House: Season 8 (2011 - 2012)


Season 8

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House begins in the clinker and ends on the open road during a sensitively rendered final season that finds the emotional heart of this medical series without sentimentalizing the difficult doctor at its center.



Critic Ratings: 11


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Air date: Oct 3, 2011
Air date: Oct 10, 2011
Air date: Oct 17, 2011
Air date: Oct 31, 2011
Air date: Nov 7, 2011
Air date: Nov 14, 2011
Air date: Nov 21, 2011
Air date: Nov 28, 2011
Air date: Jan 23, 2012
Air date: Jan 30, 2012
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.


Hugh Laurie
as Dr. Greg House
Robert Sean Leonard
as Dr. James Wilson
Omar Epps
as Dr. Eric Foreman
Jesse Spencer
as Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson
as Dr. Chris Taub
Odette Annable
as Dr. Jessica Adams
Charlyne Yi
as Dr. Chi Park
Olivia Wilde
as Thirteen/Dr. Remy Hadley
Jennifer Morrison
as Dr. Allison Cameron
Karolina Wydra
as Dominika Patrova
Liz Benoit
as Nurse Anne
Tracy Vilar
as Nurse Regina
Ron Perkins
as Dr. Ron Simpson
Patrick Price
as Nurse Jeffrey
Wayne Lopez
as C.O. Alvarez
Angel Oquendo
as EMT Coumount
Albert Owens
as Maj. Matthewson
Jamie Elman
as Dr. Treiber
Michael B. Jordan
as Will Westwood
Roma Chugani
as Dr. Banerjee
Jeffrey Wright
as Dr. Walter Cofield
Peter Weller
as Dr. Penza
Diane Baker
as Blythe House
Bruce McKenzie
as Mr. Weathers
Valeri Ross
as Sister Joan
Bridgit Mendler
as Jane Doe/Callie
Mars Crain
as Stomper
Patrick O'Connor
as Dr. Frankel
Art Chudabala
as Dr. Michael A. Kondo
Ginette Rhodes
as Nurse Rebecca
Ben Lemon
as Dr. Andrews
José Zúñiga
as Nate Weinmann
Patrick Quinlan
as Patient No. 1
Peyton McDavitt
as ICU Nurse
Jeannine Cota
as C.O. Hsueh
Enzo Cilenti
as Matt Johnson
Gabriel Suttle
as John Taylor
Jade Carter
as Dr. Morgan
E.E. Bell
as Mayor Collins
John Gloria
as Calvin Ayres
Erika L. Holmes
as Prostitute
Michael McLafferty
as William Anderson
Terrence Beasor
as Elderly Man
Niko Baur
as Clancy
Ed Zajac
as Client
Inger Tudor
as Judge Foley
Damon Christopher
as Nick's Cellmate
Mykee Selkin
as Staff Member
Charles Rahi Chun
as Kwansik Park
Mark Hengst
as Fake Dad
Jimmy Stathis
as Dr. Pinto
Deborah Lacey
as Lorraine
Ian Gregory
as Mr. Laffont
Pamela Shaddock
as Case Worker
Mario Cortez
as Uniformed Man
Bianca DeGroat
as Nurse Kathy Hostetter
Elizabeth J. Carlisle
as Butler Scotch
Tom Riordan
as MP No. 1
David Fraioli
as Janitor No. 2
Jim Gleason
as Mitchell
Brayden Brooks
as Christopher
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Critic Reviews for House Season 8

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

This once-venerable hit is suffering from a serious case of been-there-itis.

Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

House snapped back to form this season and delivered a solid suite of farewell episodes.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Despite containing some thematic similarities to the aforementioned installments, all of the plots presented center around the human side of House, rather than the all-too-familiar unrelenting diagnostician.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

You really have to hand it to the team, as they've crafted a flawed, yet hugely satisfying series ender that wraps things up where needed while leaving enough open for fans to ponder.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

House may be as predictable as a three-frame Peanuts cartoon; but low on their own supply after a mere eight seasons? Not a bit of it.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The show still offers something you don't find elsewhere on network TV: a mad, sad scientist who almost certainly does not have a heart of gold.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

House had, in its final seasons, become a rather sentimental show anyway. A fitting ending, in other words.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

A fitting finale and swan song for House, even if one hasn't kept up with the series' eight-year run.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The sudden introduction of suicidal thoughts could easily play as soapy...But House has always been a character with one foot in the self-inflicted grave.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

"Everybody Dies" was as close to a perfect House finale as I could possible imagine, a fabulous hour of television that cut straight to the heart of what House has always been about.

