House : Season 6

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 16, 2004
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 127 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 127
  2. Negative: 16 out of 127

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  1. jorgec.
    Sep 26, 2009
    3
    A mute girl who miraculously talks in the end? Really? That's the kind of corny garbage I used to watch House to get away from. I really hope this doesn't mark the jump-the-shark moment for this great show.
  2. DS
    Sep 22, 2009
    2
    I was quite disappointed in the season opening. Loved the opening and then it was downhill. Having House transition from an addicted, bitter depressive into discovering intimacy and how to trust and seek help in the space of two hours -- oops, a few weeks -- was so facile, it made it for difficult watching. And by trying to treat the subject of addiction seriously, it failed miserably in I was quite disappointed in the season opening. Loved the opening and then it was downhill. Having House transition from an addicted, bitter depressive into discovering intimacy and how to trust and seek help in the space of two hours -- oops, a few weeks -- was so facile, it made it for difficult watching. And by trying to treat the subject of addiction seriously, it failed miserably in its over-simplification. The writing was terribly predictable and hit all the cliches of mental hospital dramatizations that have come before. It felt at times like it was a direct steal from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -- but if you compare spending these 2 hours with the 2 hours of that film, it's like comparing spending 2 hours reading People Magazine to The Economist. I've been a regular admirer of House for its intelligence, wit and sparring between characters all in the setting of the medical diagnostic. This sunk to melodrama (the relationship with the German woman) and neat, simplistic answers to addiction. Expand
  3. DanV.
    Sep 28, 2009
    0
    "House" has reached an all-time low with this pathetic episode. Two thickly padded hours trudge by as you wonder, were the writers paying homage to "Cuckoo's Nest", or "Girl, Interrupted"?
  4. ShayS
    Sep 28, 2009
    0
    The WORST show on television.
  5. LS
    Oct 23, 2009
    0
    Jumped the shark. The next three episodes were similarly weak with more sharking gimics: Cameron kills patient. What next, Foreman goes gay? House abducted by aliens? The series is on the skids with a politically corrected House, poor writing. Too bad.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    91
    A trite, untrue mental-illness mystery insults the show's high IQ, but doesn't diminish the opener's capture-the-imagination thesis: that a redeemed House can be just as compelling as a rude House.
  2. The episode has a few sentimentality issues (any plot point involving a music box walks a very fine line), but it doesn't matter much because the characters are so vivid they even outshine House at times, which can only be good for him.
  3. Other complications arise as well, and Laurie is superb in this episode, carrying scenes so strongly that for long stretches the viewer will forget the absence of his regular colleagues entirely.