House has completed its run. What grade would you give it?

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@Elaine: Nice summation for a true 'A' series that House really was. I'm not sure where Aurora B is coming from with that 'D' assessment,...I mean, c'mon,...177 episodes---second probably to only the greatness of NCIS as far as current series go---how many seasons do you go to rate above a 'D'?? I'll be interested in seeing what Hugh L. does next.

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I give it a "D," simple for the reason that it started out as a fairly well-done medical procedural and then turned into pure schlock. David Shore couldn't live up to his own ideals, so he succumbed to "mainstream mentality."

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On the basis of 177 episodes over 8 years, a rating of "A" is the only fair & logical rating. The density of the scripts with its complex medical terminology and brilliantly written twists and turns, the obvious physical demands on many of the actors--especially HL--has been stunning to watch and a real lesson in what acting and TV can and should be: informative yet entertaining, sophisticated yet funny, moving, yet maddening. Week after week, House has set a high bar that I hope some other creators/writers/actors/cinematographers/set constructionists will soon match or exceed. Enough with crummy, low budget, mindless, non-creative "Reality" shows. If I want reality, I can get that by standing on the corner watching the crazies act out without using my electricity. I want what House offered and I want it on a consistent basis. This show has always been a winner and I submit it will maintain its place in TV history for decades to come.
"House" has laid down the gauntlet. Let's see what others can do.




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