Originally Posted by lcarus
He's a brilliant doctor/man who doesn't care about anything but solving the puzzle of the patient, breaking any rules that may prevent him from doing so. Plus he's hooked on vicodin. He's basically Sherlock Holmes in a lot of ways.
Heh, I don't know if you knew this or not but they based House off of Sherlock Holmes.
Wilson = Watson
House = Holmes
I think that's on the House Wiki page. You should read up on it when you have time. There's some interesting facts about the show.