House m.d.

TV Show • 2004 • Drama  

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Does the dog die?
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mariapurpur
In episode 3, Season 4, the dog dies at the end of the series from swallowing the pills.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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lunabee
kind of. there is nudity but nothing graphic is shown.
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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overturezzzmedia
Characters are followed by private investigator. Dr House consistently follows/invades the privacy of others.
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housemdfanatic
In S5, E1, Dying Changes Everything, the patient lies about having been domestically abused, but it is proven false.
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Dan
Vague spoilers: it is implied that House's father was abusive towards him. Whether you can attribute all of House's abusive actions to that is debatable, but it's something to be aware of
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housemdfanatic
House's leg pain is often accused of being psychosomatic, or all in his head, which does affect him, but I wouldn't exactly call it gaslighting.
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Is a child abused?
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housemdfanatic
Parents are often accused of abusing their kids.

A teen is abused by her drug addicted mother (S8, E10), but nothing is shown.

A dad is very intensely accused of abusing his children, and some bloody clothes are shown, but it is proved false (S3, E19).

Chase was abused by his alcoholic mother. It is talked about throughout the series but not in detail.

House was abused by his father. It is talked about throughout the series but not in detail.


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Addiction
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housemdfanatic
House uses Vicodin, some patients use alcohol, marijuana, Vicodin, heroin, or cocaine.
Cameron is once observed taking crystal meth, and Thirteen takes drugs at one point.

Drug use is prevalent throughout the show.
If drugs or addiction is a problem for you, I wouldn't watch the show.
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Is there addiction?
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housemdfanatic
House is addicted to Vicodin (Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen) throughout the series. He is often observed taking the pills.

There are a few other addicted patients, but if you can't handle addiction, I wouldn't watch the show.
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housemdfanatic
While House is typically accused of being a drug addict, he is also an alcoholic. He is often observed drinking Scotch at bars, his own apartment, and work.

S5, E4, Birthmarks, the patient is an alcoholic.
S5, E15, Unfaithful, the patient is accused of being an alcoholic.
There are several others, but these are the most notable in my memory.

I'd avoid the show if people chronically using alcohol is an issue for you.
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Animal
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liskoihminen
Characters are often seen eating meat.
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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housemdfanatic
Dog dies in 97 Seconds due to drug intake.
Lab rats die and are shown being experimented on in a few episodes (Euphoria Part 2, Informed Consent, The Fix).
A dead cat is experimented on in Detox.
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Are animals abused?
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housemdfanatic
Steve McQueen is House's rat, which House does really care for. Unfortunately, House does end up having to use Steve for an experiment, which involves killing him. Not necessarily abuse, but could be seen as mistreatment. (Euphoria Part 2, season 2, episode 21)
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lunabee
no. there is chicken fighting though, in one episode, where the patient gets sick from a chicken-transmitted disease.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Does a cat die?
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tangledrose
S1 E11, House autopsies a cat on-screen after it died of naphthalene (a toxin released by termites). It is a graphic autopsy.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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housemdfanatic
There are no dragons. This is a realistic show.
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Are there spiders?
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tangledrose
S1 E7. Patient hallucinates spiders bursting out of her skin and crawling on her arm and bed.
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Are there snakes?
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housemdfanatic
In 3 Stories (S1, E21), a snake is shown.
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Are there bugs?
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housemdfanatic
Swarms of bugs occur in Detox (S1, E11), Dying Changes Everything (S5, E1), and Massage Therapy (S7, E4).
Mild bugs every so often throughout the show.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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liskoihminen
House makes a habit of drugging his colleague. He also often lies to his patients about the treatment they're getting.
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Is rape mentioned?
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housemdfanatic
Throughout the show, psychotic patients are restrained by staff.

In S2, E24, No Reason, House is restrained to his bed.
In S6, E1, Broken, House is restrained to his bed.
In S7, E22, After Hours, the patient is handcuffed to her bed.

There might be a few others.
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housemdfanatic
S3, E12, One Day One Room.
Nothing is shown.
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Bodily Harm
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housemdfanatic
House shaves his face a few times. Most notable is S5, E16, The Softer Side, where he shaves his face in his bathroom.

As for cutting, some patients do self harm, but none are shown in the act, and no bloody or bleeding cuts are shown (some are shown scabbed or fully healed).

A main character cuts themself in S3, E10, Merry Little Christmas. The cutting is not shown, but the cuts are shown while bloody or bleeding.
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housemdfanatic
Many patients struggle to breathe, too many to count.

If this is an issue, either watch with caution or skip the series.
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Is there cannibalism?
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overturezzzmedia
Mentioned; one patient is discovered to be a cannibal.
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get_more_bald
Nothing graphic, it was just discussed. No known characters get crushed, but a patient is rescued from that.
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housemdfanatic
A main character comes very close in the last episode of S8, and it is implied that their cause of death is burning alive, but it is later proved false.

