House is great; it's one of my favorite shows, although I don't watch it religiously either. I kind of consider it a guilty pleasure, because the potential of the show is kind of hindered by the silly "weekly medical case" plotline. There's very little going on outside of each episode plot so It's ok to miss a few, unlike 24 or Lost.
But House is, without a doubt, one of the best network television characters out there, probably right in there between Jack Bauer and Robert Goren. In one scene, if I caught it correctly because I wasn't paying enough attention, House goes up to the patient and says something to the effect of "Well, you've got the plague. But it's ok because it's treatable. You're also a *bleep* and unfortunately there's no treatment for that."
I was like "OH SNAP, NO YOU DIDN'T!"