House MD season 1 episodes ranked

by TheOny13 | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public

My thoughts on the first season of the show. 10-star episodes: 5; 9-star episodes: 12; 8-star episodes: 5; Overall: 9 (Very, very Good)

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1. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Three Stories (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

House's ex Stacy Warner asks him to treat her husband. House takes over a diagnostics class for a day and presents the class with three case studies of leg pain. As House tells his story and the class gradually fills up with listeners, the class learns a lot about how to be better doctors, and Chase, Foreman and Cameron learn some important details of House's past.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 5,656

2. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Babies & Bathwater (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

While House and his team scramble to discover what's causing brain and kidney dysfunction in a pregnant woman, Vogler is on the warpath to get House fired.

Director: Bill Johnson | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,238

3. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Honeymoon (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

House doses his ex-girlfriend's husband in order to get him into hospital after she begs House to treat him. Is House treating Mark differently in order to get back at Stacy for his leg?

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,162

4. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Control (2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery

Can House save a high powered female executive from the same problem that has left him in constant pain? A new head of the hospital board could cause problems. Clinic cases: A boy and his mute dad.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,190

5. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Role Model (2005)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Mystery

An ambitious, charismatic black senator becomes ill while campaigning for the Presidency suffering from a mysterious malady, possibly AIDS.

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,041

6. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Detox (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A girl crashes a Porsche after her boyfriend starts coughing up blood and continues to have unexplained bleeds. Clinic Cases: Cuddy gives House a month off clinic duties if he can spend a week off his pain meds.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,311

7. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Pilot (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

Young kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses in her classroom after losing intelligible speech while teaching students.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 3,884

8. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Damned If You Do (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A nun suffering from acute dermatitis and asthma treated by House with possibly the wrong medication comes dangerously close to death.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,362

9. House (2004–2012)
Episode: DNR (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

A famous jazz trumpeter, diagnosed with ALS, signs a DNR form, but because House believes the diagnosis wrong, he breaks the law by resuscitating him.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,443

10. House (2004–2012)
Episode: The Socratic Method (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A 38-year-old mother, apparently suffering from thrombosis, alcoholism and schizophrenia, has only her underage 15-year-old son as caregiver.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,312

11. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Heavy (2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery

A morbidly obese ten-year-old girl has a heart attack, and her mother insists that House and his team look past her weight to find the diagnosis. Meanwhile, Vogler pressures House to fire a... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,975

12. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Love Hurts (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

House has to deal with his promised dinner date with Cameron, a mysterious stroke in a clinic patient and a libidinous senior citizen.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,073

13. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Histories (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A delusional homeless woman is found unconscious in an acid house exhibiting a variety of symptoms which Foreman thinks she's faking.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,219

14. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Kids (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

During a meningitis outbreak which overwhelms the clinic, House is drawn to a single patient: a 12-year-old competitive diver whose symptoms don't quite match everyone else's.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,015

15. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Fidelity (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A woman comes down with symptoms of African sleeping sickness, but there seems to be no way she could have contracted it. House and his aides must ask a few tough questions and make some tough decisions in order to try to save her.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,257

16. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Occam's Razor (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A college boy whose low blood pressure does not respond with IV fluids piques House's curiosity. Clinic Cases: A woman who had a cold last week, man with a sore throat, woman whose leg hurts after running 6 miles, a boy and his MP3 Player.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,552

17. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Mob Rules (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A Mob informer collapses before trial. Is he faking or is he really in a coma? Clinic Cases: A pair of brothers come in when the youngster gets toys stuck up his nose.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,980

18. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Maternity (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

A nightmare scenario hits Princeton Plainsboro when babies in the maternity ward are hit by a potentially fatal epidemic. Clinic Cases: Woman with a parasite!

Director: Newton Thomas Sigel | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,453

19. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Paternity (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

The team helps a high school boy (16) who has double vision and night terrors. (Clinic Cases: Unvaccinated baby, man with boil on leg.)

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,715

20. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Poison (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

A high school boy has hallucinations and collapses during an exam. When he does not respond to treatments, and the normal tests are negative, Foreman presents the case to House. Clinic Cases: A happy old lady.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,158

21. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Cursed (2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery

A young boy's fever lasts nearly a week after a Ouija board predicts he will die. Clinic Cases: Chase's case of a man with numb fingers.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,075

22. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Sports Medicine (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

A detoxed sports star about to make his comeback breaks his arm due to brittle bones. Clinic Cases: Woman with leg pain, man trying to remove his contact lenses, a dentist with various issues, and a hung over teenager - all in 70 seconds.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,027



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