In S3, E11, Words and Deeds, a firefighter presents with skin grafts due to being burnt in the past.

Nobody dies from it.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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knifesketball
It's a medical show, many procedures are shown throughout the series.
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Is there amputation?
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housemdfanatic
In S1, E21, 3 Stories, amputation is heavily discussed, and an amputation alternative is done against the patient's will.

!! In S6, E22, Help Me, a girl is trapped under a building. Amputation is the only solution. The amputation is shown in process. It is pretty graphic. !!

In S7, E19, Last Temptation, a girl gets her arm amputated against her will. The amputation is not shown in process, only the aftermath.




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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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housemdfanatic
In S3, E7, Son of a Coma Guy, the man hangs himself so his heart can be donated.

The hanging is not shown, but it is discussed, and a thump is heard.
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housemdfanatic
I don't remember any episodes where teeth are chipped, broken, or damaged, but some teeth do fall out or are stained.

Teeth falling out occurs in S8, E14 Love Is Blind.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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housemdfanatic
It's a medical show. Bones are broken many times.
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tangledrose
Many seizures take place throughout the show.
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housemdfanatic
S3, E18, a young girl presents with cuts there.
They obviously are not shown.
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tangledrose
S1E2. Patient hallucinates House using large scissors to cut off his big toe. The mutilation is not shown, but there is the sound of scissors closing.
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Is someone tortured?
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housemdfanatic
Many tests are performed on eyes, some of which show needles being placed into the eyes. There is no blood, and it is all performed in a surgical setting with no lasting trauma to the eye.

In S2, E24, No Reason, the patients eye pops out. It's really gross.

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housemdfanatic
This one is debatable.

It is a medical show, so surgery and surgical wounds are prevalent. If that bothers you, this show is definitely not your thing.

Sometimes patients present with open wounds, which can get pretty gory.

TLDR, if you can handle surgical scenes and mild gore, the show should be ok. If blood freaks you out, not the show for you.
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Children
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Dan
S6
 E16
s6e16 "Lockdown": the hospital is put on lockdown as an infant is missing. it is a major plot throughout the episode. in the end, the baby is found safe and was taken by accident and without malicious intent
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Does a kid die?
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housemdfanatic
Several child patients die.
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lunabee
A teenage model is extremely sexualized. Another teenage girl stalks Dr. House because some fungi pores in her brain make her attracted to him, and there are many sexualized shots of her. Dr House is pretty known for having the worst bedside manner on earth, and treats various minors where he asks them about their sexual health rather crudely. (Pregnant 12-year-old, a teenager trying to get birth control, and various others)
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does someone die?
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Finnscared
Yeah lol
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Drugs/Alcohol
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housemdfanatic
House overdoses on pills and other medications throughout the show, other patients overdose as well.

If overdose or drugging is a problem, I'd skip the show or watch with caution.
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Family
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housemdfanatic
House is drugged (by Cuddy) and driven somewhere (by Wilson).

That's the only kidnapping I can remember.
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Does a parent die?
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housemdfanatic
Some patients who die are/were parents.

The only notable one I remember was S7, E5, Unplanned Parenthood.
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Does someone cheat?
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lunabee
it's a repeating plot point that someone gets an STD because of cheating and/or a cheating partner.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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housemdfanatic
S8, E18, the grandfather and mother claim that the child is possessed. After an exorcism ritual, he is magically cured.
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Are there ghosts?
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liskoihminen
In several occasions, dead people are hallucinated, although they aren't exactly seen as ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
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housemdfanatic
S8, E6, the patient is a clown.
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Are there razors?
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housemdfanatic
There's a few, but I can't remember which episodes.

One time, Cuddy showered a young patient off who was overheating.

House is shown several times taking baths to help with his leg, and once he takes a bath with his girlfriend.
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Gross
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housemdfanatic
Again, medical show. Some patients do defecate or urinate on themselves.
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Does someone vomit?
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housemdfanatic
Vomiting is very prevalent throughout house, however there is a helpful guide I found (I thought I had found it here, but it doesn't seem to be here anymore).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hSlT_ov4WlwB3M316-DDtDrUuxPQ2-UbckIZfUKWya4/edit

This lists all the timestamps where someone vomits or coughs up liquid.
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Does someone spit?
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housemdfanatic
In S3, E6, Que Sera Sera, the patient's fart is what signifies that he is still alive.
In S8, E18, Body and Soul, Park farts in the elevator.

There is lots of spitting and coughing up fluids in the show.
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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housemdfanatic
House hates cops. Cops, parole officers, etc, are typically not his friends, so.. No. No copaganda.
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LGBTQ+
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Medical
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It's mentioned but off screen, so no visual or audio
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housemdfanatic
Medical show!!

