Why do we love HOUSE so much? You have this man, a doctor, who is rude to everyone, pops pills, has hardly any friends, and is basically a curmuggen, but we tune in every week for more. Why? Because we love him!
Gregory House is quite possibly the only perfect character in television. Sure all television characters are flawed, but he is flawed in so many ways, on so many levels-with hardly any growth happening, that we have all fallen in love with him. We care about him and his loneliness-even though he has brought it on himself.
My theory on the why of this is simple-elemetary Watson-Sherlock Holmes. Dr. House is Sherlock Holmes with a few modern day twists and turns along the way. If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you will love HOUSE. The characters follow the same basic character traits as in the stories and the episodes, all procedurals, follow a very Holmesy style of clues, no one being smart enough until finally with bouncing ideas off Watson-er I mean, Wilson, Holmes/HOUSE solves the puzzle.
It is truly brilliant and honestly, there aren’t many shows that even come close to being this well executed. I can’t wait for next season to start!