|Monday, 01 October 2012 21:35|
As an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) is a brilliant diagnostician who loves the challenges of the medical puzzles he must solve in order to save lives. House solves the inexplicable cases that other doctors cannot understand.
House isn't alone in this quest. His team includes neurologist Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps), a neurologist with a troubled youth and a desire to avoid becoming as abrasive as House; immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) - who sometimes cares too much and has conflicting feelings about House; Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), a specialist in intensive care who has lived a very privileged life and many others over time. House's good (and possibly only) friend Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) is an oncology specialist, who has to help and stand up for House on a regular basis, while trying to get him to face a few harsh truths.
House must also deal with his boss, Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) who, while often opposing House's unconventional methods, must admit that he is the best doctor on her staff. When a patient’s life hangs in the balance, House will do anything, including breaking the law, taking risks other doctors would not take, and sometimes even going as far as actually interacting with a patient. House’s methods may be controversial but his results speak for themselves.
House has been honored with five Emmy Awards, including an award for creator and executive producer David Shore (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series). The series has been honored with 25 Emmy Award nominations, including four for Outstanding Drama Series and six for Hugh Laurie (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series).