12 TV Shows You Must Watch if You Love ‘House MD’

House M.D. is the story of a man haunted by the mistakes of his past and the impending desolation of his future. Created by David Shore and executive producer Bryan Singer, this series shows fifty shades of the human psyche and asks questions which are awkward and intruding yet revealing. Fans of witty humor, sarcasm, and dark humor find the character of brilliant physician Gregory House a treat for sore eyes. A real House M.D. fan like me would wish that his memory be erased so he can watch and enjoy this marvelous series again. Until that is possible, however, let’s read a list of 12 TV series just like House M.D. that you can enjoy in the meantime. Cheers.

 

12. Grey’s Anatomy (2005-Present)

Consisting of veteran actors like Katherine Heigel, Patrick Dempsey, and Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy is a medical drama centered on the lives of five surgical interns and their attending physicians. The interns go through a change in their personal lives as they grow in their professional lives and become expert physicians themselves. The series is all about how all the characters try to balance their personal and professional lives. The dynamics between the various actors and their efforts to make sense of their dwindling lives is what is the focus of this series. A fan of medical dramas will love this one.

 

11. Chance (2016-Present)

Starring Hugh Laurie, this new series premiered in a straight-to-series mode in 2016. Focusing on the complex and difficult life of a neuropsychiatric Eldon Chance, it tells about the various professional and personal problems that he faces. Being a gifted psychoanalyst, Chance can assess any person’s buried secrets and how exactly to help him or her. When a stranger Jaclyn walks into his life, he immediately falls in love with her. With her sordid past and an abusive ex-husband who is a cop, they both have to find ways to save themselves. At the same time juggling his professional life which he’s gotten bored with and a divorced wife who is intent on keeping Eldon separate from his teenage daughter, the series seems to delve deep into the recesses of the human psyche. Though not as good as House M.D. fans of Hugh Laurie can keep this series as a buffer until they find a more permanent solution, if you know what I mean.

 

10. A Gifted Man (2011-2012)

After his wife dies, the brilliant surgeon Dr. Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) resorts to a life of isolation and solitude. Devastated by his loss, he concentrates on his work, which he’s very good at. The medicine and the diagnosis is something Mike is a spooky expert in. But when it comes to relationships and interacting with other people he’s a little shy and awkward. Helped by his dead wife’s ghost slowly and steadily Michael tries to return to the reality. This series was canceled due to low ratings. However, the short stint that it had was entertaining and captivating.

 

9. The Night Manager (2016-2018)

Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) is the devil and Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) the chink in his armor. Philanthropist and business tycoon for the world, Roper is a global weapon smuggler responsible for a lot of deaths. Jonathan is a Night Manager in Egypt where a chance encounter with a beautiful girl lands him smack dab middle of the action. An MI6 agent Angela Burr approaches him with a proposal to infiltrate the criminal organization of Roper and take him down. Will the suave night manager with a mean spirit be able to take down the most evil mind in the world?

 

8. Suits (2011-Present)

Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) is a Harvard educated brilliant lawyer who works for one of the leading law firms of New York City. While recruiting for an Associate, he stumbles upon a college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) who has a photographic memory and is looking for a way out pathetic drug-dealer life. Together these two unrelenting personalities form an unbeatable team. Look at the adventures of two different kinds of geniuses: one who doesn’t know the definition of defeat and another who writes his own definitions.

 

7. Boston Legal (2004-2008)

Alan Shore (James Spader) is exactly like Dr. House. He’s irresponsible and doesn’t listen to anyone but himself. But at the same time, he’s a passionate and brilliant lawyer who can give anyone a run for their money in the courthouse. His longtime companion is Denny Crane the named partner of a famous Boston law firm Crane, Poole, and Schmidt. Together they crack jokes, act like buffoons, and argue cases that no one, not even the Supreme Court can turn down. Full of cheeky humor, satires, and sarcastic comebacks this one is a must if you’re in love with House M.D.

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