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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gripping medical/moral drama isn't for kids.

TV Fox Drama 2004
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age 14+

Based on 26 parent reviews

age 15+

Dr. House inspires wit and quick thinking. Always looking behind the curtain to see what is /actually/ going on.

One of my favourite series'. However, I believe that quite a few of the episodes are unsuitable for a younger audience and a a lot of the crude remarks and quick-witted responses from Dr. House will go over younger viewers' heads.
age 12+

House M.D.

This show is on FOX so you need to expect a pretty dark show and they deliver perfectly. If your kids are younger but want a medical show try Scrubs the show is tamer and there is a character just like House, Dr. Cox they are almost the same. Dr. House is a doctor who handles cases no one else can so it can be very graphic cases at times and there are graphic back stories like a episode in season 7 its a porn star but they dont go in great detail only a small clip of sound from House´s computer but nothing is shown. Language wise Ass, Bitch, and S--- every once in a while and for a while a character is called Cutthroaght bitch. The language is very infrequent. There is a decent amount of gore so don´t eat while watching. Sometimes they go into a inside of the body scene which is like a X-Ray in Mortal Kombat X its very cartoon like. Drug use is high but this is a medical show but House pops Vicodin 40 times a episode but it cuts down after a couple seasons. Also there is cocaine and booze are consumed and shown. House handles real life issues like teen pregnancy which is a huge problem and is a great family show. In the end this is one of the best FOX shows for the ages 10/10

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (26 ):
Kids say (102 ):

The intelligent and compelling series combines drama and humor that raise significant ethical questions about the medical profession. Adding to the generally exceptional production values, the cast is believable and compelling. As the title character, Hugh Laurie is strangely charismatic, drawing viewers in despite his surliness. The plotlines surrounding the characters' personal lives also make it fun to watch.

It's definitely entertaining, but the show's strong sexual innuendo, language, as well as its complex subject matter makes it a better choice for older viewers. The show's gallows humor is prevalent throughout, as well as often-gripping medical detail -- House is not for squeamish viewers. But for folks looking some good dramatic TV, this one is sure to please.

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