If you enjoy House M.D. and want more like it then this article is for you. We have created a good list of more TV-Show recommendations similar to House M.D.
There might be some medical shows on this list, but that is not the main focus. We have mainly focused on shows that have characters share similarities with Gregory House and shows that have some investigation plots in them. But there are of course some recommendations that do not fit those criteria.
If you are a fan of characters with witty humor, sarcasm, high intelligence, dark humor, and that are social outliers that follow their own rules more than social norms and rules then this list is for you. Especially if you like plots with investigational elements.
Gregory House is an anti-social pain killer addict. He's also witty and arrogant, but most important of all, his an excellent medical doctor.
House specializes in diagnostic medicine, and he has his own unit at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. House and his team do whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come there way. His skills are well known and other doctors around the states send him patients they have no idea of what ails them.
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Sherlock is a new contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories. Many of the details and stories from the original books are kept, only modernized to fit in today's society and technology.
His most important tool, after his brilliant mind, is a modern smartphone.
Doctor Watson is a medical veteran of the Afghan war. Together they navigate a web of cryptic clues and myriad of lethal killers to get at the truth
Is Sherlock good?
This is the best adoption of the Sherlock Holmes books I have ever watched.
It`s truly exciting to watch Sherlock's fast and leaping but accurate deductions. This is a show everyone should try out.
Why is Sherlock recommended?
Dr. House is based on Sherlock Homles, only in a medical setting in modern times. The two-character share lots of character traits. Both are Sarcastic, have a genius-level deduction, are drug addicts, are rule-breakers, and so on. Both also have a loyal friend that supports them, most of the time. One solves detective mysteries while the other solve medical mysteries.
Sherlock is the best show based on Sherlock Holmes. It is also set in modern times just like House MD.
If you like House MD then SHerlock is a must-watch.
Dexter Morgan, by day a blood spatter pattern expert for the Miami Metro police department, but by night he becomes a brutal serial killer.
Dexter, Like most serial killers, only kills people who fit a very specific profile. He follows a "moral code" taught to him by his late father Harry, he only kills violent criminals that slip between lady justice`s fingers.
Dexter is grappling with fitting into society, while at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion.
Is Dexter good?
Each season of Dexter is made up of a story that starts at episode one and ends at the season finale. But there is also good continuity between seasons.
It is strange how the writers manage to get you to root for a serial killer.
Why is Dexter recommended?
Dexter and House are both similar and total opposite.
Both are damaged, extremely intelligent, and they both have a hard time with emotions and intimacy. both have also dealt with personal trauma.
The main difference is that Dr. House solves mysteries to heal and save people while Dexter solves mysteries to find bad people that he can kill.
Both Dexter and House MD have strong characters, but Dexter also has a stronger and longer plot.
Patrick Jane is a former famous psychic. He outs himself as a fake after a serial killer called Red John kills his family.
Jane blames himself. Right before the murders of his family, Jane was mocking Red John on national TV.
Jane joins the California Bureau of Investigation, the CBI, as a consultant. His life goal is to hunt down and kill Read John. Working for the CBI makes this easier.
Jane's skills as a mentalist, ex psychic, and con man come in handy. He's an expert at picking up on small details, thinking on his feet, and tricking people to get what he wants. His unorthodox methods help CBI to close lots of cases.
Is The Mentalist good?
This is a really good show. They drag the Red John story out a little too long, but that`s OK since the main part of the show is the individual cases and the relationships between the characters.
Why is The Mentalist recommended?
The main characters in House MD and The Mentalist have much in common. Patrick Jane and Gregory House are both classic loners, brilliant in what they do, and hard to be around. Jane is not an addict or as outwardly depressed. He is also not as sarcastic, he is more of a trickster.
If you like House MD then The Mentalis is absolutely worth giving a try.
Elementary is a modern take on the classic stories of Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock lives in New York and works as a private detective. He used to live and worked in England, but he moved.
He works as a consultant to the NYPD and is assisted by the beautiful Joan Watson. She is a former surgeon, who now works as a sober companion. Watson was originally hired to help Sherlock stay away from his coke habit, but she ends up as his assistant and PI in training.
Is Elementary good?
It`s not the best Sherlock series, but it is still a good show. Interesting to have a female Dr. Watson.
Why is Elementary recommended?
Elementary is another modern interpretation of Sherlock Holmes. It is not as good as the other show called Sherlock, but it is still definitely worth watching if you like these kinds of shows.
Check out Elementary of you like House MD. It might not be a medical show, but it is good and has many similarities.
DCI John Luther is a tenacious and near-genius murder detective. But the brilliant detective might be just as dangerous as the criminals he hunts.
Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law, which makes him cross a few lines while chasing criminals.
Why is Luther recommended?
The character Luther has some similarities with Dr. House. They both are bad at following rules and commands. They are both driven and excellent at what they do.
Both shows are also excellent.
An FBI most wanted fugitive, Raymond Reddington (Red), joins FBI to help bring down criminals and terrorists.
Red agrees to help to catch these bad guys only if he gets Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler, as his handler. After their first victory, a list of dangerous but unknown criminals is revealed by Red. With a special team, they start to catch them one by one.
Is The Blacklist good?
I like The Blacklist, it's a cool show.
Not only is the show about catching criminals. A second thrilling plotline surrounding Elizabeth Keen is also in play over the whole show.
It`s cool to watch worldwide criminals taken down.
Neal Caffey, a charming con artist, escapes from a maximum-security prison, only to be recaptured by FBI Agent Peter Burke.
Instead of going back to prison he is given the choice to help the bureau. Help them to bring down other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom.
Is White Collar good?
White Collar is an interesting show, lots of cons and tricks. Cool to watch.
If you like crime shows, then you should give White Collar a try.
Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan is a highly-skilled forensic anthropologist. Bones and her team help the FBI solving crimes where only the bones of the victims are reminding. Their handler from the FBI is Agent Seeley Booth.
Is Bones good?
Bones is one of the better forensic crime shows.
It is based on a book series, but it actually has very little in common with the books.
Dr. Cal Lightman is a deception specialist that reads the truth from people`s faces.
Cal has partnered up with Dr. Gillian Foster to create the Lightman Group, selling their services as deception experts. His personal team also includes Eli Loker and Ria Torres.
The Lightman Group has also started to cooperate with the FBI. With Agent Ben Reynolds as their liaison.
They tackle all kinds of cases using their skills to look for deception.
Is Lie to Me good?
Lie to Me is a really good series.
It`s interesting to see how facial and body reading is used to solve cases.
Dr. Devon Pravesh is an idealistic young doctor who is in for a reality check. He is about to begin his first day as an intern under the supervision of the tough but brilliant senior resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins.
Expectations are about to be shattered as Dr. Conrad Hawkins pulls back the curtain on all of the good and evil in modern-day medicine.
Shaun Murphy is a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. He is on his starting his first-day prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Before this, he lived a quiet country life.
Because of his autism, Shaun has severe problems connect with those around him. His new colleagues are also very skeptical of having him on the team.
Shaun is extremely gifted as a medical doctor and surgeon, but is that enough to overcome his problems?
Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood and his wife Claire stop at nothing to conquer everything.
This wickedly dark political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, corruption, and betrayal in modern D.C. politics.
Mike Ross brilliant college dropout with a photographic memory. He made his living on taking the LSAT for others and doing other dubious jobs.
All this changed when fleeing from a drug deal gone bad he slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter.
Luckily for Mike, he had once taken the Bar exam as a dare and passed, which made him ace the interview. Harvey saw right truth him but still decided to take a chance on him.
Proving to be an irrepressible duo Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone.