House: Season 1 (2004 - 2005)



Critic Consensus: Hugh Laurie's sterling performance brings a vivacity to the curmudgeonly Dr. House, effortlessly carrying a series that is rich in style, but stubbornly stuck in formula from the outset.


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Air date: Nov 16, 2004
Air date: Nov 23, 2004
Air date: Nov 30, 2004
Air date: Dec 7, 2004
Air date: Dec 14, 2004
Air date: Dec 21, 2004
Air date: Dec 28, 2004
Air date: Jan 25, 2005
Air date: Feb 1, 2005
Air date: Feb 8, 2005
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The first series of House introduces Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a misanthropic physician known for his uncanny ability to diagnose tricky illnesses, and total lack of bedside manner. His notoriously harsh personality and unconventional methods lead to frequent disagreements among his colleagues, particularly the Dean of Medicine, Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein). Realizing his skill, Dr. Cuddy allows House to handpick a team of fellow medical mavericks to serve as his personal diagnostic team, including Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), and Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps). Though House is more often than not at odds with at least one member of his team, their combined skills help save patients less qualified physicians may have written off as lost causes.


Hugh Laurie
as Dr. Greg House
Lisa Edelstein
as Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Robert Sean Leonard
as Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison
as Dr. Allison Cameron
Omar Epps
as Dr. Eric Foreman
Jesse Spencer
as Dr. Robert Chase
Chi McBride
as Edward Vogler
Sela Ward
as Stacy Warner
Marco Pelaez
as Pharmacist
Ava Hughes
as Sydney
Stephanie Venditto
as Nurse Brenda Previn
Kevin Zegers
as Brandon Merrell
Marin Hinkle
as Naomi Randolph
Harry Lennix
as John Henry
Mark Harelik
as Mr. Foster
John Cho
as Harvey Park
Robin Tunney
as Rebecca Adler
Elizabeth Mitchell
as Sister Augustine
Roxanne Hart
as Margo Davis
Scott Foley
as Hank Wiggen
Stacy Edwards
as Lucille Palmeiro
Leslie Hope
as Victoria
Patrick Bauchau
as Dr. Rowan Chase
Ron Perkins
as Dr. Simpson
Rekha Sharma
as Melanie Landon
Aaron Himelstein
as Luke Palermo
Sarah Clarke
as Carly Fontano
Jennifer Stone
as Jessica Simms
Lucinda Jenney
as Sister Eucharist
Alexis Thorpe
as Mindy Gross
Joe Morton
as Sen. Gary H. Wright
Currie Graham
as Mark Warner
Faith Prince
as Becky Merrell
Art LaFleur
as Warner Fitch
Dylan Kussman
as Mr. Carroll
Lori Rom
as Sister Mary Pius
Michael Simpson
as Andrew Kaplan
Nicole Bilderback
as Caring Student
Mark Hames
as Ambulance Driver
David Conrad
as Dr. Marty Hamilton
Cynthia Ettinger
as Mrs. Simms
Ann Dowd
as Mother Superior
Natalie Shaw
as Rachel Kaplan
John Kelly
as Robert Merrell
David Burke
as Everhardt
Andrew Keegan
as Rebellious Student
Susan Slome
as Mrs. Hernandez
Alex Scuby
as Funsten
John Kelly
as Robert Merrell
Al Espinosa
as Dr. Wells
Kelly Kirklyn
as Mrs. Carroll
Beth Hall
as Shelly Diamond
David Castellani
as Board Member
Kylee Cochran
as Young Mother
Melissa Marsala
as Judy Lapino
John Prosky
as Dr. Bergin
McNally Sagal
as Mrs. Miller
Bryan Singer
as Bryan Singer/Director's Voice
Ramon Franco
as Mr. Hernandez
S.E. Perry
as Officer Davis
Keone Young
as Clyde Park
Josh Zuckerman
as Keen Student
Teddy Lane Jr.
as Mr. Conroy
Sahar Bibiyan
as Clinic Nurse
Endre Hules
as Sous Chef
Tomiko Martinez
as Tall Girl
Maurice Godin
as Dr. Hourani
Kevin Brief
as Officer Angle
Tim Haldeman
as Mature Man
Elizabeth Sung
as Marilyn Park
Lauren Cohn
as Jodi Matthews
Deirdre M. Smith
as Carol Moffatt
Peter Jacobson
as Dr. Chris Taub
James Conkle
as Young Boy
Akiko Morison
as Anesthesiologist
Mark Bloom
as Doctor No. 1
James Saxenmeyer
as Late 30s Man
Jason Stuart
as Adam Brown
Patty Onagan
as Girlfriend
Andrew Borba
as Mr. Van Der Meer
Greg Collins
as Marshal Brady
Matt Molloy
as Aubrey Shifren
Andi Eystad
as Volleyball Player
Eric Cazenave
as Doctor No. 2
Ben Campbell
as Jerry Morris
Pat Musick
as Trina Wyatt
Sean Everett
as Patient
Marc Menard
as Soap Doctor
Karen Goberman
as Mrs. Ayers
Veronica Brown
as Female Boardmember
Richard Swaidan
as College Student
Madison Bauer
as Soap Patient
C. Xavier Drayton
as Male Truant Officer
Alyson Morgan
as Clementine
Ulysses Lee
as Chi Ling
Susan Gallagher
as Volleyball Player's Mom
Shawn Carter Peterson
as Male Med. Student
David Joyner
as Cardiac Surgeon
Cindy Lu
as Nurse
Jim Lau
as Chou-Young Ling
Guy Camilleri
as Hayden Brown
Joshua Wolf Coleman
as Suburban Pharmacist
John Berg
as Dr. Prather
Ben Jelen
as Dr. Roger Spain
Cress Williams
as Eli Ackerly
Linda Wang
as Jen Ling
Dennis Howard
as Chaplain
Larry Clarke
as Officer Gilmar
Sheila Cavalette
as Anestheseologist
Alec George
as Classmate
Andy Milder
as Bus Driver
D.J. Evans
as Classmate
Donna Stearns
as Volunteer
Suzanne Ford
as Mrs. Whitney
Rhea Lando
as Teammate No. 2
Bryan Fabian
as Classmate
Reggie Jordan
as Anesthesiologist
Charlyne Yi
as Dr. Chi Park
Odette Annable
as Dr. Jessica Adams
Jocelyn Jackson
as Young Woman
Erin Foster
as Dr. Petra Gilmar
Shari Headley
as Dr. Arlene Marks
Olivia Wilde
as Thirteen/Dr. Remy Hadley
Janet Glassford
as Reception Nurse
Alex Skuby
as John Funsten
Matt Malloy
as Aubrey Shiffren
Mark Holmes
as Ambulance Driver
Andrew Airlie
as Orange-Colored Patient
Dylan Basu
as Asthsma Patient
Joshua Coleman
as Suburban Pharamacist
Michael Gorjiian
as Sean Randolph
Candus Churchill
as Substitute Teacher
Erin Forster
as Dr. Gilmari
Maya Massar
as Asthsma Mom
Michale Ascher
as Egg Salad Lady
Eliska Amor
as Flirting Patient
Nicholas D'Agosto
as Keith Foster
Art La Fleur
as Warner Fitch
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Critic Reviews for House Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

