replace his cocaine addiction with a Vicodin addiction, and slap him down into the modern day? You get Dr. Gregory House: a misanthropic, sardonic, bitter medical genius, a man with a chip on his shoulder and a sense of genuine disdain for most of the men around him. In many ways, House is an insufferable ruffian, but few people have the heart to put him in his place as one of the most brilliant doctors of his time, he has a degree of freedom that most medical professionals can only dream of, and is (occasionally) kept in check by his close friend Dr. James Wilson, an Oncologist.
The first season of the series introduces us to the titular main character and his cast of medical specialists, Dr. Allison Cameron, Dr. Eric Foreman, and Dr. Robert Chase, along with Houses boss Dr. Lisa Cuddy and his best friend Dr. James Wilson. As we move through the series, Houses relationship with his team begins to show cracks. Cameron feels shes not a valued professional, Foreman disagrees with Houses methodology and Chase clashes with both of them as a result of his propensity for taking Houses side.
Quicklet on House, MD Season 1 (TV Show)
+ About House
+ About the Director and Producer
+ Overall Summary
+ Episode-by-Episode Commentary & Summary
+ ...and much more
House, MD Season 1