How does House, M.D. manage to garner not only popular success but critical approval, as well? By now, even the most casual of television viewers will know the answer: sharp writing and whip-smart acting. In just three seasons on air the absurdly talented duo of creator David Shore and lead actor Hugh Laurie have managed to re-establish the modern medical drama while simultaneously subverting many of its hallowed conventions. For in Dr. House we have a protagonist whose very charm and likeability is intrinsically supported and bolstered by an unrelenting personal abrasion and callousness.
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