House M.D. 6.12 Moving the Chains (2010, Black Comedy Medical Drama) – 7/10 TV review

Cast / crew
Hugh Laurie: Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein: Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps: Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard: Dr. James Wilson
Jesse Spencer: Dr. Robert Chase
Creator: David Shore
Peter Jacobson: Dr. Chris Taub
Olivia Wilde: Thirteen
Michael Weston: Lucas Douglas
Da’Vone McDonald: Daryl
Denise Y. Dowse: Glenda
Trever O’Brien: Jim Dunnagan
Orlando Jones: Marcus Foreman
Producer: Marcy G. Kaplan
Producer: Sara Hess
Executive Producer: Hugh Laurie
Executive Producer: Russel Friend
Executive Producer: Garrett Lerner
Executive Producer: David Shore
Writer: Russel Friend
Writer: Garrett Lerner
Director: David Straiton

House M.D. 6.12 Moving the Chains (2010)

A rising football player suffers a rage attack and beats himself with his helmet. When his brother comes out of prison, Foreman is dismayed to find House gives him a job. Meanwhile, hostilities commence between House and Wilson over a bathtub.

7/10

While the medical drama seems to rather fizzle out, the side-plots are terrific fun. House is portrayed as a "diabolical yet benevolent puppet-master" and that is a perfect summation of what he should be. No-one wants a purely caustic curmudgeon and that has been the case with most dramas inspired by House and this series own weakest moments. The current writers clearly have this supreme balance very much in mind and that is a great thing.

This House M.D. episode contains mild adult dialogue and self-inflicted violence.

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