In this season, House has three slots open on his team but takes on forty doctors. Naturally he can’t just interview potential replacements since that would be the way Cuddy would want. House makes the candidates where numbered signs around there necks and either refers to them only by their numbers or some derogatory and demeaning nick name. He turns going through the process into parodies of several reality game shows by making the candidates perform humiliating tasks and voting them off. Finally he narrows the field down to ten and the competition begins to get personal. One candidate, Amber Volakis (Anne Dudek) is a radiologist who will step on anyone to get one of the open positions. In the final throws of the competition she is denied the position but stays around as Wilson’s new girlfriend. When Foreman is rehired the number of slots falls to two. The winners were Dr. Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson), a plastic surgeon and Dr. Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn). Taub resigned from a lucrative private practice after an affair with a nurse. Kutner is fast to brown nose House and generally goes along with anything he suggests. Cuddy feels that House should have hired a woman and forces him to rearrange the salaries so he could hire Thirteen (Olivia Wilde). She is an internist who has been diagnosed with the potential of Huntington's disease. There is also some conjecture that she is bisexual. Even now that the competition is over House refuses to use her name referring to her only by her number.
The season was cut short by the Writer’s Guild strike cutting the number of episode in this season from the usual 24 down to only 16. the season did end with a bang with House in a bus accident unable to remember the details of someone with a disease that needs his help. He endures a drastic, life threatening procedure to help him remember setting up a season cliff hanger. Even with a short season this set is well worth having. It represents some of the best writing, direction and acting television has to offer. Hugh Laurie may have made a name for himself over in England for his musical comedy talents but here he shows the full scope of his considerable abilities. His comic background does translate to a dark humor that pervades the series. In this season there is a grater concentration on the character development than before. This is one of the best series out there and deserves being added to your DVD collection.
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House Series 4
Having heard to much about this series I decided to buy all the House Series from 1 - 4 on E-bay. I have not been disappointed. I am amazed at how each series gets better and better and cant wait to get House 5. Would thoroughly recommend any potential buyer to just go for it and get it. Hugh Laurie just positively shines in this role which I think was just made for his dry sarcastic wit. Very funny, entertaining, I just cannot praise this series more.
Lose your head, break you heart, watch House
House Season 4, an emotional roller coaster. This series was curtailed by the writers' strike, but the last few episodes were penned after the strike ended and were definitely worth the wait. Season 4 will make you laugh, make you think and, in the final two parter, drop your jaw and break your heart.
Magnificent writing, Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, and Robert Sean Leonard shine like never before. Enjoy this, medical drama doesn't get any better than this.
Brilliant Series and I got it very good value for money
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
A friend who has all of the seasons of house and loved it thought i would really like it 2 (which i did!) and lent me seasons 1,2 and 3. I absolutely love House because of him. Stuff happened and we are no longer in contact anymore...so i wanted to keep watching and therefore got season 4 really cheap on ebay. Its a brilliant TV Series and i would recommend it to anyone and i think i love it all the more because i work in a hospital environment and care for patients and find solving cases etc very interesting. Plus i think Greg House is amazing!! As a character hes just Brilliant even if hes a bit stand offish and rude and hasnt got a great bedside manner with patients etc but you grow to like him!
House season 4
Just finished the box set of seasons one to three, so now onto season 4.
House is a fantastic series, highly recommened.
Give it a whirl, guaranteed, you'll love it.
Brilliant stuff... !!!!