Does anyone else think this sounds rather a lot like House?!

From the description of this programme and a few early review-type things, I think that this show sounds an awful lot like House. This could be a good thing, I personally love House and another show as amazing would be wonderful. On the other hand, this has high expectations to live up to and could fail epically...

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May 17, 2009 8:38PM EDT

Every movie, show, book, that's out there, the plot has been done before. They just put a twist on the classic. There are no new ideas anymore, only new twists.

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May 17, 2009 9:15PM EDT

It does, but as the first commenter said, there aren't anymore new twists or ideas. They are all taken. Now, one producer may take an idea and change it or add something to it to make it seem unique and original, but it's still not brand new. But I do agree that it does seem like House.

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May 18, 2009 4:29AM EDT

Hopefully they are not trying to push House out. I'm not so sure any doctor show could fill those shoes.

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May 18, 2009 4:05PM EDT

it does sound a lot like House:-unorthodox methods-rare, unknown, misdiagnosed patients-Love-Hate relationship with his boss-has a hot lesbian employee
i guess that's why the show's mainly targeted at Latin American and European (hehe, you're a-peein') viewers.then again: you can't have enough of a good thing.

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May 18, 2009 9:22PM EDT

But it's Low Budget House.They aren't trying to push it out (fear not), but absolutely are trying to cheaply replicate it for summer!

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May 19, 2009 4:41PM EDT

its brilliant! and the only resemblance to house is Patrick Jane's confidence...its hot! and the show is realli good.

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May 20, 2009 2:53PM EDT

I am quite sorry....but it doesn't sound quite as good as House does. It seems a bit over-the-top....trying to be a bit more than it actually is, can be, or should be. I don't think the show will go far

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May 20, 2009 8:50PM EDT

bow-wow possibly confusing 'mental' with 'the mentalist'?Idk, mental looks like it's going to be played for laughs rather than drama. It does look fairly rubbish though (based on the one trailer I have seen :O )

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May 21, 2009 5:13PM EDT

In the preview clip it even looks as though the series is filmed on the house set. would make it even cheaper to make.

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May 25, 2009 10:07PM EDT

I don't like copycats. And about not having new ideas and givinig classics a new twist- i agree, but not at the same time!!!!!!!!! If they made the show...when House episodes ended, last season ect ectIt is totally not cool. It's like they found a sudstitude for House for summer.

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May 26, 2009 7:54PM EDT

Almost everything that has come out in the past year has been recycled plots and low budget episodes.(Truly, if I see a trailer for 1 more movie that came out 20 years ago and was done better I'm gonna scream. )
And studios wonder why ratings have been so low :P

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May 27, 2009 3:18AM EDT

I'll give it another go for the second episode, but the pilot was a complete wash. Usually pilots are designed to reach out and grab you, make you want to stick around for this really interesting show. This one nearly lulled me off to sleep. I'm not impressed.

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May 27, 2009 12:08PM EDT

Agreed.It seemed really really low budget. Half the time I thought I was watching a soap opera. The acting, lighting. filming all seemed a bit novice.
I've seen great shows tank on their pilot so I'll give it one more shot

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May 28, 2009 5:45PM EDT

Well, i am a fane of House and i think this new approach will please House audience, and enable to recycle the same ideas but with a positive spin and different angle.
okDoc is from UKThe hospital's boss is a woman,one man, one girl (hot) to investigate
well... so similar...

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May 29, 2009 12:11PM EDT

come on, you guys! this show is NOTHING like House! (except the main character being a doctor)
House is a genius, a miserable genius. He knows what he's doing (well, except the last few episodes...), he's cynical and realistic.
This Gallagher dude is all about people (contrary to House), is all nice and smiley (contrary to House), his team has nothing to offer to him (contrary to House), and he's all so cuddly and lovable I could puke... (which is rather contrary to House)
oh, and he has a british accent!
for me this does not resemble House. it can be treated maybe as a bad (BAD) copy of House. a watered-down, acceptable copy of House. which means - useless...

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Jun 4, 2009 12:44AM EDT

yeah they make the main character as crazy as Dr.House and the purposely made the assistant a lesbian so that when the rating goes down they just slot it in

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Jun 7, 2009 12:22AM EDT

it really does look a lot like House and sure it's a mediocre show. But at least the main character is hot and he's not a real doctor, which is good having all these doctors in tv doing all the exact same all over again. I can't say I like it or that I see any way it may improve, but at least it's easy to watch and since there is nothing else on tv...

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Jun 23, 2009 8:45PM EDT

ok, ive watch every epesode so far and yes its a little like house in the light of:both are brit'sboth are radical doc'sboth alienate people
But house u watch to hear the next amazing insult and try to google the illness faster then house diognosed it. were as mental so far is about redefining the treatment and better understanding the problem.
but i can see how they look and seam the same, but if it all been done before what was houses pre_life? i think u judge the show on the show not against others in the network

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