Laurie gives House a kind of negative charisma that is fascinating to watch, and likable in its way. And it's hard not to notice that despite his fits and spats, House does save lives.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Created by a former "Law & Order" producer, with a pilot directed by Bryan Singer, this show has a decent pedigree. Even so, you have to ask, what in the heck is a pedestrian medical drama like this doing on Fox?

Feb 27, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Adding to the generally exceptional production values, the cast is believable and compelling.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I'm at a loss to find anything wrong with this show outside of the formulaic TV aspects of the show.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

That existential darkness at the heart of this series created by the gifted Paul Attanasio... is what makes it one of the more intriguing dramas in a fall season distinguished by them.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

House is only mediocre.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

This is one House call worth making.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Laurie's so good, his Housian bitterness can be graded from free-floating annoyance to hang-it-all nihilism.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is pretty by-the-numbers storytelling, albeit in a glossy package.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

House is, in short, a great, juicy, colorful protagonist. And Laurie plays him with a sourpuss charisma and a wit so dry it crackles.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House: Season 1

Best drama series, hands down.

Amazing charcter portreyed by Hugh Laurie as Dr. Brillant House

The script is original and clever, the plot is thrilling and well organized and the character House is full of personality and unique, overshadowing the other boring characters. It is twisted and original enough to keep the spectator interested.

Arguably one of the best medical dramas out there, after watching this season we see a wide variety of symptoms, cases, and story telling devices that the 22 episodes in the season doesn't feel any at all repetitive.

I loved this show. It was one of my favourite shows of all time; I could watch it again and again. Each episode is so interesting and house and Wilson’s friendship is so great.

watched 13 episodes. decent show but lots of questionable stuff, very formulaic, and the debates about the diagnoses completely fly over my head. i have no idea what they're talking about. it's cool to see them do that at first, but eventually those parts just start sounding like a bunch of gibberish. house is a cool character tho

This is not just another medicine series, Its a series with great characters and an interesting case to solve each week. Its a series which mixes comedy and drama in the most perfect way with the best leading character ever on tv.

Initially didn't care for it; gave it up after one episode. Lead character's an a**h***, blah blah. Some time later was sick in bed. So many friends like it, I gave it a second chance. Liked the humor of it and was hooked on the main character (go figure). First few seasons the other characters were dull in comparison to House. The medical fellows in particular were bland and seem to have problems and personality traits only long enough to set some piece of the plot in motion. Some of the medical practice (or lack of it) drives me crazy (giving an exam with the shades open? Don't think so.), but the problem-solving and plotting is good, and occasionally extremely satisfying in resolution.

House M.D Series 1 floruishes due to it's brilliant writing, and amazing lead acting by Hugh Laurie.

Una mirada refrescante al drama de hospitales, y con un medico de metodos poco convencionales y heroicos.

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