Syringes and needles nearly every episode. Used on patients, doctors, themselves.
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housemdfanatic
Broken Part 1 and Part 2 both take place in a psychiatric hospital.
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housemdfanatic
99% of the show takes place in a hospital.
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housemdfanatic
Cancer is often included in the DDX, and some patients do have cancer.

A main character is diagnosed with cancer at the end of the show. They do not die from it, but it is implied that they do at the end of the show.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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GayOpossum
in Season 1 episode 14 we find out the patient self harmed and wounds are shown

in Season 3 episode 10 House himself self harms by cutting to deal with withdrawal, Dr Cameron finds him and bandages his wounds
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housemdfanatic
Patients frequently experience psychosis which causes them to punch, choke, or stab doctors.

This is a big deal in S8, E11, Nobody's Fault, when a patient's psychosis causes a near fatal stabbing.
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Dan
S8
 E7
s8 e7, "Dead & Buried": there is a patient with D.I.D., however I'm not able to judge it's accuracy
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Is there misophonia?
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IWantToContribute
S1
 E1
Heart monitor reacts to critical heart rate.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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housemdfanatic
Chase says "If I became a burden like that, I'd kill myself," or something along those lines.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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housemdfanatic
In Help Me, the whole episode takes place in a very cramped space.
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housemdfanatic
S1, E14, Control. Patient takes Ipecac to encourage her bulimia.
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get_more_bald
Yes, there was an episode with that one autistic kid with the worms and i guess he was at least a little bit abused (or mishandled) by his parents because of his autism. This includes things like screaming at him, making him do things he doesn't want to etc.
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housemdfanatic
A main character commits suicide in S5, E20, Simple Explanation.

Their body is not shown, but their blood is. Their body is discovered by 2 other characters. I'd skip this one if that's not something you can handle.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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housemdfanatic
Medical show, lots of babies being born and cared for.

At one point, during surgery, a main character is on the phone and their baby starts crying incessantly.
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housemdfanatic
S1 E10, Histories. The intro has INTENSE flashing lights.
S5, E22, House Divided. During the bachelor party, there are some flashing lights.

There are also some seizure tests performed which involve flashing lights.

If you have photosensitive epilepsy, I'd do more research.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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housemdfanatic
Medical show. Babies and childbirth do occur.
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Are there abortions?
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GayOpossum
Yes but not shown on screen, just mentioned
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housemdfanatic
The topic of abortion, birth, and miscarriage comes up every so often.
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housemdfanatic
Some patients' miscarriages lead to their diagnosis.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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housemdfanatic
S3, E6, Que Sera Sera.
House often makes fun of fat people.
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housemdfanatic
Kutner even calls a patient a shemale at one point.

The show took place in 2006, so transgender and transsexual people weren't as prevalent.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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housemdfanatic
House is a jerk to everyone, including Jewish people.
Since Taub is a main character who is Jewish, antisemitism does come up.
I believe Cuddy and Wilson are also Jewish, if my memory serves me correctly. Most antisemitic comments are focused on Taub's nose.
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Is there hate speech?
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olivialynne
I don’t remember what episode, but there is an episode where the patient is rromani, & the g slur is used.
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get_more_bald
Don't make me remember the asexual episode
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housemdfanatic
Many patients die. I assume some were gay.
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liskoihminen
House refers to himself and other disabled people with the c-word all the time. There are many prejudices towards disabled characters, whether that comes from the characters or the showmakers isn't clear. The value of disabled lives is often questioned, almost always by a led characters.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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lillpon
S8
 E9
Season 8 episode 9, very deliberate dismissal of asexuality as a whole, with the narrative supporting that notion.
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Relationships
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overturezzzmedia
A main character is in love with her older boss. Several minor characters/patients are in age gap relationships.
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Sex
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housemdfanatic
House has sexual relationships with his girlfriends and his wife, and lots of hookers.
Chase has tons of sex with women.
Thirteen has some sexual relationships, as does Foreman, Taub, Cameron, and even Park.

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housemdfanatic
House objectifies every woman he has ever seen.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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overturezzzmedia
One episode centres around a teenaged patient who initiated sex with her father. Another episode involves two patients who are unwittingly engaged in a relationship, not knowing they’re half siblings. There are various other minor examples.
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Sickness
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housemdfanatic
Medical show. Several strokes are shown.
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get_more_bald
I guess House has chronic pain, if that counts. I think some patients also had chronic illnesses
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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housemdfanatic
S8, E10, and S1, E10.
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Spoiler
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housemdfanatic
It does and it doesn't. I'd say it's bittersweet.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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housemdfanatic
A main character drives their car into another main character's house. S7 E23

A mom gets distracted and crashes her car. S3, E14
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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IWantToContribute
S1
 E1
Tracheotomy
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housemdfanatic
S2 E24, a main character is shot.
S5 E9, a patient holds hostages and shoots one.
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