Sep 26, 2013 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House: Season 8

  • 3d ago
    i loved it.All seasons...It is so funny..Hugh Laurie is wonderful......I will miss it.It made me laugh....
  • Mar 28, 2018
    Interesting and engaging though a bit formulaic after a while. Doctor Gregory House is the Head of Diagnostic Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital in New Jersey. His, and his team’s, job is to solve extreme cases, where the cause of the patient’s symptoms has eluded other doctors. He is a genius, with a rare gift for deduction and diagnosis, and a love for solving puzzles. He is also a very unorthodox, obnoxious man, a man who deliberately and successfully puts people off-side. Interesting and, initially, highly novel series. The idea of a patient diagnosis as a puzzle, with information to be gathered, sifted through and collated and from it deductions to be made is ably demonstrated, time and time again. I have no medical background and very limited medical knowledge and found the process, and the knowledge required and reasoning behind it, fascinating. It does get quite formulaic after a while though. You know just how the episode is going to go: patient comes in with one symptom, they treat it and the patient starts to recover. Just as they are patting themselves on the back, the patient develops another symptom, often one that is very deadly and highly theatrical, e.g. coughing up blood (probably the most common example). Then it becomes a back-and-forth between different attempts at cures (usually a prescription medication) and worsening, or at least changing, symptoms. Then, just when everyone is about to give up on ever figuring it out, House has a revelation due to a throw-away line in a conversation, often with Wilson. Case solved. Keeping it from becoming totally predictable is the human drama running parallel to the medical drama. The human drama often involves House’s personal life, though it could be other characters’ lives too. This usually plays out over an entire series, so you have a bit more long-term engagement. The patients also have interesting backstories and issues and these often provide good philosophical themes. In addition, the ending is not always a happy one, or, at least, not always the expected Hollywood-type ending, so there is some variety in that respect. As with many TV series, House ultimately suffered from overstaying its welcome. By about halfway through Season 7, you could see the writers had run out of ideas. The personal side, involving House and Cuddy, was unnecessarily complex and didn’t have any momentum. It just seemed like complexity and circular plots for the sake of them, with the results feeling quite implausible. Plus, we have the annoying Dr. Masters and her bizarre fire-rehire loop with House. Season 8, the final season, was easily the worst season: no Cuddy, Dr Chi Park was probably the most irritating recurring character on the show (though she became more bearable as the season went on) and the elevation of Foreman to House’s boss seemed implausible, and merely a dramatical device. It has its moments but Season 8 felt more like a chore than entertainment. The long-term negative is House’s personality. The curmudgeonliness was entertaining for a while but every now and again you want some positivity and niceness, but they never come. Overall, a great medical drama. However, not perfect.
  • Feb 01, 2018
    Loved this show.... sad that's it's done but it went out with style.
  • Jan 13, 2018
    everybody lies.. House M.D. Portraying the real idea behind the character Sherlock Holmes, Hugh Laurie steals the show and won't let you leave it. Other characters besides Gregory seems a bit under-cooked but it is a minor flaw in this whole beautiful and long journey of house. It seems a bit stretched after the fifth season but gives you a satisfactory end.
  • Apr 30, 2016
    The final series of House M.D is as good as always, featuring some of the best writing on TV, great camerawork and characters that you actually care about. Goodbye House!
  • Aug 12, 2015
    Easily my favorite T.V. show. Not only are the medical cases fun, but House is a character I can easily relate to from my personal experiences.
  • Jun 26, 2015
    One of the best series finale EVER!
  • Jun 04, 2015
    rating based on the whole show.
  • May 25, 2015
    So many laughs and tears I will never forget.
  • Mar 03, 2015
    The cynical Gregory House keeps you intrigued throughout the series. Though most people don't really care about the patient or what the final diagnose ends up as, its the quarrel with morality and timely humor that keeps us wanting more from House than is good for us. He is sure to make you hate cheap socializing if you don't already hate it.

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