Characters often face moral dilemmas as they weigh the diagnosis and care of a patient vs. violating the rules and working outside the system in order to do so. Ethical questions regarding these decisions are often discussed.
Occasional arguments lead to shoving, punching, and other events. Descriptions of the effects of deadly diseases are frequent.
Contains some strong sexual innuendo. Dr. House often makes sexist remarks about some of his female colleagues. Storylines sometimes follow characters' romantic relationships.
Words like "hell," "crap," and "damn" are frequent. Dr. House consistently berates his colleagues and patients.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking is visible. Dr. House's reliance on prescription painkillers is a recurring topic.