• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 16, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    Some of House's callousness is an act, and sometimes the show lets the act go too far. But one of the series' primary strengths is the way the writers and the star keep us guessing as to where that act ends and reality begins.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    It's wonderful stuff, and we all seem to be on a voyage of discovery.
  3. The show pays more attention to relationships we care about, hints at a sensible number of new ones that show some promise, and thus doesn't rely on obscure medical mysteries to carry the whole dramatic burden.
  4. 80
    The House-Wilson scenes bristle with edge and anguish. Their interplay builds through the hour to a staggering scene, one of the strongest in the show's history.
  5. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    The season premiere of Fox's hit series House carries the title "Dying Changes Everything" and, boy, does it ever. Tonight's episode is a must-watch for fans of the show.
  6. 75
    Lucas the PI (Michael Weston) is such a good addition, I really hope he stays....For my money, Lucas' chemistry with House is better than Wilson's--and it's definitely not as weirdly closeted.
  7. 70
    The actor’s embodiment of seemingly counterintuitive emotions is riveting, as House’s placidity demonstrates sorrow, while anger represents a kind of giddy id. Even if House isn’t offering new stories or themes, it remains a terrific showcase for a terrific performer.
  8. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    House is already shopping for a new mate. The situation is comic yet dramatic, as House is almost dangerously distracted from his medical-sleuth work. Some powerful stuff, but many of us are even more impatient for House to reunite his old team (the marginalized Cameron and Chase). The newbies just aren’t cutting it.
  9. Lucas' interactions with House are far funnier than any previous pairing of House with a recurring guest star. On the minus side, it's a role so aware of its own quirks that Lucas might wind up being a polarizing figure....As for the returning characters, the mix still isn't right.
  10. 60
    House seems a little off when it returns for its fifth season. My diagnosis: A chemistry imbalance.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. ErikV
    Aug 29, 2009
    The best medical TV series out there. If you love sarcasm, this is for you.
  2. JamesW.
    Nov 21, 2008
    Even though we're in the 5th Season, the ingredients of humor, drama and suspense are still there.
  3. Jun 18, 2011
    Dr. Lisa Cuddy is no doubts one the 2nd best character of the series.
    The actress really knows how to delivers the tensions and emotions she's
    Dr. Lisa Cuddy is no doubts one the 2nd best character of the series.
    The actress really knows how to delivers the tensions and emotions she's living.
    Some episodes are more centered in Dr. Cuddy and I have to say those are very emotionally charged. On season 2 when she tries to save a baby, then when she tries to get one and on season 6 there is a particular episode about her stressful life and the end of that episode is really a cry of glory. My favorite season is nr.4 but indeed season 5 has great moments like in "joy to the world".
    The end is also very good on this season but if you see the previous you'll understand it better.
    Have a great time!
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