Although it possesses many different settings, the main setting of the television series House, M.D. is the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. This main setting can be comprehended by all of the viewers because most everyone has been...
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House M.D. may never be considered a detective fiction series, but, in spite of its medical drama classification, the show will always share obvious and less notable similarity to the detective fiction genre. David Shore, one of the writers for the show, has created a setting in which the division of social classes can be recognized; this same concept inspired many detective fiction authors to show social division through the city structure. The connection between the television show and the detective genre also extend to the title character and his extreme similarities to Sherlock Holmes, including an addiction, a sidekick, and the similarity of the names House and Holmes. Detective fiction has slowly faded into a genre of literature that is not as popular as it used to be, however, the genre is still alive in the television series House M.D.
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