The scene: Dr. Gregory House is an antisocial medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians to solve puzzling cases at a teaching hospital. The Sherlock reference? It's elementary: House, played by Hugh Laurie, shares many characteristics with Sherlock Holmes, on whom his character is partly based. While using logic to solve medical mysteries, House shares Holmes' indifference toward clients, his addiction to drugs (Holmes enjoyed cocaine and morphine), and a close relationship with a doctor who serves as a confidant. House is shown with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books, and several minor characters in the show are named for characters in the Sherlock stories.
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