• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 16, 2004
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Oct 3, 2011
    67
    The eighth-season premiere is an enjoyable tangent, with House solving a medical mystery behind bars, but nothing can hide the by-the-numbers plot.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 90
  2. Negative: 8 out of 90
  1. Apr 28, 2012
    4
    To me looks like someone else took over the role of producer / director, and tried to continue what House made great: but is not capable ofTo me looks like someone else took over the role of producer / director, and tried to continue what House made great: but is not capable of doing it properly. Discussions and themes are unnecessarily made complex to look 'intelligent', 13 is gone and her replacer 'hot chick' is a nice looking wallpaper who has no personal life and is therefore always poking in the patient's social life and House himselves doesn't solve a single case any more: His team just does about everything, he nodds at everything and every treatment, and they fail like 8-9 times before someone is 'cured'. And, never noticed this in earlier seasons, the patient always breaks with his partner (wife, husband) while lying in the hospital. Every episode again. For the first seasons, I wish i was in House' hospital. Then i knew i was going to be cured and fixed by the smartest doctor living in the world. Now, as from this season, i hope i never end up in that hospital. They will kill me at least twice during my stay there, make sure i get a divorce without reason and probably destroy my liver, lungs, brains and pancreas: like they do in every episode once again. Predictable. Full Review »
  2. Mar 13, 2016
    4
    The last series of House M.D. was an absolute catastrophe. The main dynamic (House vs. Cuddy) has gone, and is replaced with a more cynicalThe last series of House M.D. was an absolute catastrophe. The main dynamic (House vs. Cuddy) has gone, and is replaced with a more cynical approach to the enterprises of House and his (very different) team.

    The strength of the show, especially in the early seasons, was the conflict between House, Cuddy, Wilson, his team, his conscience, and his ego....
    Now it's just House and Wilson, with the team going through the motions of helping figure out the extremely outlandish cases.
    But that in itself fails to create any 'depth', in an overarching narrative. Instead we get Wilson's ironic diagnosis of life-threatening cancer, which leads to several episodes dealing with that. We also get some background on the two 'new' members of the team (both of whom aren't decent replacements for 'Thirteen' and 'Foreman').

    Ultimately it feels like a show that has been renewed for solely because it fills a space in the schedule that has become 'House time', and the network hadn't a show of sufficient quality to replace it with.
    The show looks cheaper, made with a much smaller budget.... And the writing is terrible too.

    By the finale of the series, we're almost glad that House will never get to practice medicine again, although some kind of actual epilogue would have been nice, rather than some oblique 'looks' at Foreman, Chase, and the 'team' going about their business.
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  3. Nov 2, 2011
    9
    After watching 4 episodes I think this season is by far the best house season for a while, Hugh is doing an amazing job as usual, the humorAfter watching 4 episodes I think this season is by far the best house season for a while, Hugh is doing an amazing job as usual, the humor is spot on, I like the new cast members ... lets hope they keep up the good work Full Review »